Africa is experiencing "impressive" economic growth, but with recovery fragile and poverty on the rise, the continent needs a new development plan to consolidate recent gains, according to a report released today by the United Nations.
A mission to West Africa by United Nations agencies has recommended that the international community adopt an integrated subregional approach to prevent the further emergence of conflicts, restore peace and stability and promote economic and social development in the area, according to a report released today in New York.
United Nations officials today paid tribute to Judge Laïty Kama of Senegal, the first President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), who died on Sunday in a Nairobi hospital following a short battle with illness.
New sanctions against Liberia, set out in a Security Council resolution adopted two months ago, will automatically take effect next week because Monrovia has not demonstrated compliance with the Council's demands, the President of that body said today.
The United Nations Security Council today condemned the illegal exploitation of natural resources by individuals, governments and armed groups involved in the current conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Although the warring parties in Sierra Leone have virtually stopped fighting in recent months, both sides have been slow to implement elements of their ceasefire agreement, according to a review of the country's peace process.
The President of the United Nations Security Council said today that last week's murder of six relief workers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was a matter of continuing concern for the Council, which hoped that the perpetrators would be caught and brought to justice.
The humanitarian situation in Sierra Leone appears to be improving, in contrast to neighbouring Guinea and Liberia where there are signs of deterioration, a top United Nations relief official said today in New York.