Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

UN mission condemns ISIL attacks in Sirte, urges Libyans to unite against terrorism

17th August 2015 Press Releases

Libya, 15 August 2015 – Strongly condemning attacks in Sirte by the so-called Islamic State (Daesh), the United Nations Support Mission in Libya stressed today it is “high time” that Libyans agree a unity government to address the country’s challenges and “join together to confront the scourge” of the group, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. (more…)

Ban appoints experienced UN official as acting head of mission in Central African Republic

17th August 2015 Press Releases

CAR, 14 August 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon as his Acting Special Representative for the Central African Republic and Head of the United Nations stabilization mission in the country, known as MINUSCA. (more…)

UN human rights experts welcome release of Syrian human rights defenders

17th August 2015 Press Releases

Syria, 14 August 2015 – Welcoming recent release of three human rights defenders from Syrian Government custody, the head of a United Nations-appointed human rights panel today urged the authorities to grant an independent organization regular access to those allegedly detained. (more…)

UN chief ‘deeply saddened’ after deadly industrial explosions in northern China

14th August 2015 Press Releases

China, 13 August 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and the injuries to scores of people as a result of deadly explosions in Tianjin, China. (more…)

South Sudan: UN health agency ramps up efforts to tackle cholera outbreak

14th August 2015 Press Releases

South Sudan, 13 August 2015 – As the battle against cholera outbreak continues in South Sudan, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners are boosting assistance to help children and the most vulnerable prevent and reduce the spread of further cases. (more…)