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.

Mali warns UN of terrorist, extremist threats to entire sub-Saharan region

Terrorist and rebel groups chased out of Mali earlier this year now pose a serious threat to peace and stability in the whole sub-Saharan region, the new President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, told the United Nations General Assembly today, calling for full international support to counter the cross-border scourge.

UN agencies appeal for urgent support as food crisis grips northern Mali

The United Nations and its partners are appealing for immediate support for northern Mali, where three out of four households do not have enough to eat and are heavily dependent on food assistance.

Serious misconduct, sexual abuse alleged against UN peacekeepers in Mali

The United Nations mission in Mali has received allegations of serious misconduct by its peacekeeping troops last week, including an alleged incident of sexual abuse.

UN peacekeeping mission in Mali notes formation of new Government

Mali’s new leadership is forming a new Government today, a process started with the swearing in of the new President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, an event noted by the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country.

Mali: UNICEF boosts efforts to help half a million crisis-affected children return to school

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today announced it will scale up efforts to help half a million children in Mali restart their education, which was disrupted by the conflict and nutrition crisis in the northern part of the country.