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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.
16 Jan 2021 | UN Headquarters
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15 Jan 2021 | UN Headquarters
[scroll down for French version] The Secretary-General strongly condemns today’s attacks by allegedCoalition des Patriotes pour le Changement(CPC) combatants on a convoy of theUnited Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in Grimari, Ouaka prefecture. A peacekeeper from Burundi was killed and two others wounded.  The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences to the family of the victim, and to the people and Government of Burundi. He wishes a speedy recovery to the injured peacekeepers.
13 Jan 2021 | UN Headquarters
 [scroll down for French] The Secretary-General strongly condemns today's attack by unidentified armed elements against a convoy of the United Nations Integrated Stabilization Mission for Mali (MINUSMA) in Timbuktu region, which resulted in the death of three Ivorian peacekeepers.    The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences to the bereaved families as well as to the people and Government of Côte d'Ivoire.  He wishes speedy and full recovery to the six injured peacekeepers.  
6 Jan 2021 | UN Headquarters
[bilingual, as delivered; scroll down for all-English] Happy New Year! I thank the Tunisian Presidency for organizing this debate. Addressing the links between fragility and conflict is an essential component of international peace and security. Fragility and conflict are among the greatest obstacles to implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the conflict landscape was deteriorating.