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DRC / BURUNDIAN REFUGEES

More than 7000 Burundians have fled their country for shelter in Kavimvira in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), close to the border with Burundi. MONUSCO

5 May 2015 | Read More »

DRC / FDLR PREPARATIONS PRESSER

The Deputy Force Commander of the UN mission in the DR Congo said today (8 January)  Congolese army and international forces are capable to attack "where we want and when we want,"  against  the armed group FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda), after it failed to  live up to its promise to surrender. [...]

8 Jan 2015 | Read More »

DRC / SURRENDER

Sixty seven well-armed members of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), accompanied by 186 of their dependents, surrendered to the UN stabilization mission in the DR Congo MONUSCO

30 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / DRC SEXUAL VIOLENCE

For the first time ever the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council has held a high level dialogue to discuss lessons learned and the continuing challenges in combating sexual violence in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). CH UNTV

25 Mar 2014 | Read More »

DRC/ KOBLER M23

Thirty-three M23 combatants surrendered to the UN mission on Tuesday — bringing the total number of M23 surrenders to 80 for the month of October. The head of mission (MONUSCO) Martin Kobler visited Rutshuru earlier this week after it was liberated by the Congolese army from the M23 in fierce fighting which left one Tanzanian [...]

30 Oct 2013 | Read More »

GA / SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT

More than half of the Member States endorsed a high level declaration toward eliminating sexual violence.  The declaration, launched on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, was endorsed by 113 countries and contains a set of practical and political commitments to end the use of rape and sexual violence as a [...]

24 Sep 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / DRC SEXUAL VIOLENCE

The UN refugee agency warned that recurrent conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s North Kivu province is uprooting more civilians and exposing an increasing number of women, girls and men to rape. CH UNTV

30 Jul 2013 | Read More »

UN / HOLOCAUST

"The Holocaust was a turning point in the history of mankind. This was the defining moment when humanity collectively agreed that such a crime should never be allowed to happen again", Ambassador Raymond Serge Bale, Vice-President of the United Nations General Assembly (GA) said today during a ceremony today at the UN in New York, marking [...]

25 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / GA WRAP 2

The opening day of the annual gathering of world leaders at of the General Assembly's high-level meeting in New York continues in the afternoon session.

23 Sep 2010 | Read More »

CONGO / IDP EDUCATION

Out of the 117,000 displaced from the Democratic Republic of Congo at this refugee camp in Congo, nearly 80 percent are women and children. The demand for education is high, especially for primary school children. UNICEF

12 Mar 2010 | Read More »

 

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