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Situation in Southern Sudan dire: UN

Listen / Gérard Araud

The situation in Southern Sudan is dire, according to the President of the UN Security Council Ambassador Gérard Araud of France. He told reporters Monday that the Security Council was briefed Monday by the head of the UN mission in the country (UNMISS) and there's still a lot of fighting going on around Bor, the [...]

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Security Council condemns second terrorist attack in the Russian Federation

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The members of the Security Council are outraged and condemned in the strongest terms the second terrorist attack that occurred within 24 hours in Volgograd, the Russian Federation. The attack on 30 December 2013 targeted a trolleybus, causing numerous deaths and injuries, including among children and women. In a press statement Monday, the members of [...]

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Cambodia tribunal instils hope for justice

Listen / Nicholas Koumijian

It’s six years now since the UN–backed Cambodia tribunal was established to bring to trial senior leaders and those most responsible for genocide and war crimes committed during the Khmer rouge regime which lasted from 1975 to 1979. During that period an estimated 1.7 million people are believed to have died from starvation, torture, execution [...]

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Chad hosts thousands of refugees from neighbouring countries

Listen / Refugee child in Chad

A remote and volatile region in the south-eastern part of Chad has become a place of safety for 50,000 refugees. Most of them have fled ethnic violence in Sudan's troubled Darfur region and the Central African Republic. United Nations agencies are doing all they can to help the refugees and their children in Chad. Derrick [...]

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Members of the Security Council condemn terrorist attack in Russian Federation

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The members of the UN Security Council have condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack that occurred at the central station of Volgograd, the Russian Federation, on 29 December 2013, causing numerous deaths and injuries. In a press statement Sunday, members of the Security Council underlined of the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers [...]

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UN chief appalled by attack on UNAMID convoy that killed two peacekeepers

Listen / UNAMID troops on patrol in North Darfur. Photo: UNAMID/Albert Gonzalez Farran

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned in the strongest terms a cowardly attack by unidentified assailants on a convoy of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) peacekeepers near Greida, South Darfur, on Sunday in which a Jordanian and a Senegalese peacekeeper were killed. A statement from his Spokespersons' Office said one assailant was [...]

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UNMISS continues political engagement with South Sudanese

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The United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) continues political engagement with senior Government officials and opposition figures. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UNMISS, Hilde Johnson, has been in contact with a number of political and community leaders, calling for their engagement and to use their influence [...]

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