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Press statement by the Security Council on the Security Council visit to Mali and Niger

The members of the Security Council reiterated their strong support for the countries of the Sahel region in their efforts to address multifaceted challenges in terms of the security, development and humanitarian situation

The members of the Security Council carried out a mission to Mali and Niger from 23 to 25 October 2021.   In Mali, the members of the Security Council met with the Transitional Government of Mali, including the Transitional President, the Prime Minister, the signatory armed groups, representatives of the civil…

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Deputy Secretary-General Stresses Need for 30 Per Cent Election Quota for Female Candidates in Somalia, Telling Security Council ‘Every Woman Matters’

Somalia reached a milestone in its 2016 elections with 24 per cent of parliamentary seats taken up by women

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Security Council meeting on Somalia today: Let me begin by congratulating Ireland on your presidency this month, and to thank you for the invitation to brief today.  I would like to also extend my greetings to…

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Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Attack on Civilians in Gao, Mali

MINUSMA stands ready to assist the Malian authorities in bringing the perpetrators of these crimes to justice

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attacks perpetrated against civilians on 8 August in the Gao region in Mali, where at least 50 civilians were reportedly killed and several wounded.  The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)…

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South Sudan: Thousands of people suffering the impact of flooding

An estimated 90,000 people have been affected thus far, after heavy rains inundated homes and agricultural fields

As early season flooding unfolds in parts of South Sudan, the humanitarian community is working with the Government of South Sudan to support people affected by the rising waters. An estimated 90,000 people have been affected thus far, after heavy rains inundated homes and agricultural fields, and forcing families and…

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Shaping the future of food systems: thousands commit to dialogues amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

UN Member States take a step closer towards national pathways for the food systems needed by 2030 ahead of the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit in Rome

More than 130 governments are making food systems a top priority amid the pandemic and committing to an unprecedented programme of Dialogues in the run-up to the UN Food Systems Summit in September. The Dialogues, involving thousands of people around the world, are taking place as the impact of COVID-19 on food…

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With One in Five Africans Facing Hunger in 2020, Deputy Secretary-General Calls for Transforming Food Systems, Nature-Based Solutions, at Regional Dialogue

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the Africa Regional Food Systems Summit Dialogue

It is a pleasure to speak to you today, at this Africa Regional Dialogue in support of the Food Systems Summit.  We meet at a time of rising food insecurity and hunger.  Between 720 million and 811 million people in the world faced hunger in 2020 — as many as 161 million more…

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Security Council: Peace and Security in Africa

The three sides - Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia - failed to agree on the exact role of the experts and observers supporting the African Union-led negotiations process

PARFAIT ONANGA-ANYANGA, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Horn of Africa, said the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam encapsulates the conflicting narratives, hopes and fears, challenges and opportunities related to water usage, security and energy in Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan and the wider Horn.  Recalling his last briefing on the matter…

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Security Council Press Statement on Killing of Civilians in Burkina Faso

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Sven Jürgenson (Estonia), Council President for June: The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attacks perpetrated on 4 and 5 June 2021 in the administrative region of the Sahel, in Burkina Faso, in which more than 100 civilians,…

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UN Sierra Leone and Ministry of Health recommit towards a more dynamic partnership

The UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2020-2023 fully aligns with the country’s Medium-Term National Development Plan 2019-2023

United Nations Resident Coordinator (RC) in Sierra Leone, Mr Babatunde Ahonsi and the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Austin Demby have underscored that the breadth and depth of the partnership between the UN system in Sierra Leone and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) is a reflection of…

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Mozambique Needs $254 Million in Humanitarian Aid to Tackle Conflict, Climate Change, COVID-19, Secretary-General Says on Second Anniversary of Tropical Cyclone Idai

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message on the second anniversary of Tropical Cyclone Idai

As we mark the second anniversary of Tropical Cyclone Idai, the United Nations is honoured to continue standing in solidarity with the people and Government of Mozambique. In the aftermath of the unprecedented back-to-back Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth, I travelled to the country and saw the devastation and recovery…