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17.01.00 – AFRICA

UN / DRC

The Under-Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous told Security Council that an exit strategy of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) “should be progressive, and it should be tied to specific criteria and targets that are jointly developed with the Government of the DRC.” UNIFEED-UNTV

22 Jan 2015 | Read More »

DRC / LUHANGO RETURNEES

Four United Nations (UN) agencies are conducting a joint project to help 600 families in  Luhango, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to rebuild their lives after years of destruction brought by war and displacement. MONUSCO

22 Jan 2015 | Read More »

MALI / EBOLA FREE

The Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, visited Mali as the country surpasses the 42 day mark since the last case of the deadly disease was reported in the country. UNMEER

21 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UN / BURUNDI

The Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman told the Security Council that Burundi has made substantial progress, overcoming formidable challenges since the end of the civil war. He stressed that the 2015 elections present Burundians with the opportunity to further strengthen peace consolidation. UNIFEED-UNTV

21 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UN / CAR

The Commission of Inquiry on the Central African Republic (CAR) concluded that "crimes against humanity were widely committed by all parties to the conflict" but said “evidence did not amount to the conclusion that there was a genocide or genocidal intent.” UNIFEED-UNTV

21 Jan 2015 | Read More »

SOMALIA / RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

Somalia ratified today the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – an important step towards protecting and promoting the rights of all children in the war-torn nation. The CRC was adopted by the General Assembly on 20 November 1989 and has been ratified by 195 countries, including Somalia. As of today, only two countries [...]

20 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UN / PEACE & SECURITY

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Security Council that "there is a growing consensus that the high levels of inequality we have seen in recent decades are socially, politically and environmentally damaging." UNIFEED-UNTV

19 Jan 2015 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA SCHOOLS REOPENING

Schools have reopened today in Guinea, three months after the start of the school year was delayed because of the Ebola outbreak. Safiatou Sampou and her brother Moussa woke up at daybreak, making sure that they would have time to prepare and make it to school on time. During their extended vacation they kept up with [...]

19 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / NIGERIA RETURNS

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) asked Nigerian authorities to stop bringing back refugees sheltering in neighbouring Niger “until there are proper safeguards and a legal framework between Nigeria, Niger and UNHCR." UNTV CH

16 Jan 2015 | Read More »

CAR / EDUCATION

Joint efforts of UNICEF, the Global Partnership for Education, different NGO's and the Ministry of Education has resulted reopening of 247 schools in Central African Republic with 30 in the capital, Bangui, alone. Nzangogna Elementary School, which was used as a base by the Seleka armed group, was looted of all its school materials. UNICEF

16 Jan 2015 | Read More »

 

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