The United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) has helped three armed rebel movements that have been fighting in the northeastern part of the country to reach a ceasefire agreement, according to a UN spokesman in New York.
After successfully completing the most extensive police reform and restructuring mandate ever undertaken by the United Nations, the UN Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH) will cease operations at midnight tonight.
Ranging in scope from disarmament to protecting human rights, United Nations peace operations around the globe yielded major dividends for a number of countries in 2002, according to a report published by the UN Department for Public Information (DPI).
A prolonged dry spell that led to a poor harvest in many parts of Ethiopia now threatens to leave more than 11 million people facing serious food shortages and possible starvation, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP).
Nearly 200 weapons have been collected since the resumption of the disarmament process in northern Afghanistan, the United Nations mission in the country has reported.