With Mali peace talks set to resume, Security Council urges 'spirit of compromise'

Welcoming the scheduled resumption on 19 October of the inter-Malian negotiation process in Algiers, the United Nations Security Council today called on all parties in Mali “to engage in good faith and in the spirit of compromise” in the talks towards the ultimate end of agreeing a “comprehensive and inclusive” peace deal.

Mali: Ban voices ‘outrage’ as UN peacekeeper killed in second deadly attack this month

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced outrage today at a fatal attack against United Nations peacekeepers in Mali – the second in less than a week – that left one “blue helmet” dead and wounded another, while the UN peacekeeping chief urged Malian parties to make a “credible effort” to reach a peace accord.

Ban ‘outraged’ by deadly attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed shock and outrage at the killing of nine peacekeepers in an attack in Mali and issued a warning that all hostilities waged against UN “blue helmets” constitute a serious violation of international law.