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

04 Aug 2023

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).