Category Archives: Press Releases

Ban welcomes South Sudanese leader Kiir’s signature of agreement to resolve conflict

By | 28 August 2015

South Sudan, 27 August 2015 – Welcoming President Salva Kiir’s signing of the agreement on the resolution of the conflict in South Sudan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the move is “a critical and necessary step towards ending the 20 month-long conflict that has devastated [the country] and subjected its people to unspeakable suffering.”

Sierra Leone begins 42-day countdown to be declared free of Ebola virus transmission – UN health agency

By | 27 August 2015

Sierra Leone, 26 August 2015 – Sierra Leone today began its countdown to be declared by the World Health Organization as free of Ebola virus transmission as the West African nation’s President described the release of the last patient treated for the disease at a treatment centre as “the beginning of the end of Ebola.”