Archive for August, 2013

UNEP Global Film Challenge on Environment

26th August 2013 Uncategorized

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Television Trust for the Environment (tve) are calling on film-makers across the planet to submit their ideas – vivid, poignant, iconoclastic, and inspiring – for a global competition of one-minute films on the environment aimed at the YouTube generation. UNEP is challenging film-makers in two categories: food waste and climate change. (more…)

Warring parties in eastern DR Congo must protect civilians, UN agencies urge

26th August 2013 Uncategorized

DRC – United Nations humanitarian agencies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) strongly condemned the attacks that killed and wounded a number of civilians today as fighting flared between Government and rebel forces near the eastern city of Goma, and urged the parties to “take all precautions” to avoid such acts, and to allow access to relief workers. (more…)

DR Congo: UN Great Lakes Envoy calls for immediate end to fighting in Goma

26th August 2013 Uncategorized

DRC – “Deeply concerned” by renewed armed clashes in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as attacks on civilians and United Nations peacekeepers based there, the UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes called today for an immediate end to the fighting and strongly urged all regional authorities to observe maximum restraint. (more…)

Chief of UN mission in DR Congo deplores death of demonstrators in Goma

26th August 2013 Uncategorized

DRC – The head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) today deplored the death of two civilians killed in demonstrations in Goma, the main city in the vast country’s strife-torn eastern region, and has called for an inquiry into the incident. (more…)

DR Congo: UN peacekeepers ready to protect civilians as clashes continue in North Kivu

23rd August 2013 Uncategorized

DRC – The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has ordered peacekeepers to take necessary action to protect civilians and prevent armed groups from advancing in the North Kivu province in response to renewed fighting in the region. (more…)