The top United Nations official tasked with advancing gender equality today expressed “deep concern” about the escalating violence against women in Egypt, particularly those protesting in the days following the second anniversary of the revolution.
The top United Nations political official today stressed that Somalia is entering a new chapter in its history, and reiterated the world body’s commitment to support efforts to build lasting peace, during a visit to the capital, Mogadishu.
UNESCO/Lazare Eloundou Assomo; Ministère de la culture du Mali/DNPC
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today announced it will help rebuild and safeguard Mali’s cultural heritage, which has been the target of attacks during the current crisis.
The United Nations human rights chief today urged all parties in Egypt to engage in dialogue and stop the use of excessive force, following five days of protests that have resulted in dozens of deaths and led the Government to declare a state of emergency.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is scaling up operations in the Central African Republic (CAR) to help thousands of children who have been affected by the recent violence in the country and in urgent need of assistance.
While the new Government of Libya has evinced determination to tackle the many challenges faced by the nascent democracy, national dialogue must be held so that difficult decisions on a range of issues can be taken with broad popular support, a United Nations envoy said today.
More than four years after conflict and pervasive insecurity forced it to shutter its operations in southern Somalia, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has resumed food assistance to the region’s port city of Kismayo, the agency announced today.
The United Nations refugee agency today announced it is urgently preparing for a possible spontaneous return of thousands of conflict-displaced people in northern Mali, where ongoing insecurity is hampering some 380,000 from returning home.
The United Nations envoy dealing with Western Sahara is on his way to the Russian capital, Moscow, as part of consultations designed to build international support for the negotiations aimed at resolving the long-running conflict.