AU and EU meet to discuss shared challenges for the future

The European Union and the African Union have built a partnership that continues to grow stronger and deeper. This relationship is based upon these frameworks: the Joint Africa-EU Strategy and the Cotonou Agreement. The implementation of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy follows a Roadmap (2014-2017) that divides it into five areas: Peace and security Democracy, good…

UN Security Council addresses sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers

            The issue of sexual abuse and exploitation by UN peacekeepers has always sparked a controversy on UN peace operations, had strongly impacted their credibility, and has recently gained more significance following the scandal of sexual abuses perpetrated by French UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) in the spring of 2014. In fact,…

The Week in Review

This week’s top stories from the UN News Centre, featuring Libyan civilians in crisis, children suffering after Tropical Cyclone Winston and a new report which shows that boys are twice as likely to go to school as girls.

UN in Africa: Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s tour

UN Secretary General visited Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan from the 22nd to the 26th of February.   Burundi – UN efforts to resolve political crisis UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Bujumbura, Burundi on February 22nd, to begin his multiple visits in African countries. During his visit, Mr. Ban…

The Week in Review

This week’s top stories from the UN News Centre, featuring food deliveries in Yemen, Ukrainian children in crisis and the UN’s reaction to the passing of Boutros Boutros-Ghali.

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former UN head, dies at 93

  The former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died aged 93, confirmed Rafael Ramirez, the current president of the UN Security Council. Boutros-Ghali was the first African in this position, serving from 1992 to 1996. During his term many international crises emerged, such as the genocide in Rwanda, the Angolan civil war and the…