31 May 2013 – Ahead of the oncoming rainy season in South Sudan, the United Nations refugee agency today said it nearly completed prepositioning aid supplies for more than 230,000 people in Unity and Upper Nile States in the north of the country.
29 May 2013 – Concerned that lingering instability in the Central Africa Republic (CAR) following a power grab by rebels has stalled operations to neutralize the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), the Security Council today urged regional actors to cooperate on all fronts to tackle the dual crises.
29 May 2013 – The Security Council today extended until 30 November the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping force for Abyei, an area contested by South Sudan and Sudan, and increased the authorized number of troops there by more than 1,100 personnel.
29 May 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led the United Nations today in honouring those who lost their lives over the past year serving under the blue flag, while also raising awareness about new developments in the field of peacekeeping.
28 May 2013 – While the Security Council determines the mandate and size of new United Nations peacekeeping missions, getting these operations up and running is a joint venture that takes many months and involves several actors. And it is no easy task.
28 May 2013 – Fighting in Darfur, Sudan has killed an estimated 300,000 people and displaced some 2 million others. Mariam Gamous, a Darfur native and civilian peacekeeper with the UN-African Union mission in Darfur, known by the acronym UNAMID, was there when the troubles began in 2003.
28 May 2013 – The United Nations relief wing today warned of severe humanitarian needs in Gao in eastern Mali, including the need to rehabilitate the water supply and increase food assistance.
23 May 2013 – Civilians in Sudan are paying the biggest price in the war between the Government and rebels, the United Nations humanitarian chief reiterated today as she wrapped up a visit to the country urging more sustainable support for displaced populations, many of whom have been living in camps for a decade.
22 May 2013 – The United Nations humanitarian chief today stressed the international community must do more to ensure the people of Sudan's Darfur region can better provide for themselves.
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.