United Nations

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 13:30
The United Nations Security Council today reiterated its calls on the international community to fight piracy and armed robbery at sea, which continue to pose a threat to the delivery of humanitarian aid to the country.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 13:28
Beset by enormous challenges in extending the Government's authority, deadly inter-communal conflict, and human rights abuses by the security forces, South Sudan is “travelling a bumpy road” despite some positive signs, the top United Nations envoy for the world's youngest nation warned today.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 07:48
The United Nations refugee agency and the Governments of Kenya and Somalia today signed an agreement laying out the framework by which Somali refugees in Kenya could return to their homeland.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 07:41
United Nations envoys and their diplomatic counterparts today voiced regret that peace talks between the M23 rebel group and the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) could not be concluded this evening, while also stressing that any solution to their conflict must ensure accountability for those who have committed grave crimes.
Monday, November 11, 2013 - 10:38
United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson has urged greater national ownership and more funding towards security sector reform as part of an effort to strengthen the links between peace and security, development, and human rights.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 07:57
“We are here for you,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told people of the Sahel today, kicking off a visit to the region with international development leaders to listen to local priorities and to link political, security, development and humanitarian efforts there.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 07:54
The United Nations special envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes region today joined other senior diplomatic officials in welcoming the announcement by the M23 rebel group that it is ending its bloody insurgency against the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which for nearly two years has exacerbated humanitarian strife in the country’s restive east.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 08:48
Without adequate security, the efforts of the Somali Government and people, and those of their partners, could be in vain, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations said today, calling on the Security Council to support a temporary boost to national and international forces aiming to maintain basic security in the Horn of Africa nation.
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 08:21
The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) said today it is extremely concerned about persistent reports of child recruitment by armed groups in the country, and called on all actors to help stop this grave violation against children.
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 08:16
A United Nations expert today urged the international community to focus on the human rights situation in Eritrea which she said is extremely concerning with the most serious violations being committed and with up to 3,000 people flee every month, many of them unaccompanied children.