Archive for November, 2012

UN relief agencies working ‘around the clock’ to assist displaced in DR Congo

28th November 2012 Uncategorized

New York – Humanitarian agencies and their partners are working “around the clock” to provide basic services such as water, food and shelter to more than 140,000 people displaced by the recent violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations said today. (more…)

Sierra Leone: Ban congratulates winner of presidential election, calls for unity

28th November 2012 Uncategorized

New York – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated Ernest Bai Koroma on his win in Sierra Leone’s presidential election, and called on him and all political leaders in the country to maintain calm and work towards unity and reconciliation. (more…)

UN Climate Change Conference in Doha kicks off with calls to implement agreed decisions, stick to agreed tasks and timetable

27th November 2012 Uncategorized

Doha – The UN Climate Change Conference in Doha began today with calls for governments to focus on essential tasks ahead of themso that the meeting can deliver agreed outcomes and constitute another step forward in the global response to climate change. (more…)

On International Day, Ban leads UN call for action to end violence against women

26th November 2012 Uncategorized

New York – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is leading a United Nations call on world leaders to “make good” on pledges they have made to end violence against women, a scourge that affects millions of women and girls worldwide. (more…)

UN Chief welcomes African leaders’ call on M23 rebels to stop war in DR Congo

26th November 2012 Uncategorized

New York – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed a joint statement issued by the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Joseph Kabila Kabange, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, calling on the 23 March Movement (M23) rebel group to immediately cease fire in Eastern DRC. (more…)