Daily Archives: August 12, 2016

Adopting Resolution 2304 (2016), Security Council Extends Mission in South Sudan, Authorizes Expanded Peacekeeping Force to Bolster Civilian Protection Efforts

The Security Council today renewed the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 June 2017, authorizing the expansion of peacekeeping forces and stressing the priority of civilian protection in its …

New envoy to address youth unemployment

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Young women look for work at a job centre in Tianjin, China. Photo/ILO

The appointment of a Special Envoy on Youth Employment will bolster UN efforts to address persistently high …

Press Releases: Concerns Regarding Detention of Darfuris by Government of Sudan Authorities


The United States is gravely concerned about the Sudanese government’s ongoing detention of at least 15 Darfuri individuals, including one Sudanese national employee of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). The detentions

MP Rudd to Announce Support for Business Growth in Eastern Ontario

Friday, August 12, 2016—Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, will make an …

South Sudanese refugees on track to reach one million: UNHCR

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Refugees from South Sudan are transported from Elego town to the Numanzi Transit Center where meals and temporary accommodation are provided by UNHCR in Adjumani, northern Uganda. Photo: UNHCR/Will Swanson