elections

Transparency must rule Iraqi elections, ‘loyalties cannot be for sale’, Security Council hears

A deadly rocket attack on Monday night in Erbil drew condemnation from the UN envoy in Iraq, who told the Security Council on Tuesday that “such reckless attempts to inflame tensions pose grave threats” to the country’s security. 

Uganda: UN chief calls for ‘inclusive, transparent and peaceful’ elections

The UN chief on Wednesday issued a call for an “inclusive, transparent and peaceful” election process across Uganda, a day ahead of the polls opening. 

News in Brief 8 January 2021

  • Rights chief Bachelet echoes condemnation of incitement in US Capitol chaos 
  • Mass displacement amid Central African Republic election violence 
  • Vietnam arrests of journalists ‘part of clampdown on freedom of expression’ 
  • UN’s global post-COVID poll: The long and short of what 1.5 million people want 
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News in Brief 5 January 2021

  • UNHCR relocates first Ethiopian refugees to new site in Sudan
  • UN appeals to spoilers in Central African Republic election to respect poll results
  • Mounting concern for Bosnia’s migrants left in freezing conditions
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News in Brief 28 December 2020

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Migrant lives at ‘immediate risk’, warn UN agencies 
  • UN peacekeepers patrol polling stations during CAR elections 
  • World must prepare for the next pandemic, UN urges  
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Holding the line on free and fair elections in Central African Republic

Presidential elections are scheduled to take place in the Central African Republic this Sunday, despite violence that has threatened to disrupt the nationwide poll.

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, one of top UN officials there, Denise Brown, describes what’s at stake, in her capacity as the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, and stressed that rumours of armed groups marching on the capital, were simply false.

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News in Brief 21 December 2020

  • Voters in Central African Republic will have their say 
  • Unitaid welcomes Norway’s $40 million donation for COVID-19 treatments, tests 
  • UNESCO still awaiting Azerbaijan’s response over Nagorno-Karabakh mission 
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News in Brief 7 October 2020

  • UN chief urges greater investments in universal health coverage 
  • Guinea elections hate speech must be curbed and condemned 
  • Rights experts welcome return to Canada of five-year-old orphaned in Syria 
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News in Brief 30 October 2019

 

  • UN chief voices ‘serious concern’ over Guinea-Bissau political crisis
  • IOM suspends South Sudan Ebola screening, after death of volunteers
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    Negative racial stereotyping of people of African descent has ‘systemic impact’

 

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‘A new chapter’ dawns for democracy in Guinea-Bissau: top UN official

The UN’s Deputy Special Representative in the West African state of Guinea-Bissau, has congratulated politicians, voters and officials across the country for the peaceful conduct of Sunday’s national assembly elections.