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News in Brief 15 January 2021

  • Indonesia quake: eight confirmed dead, hundreds injured in Sulawesi emergency 

  • Child labour scourge still affects one in 10 children, warns UN labour agency 

  • CAR displacement reaches 120,000 after election violence: UNHCR 


Input operators in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) receive electoral kits from the office of the Independent Electoral Commission. The material will be deployed to the different electoral centres in Goma.
MONUSCO/Alain Wandimoyi

UN welcomes signing of political agreement on elections in DR Congo

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the signing today in Kinshasa, by the opposition and the Majorité présidentielle, of a political agreement on the holding of elections in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and transitional arrangements leading up to the polls.