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Central African Republic: UN releases funds for humanitarian aid amid ongoing crisis

12th August 2015 Press Releases

CAR, 11 August 2015 – The United Nations has allocated over $13 million dollars for the immediate distribution of life-saving assistance targeting those affected by the ongoing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Organization’s relief arm reported today. (more…)

With political will, Libyan parties can reach settlement by month’s end – UN envoy

12th August 2015 Press Releases

Libya, 11 August 2015 – With Libya’s disparate factions starting to coalesce around United Nations-backed proposals on a comprehensive settlement and a unity government, UN special envoy Bernardino León previewed the latest round of talks opening in Geneva today, telling reporters that with political will, the parties could wrap up “this very difficult process” with an agreement by the end of August. (more…)

UN rights expert urges Mauritania to repeal bill threatening civil society groups

11th August 2015 Press Releases

Mauritania, 10 August 2015 – A United Nations human rights expert today called upon the Mauritanian Parliament to reject a draft law on civil society associations that, without public consultations, was approved last month by the Council of Ministers. (more…)

Central African Republic: UN investigating incident leading to death of five blue helmets

11th August 2015 Press Releases

CAR, 9 August 2015 – The United Nations mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) has launched an investigation into an incident on Saturday in which a Rwandan peacekeeper shot dead four of his colleagues and wounded eight others before he also died. (more…)

Mali: UN strongly condemns attack in Mopti region

11th August 2015 Press Releases

Mali, 7 August 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali have strongly condemned the attack that took place today in the town of Sevaré, in the Mopti region. (more…)