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.