18 April 2013 – The head of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) today urged the Government to ensure humanitarian access to two villages in East Darfur State, where thousands of civilians require assistance.
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.
16 April 2013 – Senior United Nations officials in Sudan today called for immediate humanitarian access to areas of southern Darfur where tens of thousands of civilians have gathered for safety near African Union-UN peacekeeping bases but where ongoing fighting prevents relief teams from reaching them.
16 April 2013 – Stretching from Dakar to Djibouti, a United Nations-backed programme dubbed the ‘Great Green Wall’ brings together 11 countries to plant trees across Africa to literally hold back the Sahara desert with a swathe of greenery, lessen the effects of desertification and improve the lives and livelihoods of communities.
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.
12 April 2013 – Some 50,000 refugees from south-western Darfur have arrived in Chad following fresh tribal clashes, the United Nations refugee agency said today, urging more shelter, clean drinking water, food and medicine in what is called the largest influx of refugees from Sudan into Chad since 2005.
12 April 2013 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today said more than 2,000 boys and girls have been recruited by armed forces in the Central African Republic since the latest wave of violence in the country began in December.
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.
10 April 2013 – The United Nations and other partners in an international group working to support the peace efforts in Sudan’s Darfur region have condemned recent attacks in the troubled region and cautioned that any serious delays to carrying out the 2011 peace agreement could further destabilize the entire region.
10 April 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today honoured one of his predecessors Dag Hammarskjöld and thousands of other United Nations personnel who lost their lives serving under the blue flag, as he marked the 60 years since Mr. Hammarskjöld took the helm of the world organization.