Archive for May, 2013

UN warns of acute humanitarian needs in eastern Mali

29th May 2013 Uncategorized

Mali – The United Nations relief wing today warned of severe humanitarian needs in Gao in eastern Mali, including the need to rehabilitate the water supply and increase food assistance. (more…)

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers – 29 May

28th May 2013 Uncategorized

New York/Pretoria – The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers will be observed on Wednesday, 29 May.  This marks the fifth consecutive year the United Nations honours more than 100 “Blue Helmets” who lost their lives the previous year while serving the cause of peace.  This sombre milestone is a stark reminder of the risks incurred by individuals who put their lives on the line while serving with United Nations missions around the world. (more…)

UNESCO chief calls for investigation into murder of DR Congo journalist

28th May 2013 Uncategorized

DRC – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today called for an investigation into the murder of a journalist in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Guylain Chanjabo. (more…)

Africa’s natural resources can fuel economic transformation – UN report

28th May 2013 Uncategorized

Africa – Africa must tap into its agricultural, mining and energy resources to boost its economic growth, argues a new report released in Morocco today by the United Nations and its partners. (more…)

UN rights chief urges end to ‘intolerable’ suffering in Syria

28th May 2013 Uncategorized

Syria – The United Nations human rights chief today urged the international community to stop the escalating bloodshed and suffering in Syria, stressing it has become “an intolerable affront to the human conscience.” (more…)