United Nations

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:36
A top United Nations official focusing on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today highlighted the need for continued regional cooperation to ensure implementation of a Great Lakes peace accord and to combat the activities of all armed groups that have violated the rights of civilians throughout the region.
Monday, September 23, 2013 - 12:54
The UN refugee agency said on Friday that new fighting has sparked fresh displacement this week in the north-west of the troubled Central African Republic.
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 08:17
In the Great Lakes region of Africa, UNHCR is urgently seeking an extra US$21.4 million for its underfunded operations in Uganda for refugees who have fled from the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 08:14
The United Nations and the African Union have agreed to strengthen protection of conflict-affected children in Africa, where despite progress, grave child rights violations including under-age recruitment, continue.
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 10:25
The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) for another year, urging the Government to develop effective security agencies in a country where 150,000 people, mostly civilians, were killed in a civil war that ended a decade ago.
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 09:01
A senior United Nations official today called on all Sierra Leoneans to set aside their differences and work together to advance economic development and democracy, as the world body prepares to wrap up its mission there next year.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 07:49
The international community and Somalia begin a new partnership today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said urging parties to align their political and financial support begin a ‘New Deal’ to drive the country’s economic and political recovery.
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 07:36
More than 550 children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have left armed groups in the past five months, the United Nations humanitarian relief arm today announced.
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 07:32
The United Nations has condemned the killing of two aid workers in the Central African Republic (CAR), and urged all parties to ensure the protection of civilians and respect for humanitarian law.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 08:37
The top United Nations official in Liberia today lauded Liberia’s commitments in maintaining peace, while underlining the need for the country to strengthen its justice and security sectors in preparation for taking on increasing security responsibilities.