Daily Archives: 1st January 2019

UN diplomacy: political conflicts to watch in 2019

31 December 2018 Peace and Security As the world – and the United Nations – continues to grapple with political crises, we look at the political landscape with Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo. We begin by asking her what … Continue reading

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UN urges ‘restraint’ in Bangladesh’s post-presidential election violence

31 December 2018 Peace and Security The United Nations said on Monday that it is aware of violent incidents and reports of irregularities in Sunday’s general elections in Bangladesh.

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UN refugee agency presses States to aid 49 refugees stranded on Mediterranean

31 December 2018 Migrants and Refugees The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), on the last day of 2018, called on UN Member States to urgently offer safe ports of disembarkation for 49 refugees and migrants, including young children, aboard rescue … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: UN mission welcomes new polling dates following election delays

31 December 2018 Peace and Security Amid reports that Afghanistan’s 2019 presidential election may be postponed, local electoral authorities confirmed a polling date delay; a decision the UN Assistant Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomed for its clarity on Monday.

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