Mauritania

Mauritania

20 August 2020
BIO/5316

The new Permanent Representative of Mauritania to the United Nations, Sidi Mohamed Laghdaf, presented his credentials to the Secretariat today.

10 June 2020

The United Nations is scaling up life-saving aid for north-west Syria, including health items to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic.  In May alone, it sent 1,781 trucks from Turkey, the highest number since cross-border operations began in 2014, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports.

29 April 2020

The World Food Programme and the United Nations Children’s Fund are urging Governments to prevent devastating nutrition and health consequences for the 370 million children missing out on school meals as a result of school closures.  The daily lunch at school is the only food for millions of children around the world.

6 December 2019

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported today that an estimated 761,000 children were internally displaced by storms in the Caribbean between 2014 and 2018; that’s the hottest five-year period on record.  This is an increase of 600,000, compared to the 175,000 children displaced in the preceding five years.

24 June 2019

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said the detention of 55,000 suspected Da’esh fighters and their families in Syria and Iraq, held in substandard conditions, is among issues before the Human Rights Council’s forty-first session, adding that fair trials protect societies from future radicalization.

21 June 2019
SG/SM/19639

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

18 February 2019
BIO/5182

Sidi Mohamed Ould Taleb Amar, the new Permanent Representative of Mauritania to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

5 September 2018
SG/SM/19191

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

5 September 2018

Jamie McGoldrick, Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, called today for urgent funding to restore depleted supplies of emergency fuel for essential services in the Gaza Strip.  Within a week, Al Aqsa Hospital in the Middle Area of the Gaza Strip may have to shut down, and, without fuel, some 300,000 people will potentially be affected by serious public health concerns.

31 August 2018
SG/SM/19184

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

8 August 2017
SG/SM/18637

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

3 August 2017

The World Food Programme in Turkey says more than 850,000 refugees are now receiving cash assistance thanks to the European Union-funded Emergency Social Safety Net, which provides the most vulnerable refugee families with a debit card covering basic needs.  It also provides about $35 dollars per family every month.

5 July 2017
BIO/4983

The new Permanent Representative of Mauritania to the United Nations, Ousmane Ba, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.