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UN envoy details progress and challenges in Afghanistan

While Afghanistan continues to face significant challenges in areas such as human rights and protection, the country has realized strong political and development gains, according to the top UN envoy in the country.

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Security Council authorizes mission in Mali

The Security Council has authorized the deployment of a mission in Mali which is plagued by political instability since a military coup in March.

In addition to this, armed rebels now control the northern parts of the country.

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Political crisis continues in Guinea-Bissau: UN envoy

The political crisis Guinea-Bissau caused by the military coup on 12 April continues, according to the outgoing top United Nations envoy in the West African country.

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Women’s role in advancing peace and security must be supported – UN officials

Top United Nations officials today highlighted the invaluable role of women’s organizations and civil society groups in preventing violence and resolving conflict, stressing that their contributions are vital to building a peaceful world and must be further supported.

International community welcomes cease-fire between Hamas and Israel

The Security Council has commended the international diplomatic efforts which led to a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel on Wednesday.

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Security Council demands withdrawal of M23 from Goma in DR Congo

The Security Council is demanding immediate withdrawal of the M23 rebel group from Goma, the capital of North Kivu in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Security Council debates challenge of piracy

While piracy and the armed robbery of ships mostly take place in East Africa, West Africa and the Far East, it affects the entire international community.

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Attacks by rebels in eastern DR Congo condemned by UN

The resumption of attacks by the rebel movement known as the M23, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has been condemned by the United Nations.

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Growing violence in Middle East addressed by UN member states

Members of the UN Security Council and other UN member States met late Wednesday evening behind closed doors to discuss what UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called the “deteriorating situation in southern Israel and Gaza”.

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Security Council urges wider role for women’s groups in peace efforts

The Security Council has called on the international community to give women’s civil society organizations a prominent role in the negotiation, planning and implementation of peace processes and post-conflict development programmes.