17 May 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed Albert Gerard Koenders of the Netherlands as the head of the recently approved United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali.
15 May 2013 – The United Nations is committed to ensuring a stable and prosperous future for Mali, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message to a meeting in Brussels devoted to restoring the West African nation to the path of peace and security, good governance and long-term development.
14 May 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has met with Togo President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé to discuss recent developments in Africa, the importance of promoting sustainable peace and security in West Africa and the creation of a UN peacekeeping mission in Mali to which Togo has contributed.
09 May 2013 – The mandate of the United Nations political mission in Guinea-Bissau should be adjusted to support a two-phase process towards full restoration of constitutional order and medium-term stability in the country, which last year faced a military coup, according to a report by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented to the Security Council today.
07 May 2013 – At today’s United Nations-backed Somalia Conference in London, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson urged representatives from more than 50 countries and organizations to support the Government’s state-building agenda and “help take the country to a new beginning.”
06 May 2013 – There are encouraging signs that the new push for peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) can succeed, Mary Robinson said today in her first briefing to the Security Council since taking her post as United Nations Envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes Region.
05 May 2013 – The United Nations political office for Somalia today strongly condemned a deadly suicide bombing at Kilometer 4 (K4) junction in the capital Mogadishu, and reiterated the UN's continued support for the Government ahead of next week's international conference in the United Kingdom.
03 May 2013 – Mary Robinson, Special Envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes Region, today urged leaders to keep working towards the success of the new eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) peace plan, particularly amid what she sensed were mounting pressure and rhetoric in the country.
02 May 2013 – The Security Council today voted unanimously to establish the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia, to be known as UNSOM and to be based in the country’s capital, Mogadishu, beginning on 3 June for an initial period of 12 months.
02 May 2013 – An academic institution associated with the Al-Azhar University in Egypt and a public health advocate from Uganda are this year’s recipients of the annual United Nations Population Award, the UN agency dealing with global population issues has announced.