Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

Libya: UN human rights office alarmed by reports of ISIL-led violence, reprisal killings

19th August 2015 Press Releases

Libya, 18 August 2015 – The United Nations human rights office today expressed concern over violence in Sirte, Libya, involving militants claiming allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). (more…)

Guinea-Bissau: Security Council says dialogue key to peaceful resolution of country’s crisis

18th August 2015 Press Releases

Guinea-Bissau, 17 August 2015 – Expressing concern over the current political developments in Guinea-Bissau, the United Nations Security Council has called on leaders to seek dialogue and consensus in resolving the crisis in the interest of peace in the country. (more…)

UN mission vows full investigation into allegations of abuse by peacekeepers in Central African Republic

18th August 2015 Press Releases

CAR, 17 August 2015 – The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) said today that it is determined to investigate fully all allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by its forces in the country and to hold to account perpetrators of such acts. (more…)

Burundi: Ban condemns assassination of senior army officer amid ‘troubling’ political violence

18th August 2015 Press Releases

Burundi, 17 August 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the assassination Burundi’s former Army Chief of Staff, Colonel Jean Bikomagu, who was shot dead by unknown assailants in the capital, Bujumbura, on 15 August, the second killing of a senior official in the crisis-torn country this month. (more…)

Mali: UN mission condemns violations of ceasefire in Kidal region

18th August 2015 Press Releases

Mali, 17 August 2015 – Fighting erupted over the weekend in northern Mali’s Kidal region between armed groups, breaking the ceasefire and prompting the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the country, known as MINUSMA, to issue a firm condemnation. (more…)