Central African Republic

News in Brief 21 June 2018

  • UN chief welcomed peaceful moves between Ethiopia and Eritrea
  • UN Myanmar envoy completes first official visit, stresses need to integrate women in seeking solutions
  • Restoring government authority across Central African Republic is ‘key’ to lasting peace, stability and prosperity – UN envoy
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Restoring government control across Central African Republic is ‘key’ to lasting peace, stability – UN envoy

While many positive steps have been taken in the Central African Republic (CAR), progress has been too slow and is continually under threat from “those who seek private gains through violence,” the United Nations envoy on the ground told the Security Council on Thursday, underscoring that restoring government authority is “key”, both now and in the long-term.

Central African Republic: UN chief condemns killing of peacekeeper; the second in a week

The United Nations chief has strongly condemned Sunday’s attack that killed a peacekeeper in the Central African Republic (CAR); the second ‘blue helmet’ to lose his life there in the space of a week.

News In Brief 11 June 2018

  • UN spotlights ‘bottlenecks and barriers’ of financing the development agenda
  • ‘Highly explosive’ escalation of conflict across Syria’s Idlib, says top UN official
  • UN humanitarian official condemns Central African hospital attack as 'inhuman and unworthy'
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Guterres strongly denounces latest attack on peacekeepers in Central African Republic

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned Sunday’s attack that killed a UN peacekeeper from Tanzania and injured seven others while they were patrolling in the west of the Central African Republic (CAR).

Central African Republic crisis ‘breaks my heart’ says senior UN aid official

The already serious humanitarian situation in Central African Republic (CAR) has worsened amid a spike in violence which threatens to overtake almost every area of the country, a top UN aid official said on Monday.

UN chief condemns attack against ‘blue helmets’ in Central African Republic

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, on Thursday condemned an attack against UN peacekeeping troops in southeastern Central African Republic (CAR) that claimed the life of one peacekeeper, and wounded eight others – all from Mauritania.

‘Never forget children,’ UNICEF warns of escalating violence in Central African Republic

At least 350,000 children in the Central African Republic (CAR) are out of school and lack access to health and other basic services, including nearly 29,000 who have fled escalating violence this year, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned, urging warring parties to stop the fighting. 

News in Brief 09 May 2018

  • Iran deal represents ‘significant verification gain’ – UN atomic energy chief
  • ‘Climate risk’ insurance pays off for vulnerable African farmers
  • Unrest and ‘worrying hate speech’ roil Central African Republic: Zeid
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News in Brief 03 May 2018

  • On international day, UN chief upholds ‘invaluable’ role of a free press
  • UN chief ‘optimistic’ over peace efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula
  • CAR authorities urged to investigate recent deadly violence
  • UN agencies appeal for global support to save lives in the Sahel
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