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At Security Council, top UN health officials spotlight role of emergency preparedness in Ebola fight

14th August 2015 Press Releases

Geneva, 13 August 2015 – The deadly Ebola outbreak which ravaged West Africa for more than a year has demonstrated the increasing importance of emergency preparedness both in Africa and across the world, said two senior United Nations health officials who noted that if the current intense focus on case detection and contact tracing is maintained, the virus could be “soundly defeated” by year’s end. (more…)

Libyan parties say ‘no alternative’ to peace outside UN-sponsored dialogue process

14th August 2015 Press Releases

Libya, 13 August 2015 – The latest round of the United Nations-facilitated Libyan political dialogue has concluded in Geneva, with the different parties emphasizing the need to set aside partisan agendas and uphold the country’s higher national interests. (more…)

Security Council calls on Guinea-Bissau’s leadership to resume dialogue

13th August 2015 Press Releases

Guinea-Bissau, 12 August 2015 – The United Nations Security Council today called on all of Guinea-Bissau’s political leadership to resume dialogue in order to work together in the governance of the country as it emerges from previous periods of instability. (more…)

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…)