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  • Jul 28 / 2016
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North America

UN security council to take first vote on Ban Ki-moon’s replacement

Coy frontrunners face robust challenge from mavericks as secretary general race hots up, with 12 hopefuls proposing dramatic changes for UN The UN security council will conduct a first secret vote on Thursday on who should replace Ban Ki-moon as secretary general, faced with a slate of cautious frontrunners chased by reformist mavericks who would drastically overhaul the [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Africa

Security Council Extends Mandate of African Union Mission in Somalia, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2297 (2016)

Source: United Nations 4 – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Security Council Extends Mandate of African Union Mission in Somalia, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2297 (2016) The Security Council extended its authorization of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 May 2017 today, agreeing with the Secretary-General that conditions in that country were not appropriate for [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Africa

New Security Council Text Adapts Mandate of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic

Source: United Nations 4 – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New Security Council Text Adapts Mandate of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic Resolution 2301 (2016) Spells out Immediate, Priority, Essential, Core Tasks The Security Council today extended until 15 November 2017 the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Africa

Advocacy groups petition to impose arms embargo on S. Sudan

July 23, 2016 (JUBA) – Over 30 civil society organizations from around the world have petitioned the United Nations Security Council to impose arms embargo on South Sudan, charging that the Transitional Government of National Unity, led by President Salva Kiir and First Vice President Machar, is failing to uphold its responsibility to protect populations in South [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Africa, North America

U.N. Strains to Fix Peacekeeping Shield for South Sudan Civilians

UNITED NATIONS — The thousands of United Nations peacekeepers trying to stave off disaster in South Sudan already have a tough, clear mandate: to protect civilians by any means necessary. Their track record, however, shows that they have not always been able or willing to do that. When civil war broke out in South Sudan [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific, North America

The voice of a new world

New Delhi, July 14 — The most impossible job on earth” was how the first United Nations secretary -general, Trygve Lie, described the post to his successor, Dag Hammarskjold, in 1953. Time has not made the job any easier. The framers of the UN Charter gave the Secretary-General two distinct functions: He or she is the “chief [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Africa

South Sudan Reality: Painful independence, failed leadership!

By James Okuk Thank God that some of us are still alive and are able to communicate from Juba today after being confined in a prison-like and imposed hunger situation since Friday 8th July 2016, the very day six years ago when I wrote the article “South Sudan Paradox: Joyful Independence, Sorry Leadership”. As we [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Africa

UN envoy urges South Sudanese parties to adhere to truce

Source: China State Council Information Office – Press Release/Statement: Headline: UN envoy urges South Sudanese parties to adhere to truce The special representative of the UN secretary-general for South Sudan, Ellen Margrethe Loj, strongly urged all parties to adhere to a ceasefire called by both President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar in South [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Africa

Note to Correspondents: Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in South Sudan

Source: United Nations - Press Release/Statement: Headline: Note to Correspondents: Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in South Sudan Notes to correspondents Note to Correspondents: Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in South Sudan New York, 11 July 2016 [...]

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