Troika Condemns Violence at Malakal, South Sudan POC Site

We, the Heads of Mission of the United States, United Kingdom, and Norway (Troika), condemn in the strongest terms the violence that occurred at the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) protection of civilians (PoC) site in Malakal.  We are outraged by the senseless deaths and injuries to civilians sheltering in the […]

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UNMISS remains concerned by the situation in Malakal

The situation in the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Malakal has been calm since the eruption of violence on Wednesday evening. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) remains very concerned by the occurrence of such clashes despite the immediate intervention of the UN Police and the interposition of UNMISS forces between […]

AUEOM concluded a successful observer orientation programme and met with key stakeholders in Niamey, Niger

The AU Election Observation Mission in Niger concluded a 2 days orientation and briefing programme aimed at empowering its 40 continental short-term observers with tools and information that will ensure their successful deployment and engagement throughout the various electoral zones during the parliamentary and presidential elections to be held on 21 February 2016. During the […]

Gu Xiaojie meets with Minister of Communication of Nigeria Adebayo Shittu

On February 16, Chinese Ambassador Gu Xiaojie met with Minister of Communication of Nigeria H.E. Adebayo Shittu in Abuja, and exchanged views on bilateral relations and cooperation in communication areas. Gu congratulated Shittu on his assumption as Minister of Communication of Nigeria,and pointed out that in recent years China-Nigeria communication cooperation has achieved fruitful results, […]

FC – State visit by President Béji Caid Essebsi: launch of Tunisian-Swiss friendship group

The launch of a Tunisian-Swiss friendship group during the state visit of President Béji Caid Essebsi to Switzerland characterises the excellent relations between the two countries. President Béji Caid Essebsi and President Johann N. Schneider-Ammann were present at the event on Friday. The topics of economic cooperation and vocational education and training formed the focus […]

Governments Set Stage for Action on Environmental Aspects of Humanitarian Crises and Risks to Human Health

Governments and other key actors today set the stage for key decisions on the implementation of the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including addressing the environmental aspects of global humanitarian crises and human health risks. On the final day of a week-long Open Ended Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives […]

IOM, Mozambique Launch a Diaspora Engagement Project

In September 2015, IOM Mozambique and the National Institute for Mozambican Communities in the Diaspora (INACE) received funding from the IOM Development Fund (IDF) to further involve the Mozambican diaspora in Mozambique’s development process. This week (18/2) INACE and IOM held a one-day workshop to officially launch the project and train members of INACE’s Steering […]

IOM Helps Stranded Nigerian Migrants Return from Sudan

IOM has helped a group of 42 stranded, vulnerable Nigerian migrants, including 31 women and 19 children, to voluntarily return home to Nigeria. They flew to Kano International Airport from Khartoum. The operation was part of a Norwegian government-funded IOM project: “Enhancing Protection and Improving Knowledge on the Risks of Irregular Migration in Sudan”, which […]

IOM Responds to Humanitarian Needs after Fighting in Malakal, South Sudan

IOM is responding to urgent humanitarian needs after heavy fighting erupted between armed actors in the UN protection of civilians (PoC) site near South Sudan’s Malakal town on 17 February. The violence and a fire that ripped through the site have left at least 18 people dead, forced at least 25,000 IDPs to flee their […]