Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of Somalia’s Deputy State Attorney, Ahmed Malim Sheikh Nur, expressing deep concern that the recent attacks in Mogadishu seem to be targeting the country’s justice sector.
The United Nations mission in Libya today said it is following the latest developments in the country where armed gunmen have overtaken the ministries of justice and foreign affairs, and other State institutions, and urged all Libyans to join the country’s democratic transition.
The United Nations educational agency today said it is ready to launch a pilot project combining mobile technology and teachers’ development to support primary school English teachers in Nigeria, which has one of the highest illiteracy rates in the world.
A senior United Nations envoy today stressed the need for peace, security and development in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as she visited the provincial capital of Goma, the site of upheaval and a humanitarian crisis late last year.
With inter-communal clashes in Darfur having sparked recent deadly violence and security restrictions hindering the efforts of peacekeepers, the United Nations peacekeeping chief today urged the international community to press the belligerent parties to reach a political settlement.
Mary Robinson, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, began her week-long visit to the region today by meeting with the senior leadership of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and of the United Nations mission there.
The Security Council today welcomed the joint declaration of non-violence signed last week in Conakry between the main Guinean stakeholders in which they committed themselves to resolve all differences exclusively through peaceful means.
The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) today welcomed a peace deal between the Government of South Sudan and local militia groups, adding that it remained ready to assist the country as it moved forward in establishing a lasting peace.