Daily Archives: 9th January 2019

DR Congo: Ebola response resumes despite ‘risky environment’

8 January 2019 Health Despite a precarious security environment and continuing pockets of mistrust on the part of affected populations, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Tuesday that all Ebola-affected areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) … Continue reading

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Madagascar: UN chief commends leaders, State institutions following ‘historic milestone’ election

8 January 2019 Peace and Security Following a run-off election for the Presidency of Madagascar which saw former leader Andry Rajoelina declared the winner on Tuesday, the UN chief has commended all those who contributed to the “peaceful and orderly” … Continue reading

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FROM THE FIELD: ‘Hope’ on the horizon as UN Peacekeepers push deep into Mali

8 January 2019 Peace and Security UN peacekeepers in Mali have given what villagers in a remote part of the West African country have called a “real glimmer of hope.” UN peacekeepers from Senegal provide medical services to villagers in … Continue reading

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How to stay in shape and step up support for refugees

8 January 2019 Migrants and Refugees At a time of year when many resolve to get fit, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the huge distances many are forced to cover to escape … Continue reading

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THE COMMITTEES: ‘All roads lead to the Fifth’

8 January 2019 Peace and Security At the United Nations, there is a popular saying – all roads lead to the Fifth – the “Fifth” here is the General Assembly’s main Administrative and Budgetary Committee, where all financial and programme … Continue reading

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UN Chief ‘strongly rejects’ Guatemala decision to expel anti-corruption body

8 January 2019 Peace and Security UN Secretary-General António Guterres has “strongly rejected” the Guatemalan Government’s decision to unilaterally terminate the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), an independent body set up by the UN and Guatemala to investigate … Continue reading

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