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Acts that undermine the Libyan State must not become the ‘new normal,’ UN Security Council told

Libya’s shaky financial position, looming humanitarian crisis and the inability of State authorities to provide services have created a “vicious cycle” where groups with vested interests are trying to step in and undermine the Government, the United Nations envoy to the north African warned on Wednesday.

UK letter to Security Council says ‘highly likely’ Russia behind nerve-agent attack; Russia denies responsibility

During a heated debate in the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, the United Kingdom said that it was “highly likely” that Russia was behind an attack using a deadly nerve-agent, which has left Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, hospitalized in critical condition.

Security Council condemns attack on education workers in Central African Republic

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday denounced an attack against education workers that killed six, including one UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) consultant, who were traveling in the north-western prefecture of the Central African Republic (CAR).

UN chief, Security Council, strongly condemn Burkina Faso terrorist attacks

The two deadly terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ougadougou, on Friday have been strongly condemned by the United Nations.  

Outgoing UN envoy reflects on “painful” Yemen crisis

Ismaïl Ould Cheikh Ahmed, UN Special Envoy for Yemen, was in New York this week to deliver his final briefing to the Security Council after three years spearheading negotiation efforts.

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‘There is no plan B,’ says Guterres, reiterating UN’s commitment to two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

After over a century of hostilities including 50 years of continued military occupation, Israelis and Palestinians are still no closer to peace, a United Nations special envoy said on Tuesday, warning that even as many in the region have lost hope for positive change, the enemies of peace are growing more confident by the day.

Guinea-Bissau: Political crisis requires continued UN presence, Security Council told

The United Nations will need to focus its efforts on supporting Guinea-Bissau’s national leaders in their efforts to appoint an acceptable Prime Minister, establish an inclusive Government, organize and conduct timely elections, and implement the priority reforms, a UN envoy for the West African country said Wednesday.

News In Brief 05 February 2018

  • Further proof of chemical weapons use in Syria should be met with “meaningful response”: UN Disarmament Affairs chief
  • “Human cost” of prolonged crisis in Libya highlighted in $313 million appeal
  • World’s poorest countries need faster growth to reach SDGs: UNCTAD
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News in Brief 25 January 2018

  • “Urgent concrete steps” needed to reverse current course in Middle East
  • Libya appeal launched to provide “lifesaving” help for 940,000
  • Eastern DRC violence fuels one of the “worst displacement crises” for children
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News in Brief 18 January 2018

Dialogue and confidence vital to prevent, resolve conflicts, says UN chief

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