mauritania

Final stage of UN-organized repatriation from Senegal to Mauritania begins

The last phase of a two-decade-long United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) scheme to voluntarily repatriate Mauritanian refugees in Senegal back to their own country kicked off this week.

Ban invites Mauritanians to pursue dialogue after presidential polls

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the leadership and people of Mauritania to consolidate their country’s democratization and reconciliation by pursuing dialogue in the wake of the recently concluded presidential elections.

Ban welcomes decree setting up transitional government in Mauritania

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the signing of a decree setting up a transitional government in Mauritania, which he hopes will pave the way for the holding of free and fair presidential elections next month.

Mauritania: Ban welcomes pact paving way for return to constitutional order

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed yesterday’s signing of an agreement between parties in Mauritania, which was rocked by a coup d’état last summer, calling it a “solid basis” for the West African nation’s return to constitutional order and the consolidation of democracy.

Secretary-General urges Mauritanian parties to restore constitutional order

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on parties in Mauritania to forge a consensus on how to return the country, which was rocked by a coup d’état last August, to constitutional order, including setting a date for presidential elections.

Secretary-General welcomes reported release of deposed Mauritanian leader

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the reported release from house arrest of the President of Mauritania, Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, who was overthrown by the country’s military in August, and called for the restoration of constitutional order as soon as possible.

Security Council deplores recent government overthrow in Mauritania

The Security Council today condemned the recent overthrow of the Mauritanian Government by the country’s military and demanded the immediate release from detention of the national president and the restoration of democratic institutions.

Top UN envoy calls for speedy return to constitutional rule in Mauritania

The top United Nations envoy to West Africa has called for an immediate return to constitutional rule in Mauritania after wrapping up a three-day visit to the country, where military leaders last week overthrew the Government.

Ban voices deep regret at coup d’état in Mauritania

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced his deep regret at today’s overthrow by military leaders of the Mauritanian Government led by President Sidi Mohamed Ould Chiekh Abdallahi.

UN refugee agency helps Mauritanian refugees return home from Senegal

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has resumed assisting Mauritanian refugees return to their home country from Senegal where they have been in exile for nearly two decades.