Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

Security Council welcomes Ban’s pledge to strictly enforce ‘zero tolerance’ against sexual abuse by UN personnel

19th August 2015 Press Releases

New York, 18 August 2015 – Welcoming Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s commitment to strictly enforce his ‘zero tolerance’ policy against sexual exploitation or abuse by United Nations personnel, the Security Council today stressed the importance of the UN quickly investigating the most recent allegations of misconduct by peacekeepers, and if substantiated, working with the troop contributing countries involved to ensure those responsible are held accountable. (more…)

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…)