Press releases

  • 23 Nov 2015 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Mali (SRSG) and Head of MINUSMA, Mr. Mongi Hamdi, commends the professionalism of the Malian Defense and Security Forces (MDSF), in the aftermath of the terrorist attack against a Bamako hotel on 20 November 2015, and expresses his gratitude to countries having provided support during the crisis.  
  • 23 Nov 2015 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Mali (SRSG) and Head of MINUSMA, Mr. Mongi Hamdi, condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack against a Bamako hotel during which an unknown number of civilians were killed and wounded.   Mr. Hamdi expresses his solidarity with the Government of Mali and its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured in this heinous attack.  
  • 27 Oct 2015 - The Government of Mali and the OECD have organised together a high-level international conference for the economic recovery and development of Mali, in co-operation with France and other friends and partners of Mali. This conference took place within the context of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement signed in May-June 2015 following from the mediation process led by Algeria, with the support of the international community.  
  • 01 Oct 2015 - 1. On 1 October 2015, the United Nations convened on the margins of the Genera lDebate of the 70th session of the General Assembly a Ministerial Consultative Meeting on the Malian Peace Process and the Implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliationin Mali. The meeting was opened by the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Jan Eliasson, and co-chaired by the Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Algeria, Mr.
  • 03 Sep 2015 - MINUSMA condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack against a checkpoint of the Malian army that took place on 1 September on the road to Taoudéni, in Timbuktu region, killing two members of the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) and wounding one. MINUSMA extends its condolences to the families of the victims, to the Government of Mali, as well as to the FAMa, and wishes a speedy recovery to the soldier who was injured.
  • 31 Aug 2015 - Within the framework of his regular consultations with the Government, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of MINUSMA, Mr. Mongi Hamdi, met with Mr. Modibo Keïta, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Mali, at the “Primature” today. During this meeting, they discussed the latest developments and the security situation in the north of the country.
  • 29 Aug 2015 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of MINUSMA, Mr. Mongi Hamdi, was received by His Excellency Mr. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the President of the Republic of Mali, at Koulouba this morning.
  • 26 Aug 2015 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of MINUSMA, Mr. Mongi Hamdi, met with the Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, in Algiers on Tuesday evening, 25 August 2015.
  • 22 Aug 2015 - This morning, a MINUSMA vehicle that was escorting a logistics convoy struck a mine or explosive device on the road between Ansongo and Ménaka, 70 km east of Ansongo. The explosion destroyed the vehicle and seriously injured two MINUSMA soldiers, whose medical evacuation is underway. MINUSMA strongly condemns such acts aiming to paralyze the Mission’s operations in Mali and to indiscriminately harm United Nations personnel or innocent civilians.
  • 17 Aug 2015 - MINUSMA reiterates its strong condemnation of the armed clashes that have been taking place between the Plateforme and the Coordination des Mouvements de l’Azawad since 15 August, including the takeover of Anefis by elements of the Plateforme today. These acts constitute a flagrant violation of the ceasefire and the Peace Agreement.   MINUSMA urges the parties to cease fighting immediately and to return to the positions they occupied before 15 August 2015.        

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