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Daniel Craig UN Advocate for Elimination of Mines

Apr 4, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, April 04 2016 – Daniel Craig, actor and UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Other Explosive Hazards during his visit to the UN Headquarters in New York. Photo: Cia Pak/EuropaNewswire United Nations, April 04 2016 Marking Mine Action Day, UN Global Advocate on the Elimination of Mines and Explosives Hazards, Daniel Craig, said that as conflicts continue to rage in Syria, in Iraq, in Libya, in Somalia, and in the Sahel, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) “provides a long-term solution to the biggest problem facing the victims of war, how [Read More]

Samantha Power on the Downing of an UNMISS Helicopter in South Sudan

Aug 27, 2014 News, Security Council, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Photo by Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the August 26 downing of a UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) helicopter outside Bentiu, in northern South Sudan. Of the four Russian crew members on board, three were killed and one was injured. We extend our deepest condolences to their families and to the Russian Federation, which for several years has provided invaluable helicopters and personnel to UNMISS, without which peacekeepers would struggle to move around an extremely challenging conflict area. We welcome the UN’s announcement that it will conduct a full investigation, and call on [Read More]

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