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New York, Jan 15 (JEN) The top United Nations official in Libya, Bernardino Léon, has said today that a new round of UN-led political talks in Geneva to bring peace to the country represent the start of a “long process”, aimed at bringing an end to fighting in the country and to reach a political settlement. more
Security Council reaffirms peacebuilding as key element of UN post-conflict assistance

New York, Jan 15 (JEN) Peacebuilding is of “critical importance” as the foundation for sustainable peace and development in countries emerging from conflict, the United Nations S ...

Cyprus: UN envoy concerned about ‘impasse’ in negotiations

New York, Jan 15 (JEN) The United Nations Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, voiced concern that, despite some recent openings in the talks, it has been impossible to get negotiati ...

‘Dysfunctional’ Haitian Parliament deplored by UN and partners

New York, Jan 14 (JEN) Urging all Haitian stakeholders to form a consensus Government, the top United Nations official in in the country joined the ambassadors of several countries on Tuesda ...

UN-hosted Libya political talks to open tomorrow in Geneva

New York, Jan 14 (JEN) The United Nations is gearing up to kick-start a new round of political talks this week aimed at easing the deepening political and security crisis afflicting Libya, t ...

Côte d’Ivoire: Welcoming recent progress, UN envoy urges vigilance in run-up to elections

New York, Jan 14 (JEN) While praising Côte d’Ivoire’s significant progress towards lasting peace and economic recovery, the top United Nations official in the country told t ...

Central African Republic: UN agency warns of food insecurity amid ongoing instability

New York, Jan 14 (JEN) The unpredictable and hostile security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is having severe consequences for the country’s population still in dire ...

On India visit, Ban stresses country’s role in security, human rights, development

New York, Jan 13 (JEN) India can play a major role in addressing global challenges such as poverty, displacement, terrorism and climate change, said United Nations Secretary-GeneralBan Ki-mo ...

Cities in Central Asia, Caucasus sign up to UN campaign to become more resilient

New York, Jan 13 (JEN) Eight cities in Central Asia and the Caucasus, including capitals Tbilisi and Bishkek, have signed on to strengthen community resilience by integrating disaster risk r ...

UN Afghanistan mission welcomes Government's nomination of unity cabinet

New York, Jan 13 (JEN) The nomination of Afghanistan's unity cabinet, part of a wider move to bring together the country's political factions is an important milestone in the nation's polit ...