Left-Right: Nene Bah, Senior Gender Advisor, Office of the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region; Hon. Janviere Ndirahisha, Regional Director for the ICGLR regional training facility in Uganda; Amb. João Samuel Caholo, Executive Secretary of the ICGLR; and Faridah Kibowa, Chair of Uganda National Women Council. Kampala, Uganda, 27 Nov. 2023 (Photo: Fiona Irakoze, ICGLR).

Left to right: Bruno Lemarquis, (left) Deputy Special Representative to the UN Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), Yacoub El Hillo, (2nd left), Regional Director for the Development Coordination Office for Africa, Susan Ngongi Namondo, UN Resident Coordinator in Uganda, Bagiire Vincent Waiswa, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda, Huang Xia, UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region (2nd right), and Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, (right), Special Representative of Secretary-General to the AU and Head of the UN Office to the AU (UNOAU), during the second SPG Retreat held in Kampala, Uganda. Photo (William Sila, Office of the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region).

Special Envoy Huang Xia briefing the Security Council on the situation in Africa’s Great Lakes region. New York, 17 October 2023 (Photo: Manuel Elías)

A new study by the Secretariat of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, highlights risks of statelessness for refugees who have spent more than 20 years outside their country of

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Participants at the High-table of the RCNR meeting: Ambassador João Samuel CAHOLO ICGLR Executive Secretary (l) with other panelists during the meeting on the fight against the illegal exploitation of natural resources, held on 25 - 27 in Luanda, Angola

Participants at the meeting of Political Affairs Officers and Peace and Development Advisors of UN presences in the Great Lakes region. From left Ms. Fatou Thiam, Director of the Political Affairs unit in the Office of the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region, and Mr. François Grignon, Director of MONUSCO Political Affairs Division. Photo: Penangnini Toure

Participants pose for a group photo following the official opening of the regional workshop on promoting women and youth participation in the mining sector in the Great Lakes region. (Photo: Michael Wangusa, UNRCO Uganda).