21 May 2013 – The United Nations Envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes Region today proposed a set of principles to guide immediate peace efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, while voicing concerns over renewed fighting in the eastern part of the country.
21 May 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the Government and people of Mozambique for steady progress in political development, but urged greater efforts to overcome human rights challenges, including discrimination and violence against women, through education and awareness-raising.
20 May 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today emphasized the importance of countries stepping up their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) before their 2015 deadline and stressed developing countries like Mozambique have the most to benefit from accelerated action.
17 May 2013 – Eight countries identified as being the most affected by the illegal trade in elephant ivory have submitted national action plans to the United Nations-backed treaty for the conservation of endangered species containing measures to combat the scourge.
15 May 2013 – The United Nations and its partners today announced that tetanus – one of the most deadly diseases a mother and her newborn can face – has been eliminated in more than 30 countries with previously had high rates of the illness.
07 May 2013 – Developing countries rich in natural resources can make huge gains towards universal schooling if they managed resource revenues better and devoted a significant share to education, according to a United Nations study released today.
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.
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 – 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.
01 May 2013 – A senior United Nations envoy visiting Rwanda today highlighted the importance of restoring trust among countries in the Great Lakes region to ensure long-term peace in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and beyond.