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DPR Korea sees increased harvests for third year, but malnutrition persists – UN

A new assessment by the United Nations has found that harvests in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are up for the third year running, but warns that chronic malnutrition persists.

UN calls for immediate action after reported killings of children in DR Congo capital

The United Nations today called on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to take immediate action in light of alarming reports of disappearance and assassination of children and youth that coincide with a Government operation to tackle delinquency in Kinshasa.

DR Congo: senior UN envoy begins visit to bolster regional peace efforts

The senior United Nations official for the Great Lakes region of Africa has begun a week-long mission to help shore up peace efforts, visiting Tanzania, Rwanda, the Republic of Congo, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

DPR Korea: UN expert calls for justice, reconciliation based on human rights approach

Tackling human rights issues in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is crucial to pave the way for justice and reconciliation in the wider Korean Peninsula, a United Nations independent expert stressed today.

Security Council urges all rebel groups in DR Congo to disband, disarm

The United Nations Security Council today called for the immediate and permanent disarmament and demobilisation of the M23, welcoming the earlier announcement that the rebel group was ending its bloody insurgency against the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

UN and partners voice regret at delay in signing of DR Congo-M23 peace deal

United Nations envoys and their diplomatic counterparts today voiced regret that peace talks between the M23 rebel group and the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) could not be concluded this evening, while also stressing that any solution to their conflict must ensure accountability for those who have committed grave crimes.

Thousands displaced by latest fighting in DR Congo – UN agency

Some 10,000 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been forced to flee to Uganda after the latest wave of fighting between Congolese Government forces and the rebel group M23, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

DR Congo: UN envoy welcomes end of M23 rebellion, commitment to peace talks

The United Nations special envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes region today joined other senior diplomatic officials in welcoming the announcement by the M23 rebel group that it is ending its bloody insurgency against the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which for nearly two years has exacerbated humanitarian strife in the country’s restive east.

DR Congo: UN envoys note M23’s announced cessation of hostilities

A team of special envoys led by the United Nations today noted the announced cessation of hostilities between the M23 rebel group and the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

UN-mandated human rights inquiry on DPR Korea ‘not biased’, chair stresses

Members of the United Nations-appointed inquiry into human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) today reiterated that they are not biased against Pyongyang, as they are poised to finalize their investigative work this week.