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Central African Republic: UN chief hails signing of new peace agreement

Following the signing of a peace agreement between the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and 14 non-state armed groups active in the country on Wednesday, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, congratulated all stakeholders and encouraged them to now “live up to their commitments”.

UN chief commends African Union on adoption of institutional reforms

United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres has commended the African Union, a UN peace partner, and its leadership for progress achieved on institutional reform, adopted at the continental organization’s Assembly meeting.

Government and opposition must ‘respect the rule of law and human rights’ in Comoros, as referendum looms: Guterres

The recent infringement of democratic rights and civil liberties in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Comoros, ahead of a vote on constitutional reform, is a source of concern said United Nations chief António Guterres on Sunday.

UN-African Union partnership ‘not a choice but a necessity’, Security Council hears

A stronger partnership between the United Nations and the African Union is “not a choice but a necessity” in tackling today’s complex peace and security challenges in Africa, a senior UN official said on Wednesday.

Bridging gap between relief and development can meet immediate needs, lessen vulnerability – UN chief

A surge in conflict-induced needs in Africa and the Middle East, coupled with an increase in climate shocks that pummel the most vulnerable everywhere, have given fresh urgency to calls for the international community to work in a new way ¬that not only ends humanitarian needs but reduces them over time, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Sunday.

In Addis Ababa, Guterres says partnership with African Union is fundamental to work of the UN

Strong cooperation with the African Union (AU) is essential for the United Nations to be able to fulfill its mandate, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the two organizations signed a new agreement to bolster their collaboration on range of global issues.

News in Brief 10 August 2017 (AM)

"Advancing peace” by advancing empowerment of women: Deputy UN chief

The UN deputy chief briefed the Security Council this Thursday on the “first-of-its kind” high level mission to Africa which she led last month, devoted to advancing the empowerment of women.

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News in Brief 25 July 2017 (PM)

UN deputy chief praises DRC for progress on issue of sexual violence

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UN and Africa: focus on albinism, migration and Kenya's blue economy

Action plan gives “renewed hope” to people with albinism in Africa

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High Level Panel to study migration in Africa

A High Level Panel on Migration in Africa is hoping to stem the tide of young people forced to flee their homelands because they cannot find jobs, a senior UN official ha

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