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Security Council to send mission to Great Lakes region in bid to bolster peace process

The United Nations Security Council today decided to send a high-level delegation to the Great Lakes region in early May in order to give new impetus to the flagging peace processes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Burundi.

DR of Congo: Security Council concerned by resumed fighting in east of country

Concerned about resumed fighting in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Security Council today urged all parties to put an immediate halt to hostilities and to respect fully their commitment to the ceasefire agreement.

Security Council, Annan say Inter-Congolese dialogue vital to lasting peace

The United Nations Security Council today said that the Inter-Congolese dialogue commencing in Sun City, South Africa, was "an essential element to achieving lasting peace" in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Annan recommends increasing number of UN troops, police in DR of Congo

Noting difficulties in the eastward deployment of the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has recommended that the Security Council consider increasing the overall number of UN troops and police in the country.

DR of Congo: Security Council urges parties to participate constructively in talks

Members of the United Nations Security Council today voiced their backing for an upcoming meeting of the parties to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), urging all concerned to participate constructively in the talks.

Top UN peacekeeping official to travel to Great Lakes region

The United Nations’s senior peacekeeping official will travel to the Great Lakes region of Africa next week for a series of meetings aimed at advancing the peace process in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN spokesperson announced today.

DR of Congo: Annan pledges UN support in wake of volcano eruption

Responding to a devastating volcano eruption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today dispatched a senior official to the region and pledged the world body's full support in coping with the disaster.

Security Council members welcome progress in DR of Congo peace process

Members of the Security Council today welcomed the progress in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) peace process and called on the parties to "redouble" their efforts to move the effort forward.

Security Council backs focus of southern African summit on conflict in DR of Congo

Members of the Security Council today voiced their backing for an upcoming summit of southern African leaders and their efforts to end the ongoing fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

UN agency to construct new camp for Central African refugees in DRC

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today announced plans to construct a new camp for persons fleeing from the Central African Republic to the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).