DR Congo at 'critical juncture,' amid rising political tensions – UN envoy tells Security Council

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is at a critical juncture, with rising political tensions ahead of elections which could lead to violence if left unaddressed, the top United Nations official in the country warned the Security Council today, while highlighting key issues for consideration as it renews the UN's mandate there.

DPR Korea’s ‘totalitarian’ governing structure ‘absolutely denies rights,’ UN expert warns

An independent United Nations human rights expert today warned that repression remains unabated in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the country’s authorities continue to exercise the strictest control over all aspects of its citizens’ lives.

Missile firing prompts UN chief to call on DPR Korea to stop ‘destabilising acts’

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “remains gravely concerned” by the situation on the Korean Peninsula following today’s missile launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), his spokesman said.

UN and partners to closely coordinate efforts ahead of DR Congo elections

The United Nations and its international partner organizations said they are closely following the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), particularly in view of the upcoming elections in the country.

'Waves of violence' by rebels in eastern DR Congo forces thousands to flee – UN

The “cycle of misery” is continuing in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) three years after a major rebel offensive was defeated by United Nations and Government forces in North Kivu, as now, armed militia and rebel groups are again targeting the region for violence and putting thousands of civilians on the run, the UN refugee agency reported today.

‘Very real risk of violence’ looms over DR Congo elections, senior UN official warns

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) faces “very real risks of unrest and violence” over elections later this year while confronting a “significant deterioration” of security in its war-torn eastern provinces, the top United Nations official in the country warned today.