Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Central African Republic: UN expert condemns deadly attacks, calls for greater civilian protection

Bocoum also urged the leaders of the armed group concerned to assume their responsibilities

The UN Independent Expert on the human rights situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) strongly condemns the recent attacks that led to the deaths of more than 49 people between 19 and 21 May in several villages in the Ouham-Pendé Prefecture.  "If armed groups claim their place in the…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Central African Republic

He expresses his condolences to the families of the victims, to the people and the Government of the Central African Republic and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attacks against villages in western Central African Republic which has left at least 34 people dead. The attacks were attributed to 3R (Retour, Réclamation et Réhabilitation), an armed group that is a signatory to the peace agreement signed on 6 February in Bangui. He expresses…

Source: UN Information Centre Dar es Salaam |

UN Headquarters Observes International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on 24 May

Five fallen Tanzanian Peacekeepers among those to be honoured

UN Secretary-General to commemorate fallen peacekeepers, Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage to be awarded for the first time since inaugural medal. UN Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Friday, 24 May 2019. Secretary-General António Guterres will lay a wreath to honour all UN…

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UAE Ambassador presents credentials to Central African Republic President

During the meeting, the UAE diplomat conveyed the regards of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the President Touadera

Mohammed Ali Musabah Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to Chad, has presented his credentials to Faustin-Archange Touadera, President of Central African Republic, as UAE's non-resident Ambassador to the country. During the meeting, held at the Presidential Palace in Bangui, the UAE diplomat conveyed the regards of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

UN Secretary-General's remarks to the Africa Dialogue Series

The United Nations and the African Union are deepening our strategic partnership in all areas

By UN Secretary-General Welcome to the Africa Dialogue Series. As we look to build and bolster multilateralism, we need strong coalitions across international and regional organizations, the private sector, civil society, academia, the media and more. The Africa Dialogue Series is an important part of this effort.  The United Nations…

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Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus calls for a new approach to address hunger and conflict

Food and agriculture are pathways to peace in Central African Republic

Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus today called for a complete change in the ways to address the often-related issues of hunger and conflict. He made the appeal at an event at FAO headquarters in Rome highlighting progress made by the FAO-Nobel Peace Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace. "If…

Source: UN Information Centre in Cairo |

UN Secretary-General to commemorate fallen peacekeepers, Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage to be awarded for the first time since inaugural medal

2 fallen peacekeepers from Egypt among those to be honoured at UN Headquarters

UN Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Friday, 24 May 2019. Secretary-General António Guterres will lay a wreath to honour all UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives since 1948 and will preside over a ceremony at which the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal will be awarded…

Africa Oil Week
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Ministers from some of Africa’s largest oil and gas producing nations to meet in Cape Town to discuss future of energy industry

The ministers will be using Africa Oil Week Summit as a platform to discuss national strategies, sovereign competitiveness, issue licences and finalise tenders

Seventeen Ministers from Africa’s largest energy producing nations, including countries such as Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Tunisia among others, have agreed to meet in Cape Town at Africa Oil Week (AOW) (www.Africa-OilWeek.com), taking place from 4-8 November 2019 to broker new partnerships for their energy sectors. The ministers will be…

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8th Africa Day international conference opens in Ljubljana

The aim of the event is to foster and deepen cooperation between Slovenia and African countries in politics, business and other areas

Minister Dr Cerar’s opening speech, which was followed by addresses from eminent guests, marked the launch of the 8th Africa Day international conference organised by the Foreign Ministry in cooperation with partners. Apart from Minister Cerar, the participants from numerous African and European countries were addressed by Luis Filipe Tavares,…

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) statement to the UN Security Council on Cameroon

The shocking unmet needs of tens of thousands of people fleeing violence in South-West and North-West Cameroon has resulted in no systematic mediation efforts

Statement to the Security Council Arria-Formula meeting on his visit to assess the humanitarian situation in Cameroon, and recommendations on the way forward SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE NORWEGIAN REFUGEE COUNCIL, JAN EGELAND Mr. President, UN Security Council members, I wish to thank the Security Council for this opportunity to speak…