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Robinson expresses concern about current situation in South Africa  

Tuesday 9 May 2017 21:48

A leading member of The Elders has expressed her concern that the political and economic situation in South Africa was very worrying and causing considerable concern.


The appointments come as countries all over the world are feeling the effects of El Nino, with African countries facing the worst drought in years
Ban Ki-Moon appoints Special Envoys on El Nino and Climate

Monday 23 May 2016 20:48

The United Nations’ Secretary General has appointed Special Envoys on El Nino and Climate – the former President of Ireland Mary Robinson and Kenya’s Ambassador to the United Nations Macharia Kamau.


Selection of the next UN Secretary General must be more 'transparent'

Wednesday 1 July 2015 05:41

‘The Elders’ has made a strong push for a more transparent and democratic process in the selection of the next UN Secretary General.


 Great Lakes Special Envoy, Mary Robinson, was briefing the Security Council on latest developments.
DRC warned of renewed disorder

Tuesday 14 January 2014 05:48

The positive atmosphere that prevailed in the country following the defeat of M23 rebels last year that led to the conclusion of the Kampala Process, has vanished, says the United Nations.


Global digital tribute for Madiba

Friday 13 December 2013 18:26

The Dalai Lama who will not be attending Nelson Mandela’s funeral has urged the world to follow Mandela’s spirit of forgiveness.


DRC, M23 rebels peace talks hit a snag

Tuesday 12 November 2013 05:38

A group of special envoys working for peace in the Great Lakes region has expressed regret that a final peace agreement between the DRC government and the M23 rebels could not be concluded.


UN reiterates need to neutralize armed groups in DRC

Thursday 7 November 2013 05:23

The United Nations Security Council is expected to emphasize in the coming days the need to neutralize all the other armed groups operating in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).


Peace in DRC still of great concern to UN

Monday 21 October 2013 20:16

Despite progress in peace talks between the DRC Government and the M23 rebel movement, the situation on the ground in the eastern DRC remains volatile and of great concern.


The DRC report has been accepted by all countries.
DRC peace report adopted

Tuesday 24 September 2013 06:24

A Heads of State Meeting in the DRC has adopted a Technical Committee report that sets regional benchmarks that will serve as a barometer for progress in the Great Lakes Region.


United Nations has demanded that African nations which signed a February deal to end fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo to cease supporting rebel groups against the Kinshasa government
African nations urged to stop support for rebels in DRC

Wednesday 31 July 2013 20:32

The United Nations has demanded that African nations which signed a February deal to end fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo to cease supporting rebel groups against the Kinshasa government.


South Africa and other SADC countries are contributing troops to the United Nations Force Intervention Brigade which is being deployed to DRC
UN lauds SA's role in boosting DRC economy

Tuesday 7 May 2013 06:42

The United Nation's newly appointed Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region, Mary Robinson,lauded South Africa’s role in DRC


Mary Robinson appointed as Special Envoy for Great Lakes region

Tuesday 19 March 2013 07:26

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Mary Robinson of Ireland as his Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa.


Congo ICC war suspect surrenders at US Embassy in Rwanda

Tuesday 19 March 2013 06:02

Fugitive Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda walked into the US Embassy in Rwanda yesterday and asked to be transferred to the International Criminal Court (ICC), where he faces war crimes charges.


Former Irish Prime Minister and human rights activist, Mary Robinson
Robinson, Machel criticise UN over Syria failure

Tuesday 7 August 2012 16:58

Former Irish Prime Minister and human rights activist Mary Robinson has criticised the United Nations Security Council for its inability to find a solution to the conflict in Syria.


SA must realise opportunities : Robinson

Sunday 5 August 2012 20:15

South Africa had to realise its opportunities before its humanity would fully emerge, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson said on Sunday.


Tutu prods peace between Juba and Khartoum

Sunday 8 July 2012 07:18

As South Sudan gears up to celebrate its first year as an independent state, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has urged the young nation's leaders to make peace with Khartoum.


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