Security Council outlines measures to deal with conflict, poverty in Africa

After two days of intensive debate on the situation in Africa, the United Nations Security Council today outlined a series of measures and recommendations aimed at preventing conflict and creating political, social and economic conditions essential for peace and sustainable development on the continent.

UN, Africa needs stronger links to advance peace, development, Security Council told

As the Security Council today held a high-level meeting to re-examine the situation in Africa, United Nations and other officials called for building a stronger relationship between the world body and regional institutions on the continent.

UN internal investigation finds refugee agency staff in Kenya took bribes

A United Nations internal investigation has found evidence that staff members of the UN refugee agency illegally took bribes as part of a criminal conspiracy to bilk asylum-seekers in Kenya, according to a report released today.

WFP chief seeks funding help for Central Africa's struggling aid programmes

Although donors have given generously to victims of war and natural disaster in Central Africa, the international community must not to lose sight of the region's severely under-funded long-term development programmes, the head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today.

Annan urges East African countries to help foster peace in Somalia

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the leaders of seven East African countries meeting in Khartoum to support the peace process in Somalia, pledging the UN’s help in this effort.

National reconciliation efforts in Central African Republic stalled, Annan reports

A dispute between the President of the Central African Republic (CAR) and the country's former top military official has stalled the CAR's efforts to return to normalcy, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a new report.