DPR Korea: UN nuclear agency calls US announcement ‘important step’

The United Nations atomic watchdog has called today’s announcement by the United States about the results of its talks with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) over the latter country’s nuclear programme “an important step forward.”

UN advocate Mia Farrow spotlights need for polio vaccination campaign in DR Congo

The United States actress and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow today wrapped up her visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with an urgent plea for better polio vaccination campaigns to eradicate the disease that continues to threaten the lives of many children in the poor African country.

Fight against cholera in DR Congo remains in need of funding – UN

Efforts to combat the spread of cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remain underfunded, the United Nations humanitarian office reported today, saying the lack of access to potable water is the single most important cause of recurring outbreaks of the disease in the country.

UN official stresses need to boost peacekeeping operations in DR Congo

The top United Nations peacekeeping official today stressed the need to boost the mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to facilitate the next phase of elections in the vast, impoverished country and protect civilians in areas where national authorities are not present.

In wake of elections in DR Congo, UN urges all sides to pursue dialogue

The top United Nations envoy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today stressed the need for all parties to use legal means and dialogue to settle differences in the aftermath of recent elections so as to advance stability and peace in the country.

UN alarmed by reported new atrocities against displaced civilians in DR Congo

The United Nations refugee agency said today it is alarmed by recent reports that displaced people have been tortured and killed in their camps by armed elements in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

UN invites all Congolese to avoid violence, resolve poll disputes peacefully

With the provisional results of national legislative elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) having now been announced, the United Nations today encouraged all actors to use legal channels for resolving any disputes and refrain from the use of force or violence.

Refugee children in Tanzania learn art basics in UN-sponsored workshop

In a novel way to impart new skills to children while improving their social interaction, the United Nations refugee agency has sponsored an arts workshop for refugee pupils from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in Tanzania, where they were introduced to the basics of painting with water colours, pastels and acrylics and making collages.