UN expert urges support for strengthening Mali’s justice system

Calling on the United Nations and the wider international community to help the Government of Mali strengthen its judicial system, the UN independent expert on human rights in the country expressed concern today at the difficulties facing Malian justice in the prosecution of serious crimes committed in during the violence that engulfed the north in 2012.

With strong international support, Mali must set its own path to recovery – Security Council

As Mali emerges from a 2012 crisis that nearly split the country in half, members of the United Nations Security Council who led the 15-member body’s recent visit to the country emphasized today that any sustainable solution – on the security, political and development fronts – must be agreed and led by Malians themselves.

Malnutrition threatens lives of 50,000 children in Mali

Up to 50,000 children in Mali may die of malnutrition this year if they don’t receive enough food on time.

This warning has come from the top United Nations humanitarian official in the country.

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In Mali, Security Council gets first-hand look at UN efforts to restore stability

The Security Council today wrapped up a two-day visit to Mali, where it got a first-hand look at United Nations efforts to assist the West African nation as it emerges from crisis and tackle a host of political, security, development and humanitarian challenges.

Mali: with terrorists regrouping, Security Council urges full deployment of ‘blue helmets’

Warning that terrorists and other armed groups appear to have reorganized “and gained some ability to operate” amid the already fragile security situation in northern Mali, the United Nations Security Council today called on all Member States to support the full deployment of UN peacekeepers in the country.

Window ‘is wide open’ to advance Mali’s progress, UN envoy tells Security Council

Mali is at a crossroads, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council today, as he urged the international community to continue to actively support ongoing national efforts to steer the West African nation in the right direction and prevent it from relapsing into crisis.