Democracy and Elections

Successful Elections In Democratic Republic Of Congo Crucial To Wider Great Lakes Region’s Peace, Stability, Special Envoy Tells Security Council

Credible and inclusive elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, followed by a peaceful transfer of power, would have a positive effect on peace, stability and development in the wider Great Lakes region of Central Africa, speakers...Read More

Daily Press Briefing By The Office Of The Spokesperson For The Secretary-General

Donors in Geneva today pledged $528 million to support the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian aid to millions of people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  The announcements were made at a humanitarian conference in co‑chaired b...Read More

Secretary-General Appoints Lieutenant General Elias Rodrigues Martins Filho Of Brazil Force Commander For Democratic Republic Of Congo Stabilization Mission

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Elias Rodrigues Martins Filho of Brazil as Force Commander of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Re...Read More

Opening 2018 Coordination, Management Meeting, Economic And Social Council Elects Members, Fills Outstanding Vacancies To Subsidiary Bodies

The Economic and Social Council today began the coordination and management meetings of its 2018 session with the election of members to a number of subsidiary bodies.

Humanitarian Crisis In Democratic Republic Of Congo Will Worsen Without Political Transition, End To Violence, Speakers Warn Security Council

The Security Council turned its attention this morning to the humanitarian aspects of the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with a rural women’s rights activist and an Episcopalian clergyman warning the international communi...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL CONCLUDES GENERAL DEBATE ON HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATIONS THAT REQUIRE THE COUNCIL’S ATTENTION

14 March 2018 The Human Rights Council in its midday meeting concluded its general debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention. In the general debate, speakers drew attention to the negative consequences for women...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL HOLDS GENERAL DEBATE ON HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATIONS REQUIRING THE COUNCIL’S ATTENTION

Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Provides Oral Updates on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and on Eritrea 14 March 2018 The Human Rights Council this morning heard oral updates from Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner f...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL HOLDS INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE WITH THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA

12 March 2018 The Human Rights Council this morning held an interactive dialogue with Tomás Ojea Quintana, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.  In his presentation, Mr. Ojea Quin...Read More

Secretary-General Encouraged By Agreement Between United States, Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea To Hold May Summit

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

Briefing Security Council On Democratic Republic Of Congo, Special Representative Underscores Need For Credible Electoral Process, Despite Unrest

Discussing the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo today, Security Council members underscored the importance of the holding of fair and credible elections, as the electoral process in that country continued amid continued inc...Read More

Security Council Sets 22 June As Election Date To Fill International Court Of Justice Vacancy, Adopting Resolution 2403 (2018)

The Security Council today decided that a vacancy on the International Court of Justice would be filled by election in June.

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL CONCLUDES ITS HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT

Also Concludes its General Segment 28 February 2018 The Human Rights Council this morning concluded its high-level segment, hearing statements from 17 dignitaries, who presented efforts to promote and protect human rights, and spoke of the ...Read More