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Ahead of Guinea-Bissau polls, UN chief urges high turnout, peaceful vote
17 May 2014 – On the eve of run-off presidential elections in Guinea-Bissau, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged voters to show the same sense of civic duty exhibited during the first round of the polls “by turning out in large numbers and in a peaceful manner.”
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Statement by Mr. Said Djinnit, High-Level Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Nigeria

Abuja, 15 May 2014 - I am concluding today a four day visit to Nigeria. My visit is as a follow up to a telephone conversation between the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, and President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday 8 May. During their conversation, President Goodluck Jonathan welcomed the decision of the Secretary-General to send a High-Level Representative to Nigeria to consult with Government officials on what the United Nations can do to support ongoing efforts towards the safe release of the abducted girls.

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Envoy pledges UN support for Nigeria’s efforts towards release of abducted schoolgirls
15 May 2014 - The United Nations is committed to supporting Nigeria’s efforts to ensure the release of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants, the world body’s newly-appointed envoy to the country said today, as he announced that the UN has initiated preparation of a “support package” that will include assistance for affected families and the girls after their release.
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The Special Envoy for the Sahel takes function in Dakar

Dakar, 13 May 2014 – The new Special Envoy for the Sahel and Head of Office, Mrs. Hiroute Guebre Sellassie took function yesterday, in Dakar. Appointed on 1st May 2014, she succeeds Romano Prodi of Italy, who completed his assignment on 31 January 2014. 

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