elections

Respect for fundamental rights and freedoms key for peaceful polls in DRC – UN mission chief

Confidence and consensus around key issues are still required ahead of this year’s presidential and legislative elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Security Council heard on Monday.

UN Security Council welcomes results of Mali's presidential elections

The members of the Security Council on Friday welcomed the publication of the final results of the presidential polls in Mali, which saw the re-election of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, and insisted on the urgent need to accelerate the implementation of the peace agreement.

News in Brief 17 August 2018

  • Afghanistan’s Ghazni ‘too dangerous to access’: UN aid agency
  • Zeid calls on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Republika Srpska to review Srebrenica massacre reversal
  • Cambodia urged to release political opponents amid election harassment allegations
  • UN Special Envoy invites Government and opposition in Yemen to Geneva consultations
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News in Brief 13 August 2018

  • Report underscores need to respect human rights during Somalia elections
  • UN Mission welcomes progress towards Afghanistan elections
  • Rights experts call for immediate release of Bangladesh photographer
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UN chief welcomes DR Congo President’s promise to stand down

The United Nations Secretary-General has commended the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila’s decision on Thursday, not to stand in elections scheduled to take place on 23 December.

News in Brief 02 August 2018

  • UN chief urges restraint amid reports of post-election violence in Zimbabwe
  • New Ebola cases in DR Congo, UN health agency reports
  • Key foods see biggest price drop since late last year: FAO
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‘Exercise restraint,’ UN chief urges Zimbabwe after post-election violence

After troops reportedly fired on demonstrators protesting election results in Zimbabwe, leaving three dead, the United Nations Secretary-General on Thursday called on the country’s political leaders, and the population at large, to "exercise restraint and reject any form of violence".

UN ‘committed to continue to support’ Pakistan’s Electoral Commission in wake of general election

The United Nations Secretary-General has congratulated the people of Pakistan for “exercising their constitutional right to vote” on Wednesday, thereby reaffirming “their commitment to a democratic Pakistan.”

Cambodia: Before crucial vote on Sunday, UN chief calls for ‘pluralistic political process’

As Cambodians prepare to vote in general elections on Sunday, the United Nations Secretary-General issued a statement on Friday calling for “an inclusive and pluralistic political process” saying that it “remains essential for safeguarding the progress made by Cambodia in consolidating peace.”

DR Congo: UN envoy calls for ‘a level playing field’ in key upcoming elections

Major progress has been made on preparations for the upcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but “conditions for a level playing field are not yet in place”, said the most senior United Nations official based in the country.