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Security Council and UN officials condemn DPR Korea’s nuclear test

The Security Council and top United Nations officials have strongly condemned the nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), warning that it constitutes a threat to international peace and security.

Security Council sharpens sanctions on DPR Korea in wake of ballistic missile launch

Reiterating its condemnation of a December 2012 missile launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations Security Council today more sharply targeted sanctions on that country, while again demanding an end to its nuclear and ballistic tests.

UN appeals for $30.5 million to support humanitarian response in eastern DR Congo

The United Nations and its partners are appealing for $30.5 million to assist some 59,000 people who have been affected by the recent fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) eastern province of North Kivu.

Top UN official calls for international inquiry into human rights abuses in DPR Korea

A top United Nations official today condemned the “deplorable” human rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and urged the international community to launch an inquiry into serious crimes that have been persistent in the country for decades.

UN mission welcomes return of renowned doctor to eastern DR Congo following attack

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has welcomed the return to Bukavu of Denis Mukwege, a physician internationally known for his work with rape victims who was attacked at his residence last October.

Increasing ethnic violence in DR Congo has led to serious humanitarian crisis – UN

The substantial increase in violence among ethnic groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has led to a serious humanitarian crisis, displacing thousands of people who live in hostile conditions, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country said today.

UN peacekeeping mission dismisses rumours related to armed group in eastern DR Congo

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today dismissed several rumours related to the presence of an armed group in the country’s east.