Madagascar: UN chief commends leaders, State institutions following ‘historic milestone’ election

Following a run-off election for the Presidency of Madagascar which saw former leader Andry Rajoelina declared the winner on Tuesday, the UN chief has commended all those who contributed to the “peaceful and orderly” voting process that began at the end of November.

Madagascar: UN chief commends nation on first round of peaceful elections

The results of the first round of voting to choose Madagascar’s next President were announced on Wednesday, prompting the UN chief to commend the peaceful nature of the vote, which now moves to a second round run-off next month.

Madagascar: UN Secretary-General reaffirms support for electoral process

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has welcomed the appointment on 7 September of Rivo Rakotovao, President of the Madagascar Senate, as acting president of the country.

UN chief welcomes formation of unity government in Madagascar

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the formation on Monday of a government of national unity in Madagascar led by a non-partisan Prime Minister, as requested by the nation’s leading constitutional court.

News in Brief 27 November 2017 (AM)

UN chief condemns Central African Republic attack

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News in Brief 19 October 2017 (PM)

Drop in UN civilian casualty numbers

Casualties among UN civilian staff have fallen to their lowest levels in five years.

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News in Brief 02 October 2017 (PM)

Government of Myanmar allows UN officials to visit Rakhine state

In what was described by the UN as a “positive step,” senior officials were finally given access to Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state on Monday.

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In cyclone’s wake, UN appeals for $20 million to help affected populations in Madagascar

The United Nations and humanitarian partners are appealing for $20 million to address the devastating consequences of Cyclone Enawo in Madagascar.

News in Brief 23 March 2017 (AM)

“We are failing the children of Syria,” says UNICEF director

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News in Brief 30 January 2017 (AM)

US$100m released from Emergency Response Fund for “neglected crises”

A total of US$100 million has been released from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund, or CERF, by the UN chief, to “sustain operations” in nine “neglected” emergencies around the world.

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