Archive for December, 2013

Statement on situation in South Sudan by the Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and on the Responsibility to Protect – 24 December 2013

27th December 2013 Uncategorized

New York, 24 December 2013 –  The Special Advisers to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh, have expressed deep concern at the spread of violence in South Sudan and at the targeting of civilians. (more…)

South Sudan: Ban demands end to violence as UN mission relocates staff from Juba

23rd December 2013 Uncategorized

Juba, South Soudan– Amid escalating tensions and deadly clashes between military factions in South Sudan, the United Nations Mission in the country today announced that it has begun relocating staff from the capital, Juba, while Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has demanded that South Sudanese political and military leaders end all hostilities and targeted attacks against civilians. (more…)

Somalia: UN envoy welcomes appointment of new Prime Minister

23rd December 2013 Uncategorized

UN/ Somalia– The top United Nations official in Somalia congratulated Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, who was appointed today following a vote in the Federal Parliament, calling the process a key step heading into 2014, which will be “pivotal year” for the country. (more…)

Central African Republic: UN rights official calls for international efforts to avert disaster

23rd December 2013 Uncategorized

UN – The crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR), where thousands of people have been killed and 750,000 others driven from their homes, risks deteriorating even further amid escalating Muslim-Christian clashes and the reported involvement of foreign elements, a top United Nations official warned today, calling for international efforts to help avert disaster. (more…)

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the situation in South Sudan

20th December 2013 Uncategorized

UN – The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about continued reports of growing violence in many parts of South Sudan, human rights abuses and killings fuelled by ethnic tensions. He demands that Government and opposition forces respect the rights of civilians and ensure their safety and security. He reminds them of their responsibilities and accountability under international humanitarian law. (more…)