Archive for February, 2013

UN warns of deepening humanitarian crisis in Syria

6th February 2013 Uncategorized

Pretoria – The United Nations humanitarian arm today warned that the ongoing conflict in Syria, which will soon enter its third year, will lead to a sharp spike in the number of people needing urgent aid, including food, clean water and vital medical services. (more…)

UN chief welcomes formation of unity government in Central African Republic

6th February 2013 Uncategorized

Pretoria – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the formation of the Government of National Unity in the Central African Republic (CAR), and called on all parties to abide by the ceasefire agreement signed last month. (more…)

On Mali visit, UNESCO chief stresses need to rebuild, safeguard cultural heritage

4th February 2013 Uncategorized

New York – On a visit to Mali with French President François Hollande, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today underscored the need to help the authorities rebuild and safeguard the country’s cultural heritage that has been damaged in recent violence. (more…)