Independent UN expert urges DPR Korea to resolve abduction of Japanese citizens

An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged authorities in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to resolve the issue of abducted Japanese citizens, saying the long-standing kidnappings were a matter of concern to the international community.

Number of alleged rapes in DR Congo over New Year period rises – UN

Army soldiers allegedly raped at least 67 women over the New Year period in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), more than double the number originally thought, United Nations human rights investigators have found.

DR Congo: authorities arrest army commander linked to alleged rapes, UN reports

The authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have arrested the commander of national army soldiers who allegedly went on a rape and looting spree on New Year’s Day in the eastern part of the country, the United Nations peacekeeping mission said today.

DR Congo: UN calls for ouster of commanders of army unit involved in alleged rapes

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has called for the removal of the commander and deputy commander of a national army unit whose troops were involved in alleged rapes in the eastern part of the country.

Rescuing DR Congo’s natural heritage focus of upcoming UN meeting

The United Nations and the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will hold a meeting next week to discuss ways of better protecting five sites from the vast African nation that are inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger.