Archive for June, 2013

UNSOM Press Statement on UN Common Compound attack in Mogadishu – 19 June 2013

19th June 2013 Uncategorized

Mogadishu – The UN Special Representative for the Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, condemned the violent attack on the United Nations Common Compound in Mogadishu. (more…)

Mali: UN officials welcome accord between Government and Tuareg rebels

19th June 2013 Uncategorized

MALI – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the signing of an agreement between the Government of Mali and Tuareg rebels, providing for an immediate ceasefire and paving the way for country-wide presidential elections set for next month. (more…)

Refugee outflows resulting from Nigeria crisis spreading to Cameroon – UN agency

19th June 2013 Uncategorized

NIGERIA – The United Nations refugee agency today reported that the ongoing crisis in north-eastern Nigeria is continuing to send people fleeing to Niger and now to Cameroon amid the insecurity resulting from confrontations between the army and insurgents. (more…)

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Request for Contributions

19th June 2013 Uncategorized

The Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights is pleased to share the newly adopted Human Rights Council resolution A-HRC-23-L.25 on attacks and discrimination against persons with albinism. (more…)

World Refugee Day Commemoration

18th June 2013 Uncategorized

PRETORIA – World Refugee Day is a day that seeks to draw attention to the plight of refugees and celebrate their courage and resilience. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Department of Home Affairs, the City of Tshwane and their Partners are calling upon the public and business sector to observe the day by “Doing 1 Thing” in recognition of refugees and the protection of their rights. We will learn not only the challenges faced by refugees, but also celebrate the positive contributions refugees make. (more…)