Press releases

  • 14 Feb 2020 - Bamako, February 14, 2020. The village of Ogossagou, located in the Bankass circle in Mopti region, was attacked this morning at around 5 a.m. The attack claimed the lives of many villagers and left several injured. Houses were also burned.
  • 02 Oct 2019 - Bamako, 2 October 2019 - The United Nations Integrated Multidimensional Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is dismayed by the toll of the simultaneous terrorist attacks on a Malian G5 Sahel unit position in Boulkessi and the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) in Mondoro, on 30 September and 1st of October 2019 in central Mali.
  • 12 Jul 2019 - Bamako, 12 July 2019 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, launched today the campaign ACT to Protect Children Affected by Conflict in Bamako with the support of the Prime Minister of Mali, Boubou Cissé, and his Government.
  • 10 Jun 2019 - The Secretary-General is outraged by reports that at least 95 civilians, including women and children, have been killed and many injured following an attack yesterday on Sobanou-Kou village, Mopti region, in central Mali.
  • 19 May 2019 -
    The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attacks perpetrated on 18 May 2019 against vehicles of MINUSMA in Timbuktu and Tessalit, which resulted in one peacekeeper from Nigeria killed and several others injured.
  • 19 May 2019 - The Secretary-General condemns today's attacks against the United Nation's Integrated Stabilization Mission for Mali (MINUSMA) in Timbuktu and Tessalit. He is deeply saddened at the death of a Nigerian peacekeeper who succumbed to his wounds following the armed attack by unidentified assailants in Timbuktu. He expresses heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and to the Government of Nigeria. He wishes a speedy recovery to another Nigerian peacekeeper who was wounded in the same attack.
  • 06 May 2019 - The Secretary-General welcomes the signing of a political agreement between the Government and the opposition parties on 2 May in Bamako, which was followed yesterday by the formation of an inclusive cabinet.   
  • 20 Apr 2019 - The Secretary-General condemns this morning’s Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack against a MINUSMA convoy en route between Douentza and Boni, in the Mopti region.  A peacekeeper from Egypt was killed and four were wounded. MINUSMA peacekeepers responded, killing an assailant and apprehending eight others.
  • 03 Apr 2019 - At the 8501st meeting of the Security Council, held on 3 April 2019, in connection with the Council’s consideration of the item entitled “The situation in Mali”, the President of the Security Council made the following statement on behalf of the Council:
  • 24 Mar 2019 - The Secretary-General is shocked and outraged by reports that at least 134 civilians, including women and children, have been killed and at least 55 have been injured following an attack this morning on Ogossagou Peulh village, Mopti region, in central Mali.  The Secretary-General condemns this  act and calls on the Malian authorities to swiftly investigate it and bring the perpetrators to justice.