Category Archives: Press Releases

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

By | 31 August 2015

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.

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

By | 28 August 2015

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… Read More »

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

By | 28 August 2015

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.