Peace and Security

Security zone between Ethiopia, Eritrea remains calm, UN mission says

The United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) said today there were no troubling developments to report in the buffer zone between the two nations, which remained quiet.

Preparations for Inter-Congolese Dialogue set to begin in July, Security Council mission says

The first preparatory session of the Inter-Congolese Dialogue will take place on 16 July, the head of the Security Council mission to the Great Lakes region told journalists this morning in Lusaka, Zambia.

At UN centre, Pakistani students donate funds to help Afghan child mine victims

Dozens of Pakistani students in Islamabad today donated funds to be channelled through the United Nations for Afghan children who have been victimized by landmines.

Afghan sides prepare for heavy fighting as 'hungry season' nears: Annan

Afghanistan, already facing a "humanitarian crisis of alarming proportions," could see increased fighting during the summer months, coinciding with the country's "hungry season," according to a new report by Secretary-General Kofi Annan.