Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

UN and international envoys urge Burundi Government to forge ‘new path’ through dialogue

13th August 2015 Press Releases

Burundi, 12 August 2015 – The Government of Burundi should immediately seize the opportunity for dialogue and forge a “new path,” United Nations and international envoys declared today, condemning the wave of recent attacks in the crisis-torn country and urging parties to show “restraint, leadership, and vision.” (more…)

Secretary-General appoints seasoned Afghan diplomat as UN Special Representative for Liberia

13th August 2015 Press Releases

Liberia, 12 August 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Farid Zarif, of Afghanistan, as his Special Representative for Liberia and head of the United Nations Mission there, known as UNMIL. (more…)

Central African Republic: Ban vows ‘decisive action’ on allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers

13th August 2015 Press Releases

CAR, 12 August 2015 – Vowing “decisive action” on reports of sexual exploitation committed by United Nations peacekeepers deployed to the Central African Republic (CAR), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that he has accepted the resignation of the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the country, scheduled a special session of the Security Council on the matter, and pledged the Organization’s commitment to bringing any and all perpetrators of such abuse to justice. (more…)

Africa moves a step closer to polio eradication, but more work to be done – UN

13th August 2015 Press Releases

Africa, 12 August 2015 – Africa has made great strides towards eradicating polio but the job remains to be finished through strengthened immunization campaigns and surveillance measures, according to the United Nations. (more…)

Stringent hygiene protocols keep classrooms in West Africa free of Ebola, other infections – UNICEF

13th August 2015 Press Releases

West Africa, 12 August 2015 – United Nations-supported measures put in place to protect them from the Ebola virus have helped keep classrooms free from any infections in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today. (more…)