Security Council calls on parties in Africa’s Great Lakes region to fulfil commitments for peace

The Security Council today voiced concern over the security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and called on all parties in the Great Lakes region to fulfil their commitment to achieve lasting peace.

DR Congo: UN says more than 550 child soldiers freed in past five months

More than 550 children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have left armed groups in the past five months, the United Nations humanitarian relief arm today announced.

UN envoy stresses need to tackle impunity in DR Congo

A top United Nations official focusing on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has stressed the need to address impunity in the country, which has seen massive displacement over the past year along with pervasive violence and rights abuses.

UN envoys urge renewed talks between M23, DR Congo Government

Top United Nations officials focusing on the Democratic Republic of the Congo are today in the Ugandan capital of Kampala attending talks with regional leaders meant to reenergize peace efforts between the Congolese Government and M23 rebels.

DR Congo: UN chief deplores killing of Tanzanian peacekeeper

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of a Tanzanian peacekeeper and the wounding of 10 others in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Wednesday during an attack against the M23 rebel group in the vast country’s restive eastern province.

Security Council demands DR Congo rebel groups to end all violence, immediately disband

The United Nations Security Council today reiterated its demand to M23 and all other rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to halt “all forms of violence and lay down their arms,” amid renewed fighting in the countries strife-torn eastern region.

Respect for human rights key to stabilizations of DR Congo – UN official

Strengthening respect for human rights and fighting impunity are essential for the stabilization of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a United Nations official said today, stressing the need to protect the rights of those most vulnerable in the country.

Eastern DR Congo: UN peacekeeper killed in clash with armed groups near Goma

The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) today supported the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC) in launching an attack against M23 positions on the Kibati heights, north of Goma, in North Kivu.

DR Congo: UN agency assists newly displaced Congolese as fighting escalates in eastern provinces

The United Nations refugee agency today said it is assisting refugees that have fled to Burundi from the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s South Kivu province after ongoing deadly clashes along the border between the two countries over the past two weeks.

UN human rights probe on DPR Korea set to begin hearings in Japan

The United Nations panel set up to investigate human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will travel to Japan next week to meet with people who fled the country and those knowledgeable about the abductions of Japanese nationals decades ago.