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Secretary-General says all partners can support UN’s work for peace

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People of conscience everywhere can support global campaigns for peace, development and human rights led by the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon...

U.N. chief says can’t order probe into Sri Lanka war

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he lacks the authority to personally order a probe into the mass killings of civilians in the...

Lack of reforms could undermine progress in Guinea-Bissau, warns Ban

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The progress made by Guinea-Bissau following last year's political crisis could be jeopardized unless major reforms in the areas of defence and...

Guinea’s next government has huge task: UN

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Whoever wins Guinea's presidential election faces a huge task rebuilding the West African country's shattered institutions, basic services and economy, the top...

UN chief calls for credible Burundi poll

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appealed for Burundi's political parties to end their bitter dispute before this month's presidential election in...

Senegalese contingent prepares to leave the DRC

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In anticipation of its reconfiguration, the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo is preparing to withdraw its Senegalese contingent...

Security, legal institutions development a challenge for Liberia: UN

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More than a decade after its civil war, Liberia is heading towards reconciliation but significant challenges remain in the development of its...

Not clear if Gaza war probes are “credible”

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon cast doubt yesterday on the credibility of Israeli and Palestinian investigations into UN allegations of war crimes during...

Chad asks UN not to renew mission

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Chad asks the United Nations not to renew the mandate of the world body's mission in the central African country in March,...

UN confirms death of Haiti mission chief Annabi

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The UN mission chief in Haiti, Hedi Annabi, died in Tuesday's earthquake that devastated the country's capital, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced...

At least 16 UN staff dead after Haiti quake

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The United Nations said yesterday at least 16 people at its peacekeeping mission in Haiti died when its headquarters and other buildings...

Additional UN peacekeepers requested in Côte d’Ivoire

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The Presidents of Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso have asked that an additional unit of up to 500 peacekeepers from Burkina Faso...

Ban cites ‘window of opportunity’ to advance disarmament

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pledged to continue his efforts to advance the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world, noting that a number of events...

UN budget boost for Africa missions

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A top UN official revealed last week the world body's intention to boost its missions in Africa and beyond as a result...

Unconstitutional changes in West African governments spark concern

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The recent resurgence of unconstitutional changes of government and other undemocratic practices in West Africa, especially the situation in Guinea, could have...

DRC welcomes extension of UN peacekeeper mandate

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The Democratic Republic of Congo hailed the UN decision to extend the mandate of its peacekeeping forces in the country by five...

Criticized UN-backed Congo operation to shut down

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An UN-backed military operation in eastern Congo in which government soldiers are accused of massacring hundreds of civilians will end this month,...

UN suspends cooperation with DRC army units

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United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have suspended logistical or other support for units of the National...

Kidnapped peacekeepers freed in Sudan’s Darfur

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Two civilian peacekeepers were freed by kidnappers in Sudan's Darfur region yesterday after more than 100 days in captivity, officials said. Gunmen abducted...

UN considers abbreviated DRC mission

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United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has recommended to the Security Council that the mandate of its mission in the Democratic Republic of...

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