Category: Peace and Security

AU Summit: Guterres calls for ‘collective, comprehensive, coordinated’ response to challenges facing Africa

Daniel Getachew UN Secretary-General António Guterres, addressing the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 9 February, 2020. The challenges facing African nations are “complex, multi-faceted and far-reaching” but a “collective, comprehensive and coordinated” response by the global community will build on the momentum that already exists to help the continent thrive, the UN chief told the […]

Libya: ‘Dire and untenable’ situation for tens of thousands of children in unrelenting conflict

© UNICEF/Giovanni Diffidenti A child runs through the debris and wreckage in downtown Benghazi, Libya. The world should not accept the “dire and untenable” situation facing children in wartorn Libya the head of the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on Friday. “Children in Libya, including refugee and migrant children, continue to suffer grievously amidst the […]

‘Three-country crisis’ across central Sahel puts whole generation at risk, warns UN food agency

Violent attacks by extremists “almost every day” in the Sahel nations of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso have displaced nearly one million people and caused emergency levels of malnutrition, UN humanitarians have said. Warning of an impending humanitarian crisis, the World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday said that if nothing is done to tackle hunger in the […]

Protests around the world: Politicians must address ‘growing deficit of trust’, urges Guterres

UN Bolivia/Patricia Cusicanqui Demonstrators protest on the streets of La Paz, Bolivia. Protests in cities across the world in recent days show that “people are hurting and want to be heard” by political leaders who must now address a “growing deficit of trust”, said the UN chief on Friday. Speaking to correspondents at UN Headquarters in New York, António […]