Archive for April, 2013

Central African Republic: UN envoy briefs on ‘highly volatile’ situation

11th April 2013 Uncategorized

New York – More than two weeks after armed rebels seized power, the political and security situation in the Central African Republic continues to be “highly volatile,” a United Nations envoy said today, stressing the need to restore the rule of law in the country. (more…)

South Sudan: UN officials, Security Council condemn deadly attack on peacekeepers

11th April 2013 Uncategorized

New York – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, his Special Representative in South Sudan, Hilde F. Johnson, and the United Nations Security Council today strongly condemned the killing of at least 12 people working with the UN peacekeeping mission in Jonglei State. (more…)

Sahel region needs women’s leadership, says UN-backed conference

11th April 2013 Uncategorized

New York – Dozens of women from the Sahel have met with the United Nations envoy to the region and the world organization’s top official for women’s issues, at a conference to recommend ways to boost economic recovery, political stability and conflict prevention in the troubled African region. (more…)

Delays in carrying out peace agreement harm Darfur, says UN and other partners

11th April 2013 Uncategorized

New York – The United Nations and other partners in an international group working to support the peace efforts in Sudan’s Darfur region have condemned recent attacks in the troubled region and cautioned that any serious delays to carrying out the 2011 peace agreement could further destabilize the entire region. (more…)

UN chief Ban honours predecessor Hammarskjöld and other staff killed in action

11th April 2013 Uncategorized

New York – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today honoured his predecessor Dag Hammarskjöld and thousands of other United Nations personnel who lost their lives serving under the blue flag, as he marked the 60 years since Mr. Hammarskjöld took the helm of the world organization. (more…)