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UN chief Guterres engages in ‘constructive’ discussions on Yemen, Libya with Saudi Foreign Minister

Visiting Saudi Arabia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said that he and the Arab country’s foreign minister had “very important and very constructive discussions” on the possible future political solutions for Yemen and Libya. “To have comprehensive political solutions, bringing people together, is essential from Libya to Yemen, to Syria, to Iraq,” Mr. Guterres told […]

UN and international partners express support for working with new Somali president

The United Nations and its international partners in Somalia today said that they were eager to partner with President Mohamed Abdullahi ‘Farmajo’, his new Government and the people of Somalia to avert another famine in the country and to assist with improving security for all Somalis. The comments were made in a congratulatory statement on […]

With UN support, surgeon Denis Mukwege and Panzi Hospital aid rape survivors in Guinea

The United Nations office working to end conflict-related sexual violence helped to bring world-renowned surgeon Denis Mukwege and a team from his Panzi Hospital to Conakry, Guinea, to provide medical and psychological treatment for 30 of the women and girls raped in politically-motivated violence in 2009, it was announced today. In a statement, Under-Secretary-General Zainab […]

UN commemorates 20 years of protecting children in armed conflicts

Top officials from the United Nations and the international community today applauded two decades of efforts to protect children from the scourge of war by marking the 20th anniversary of General Assembly resolution 51/77 (1997) on promotion and protection of the rights of children. In an informal meeting of the 193-member Assembly in New York, […]