Kofi Annan’s passing has deprived us of one of the world’s “last big moral voices”, the UN’s top official in Geneva and friend of nearly 40 years, Michael Møller, said on Saturday.
Remembering the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, the UN chief has called on everyone around the world to “stand together against the normalization of hate”.
George Weah was inaugurated on Monday as the new President of Liberia, where the United Nations is set to close its peacekeeping mission (UNMIL) in a few weeks after a successful 15-year presence in the West African country.
Illegal smuggling networks which have imprisoned, tortured and abused thousands of migrants trying to cross Libya, “must be tracked and prosecuted”.
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Sixty blue helmets were killed in attacks in 2017; nearly double the figure for the past two years.
That’s according to senior UN official Atul Khare, who reported that overall, 123 personnel died while serving at peacekeeping missions this year.