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Don’t take African generosity towards refugees for granted, says UN refugee chief

New York, June 25 (IBNS): The international community must not take the generosity of Africans for granted, UN refugee chief, Filippo Grandi, told an informal meeting of Security Council members at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday.

UN highlights need to solve growing burden of forcibly displaced Africans

New York, May 22 (IBNS): With 24.2 million Africans forced from their homes in 2017  ̶  4.6 million more than the previous year  ̶  the UN is hosting a three-day event at UN headquarters, focusing on finding durable solutions to the problem, which is a growing burden on the continent’s economy, environment and communities which host those displaced.

Keep Africa’s guns ‘from firing in the first place’, UN political chief urges

New York, Feb 28 (IBNS): Arms control, the illegal exploitation of natural resources, and the United Nations’ role in “silencing the guns in Africa” were the focus of a Security Council’s debate on Wednesday, aimed at conflict prevention across the continent.

Female African coders ‘on the front-line of the battle’ to change gender power relations: UN chief

New York, Feb 10 (IBNS): Young female African coders are “on the front-line” of the battle to change traditionally male power relations and bring about a more equitable balance between men and women, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said during his visit to Ethiopia to attend the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa.

African continent ‘an example of solidarity’ towards migrants and refugees: UN chief

New York, Feb 10 (IBNS): African nations are setting an example for richer countries when it comes to the treatment of refugees, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a press conference on Saturday, following a meeting with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Instability in Africa’s Sahel, spreading outwards, Security Council told

New York, Dec 21 (IBNS): Efforts to address the multiple challenges facing Africa’s Sahel region should be driven by local, regional and national leadership, with the support of international partners as required, the United Nations Special Adviser for the region said on Thursday.

UN agencies inject youthful energy into sustainable development for urban Africa

New York, Oct 3 (IBNS): Underscoring the importance of fully involving the young in decisions affecting their lives, three United Nations agencies announced an innovative partnership on Tuesday with African local governments, designed to inject youthful ideas and energy into urban planning policies.

In Beijing, UN chief urges China, Africa for a win-win collaboration for ‘the future we want’

New York, Sept 4 (IBNS): Highlighting the economic and development progress made in China and Africa, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged them to unite their combined potential for peaceful, sustainable and equitable progress to the benefit of all humankind.

Women vital for ‘new paradigm’ in Africa’s Sahel region, Security Council hears

New York, July 11 (IBNS): Women across Africa’s Sahel region can be agents for a “new paradigm” for peacebuilding and development that benefits all people there, the United Nations Security Council heard on Tuesday.

‘Wind blowing in the direction of peace’ in Africa: UN Secretary-General

New York, July 10 (IBNS): Recent developments in Africa indicate that the continent is increasingly moving in the “direction of peace” and enhanced security, the United Nations Secretary-General told journalists in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday.

Africa’s Sahel must be a top priority for UN peacebuilding efforts, says commission

New York, June 30 (IBNS): The vast Sahel region of Africa, which is facing multiple threats and challenges – including destructive climate change, drought, terrorism and organized crime – must continue to be a top priority for United Nations peacebuilding efforts, the Security Council heard on Friday. 

Action needed to end deadly clashes between African herders and farmers: UN chief

New York, June 29 (IBNS): The United Nations stands ready to support efforts to resolve deadly clashes between farmers and nomadic herders in areas of West and Central Africa, the head of the global organization said on Thursday.

‘What is good for Africa is good for the world’ says UN chief on International Day

New York, May 26 (IBNS): Praising efforts by African countries to alleviate poverty and build more stable societies, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres pledged his on-going support for ending conflict and building peace across the continent.

Complex and deadly new threats mean UN missions must adapt, argue Force Commanders

New York, May 10 (IBNS): Evolving and increasingly deadly threats, together with deepening humanitarian crises mean that United Nations peacekeeping missions around the world need more support for ‘blue helmets’ on the ground, Force Commanders told the Security Council on Wednesday.

UN agencies urge global action as drought looms over Africa’s Sahel region

New York, May 4 (IBNS): United Nations agencies have urged greater international support to stave off severe food insecurity in Africa’s western Sahel; a region reeling from the effects of conflict and now threatened by drought and rising hunger.