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23 Feb 2021 | UN Headquarters
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General The Secretary-General condemns the looting of the first site, Saraf Umrah in Darfur, handed over to the Sudanese authorities following the end of the UNAMID mandate in December 2020.  At a time when community needs in Sudan are increasingly pressing, the site was intended to serve as a vocational training centre; unknown assailants have dashed that opportunity.   
22 Feb 2021 | UN Headquarters
 [scroll down for French] Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General The Secretary-General strongly condemns today’s attack against a joint field mission of the World Food Programme (WFP) in Kibumba, near Goma, North Kivu, by unidentified armed elements. The attack resulted in the killing of three people, including the Italian Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, his bodyguard and a WFP national staff member.
22 Feb 2021 | UN Headquarters
Press Conference by Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, on peacekeeping operations in Mali, Central African Republic, as well as other issues related to peacekeeping.
16 Feb 2021 | UN Headquarters
[scroll down for French version] Watch the video Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for your invitation and for your close cooperation for peace and development in the Sahel.
13 Feb 2021 | UN Headquarters
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12 Feb 2021 | New York
[scroll down for French] The Secretary-General congratulates the Malian people on the historic meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation (Comité de suivi de l’Accord, CSA) held in Kidal, Mali on 11 February. The high-level meeting, chaired by H.E. Mr. Sabri Boukadoum, Foreign Minister of Algeria, brought together six Malian Ministers, the leadership of the signatory armed movements and the International Mediation, represented at a high level. 
3 Feb 2021 | UN Headquarters
 [scroll down for French version] The Secretary-General has been closely following the situation in the Central African Republic.  He takes note of the final results of the first round of legislative elections, as proclaimed by the Constitutional Court on 1 February 2021.  
25 Jan 2021 | UN Headquarters
Briefing by Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), on COVID-19, on Maintenance of international peace and security: Follow-up on the implementation of resolution 2532 (2020) [on cessation of hostilities in the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic] - Security Council Open VTC.
19 Jan 2021 | UN Headquarters
[scroll down for French version] The Secretary-General condemns yesterday’s ambush on United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic. Two peacekeepers, from Gabon and Morocco, serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), were killed by alleged Coalition des Patriotes pour le Changement combatants in Bangassou, Mbomou prefecture. 
17 Jan 2021 | UN Headquarters
Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about clashes in West Darfur over the weekend.  Escalating inter-communal violence has resulted in scores of deaths and injuries, the displacement of nearly 50,000 people and the destruction of property. He expresses his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.