25 April 2013 – The top United Nations humanitarian official in Sudan today welcomed the beginning of direct talks between the Government and one of the main opposition groups, and urged an end to the conflict that has affected more than a million people in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
25 April 2013 – As the General Assembly met today to consider how best to help Africa in its efforts to promote peace and development, top United Nations officials highlighted the gains made so far and called for greater engagement to consolidate progress as well as advance even further.
24 April 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed today the latest agreements reached by the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan on implementing further elements of their 2012 accords.
18 April 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his Special Envoy for Education Gordon Brown are in Washington DC to meet with international government and development partners on how to accelerate progress towards the United Nations Global Education First Initiative to put every child in school, improve the quality of learning, and foster global citizenship by the end of 2015.
17 April 2013 – Conflict-related sexual violence, horrific in itself, is also an impediment to national reconciliation and development, top United Nations officials told the Security Council at the start of a day-long debate, urging increased political and financial pressure on those who commit, command or condone sexual violence in war zones.
12 April 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said he was 'encouraged' by the positive dialogue between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir who is on his first visit to Juba since South Sudan seceded in 2011.
11 April 2013 – The United Nations has been able to reach 51,000 people with food aid in Sudan’s Blue Nile state in the week since it managed to start its first deliveries in the conflict-wracked region in 19 months, but it needs more funds to feed all those in need there.