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UN peacekeeping chief wraps up trip to Central African Republic as Mission reaches full strength

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Posted by admin 24 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations peacekeeping chief finished a four-day trip to the Central African Republic today, his visit to the country coinciding with the UN stabilization Mission there achieving full operational capability for the first time.

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Mali: senior UN official urges parties to ‘immediately cease hostilities’

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Amid an upsurge in violence in Mali, the top United Nations official there today warned parties about the serious consequences their actions could have on the country’s peace process.

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UN envoy Gordon Brown welcomes release of 200 Nigerian girls held captive by Boko Haram

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Posted by admin 23 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, has welcomed the release of 200 girls from captivity by Boko Haram and called for the immediate release of all abducted girls, ahead of his meeting tomorrow with Nigerian President-Elect.

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Draft political deal for Libyan parties is ‘work in progress’, UN envoy tells Security Council

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Posted by admin 23 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Announcing today that he had outlined for the Security Council his draft proposal for a political agreement among Libya’s opposing factions, the United Nations envoy for the country warned that ongoing “chaos” there has sparked a series of dire events in the wider region – forcing thousands of desperate civilians to seek unsafe passage across the Mediterranean and a spate of recent bomb attacks a

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Somalia registers record export of livestock in 2014 due to trade boost with Gulf States

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Posted by admin 23 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Somalia in 2014 exported a record five million livestock to markets in the Gulf of Arabia thanks to heavy investments in animal disease prevention backed by the European Union and the United Kingdom, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.

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Ban calls for immediate end to hostilities in northern Mali amid surge in violence

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Posted by admin 23 days ago (http://www.un.org)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for an immediate end to hostilities in northern Mali and expressed concern over ceasefire violations that have occurred in the country in recent days at a “critical moment” in the peace process to bring all parties to sign the draft peace agreement.

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New UN special envoy on Ebola response makes first visit to Sierra Leone

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Posted by admin 23 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today said that surveillance and community engagement still require improvement in some areas of Guinea and Sierra Leone where new cases continued to surface, a day after the new Special Representative for UN Ebola Response, Peter Graff, was informed of a continued transmission epicentre on the border between those two countries.

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UNESCO chief condemns killing of journalist in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Posted by admin 22 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The head of the United Nations body mandated to defend freedom of expression and press freedom called today for an investigation into the killing of a journalist in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 16 April.

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