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Security Council Press Statement on Boko Haram attacks against civilians in northeast Nigeria and Chad

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the recent terrorist attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria and Chad including the deadly attacks in Kwajafa in Borno state, Nigeria, on 5 April 2015 and in Tchoukou Telia, Chad, on 3 April 2015. The members of the Security Council extended their condolences to the families of the victims and their sympathy to all those injured, as well as to the peoples and the Governments of Chad and Nigeria. Continue reading

UN discusses cooperation with regional organizations

Cristina Fernández (centre), President of Argentina, presides over a meeting of the Security Council on cooperation between the UN and regional and subregional organizations in maintaining international peace and security. Argentina is President of the Security Council for the month of August. On the left is Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. 06 August 2013 United Nations, New YorkThe Security Council has encouraged the continuing involvement of regional and subregional organizations in the peaceful settlement of disputes, including through conflict prevention, confidence building and mediation, and underlined the importance of utilizing their existing and potential capabilities. Through a presidential statement Continue reading

International assistance force for Mali transformed into UN peacekeeping mission

Forces of the UN Peacekeeping mission in Mali receive their blue berets in Bamako. Photo: MINUSMA/Blagoje GrujicA new United Nations peacekeeping mission for insurgent-beset Mali was launched today as forces from a previous, African-led international force officially donned the blue berets that identify the operations of the world organization. The transfer of authority from the forces of the African-led International Support Continue reading