UN cooperation with African Union must be institutionalized, less 'ad hoc,' Security Council told

The United Nations must move towards a more institutionalized approach for the joint planning, mandating, financing and supporting of African Union (AU) peace-support operations, the Secretary-General's Chef de Cabinet told the Security Council today.

UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, CAR and partnerships for peace

“Extreme concern” over increased armed conflict in South Sudan

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Ban appoints Chilean national as Deputy Special Representative for Central African Republic

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Fabrizio Hochschild of Chile as his new Deputy Special Representative for the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

UN Gender Focus: women in the Great Lakes region, Libyan women and women leaders in Botswana

Great Lakes women demand more active role in peace talks

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African women need “more access” to the “formal” jobs market

African women are well represented in the “informal” jobs sector, but need “more access” to the formal workplace.

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UN ideals can benefit from synergy of Afro-Arab cooperation, says Ban

Cooperation between African and Arab States can boost United Nations efforts to prevent and resolve conflicts in the two regions, promote tolerance, combat drug trafficking, terrorism and corruption, and strengthen the campaign against unemployment and climate change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said.

Senior UN aid official visits Central African town beset by recent violence

A senior United Nations humanitarian official has kicked off a five-day visit to the Central African Republic (CAR) by visiting a north-eastern town that last month was the scene of deadly inter-ethnic violence that also displaced several thousand inhabitants.

Senior UN aid official to visit Central African Republic

A senior United Nations aid official heads to the Central African Republic (CAR) this weekend for a five-day visit to assess the humanitarian situation and spotlight the perilous situation faced by the impoverished country’s civilians.

Migiro travels to Libya for African Union summit

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro will represent the United Nations at this week’s African Union (AU) summit in Sirte, Libya, it was announced today.

Central African Republic: UN envoy voices deep concern over recent violence

The Secretary-General’s Special Representative to the Central African Republic (CAR) today expressed his deep concern over insecurity in the country’s north-east, stressing that violence threatens the ceasefire and peace accord signed by the parties in May.