Despite an improvement in the overall food situation in sub-Saharan Africa, millions of people continue to face hunger and starvation, according to new findings by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The head of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo said today that his recent trip to three eastern cities with a group of senior diplomats from six countries was a positive development for the peace process in the DRC.
The time had come to take decisive action to halt the exploitation of the resources in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which had become the means for sustaining the conflict, the chairman of a panel of experts told the United Nations Security Council today at the outset of a daylong debate on the issue.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today urgently appealed for $54 million to feed more than half a million people in Zimbabwe suffering from severe food shortages caused by natural disasters and economic hardship.
After reviewing its ban on Sierra Leone diamonds imposed last year, the Security Council today warned that it was ready to extend the embargo after noting that both rebel and government-backed forces were still illegally mining the precious stones.
A team of scientists from the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has arrived in Gabon to help coordinate the international response to an outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever, the West African country’s fourth since 1994.
United Nations efforts to broaden access to anti-AIDS drugs are gaining momentum, with tangible results emerging in one out of five African countries, according to officials of both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Adviser for Africa is in Angola for a series of meetings to determine how the UN can best help the country re-energize the peace process, a UN spokesman in New York said today.