Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

UN chief urges Burundian President to ‘pursue path of inclusivity and reconciliation’

21st August 2015 Press Releases

Burundi, 20 August 2015 – Noting the inauguration today of Pierre Nkurunziza for his third term as President of Burundi, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged him to “pursue a path of inclusivity and reconciliation,” and reiterated his call on all Burundian stakeholders to undertake a broad and transparent political dialogue. (more…)

Half a million Palestinian children can return to UN-run schools this year thanks to ‘tireless’ fund-raising

20th August 2015 Press Releases

Palestine, 19 August 2015 – The United Nations relief agency dealing with Palestinian refugees has declared the school year open will on time today for the 500,000 boys and girls in the increasingly unstable Middle East, where multiple crises and a major funding shortage nearly forced the delayed of the opening of 685 schools in the region. (more…)

UN and partners urge resolution to crisis after Somali legislators approve motion to impeach President

20th August 2015 Press Releases

Somalia, 19 August 2015 – Envoys from the United Nations and other international organizations today joined to express deep concern that a parliamentary motion to impeach Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud would impede progress on the country’s peace and State-building goals. (more…)

Libya: UN agency helps country upgrade response to boats in distress of its coast

20th August 2015 Press Releases

Libya, 19 August 2015 – Following a spate of deadly shipwrecks of the coast of Libya, the UN refugee agency has announced that it has set up a forum to improve the country’s response to boats in distress its waters by streamlining information sharing and coordination with international organizations. (more…)

UN reports new allegations of sexual misconduct by peacekeepers in Central African Republic

20th August 2015 Press Releases

CAR, 19 August 2015 – A series of new “disturbing” allegations of misconduct in the Central African Republic were announced today by the Deputy Special Representative and Deputy Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the country (MINUSCA). (more…)