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With crisis deepening in Mali, UN top envoy says ‘all is not lost’  

The UN Special Representative for Mali told the Security Council on Friday that despite collective efforts, “the reality is that the security situation has deteriorated and the crisis is deepening”, across the northwest African nation. 

UN chief condemns attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali

The UN Secretary-General has condemned an attack against peacekeepers in Mali on Saturday which left one Egyptian ‘blue helmet’ dead, and four others seriously injured.

Mali violence threatens country’s survival, warns UN human rights expert


Rapidly spreading violence in Mali is threatening the State’s very survival, the UN independent expert on the human rights situation in the country said on Friday. 

Rights experts condemn ‘dramatic rise’ in attacks on so-called slaves in Mali

Attacks against so-called slaves in Mali are on the rise and authorities must do more to prevent them, two independent UN human rights experts said on Monday.

FROM THE FIELD: Desert artisans in Mali foster dialogue and tolerance

Traditional arts and crafts are being used to build peace and dialogue in Mali thanks to the work of the UN peacekeeping mission in the country, MINUSMA.

Malian authorities urged to ‘break the cycle of impunity’ for human rights violations

Rampant impunity for human rights violations in Mali is posing serious risks for the protection of civilians in the West African country, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday. 

‘Critical juncture’ for Mali warns UN mission chief, with democratic future at risk

Immediate action is required now to initiate critical reforms and lay the groundwork for credible elections in Mali, where the security situation is as worrying as ever, the Head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) told the Security Council on Monday.

Mali: Military must ‘scrupulously’ respect human rights and free civilian leaders  

A UN independent human rights expert said on Wednesday that Mali’s new military authorities should “scrupulously respect human rights” and release all leaders detained in last week’s coup. 

UN chief following Mali crisis ‘with concern’ as Security Council strongly condemns arrests

The UN Security Council met behind closed doors on Wednesday to discuss the derailing of Mali’s transitional government following the apparent forced departure of both the President and Prime Minister on Tuesday, by the leader of last August’s military coup.

First Person: British UN peacekeeper stays on ‘A-game’ to keep Malians safe

A young soldier from the United Kingdom says he must stay on his “A-game” on patrol with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali, to keep himself, colleagues and Malians safe in one of the most dangerous UN postings anywhere in the world.