August 2, 2017

UN migration chief visits Nigeria’s northeast; new fund allocates $10.5 million

The United Nations has scaled up its efforts to tackle the humanitarian crisis in northeast Nigeria, through a visit by its top migration official and the allocation of $10.5 million from a new fund. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), nearly two million people fled their homes to […]
July 27, 2017

UN condemns killing of two peacekeepers in Central African Republic

Secretary-General António Guterres and the United Nations Security Council have condemned yesterday’s killing of two peacekeepers in the Central African Republic’s (CAR) south-eastern city of Bangassou. “This incident brings to nine the number of peacekeepers killed in service in Bangassou since the beginning of the year,” said a statement issued this morning by […]
June 14, 2017

Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru, Poland elected to UN Security Council

2 June 2017 – In a single round of voting today, the United Nations General Assembly elected Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru and Poland as non-permanent members of the Security Council for the next two years. They will fill seats to be vacated by Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and […]