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UN envoy sees progress in South Sudan amid security concerns

The top UN envoy in South Sudan, Nicholas Haysom, on Monday reported progress in South Sudan and voiced concern over the security situation in...
Protesters clash with security forces during a protest against the military coup and the detention of civilian leaders in Myanmar. Photo: Aung Kyaw Htet/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire/dpa

UN Envoy for Myanmar Urges Security Council to Take Timely Action as Situation ‘Worrisome’

United Nations Special Envoy for Myanmar Christine Shraner Burgener on Friday urged the UN Security Councl to render timely support to stop the violence...
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UN envoy to Libya transmits proposal for constitutional basis for elections to dialogue forum

United Nations (UN) envoy to Libya Jan Kubis on Tuesday transmitted the proposal for a constitutional basis for the upcoming elections to the Libyan...
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UN envoy calls for international solidarity with people of Myanmar

dpa/GNA - The UN special envoy for Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, has called for international solidarity with protesters in Myanmar and described her dismay...
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UN envoy warns of risk of setback in CAR

The UN secretary-general's special representative and head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), Mankeur Ndiaye, warned Thursday that the...
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UN envoy calls for investigation into electoral violence in Ghana

The United Nations, on Monday called on the Ghanaian authorities to investigate incidents of electoral violence in the December 7 polls. The UN also called...
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Election 2020: UN Envoy pays courtesy call on Foreign Minister

Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative, UN Secretary-General and Head, UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel, Friday called on the Minister...

UN envoy asks for peaceful elections in CAR

The top UN envoy for the Central African Republic (CAR) on Monday asked for efforts to ensure peaceful elections in the country. The presidential and...
Inter Libyan Dialogue Sessions

UN: Bouznika’s Inter-Libyan Dialogue, ‘Real Opportunity’ to Put an End to Long Conflict

The inter-Libyan dialogue sessions, the second round of which is currently taking place in Bouznika with a view to reaching a political solution to...
UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 28, 2020 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a press encounter at the UN headquarters in New York, on Feb. 28, 2020. The latest attacks in opposition-held northwest Syria marks "one of the most alarming moments" in the nearly nine-year-old conflict, Guterres said on Friday. (Xinhua/Wang Jiangang)

UN envoy expects new Syrian peace talks to build confidence and bring hope

UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen on Friday said that he wishes the upcoming Syrian peace talks in Geneva to be handled correctly...

Somalia focused on confronting COVID-19 pandemic

Somalia, like the rest of the world, is focused on confronting the COVID-19 pandemic, said the top UN envoy for the country on Thursday. ...
Presence of UN troops is the only large-scale security measure in CAR. Major contributors are Rwanda, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Cameroon troops patrol the center of Bozoum during the regional Mining Center opening. Unfortunately, is possible that the center will attract attention of armed groups.

Peace process in Mozambique fruitful and hopeful, says UN envoy

Mozambique has slowly but steadily forged ahead on the path to durable peace, as progress was achieved in the process of disarmament, demobilization...

COVID-19 pandemic exacerbating preexisting conflict drivers in West Africa

The UN envoy for West Africa and the vast Sahel region on Thursday told the Security Council that the COVID-19 pandemic is amplifying and...
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UN envoy optimistic about peace prospects in Afghanistan

The top UN envoy for Afghanistan on Thursday expressed optimism about the peace prospects in Afghanistan, saying talks between the government and the Taliban...

Mozambican main opposition party closes military base – UN envoy

The main opposition party in Mozambique, Renamo, has officially closed its first military base in Sofala Province as part of the demobilization, disarmament and...
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UN envoy says fight against COVID-19 key to stability in Africa’s Great Lakes region

The international community should rally behind efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and other external shocks that could threaten long-term stability in Africa's Great...
Un Envoy For Great Lakes Region Voices Optimism Despite Challenges

UN envoy for Great Lakes region voices optimism despite challenges

The UN envoy for the Great Lakes region, Xia Huang, on Wednesday voiced optimism, citing events in the past year with positive implications for...
Un Envoy For Yemen Urges Warring Parties To Seize Opportunity For Peace

UN envoy for Yemen urges warring parties to seize opportunity for peace

UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths on Thursday asked the warring parties to seize the opportunity for peace. An opportunity has emerged to...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (L) converses with opposition leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Jan. 15, 2020. South Sudan warring parties on Wednesday agreed to continue with further consultations on the contentious issue of the number of states after Salva Kiir and Riek Machar met in Juba. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu)

South Sudan’s unity government faces daunting challenges

The UN's envoy for South Sudan on Wednesday said the country's new government faces a daunting array of challenges, which "will test its unity." Shearer,...

UN envoy to Libya resigns for health reasons

The UN Special Envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, on Monday requested to be relieved from his duties for health reasons. "For...

Somalia continues to face extreme humanitarian challenges

The United Nations envoy for Somalia on Monday said that Somalis continue to face extreme humanitarian challenges. "Back-to-back droughts, flooding, conflict and insecurity have left...
Turkish Army Pullout Will Bring Peace To Northern Syria

Realizing Syrians’ dream for peace still has long way to go – Geir Pedersen

Geir Pedersen, UN special envoy for Syria, said Wednesday that realizing the dream of the Syrian people for peace has a long way to...
The incumbent president of Guinea-Bissau Jose Mario Vaz votes at a polling station near the presidential palace in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, Dec. 29, 2019. Guinea-Bissau's presidential election runoff kicked off here on Sunday between two former prime ministers, Domingos Simoes Pereira and Umaro Sissoco Embalo. (Xinhua/Xing Jianqiao)

UN envoy asks for international support for Guinea-Bissau amid political tension

The top UN envoy for Guinea-Bissau on Friday asked for international support for the West African country amid political instability. Rosine Sori-Coulibaly,...
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UN envoy asks for reflection on way forward in wake of U.S. Mideast plan

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov on Tuesday called for reflection on ways to bring Israelis and Palestinians back...
Militants walk in the Syrian city of Idlib on March 29, 2015. (Photo by AFP)

Terrorists’ presence in Idlib “unacceptable,” but all-out military approach will not work

The UN's envoy for Syria on Thursday said terrorists' presence and influence in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib is unacceptable, but a continued all-out...

UN envoy urges all-out effort to turn around deteriorating ocean ecosystem

The international community should make every effort to turn around the deteriorating ocean ecosystem, Peter Thomson, United Nations secretary-general's special envoy for the ocean,...
FILE - Smoke rises during a fight between members of the Libyan internationally recognized government forces and Eastern forces in Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya, May 5, 2019.

Ghassan Salame calls for rejection of foreign involvement in Libyan conflict

The UN envoy for Libya on Monday called for rejection of foreign involvement, including mercenaries and arms shipment, in the Libyan conflict. ...
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UN envoy sees positive developments in Mali despite violence

The top UN envoy in Mali saw positive developments in the African country despite recent deadly attacks there. Despite repeated attacks last...
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UN envoy says the situation in CAR remains grave

A senior envoy told the United Nations Security Council Thursday that the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) remained serious despite the recent...
Hundreds of Burundians lined up for the vote in which they are merely asked to decide yes or no. AFP/STR

UN Envoy Advices Dialogue in Resolving Burundi’s Political Crisis

The UN envoy for Burundi said Tuesday that dialogue remains the only viable option for resolving the political crisis in Burundi and for holding...