Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

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…)

Mali: UN alarmed at release of human rights abusers; warns de facto amnesty contrary to international law

12th August 2015 Press Releases

Mali, 11 August 2015 – The United Nations human rights office expressed deep concern over the reported release of detainees in Mali suspected of involvement in, or formally charged with, serious abuses, including war crimes, terrorist acts and gross human rights violations. (more…)

Central African Republic: Ban ‘dismayed’ by allegations of abuse by UN ‘blue helmets’

12th August 2015 Press Releases

CAR, 11 August 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his consternation regarding a number of allegations concerning the conduct of United Nations peacekeepers deployed to the Central African Republic (CAR), a spokesperson for the Organization has confirmed. (more…)