Lilongwe – Around 60 experts from governments, civil society, national human rights institutions, as well as the agricultural sector will meet from 3 to 4 April 2013 in Lilongwe, Malawi, to discuss concrete measures to respect, protect and fulfil the right to food in the sub-region.
New York – The members of the Security Council received a briefing on March 26, 2013 from Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Hervé Ladsous which outlined the security risks and operational challenges facing UNDOF, including UNTSO’s Observer Group Golan, due to the ongoing fighting in the Force’s area of operation by the parties to the Syrian domestic… Read More »
New York – The Security Council called on all parties in the Central African Republic (CAR) to refrain from acts of violence against civilians, following a week of fierce fighting that led to rebels seizing the capital, Bangui, on Sunday and forcing President François Bozizé to flee.
New York – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Professor Åke Sellström of Sweden to head the United Nations fact-finding mission which will investigate allegations of the reported use of chemical weapons in Syria.
Pretoria – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today transferred hundreds of Mayi-Mayi combatants to Kinshasa after the rebels turned over their weapons to the peacekeepers this weekend and took part in UN-led mediation.