Archive for April, 2013

Significant threats confront Côte d’Ivoire despite progress towards stability, UN reports

17th April 2013 Uncategorized

New York – Despite considerable progress since the end of the violent post-election crisis two years ago, Côte d’Ivoire still faces significant threats to its long-term stability, including the presence of armed elements, transnational crime, terrorism, piracy, and a security sector in need of reform, a top United Nations peacekeeping official said today. (more…)

Ban pledges aid to Iran and Pakistan following powerful earthquake

17th April 2013 Uncategorized

New York – Voicing sorrow over the victims of today’s earthquake in Iran and Pakistan,Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today promised both countries United Nations assistance should they need it. (more…)

UN senior officials urge action to halt rights violations in Central African Republic

17th April 2013 Uncategorized

New York – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay today urged action to stop the lawlessness and grave violations to civilians in the Central African Republic (CAR) including torture, recruitment of children by armed forces, rape and kidnappings. (more…)

Uganda: UN launches first of its kind mobile court initiative in refugee settlement

17th April 2013 Uncategorized

New York – The United Nations refugee agency and the Government of Uganda have launched a pilot mobile court scheme to improve access to justice and legal assistance for victims of crime in Nakivale, the country’s oldest and largest refugee settlement. (more…)

Promoting Access to Low-Carbon Development in Africa: 5th Africa Carbon

16th April 2013 Uncategorized
Bonn – As part of their work to support African nations along a low-emission path to development, partner UN agencies, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and the World Bank group are hosting the fifth Africa Carbon Forum in Cote d’Ivoire, on 3-5 July 2013. (more…)