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DR Congo: head of UN mission condemns deadly rebel attacks in eastern territory

The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo today condemned a recent upsurge in deadly attacks in the eastern territories linked to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel group.

DR Congo: UN report spotlights human rights violations amid wider calls for security reform

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) must accelerate security sector reform and punish those who violate human rights in the name of the law, top United Nations officials declared today, amid reports of serious human rights violations in the African country.

DR Congo: UN envoy urges increased efforts to protect biodiversity of Garamba Park

During a visit to the Garamba National Park, the top UN official in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) urged national and international actors to step up efforts in preserving the natural resources and rich biodiversity of the Park located in the north-eastern part of the country.

DR Congo: UN officials urge justice for grave crimes committed by M23

Senior United Nations officials appealed today for justice for crimes committed by the March 23 Movement (M23)in parts of the North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of the Council (DRC), on the heels of a new UN- backed report citing a raft of grave rights abuses committed by the armed group between April 2012 and November 2013.

DR Congo: Security Council reiterates priority of 'swift neutralization' of armed group

The United Nations Security Council today reiterated that the “swift neutralization” of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) armed group is a top priority in bringing stability to and protecting the civilians of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes region.

DR Congo: Ban says recommitment to peace framework critical to addressing root cause of conflict

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today said that addressing the root causes of the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the region requires a recommitment to all national and regional commitments under the agreed-to peace Framework.

DR Congo: UN envoy condemns murder of family in eastern town

A senior United Nations official today condemned the murder of six members of the same family in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and urged those living in the town of Mutarule to practice restraint to avoid further escalation.

DR Congo: despite improved security, situation remains ‘fragile,’ UN envoys warn

Two senior UN officials warned today that although the security situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has vastly improved since this time last year, it remains fragile and the gains are “not irreversible.”

Last group of Congolese refugees return to their homes in DR Congo – UN

A final group of Congolese refugees have returned to their homes in the northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) under a voluntary repatriation programme by the United Nations refugee agency.

Ban, Security Council condemn recent DPR Korea missile launches

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the members of the Security Council have deplored the continued missile launches conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).