Ban and Security Council condemn deadly attack on UN, Malian forces

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council have strongly condemned an attack in the north-eastern Malian town of Kidal that killed two blue helmets and left several others, including members of the national armed forces, injured.

Mali: UN mission calls for restraint, return to negotiations after clash in Kidal

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali today strongly condemned the latest violence in Kidal, in the northern part of the country, and called for restraint.

Joint UN-Government mission finds schools in northern Mali barely functioning

Schools in and around Timbuktu and other parts of northern Mali are barely functioning following the occupation of the region earlier this year by armed groups, a joint assessment by the United Nations and the Government has found.

Security Council, UNESCO strongly condemn killing of French journalists in Mali

The Security Council and the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom have strongly condemned the kidnapping and assassinations of two French journalists in northern Mali, and called on the Government to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Mali: Ban welcomes Netherlands' decision to contribute to peacekeeping mission

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the decision of the Government of the Netherlands to supply personnel and equipment to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali, and reiterated his call to Member States for further assistance.

UNESCO approves emergency funds to evaluate state of Mali’s intangible heritage

A United Nations committee has approved an emergency assistance package of $307,307 for a two-year project to evaluate the state of intangible heritage throughout Mali, beginning with the northern regions that suffered the most from recent armed conflict and occupation.

Secretary-General condemns attack resulting in death of UN peacekeepers in Mali

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s suicide attack by unknown assailants on a checkpoint of the United Nations mission in Mali in which a number of Chadian peacekeepers have been killed and injured.

Despite recent progress, urgent challenges remain to restore stability in Mali – UN envoy

Important steps have been taken recently to help restore constitutional order and stability in Mali, including successful presidential elections, the top United Nations envoy there said today, while noting some key remaining tasks such as addressing security and humanitarian challenges.

UN food relief agency scales up assistance in Mali to combat effects of drought, conflict

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced it is scaling up its emergency operation in Mali to reach more than 680,000 people, many of whom have been affected by the recent crisis in the country, as well as adverse weather conditions.

UN officials speak out against attack targeting Malian armed forces

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his sadness over an attack in Timbuktu, Mali, that led to the death and injury of several people and which was condemned by his top envoy in the country.