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Syria chemical arms destruction deadline won’t be met

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The United Nations has confirmed that the destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal will not be completed by June 30, a final deadline...

First dedicated UN staff protection force deployed in Somalia

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The first ever special force to be tasked specifically with protecting UN personnel has been deployed in Somalia. The special UN defensive military...

U.N. chief in South Sudan, keeps up pressure for peace

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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon flew into South Sudan on Tuesday to urge government troops and rebels to end more than four...

Professional police and military have a critical role in peace efforts

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The United Nations Security Council has called on countries emerging from conflict and all those assisting them to prioritise development of domestic...

UN renews Western Sahara mission without rights monitors

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The UN Security Council renewed its peacekeeping mission in the disputed North African territory of Western Sahara for another year and urged...

UN Chief urges Kiir to help end violence in South Sudan

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged South Sudan President Salva Kiir to publicly call for an end to a "negative campaign" against UN...

UN approves peacekeeping mission for CAR

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The UN Security Council has approved the establishment of a just on 12 000 strong peacekeeping operation for the war-torn Central African...

U.N. renews call for human rights monitoring in Western Sahara

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday renewed his appeals for sustained human rights monitoring in the disputed territory of northern Africa's Western...

U.N. chief says C. African Republic peacekeepers ‘overwhelmed’

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French and African soldiers serving in Central African Republic are "overwhelmed" by the "state of anarchy" in the country, U.N. Secretary-General Ban...

ISS: Sierra Leone graduates from UN peacekeeping

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Amid all the sound and fury of the United Nations (UN) and other international efforts to tackle new conflicts erupting on the...

ISS: Sierra Leone graduates from UN peacekeeping

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Amid all the sound and fury of the United Nations (UN) and other international efforts to tackle new conflicts erupting on the...

U.N. chief tells Egypt he is concerned by mass death penalties

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his strong concerns to Egypt on Wednesday over a court's sentencing of more than 500 people and...

U.N. chief warns against aiding Central African Republic militias

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Monday against any support or facilitation of violence by armed groups in Central African Republic after...

UN plans another Force Intervention Brigade, this time for CAR

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The success achieved by the UN's first ever peacekeeping force with an offensive mandate looks set to be repeated in the strife-torn...

U.N. chief wants 3,000 more troops for Central African Republic

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday appealed to the international community to send an additional 3,000 troops and police to Central African...

UN chief wants 3 000 more soldiers for CAR

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to the international community to send an additional 3 000 troops and police to Central African...

U.N.’s Ban to France: Mull more troops for Central African Republic

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday he has asked France to consider sending more troops to the Central African Republic because...

South Sudan government and rebels sign ceasefire deal

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South Sudan's government and rebels signed a ceasefire on Thursday to end more than five weeks of fighting that divided Africa's newest...

U.N. chief Ban fears Nigeria anti-gay law will fuel violence

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed deep concern on Wednesday at a new Nigerian law that criminalizes same-sex relationships, which he fears could...

UN deaths in 2013 – Africa hardest hit

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Working for the United Nations became more dangerous last year the world body's staff union points out, noting at least 58 personnel...

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