Kigali (Rwanda), 27 November 2018 - The eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the regions of Africa that continues to suffer from recurring cycles of violence and insecurity, negatively impacting on the stability of its neighbouring states.
Key actors in the Great Lakes region meet to discuss new initiatives to quell armed groups in the region
New York, 11 October 2018 - Said Djinnit, Special Envoy for the Great Lakes, presented the recent report of the Secretary General on implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region (document S/2018/882) cover
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), 12 October 2018 – Said Djinnit, United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region, attended a high-level workshop on “Silencing the Guns in Africa by 2020” organized by the African Union (AU) on 11-12 October 2018 in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa
Kampala (Uganda), 8 October 2018 - The heads of State and Government of the signatory countries of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the region held their 9th high-level m
In the second week of September 2018, five new elements of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) signed up for voluntary repatriation from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where they have been cantoned over the years since the 1994 genocide, to Rwanda, their country
Four experts met in Nairobi on 3 September with the Office of the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes to reflect on the evolution of the political and security situation in the Great Lakes region and discuss how the Office of the Special Envoy and other partners can best respond to the existing ten
Nairobi (KENYA), 10 August 2018 – The Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region, the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the African Union (AU), through their respective platforms and forums on women, and UN-Women,