AFRICA

20 July – Urgent action is needed now towards the meaningful participation of women in peace processes, as well ensuring their voices are heard in all aspects of society, the United Nations deputy chief told reporters in Abuja today as part of a first-ever UN-African Union trip focused on women, peace and security.


20 July – Highlighting challenges facing South Sudan, a senior United Nations official today underlined that overcoming obstacles borne of a volatile combination of insecurity and political uncertainty is critical for the war-torn country to be put on the track to peace and stability.


20 July – The United Nations health agency is scaling up cholera response in South Sudan, where 17,785 cases, including 320 deaths, have been reported since the outbreak in June 2106.


19 July – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is becoming more flexible and mobile, the head of that mission today said, by focusing on rapid deployment of troops and air surveillance.


19 July – Singer Angélique Kidjo and eight of Benin’s other music artists are urging parents to not marry off their young daughters in a new music video created by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).


19 July – Briefing the Security Council on their strengthened collaboration, top officials from the African Union (AU) and the United Nations today highlighted their joint work on peace and security in the Gambia, Somalia and South Sudan, as well as other African countries, and urged adequate, timely and predictable funding.


18 July – The United Nations human rights arm today voiced deep concern for the safety of individuals taken prisoner by members of the Libyan army after recent fighting in Benghazi, noting that they may be at imminent risk of torture and even summary execution.


18 July – Renewed fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) is increasingly targeting children, while there are concerns that the humanitarian needs in the country could escalate to levels not seen since the crisis four years ago, United Nations humanitarian officials today said.


18 July – United Nations, the Republic of Congo’s Government and humanitarian partners today appealed for $23.7 million to aid Congolese in the area of southern Brazzaville known as “the Pool”, where fighting and insecurity has displaced one out of every three people.


14 July – The United Nations refugee agency has alerted the humanitarian community about the violence and continued displacement of civilians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the Kasai region where the estimated number of displaced people now exceeds 1.3 million.

New UN report encourages African countries to harness growing tourism sector

5 July – African governments should make it easier and safer for Africans to travel within the continent, the United Nations said in a new report released today, noting that tourism demand there is increasingly driven by Africans themselves.


5 July – While a number of steps have been taken to address the scourge of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), the former deputy head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) has urged continued vigilance to ensure that the world body’s personnel do no harm while carrying out their duties.


Children in West and Central Africa moving in greater numbers than ever before, finds UN report

5 July – With more than seven million children in West and Central Africa uprooted from their homes each year due to violence, poverty and climate change, and projections that this number will continue to rise, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for greater efforts to ensure that migrant and displaced children are protected from exploitation and abuse.


Rising cholera, diarrhoea and malnutrition ‘deadly’ for children in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Sudan, warns UNICEF

4 July – Access, funding and security are urgently needed to ensure humanitarians can reach hundreds of thousands of children suffering from cholera and diarrhoea across Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Sudan, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said.


UN agency condemns attack on staff in Central African Republic town

4 July – Strongly condemning an attack against its staff and premises in a northern town of the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations refugee agency has underscored the importance of safety of aid workers for them to be able to help civilian populations in desperate need.


UN health agency declares end to latest Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

3 July – A recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is over, the United Nations health agency today said, while adding that enhanced surveillance for the virus continues.


Deputy UN chief highlights stronger AU-UN partnership to benefit Africa’s youth

3 July – Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed today called for strengthening the relationship between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations to deliver on promised development for Africa’s youth.


Refugee and migrant flows from Libya to Europe on the rise – UNHCR study

3 July – Movements by sea from Libya to Europe, despite being the most dangerous route for reaching the continent, have increased and there are indications that it will likely continue to do so, a new study by the United Nations refugee agency has revealed.


On anniversary of Somalia’s independence, senior UN official urges political unity

1 July – Marking the 57th anniversary of Somalia’s independence, the top United Nations official in the country today urged all Somalis to seize a moment of opportunity and work towards peace and stability.


‘Important work ahead,’ Security Council says, as UN mission in Côte d’Ivoire concludes

30 June – Recognizing the efforts of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) in promoting peace, stability and development, the UN Security Council today marked the closing of the mission by underscoring the importance of action by the Government to address the remaining challenges in the country for the benefit of all Ivorians.

08/Jun
UN chief congratulates people of Lesotho on peaceful national elections
‘Pervading toxic culture of impunity’ for alleged war crimes at root of Darfur conflict – ICC Prosecutor
07/Jun
UN Africa forum launches high-level migration panel to help create political momentum for change
Desire for secure and peaceful future remains strong in Libya, Security Council told
02/Jun
Urgent aid needed for over 9,000 children fleeing violence in DR Congo to Angola – UNICEF
Thousands of Nigeria’s returning refugees need humanitarian assistance – UN refugee agency
In final Security Council briefing, UN envoy hails Ivoirians for turning page on conflict to a peaceful future
01/Jun
UN human rights chief urges repeal of repressive NGO law in Egypt
UN urges aid for civilians swept up in Central African Republic’s ‘new spiral of escalating violence’
31/May ‘Warning signs are flashing’ in crisis-torn Central African Republic, warns senior UN official
22/May
UN agency works to fill humanitarian vacuum in north DR Congo after aid groups’ departure
UN refugee agency ramps up response as Libya’s humanitarian crisis deepens
20/May Libya: UN chief urges all sides to restore calm in aftermath of deadly attack on southern airbase
19/May
UN chief congratulates Algeria on peaceful parliamentary elections
Yemen’s war pushing Somali refugees to return home – UN agency
UN emergency food agency sending rations to war-torn Central African Republic
South Sudan: UN report exposes human rights violations against civilians in Yei
Southern Africa: UN, Mozambique host first-ever forum to fight trafficking of people with albinism
18/May Experts race against clock to quell Ebola outbreak in remote DR Congo province – UN
17/May As Somalia combats insecurity, drought worsens ‘more rapidly than projected’ – UN official
10/May
Amid spreading cholera outbreak, UN migration agency aids South Sudanese

UN condemns deadly attack on peacekeepers in Central African Republic

09/May Central African Republic: UN Mission condemns deadly attack on peacekeepers
08/May
More than one million children have fled escalating violence in South Sudan – UN
Nigeria: Welcoming release of 82 Chibok girls, UN urges support for their rehabilitation
In Zimbabwe, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador calls for more protection of child victims of sexual violence
International Criminal Court may investigate migrant-related crimes in Libya, Security Council told
07/May
South Sudan: UN peacekeepers deployed to enable aid delivery to Upper Nile’s Aburoc area
Nigeria: UNICEF welcomes release of 80 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram
06/May Security Council condemns attack against UN Mission in South Sudan
19/Apr
Discovery of more mass graves reveal ‘unfolding horror’ in DR Congo – UN rights chief
Senior UN official in South Sudan warns women and girls face ‘extremely high risk’ of sexual assault
Peacekeepers in South Sudan working to strengthen protection of civilians – UN chief
General Assembly confirms appointment of Achim Steiner as new UN development chief
UN, African Union sign new partnership framework to better respond to evolving challenges
Political momentum must be renewed if Libya’s challenges are to be addressed – UN envoy
18/Apr
Grotesque rape chants expose ‘campaign of terror’ in Burundi – UN rights chief
UN blue helmets and Malian forces targeted in ‘cowardly’ terrorist attacks
Diseases and sexual violence threaten Somalis, South Sudanese escaping famine – UN
17/Apr
Somalia: UN, global partners commend creation of National Security Council
04/Apr
A ‘different’ Darfur has emerged since 2003; exit strategy for AU-UN mission being considered
Central African Republic: Security Council pledges support for President’s efforts to stabilize country
Recent attacks show pirates off Somalia’s coast still a potent threat – UN agency
31/Mar
Approval of Somalia’s new cabinet a ‘green light for action,’ says UN envoy
DR Congo: Security Council extends peacekeeping mandate, but reduces troop strength
30/Mar
Civilian protection, aid access at risk as violence flares in Central African Republic – UN
As famine looms, malnutrition and disease rise sharply among Somali children – UNICEF
Conflict now eroding food security in ‘stable’ areas of South Sudan – UN Mission
29/Mar
 UN chief confirms the remains found in DRC those of the two missing experts
Children in countries facing famine threatened by lack of water, sanitation – UN agency
10/Mar UN aid chief urges global action as starvation, famine loom for 20 million across four countries

09/March  

‘Holistic thinking’ needed for peace, development in Lake Chad region – Deputy UN chief Mohammed

Burundian authorities ‘shut doors’ to engagement, cooperation – Security Council told

08/March In Nairobi, UN chief Guterres marks International Women’s Day, hails Kenya’s role in multilateralism

07/March ‘The world must act now to stop this,’ UN chief Guterres says on visit to drought-hit Somalia
06/March West Africa can serve as a model for preventive diplomacy – UN political chief
21/Feb
‘Time lost means lives lost,’ warns UN aid chief, releasing funds to tackle drought in Ethiopia
Trial of Gaddafi regime a ‘missed opportunity for justice’ – UN human rights chief
20/Feb
Famine declared in region of South Sudan – UN
Critical food aid shortages hit Africa’s refugees hard, UN warns
19/ Feb
Attack in Somali capital a reminder of extremists’ indifference towards human life – UN envoy

UN, international organizations condemn attacks on civilians in parts of Central African Republic

17 Feb 

Central African Republic: UN mission reinforces presence in restive Bambari

Atrocities will end in South Sudan only when perpetrators ‘face consequences’ – UN rights official

11 Feb

DR Congo: UN mission strongly condemns persistent violence in Kasai Provinces
Security Council strongly condemns continued fighting in South Sud

10 Feb

South Sudan, Africa’s largest refugee crisis, needs urgent response – UN agency

Senior UN officials call for close cooperation to address migrant, refugee flows in Libya

Somalia: UN Security Council urges sustained momentum towards democratic governance

09 Feb

Averting famine should be ‘top of the agenda’ for new Somali government; Guterres says UN ready to assist
Central African Republic: Senior UN official condemns armed, forceful entry into hospital
Fighting reaches ‘worrying proportions’ in South Sudan’s north-east – UN mission

08 Feb

Somalia: UN mission pledges support as new President will face ‘daunting challenges’

Côte d’Ivoire could be ‘success story’ if peacekeeping gains fully backed, Security Council told

07 Feb

Land urgently needed to avert ‘drastic deterioration’ in Burundian refugee camps in neighbouring countries
Senior UN official urges Libya to protect migrants from conflict-related sexual violence
Ideals and values that inspired creation of International Criminal Court still hold true – UN adviser

06 Feb

Burundi: Measures being used to ‘criminalize’ work of human rights defenders, warn UN experts
UN urges renewed fight to end female genital mutilation as populations grow where practice occurs

03 Feb

Fresh violence in Central African Republic western town displaces thousands, UN office says Adhere to safeguards, avoid pushing back refugees, UNICEF, UN rights experts urge Europe

02 Feb 

UN court decides to hear case between Kenya and Somalia concerning maritime delimitation Urgent scale-up in funding needed to stave off famine in Somalia, UN warns

01 Feb

UN envoy strongly condemns attack on UN team near Nigeria-Cameroon border