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Ban urges all parties in Burundi to ‘look beyond political differences,’ revive spirit of landmark peace accord

31st August 2015 Press Releases

Burundi, 28 August 2015 – Fifteen years after the signing of a landmark Burundi peace accord, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all the country’s political leaders, including those in exile, to find common cause and commit to build on the stability that was ushered in by the Arusha Agreement. (more…)

LoveLife’s UNCUT Puts The Spotlight On Gender-Based Violence This Women’s Month

28th August 2015 Press Releases

South Africa, 28 August 2015 – With the focus on women in August, loveLife, South Africa’s national youth leadership development organisation, has released a special online edition of its cutting-edge youth magazine, UNCUT, to raise awareness on gender-based violence (GBV). The edition is a collection of powerful stories unearthed through its GBV project with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). (more…)

Clashes in Central African Republic force thousands to seek refuge at UN peacekeeping base

28th August 2015 Press Releases

CAR, 27 August 2015 – Clashes between rival militias in the past few days have forced several thousand people to flee their homes in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Bambari and seek shelter at a former cotton factory inside the compound of the United Nations peacekeeping mission, the UN refugee agency said today. (more…)

As Libyan political talks resume, UN envoy urges parties to set aside differences, agree unity government

28th August 2015 Press Releases

Libya, 27 August 2015 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has announced that a round of Libyan political dialogue began today in Skhirat, Morocco, with discussions expected to focus on expediting the process towards finalizing the Libyan Political Agreement, including reaching agreement on a Government of National Accord. (more…)

Aid community must scale up support to troubled Lake Chad region, urges senior UN official

28th August 2015 Press Releases

Lake Chad, 27 August 2015 – A senior United Nations relief official today called on the international community to ramp up its support in response to the multifaceted humanitarian challenges affecting Chad, the seventh largest refugee-hosting country in the world. (more…)