Security Council calls for regional solutions to challenges facing Africa's Great Lakes nations

The Security Council today expressed regret over the limited progress in implementing national and regional commitments under the peace, security and cooperation framework for Africa's Great Lakes region, stressing that signatory States must carry out those obligations in order to achieve lasting peace.

Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in DR Congo through March 2017

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for another year, warning that the humanitarian situation remains of great concern, as well as the delays in preparing for the November presidential elections.

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.