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.