Experienced official from Netherlands appointed Deputy UN Special Representative for Mali

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Koen Davidse, of the Netherlands, as his Deputy Special Representative in the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). He will succeed Arnauld Akodjènou, of Benin, in September 2015.

Mali: UN mission condemns violations of ceasefire in Kidal region

Fighting erupted over the weekend in northern Mali’s Kidal region between armed groups, breaking the ceasefire and prompting the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the country, known as MINUSMA, to issue a firm condemnation.

Mali: senior UN official urges sustained support for relief efforts amid ongoing crisis

Food insecurity in Mali will only grow if national parties fail to commit to peace and stability in the country, the United Nations relief official dealing with Africa’s Sahel region warned today as he urged the international community to remain engaged with the country’s urgent humanitarian needs.

Mali: UN alarmed at release of human rights abusers; warns de facto amnesty contrary to international law

The United Nations human rights office expressed deep concern over the reported release of detainees in Mali suspected of involvement in, or formally charged with, serious abuses, including war crimes, terrorist acts and gross human rights violations.

Mali: UN strongly condemns attack in Mopti region

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali have strongly condemned the attack that took place today in the town of Sevaré, in the Mopti region.