Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

With peace deal set to be signed, South Sudanese parties must address ‘drivers of conflict,’ Security Council told

26th August 2015 Press Releases

South Sudan, 25 August 2015 – Welcoming the decision by rival parties in South Sudan to convene tomorrow a ‘mini-summit,’ where the Government, “in the interest of peace,” is expected to sign the agreement already endorsed by former Vice-President Riek Machar, the top United Nations official in the country today said that the security situation on the ground remains “volatile and tense.” (more…)

Ban welcomes agreement to resume regular inter-Korean dialogue, hopes for talks on nuclear issue

25th August 2015 Press Releases

New York, 24 August 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the news of the agreement reached between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea today. (more…)

Ebola aftermath is ‘best chance’ to transform future epidemic response – UN health agency

25th August 2015 Press Releases

Geneva, 24 August 2015 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today warned that infectious diseases have become “a much larger menace” under the unique conditions of the 21st century with its unprecedented global travel volume of nearly 100,000 flights carrying 8.6 million passengers every day. (more…)

Abuja: honouring victims of 2011 terrorist attack, Ban sees Nigeria as key partner in achieving UN goals

25th August 2015 Press Releases

Nigeria , 24 August 2015 – Commemorating the 4th anniversary of the “vicious terrorist attack” that killed 23 United Nations employees in Abuja, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today also paid tribute to the “extraordinary fortitude” and determination of the survivors, many of whom suffered terrible injury and trauma. (more…)

Top UN relief official in Central African Republic condemns attack against aid workers

25th August 2015 Press Releases

CAR, 24 August 2015 – A senior United Nations relief official today strongly condemned the attack against humanitarian workers that occurred on August 20 in Bambari, in Central African Republic (CAR), and injured one staff from the Red Cross Movement. (more…)