Category Archives: Legal Judicial

Greater response needed to worsening West African violence – UN head

Groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State have strengthened their foothold across the arid Sahel this year, making large swathes of territory ungovernable and stoking local ethnic violence, especially in Mali and Burkina Faso.

The situation has raised …

‘Nothing left to go back for’: UN News hears extraordinary stories of loss, and survival as Mozambique rebuilds from deadly cyclones

As UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrives in the southern African nation of Mozambique on Thursday for a two-day visit, he will be surveying the damage wrought by the deadly back-to-back cyclones earlier this year. UN News reports from the ground, …

‘Nothing left to go back for’: UN News hears extraordinary stories of loss, and survival as Mozambique rebuilds from deadly cyclones

As UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrives in the southern African nation of Mozambique on Thursday for a two-day visit, he will be surveying the damage wrought by the deadly back-to-back cyclones earlier this year. UN News reports from the ground, …

South Sudan Marks Anniversary With Hunger Still a Pressing Issue

MALAKAL AND UPPER NILE, SOUTH SUDAN – Eight years after South Sudan’s independence, hunger continues to plague the world’s youngest nation. A recent United Nations report shows nearly half the population � 6.1 million people � are facing some degree …

Secretary-General Appoints Mirko Manzoni of Switzerland His Personal Envoy for Mozambique

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced today the appointment of Mirko Manzoni of Switzerland as his Personal Envoy for Mozambique. In this role, Mr. Manzoni will provide good-offices support in facilitating the dialogue between the Government of Mozambique and RENAMO …

UN: Release All Refugees, Migrants from Libyan Detention Centers

GENEVA – United Nations agencies are calling for the release of all refugees and migrants from Libyan detention centers. The call comes in the wake of the deadly airstrike July 2 on the Tajoura detention center, on the outskirts of …