Archive for June, 2015

ICC Prosecutor says determination to bring justice to people of Sudan remains ‘unshaken’

30th June 2015 Press Releases

Sudan, 29 June 2015 – Over six years since the issuance of the first warrant of arrest against Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today said that her Office’s determination to bring “independent and impartial justice” to the people of Sudan remains “unshaken”. (more…)

Extending mandate of UN mission in Mali, Security Council adds observers to monitor fresh ceasefire

30th June 2015 Press Releases

Mali, 29 June 2015 – The Security Council today extended the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) for one year, within the authorized troop ceiling of 11,240 military personnel, including, for the first time, at least 40 military observers to monitor and supervise the country’s newly agreed ceasefire. (more…)

UN chief condemns deadly terrorist bombing in Egypt

30th June 2015 Press Releases

New York, 29 June 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s fatal terrorist attack in Cairo which resulted in the killing of Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat and the injuring of numerous civilians. (more…)

Libya talks ‘very positive,’ reports UN envoy, pointing towards preliminary political accord this week

30th June 2015 Press Releases

Libya, 29 June 2015 – The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Libya, Bernardino León, announced today that there is a political agreement amongst the parties on the majority of the elements of the draft proposal they are considering, and he hoped to have them initial it later this week. (more…)

Security Council extends UN-African Union operation in Darfur for another year

30th June 2015 Press Releases

Darfur, 29 June 2015 – Expressing deep concern at the “serious deterioration” in the security situation in Darfur, the Security Council has decided today to extend for one year, until 30 June 2016, the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in the Western region of Sudan. (more…)