Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

New Permanent Representative of Mozambique presents credentials

Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service

The new Permanent Representative of Mozambique to the United Nations (Vienna), Amadeu Paulo Samuel da Conceição, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During his career, Mr. da Conceição, who is also serving as Permanent Representative to the United Nations and…

Source: European External Action Service (EEAS) |

Local EU Statement on violations of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan in Yei River and Amadi States

The impact of the ongoing violence on the lives of civilians is grave and unacceptable

The European Union Delegation to the Republic of South Sudan issues the following statement in agreement with the Heads of Mission of EU Member States Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The EU Delegation acknowledges and welcomes the relative calm across the country but follows…

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159 Eritrean asylum-seekers get access to safety after months in detention in Libya

Life-saving evacuation of vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers from Libya has reached 3175 persons, having evacuated 2491 persons to Niger, 415 to Italy, and 269 to Romania

UNHCR, the UN Refugee agency, evacuated yesterday 159 Eritrean asylum-seekers from Tripoli airport to the Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Niamey, continuing its commitment to offer protection to the most vulnerable. Released from different detention centres across the country, most of them extremely overcrowded and lacking basic standards, asylum-seekers were…

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Source: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK |

Prime Minister Abiy receives further support for reforms in latest whistle-stop tour of Europe

Prime Minister Abiy led an Ethiopian delegation on a three-nation European Tour

Prime Minister Abiy led an Ethiopian delegation on a three-nation European Tour, in Italy where they met the President and the Pope, Davos where the Prime Minister addressed global leaders at the World Economic Forum and Brussels for meetings with the European Union Commission. Abiy’s last European tour saw him…

Source: United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations |

UK Statement: Human Rights Council Organisational Meeting

The UK announced that it will be leading on resolutions for Sri Lanka, South Sudan and Syria, at this month's Human Rights Council

Thank you Mr President, I would like to refer to 4 initiatives which the UK will present as part of core groups. These are three resolutions and one joint statement. Firstly, the Core Group on Sri Lanka, comprising Canada, Germany, Macedonia, Montenegro and the UK will present a resolution on…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

MEDIA ADVISORY |  Telephonic Press Briefing with U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso Andrew Young and U.S. Air Force Major General Mark Hicks, Commander, Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA) to discuss the upcoming SOCAFRICA-Sponsored Flintlock 2019 Joint Military Exercise in Burkina Faso

During the briefing, Ambassador Young and Major General Hicks will discuss the U.S.-Burkinabe bilateral relationship, including development and diplomatic efforts

EVENT: Please join us on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 14:30 GMT|15:30 WAT|16:30 SAST for a telephonic press briefing with Andrew Young, U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso, and U.S. Air Force Major General Mark Hicks, Commander, Special Operations Command Africa.  They will discuss our multiform efforts to reinforce development, security, and diplomatic…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Telephonic Press Briefing with U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso Andrew Young and U.S. Air Force Major General Mark Hicks, Commander, Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA) to discuss the upcoming SOCAFRICA-Sponsored Flintlock 2019 Joint Military Exercise in Burkina Faso

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 14:30 GMT |15:30 WAT |16:30 SAST

EVENT: Please join us on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 14:30 GMT|15:30 WAT|16:30 SAST for a telephonic press briefing with Andrew Young, U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso, and U.S. Air Force Major General Mark Hicks, Commander, Special Operations Command Africa.  They will discuss our multiform efforts to reinforce development, security, and diplomatic…

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

UN Child Rights Committee issues findings on Bahrain, Belgium, Czechia, Guinea, Italy, Japan, and Syrian Arab Republic

The findings contain positive aspects of how the respective States are implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from January 14 to February 1: Bahrain, Belgium, Czechia, Guinea, Italy, Japan, and Syrian Arab Republic. The findings contain positive aspects of how the respective States are implementing…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Nigerians Hear How Migrating Irregularly “Is Like Killing Yourself”

Many young Nigerians who have attempted the irregular travel to Europe, through the Sahara Desert and across the Mediterranean sea, are back home and campaigning against the practice

 “Don’t assume if you attempt the journey your fortune will change for the better,” a woman says over the public address system in the crowded Uselu market in Benin City, the capital of Nigeria’s Edo State. “Many embarked on the journey and never made it. Many people are dying in the…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Six people died each day attempting to cross Mediterranean in 2018, UNHCR reports shows

Thousands more were returned to Libya where they faced appalling conditions inside detention centres

Refugees and migrants attempting to reach Europe via the Mediterranean Sea lost their lives at an alarming rate in 2018, as cuts in search and rescue operations reinforced its position as the world’s deadliest sea crossing. The latest ‘Desperate Journeys’ report, released today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says…