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DR of Congo: UN mission helps rebel factions in northeast reach ceasefire accord

The United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) has helped three armed rebel movements that have been fighting in the northeastern part of the country to reach a ceasefire agreement, according to a UN spokesman in New York.

Annan urges rebels to halt offensive in northeastern DR of Congo

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced deep concern over reports that rebel forces have continued military offensives in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) despite committing themselves earlier this month to a ceasefire and agreeing on transitional arrangements intended to set the stage for the holding of free and fair elections.

DR of Congo: Security Council condemns renewed fighting by rebel factions

The members of the United Nations Security Council today strongly condemned renewed fighting by rebel factions in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

DR of Congo: Security Council hails peace agreement

The United Nations Security Council today welcomed the signing of a comprehensive, inclusive agreement on the political transition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Security Council expands military component of UN mission in DR of Congo

In a bid to bolster the peace process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Security Council today agreed to enlarge the United Nations mission in the country to 8,700 military personnel – up from the current 4,250 – and expand its presence eastward.

DR of Congo: UN mission receives security guarantees for relief workers in Ituri

A rebel leader has pledged security for humanitarian workers in the Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Organization Mission in the country, known as MONUC, reported today.

DR of Congo: UN-backed talks agree on principles for transitional government

The parties to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), who have been holding informal consultations with a United Nations and South African mediation team since October, have agreed to form a transitional government based on inclusivity, nation-building, accountability and respect for the territorial integrity of the DRC.

DR of Congo: UN-backed mediation team completes draft of transitional agreement

A draft framework for an all-inclusive power-sharing arrangement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been prepared by the United Nations and South African mediation team in Pretoria, a UN spokesman in New York said today.

UN-backed talks on DR of Congo power-sharing agreement resume

After a nearly two-week layoff, United Nations-backed talks on an all-inclusive transitional power-sharing agreement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) resumed over the weekend in South Africa.

DPR of Korea faces 'dire' food shortage unless donors step in, UN official warns

The top United Nations relief official in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) today warned that the country's food and humanitarian situation is rapidly becoming critical - a situation that could worsen as countries hold back pledges because of concerns over the lack of accounting for aid deliveries.