12 June 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Babacar Gaye as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office for the Central African Republic (BINUCA) based in Bangui.
12 June 2013 – The United Nations war crimes tribunals set up in the wake of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s are despite various delays, close to completing their work, their officials told the Security Council today, stressing that they will need support of the international community to address remaining challenges.
12 June 2013 – In spite of recent social and economic progress, Côte d’Ivoire needs to address its “profound political fragmentation,” a United Nations independent expert said today, stressing that political dialogue is fundamental for effective reconciliation.
11 June 2013 – A senior United Nations humanitarian official today appealed for urgent support to tackle the ongoing food and nutritional crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa and respond to the needs of 11.4 million people facing food insecurity.
11 June 2013 – The European Union (EU), British newspaper the Guardian, and various non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are among those honoured by the United Nations food agency for their contributions to development issues.
10 June 2013 – In observance of World Oceans Day, a senior United Nations official called on the international community to act in a concerted and coordinated manner to halt and reverse the damage to the planet’s open waters caused by human activity.
10 June 2013 – New figures today from the United Nations educational agency show that the number of children out of school dipped slightly last year over 2011.
08 June 2013 – Welcoming the possible resumption of peace talks between the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the 23 March Movement (M23), the United Nations Special Envoy for Africa's Great Lake's region has urged both sides to engage in earnest discussion to resolve all outstanding issues.
07 June 2013 – A global partnership for development is critical to underpin the post-2015 development agenda, a senior United Nations official today said at an international forum in Ethiopia to discuss poverty eradication and sustainable development after the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
07 June 2013 – Damage to Timbuktu’s cultural heritage due to fighting between Government forces and Tuareg rebels is more extensive than first estimated, a United Nations-led team said today following an assessment of the fabled city.