President Kabila’s time in government has shown an inability to bring together the various ethnic groups.
African leaders need to acknowledge the gravity of the Congo crisis and apply pressure on Kabila.
The head of the UN mission in Congo William Swing (second left) in 2003.
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The UN promotes local ownership in peace building, which is difficult to achieve.
Sexual violence survivors need more than recognition of what they have suffered.
As foreign Islamic State fighters return home, there needs to be proper prosecution of sexual violence in armed conflict.
China's presence in Africa continues to grow with its first military base in Djibouti. It wants to be a friend to Africa positioning itself as a global power while looking after its own interests.
As unity talks begin, history tells us the divisions in Cyprus are not simply the result of two competing nationalisms.
By not acknowledging what Haitians themselves think they need, the UN is failing to sort out one of its worst ever blunders.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.
A former US diplomat explains why some programs may make sense to cut, while others are crucial to America's moral standing.
Is New York big enough for both the UN and Donald Trump?
Cutting off funds for crucial UN bodies could have disastrous consequences for the world order.
Leaders in Davos are being asked to consider how global cooperation could be reinvigorated. They could do worse than start with UN reforms.
South Sudan’s violent crisis is a refugee crisis too.
Even the UN Security Council's most stubborn members have committed to defending South Sudan's residents against violence.
The new secretary general of the United Nations should drive substantive reforms, particularly accountability of the international body.
Africa should focus on the feasible reforms of the UN and de-emphasise its demand for improved representation on the Security Council voting reforms, given the complex politics around these issues.
Life in a refugee camp in Juba, South Sudan.
The violence and instability that wracks South Sudan is profoundly gendered.
The Haiti cholera outbreak has killed 10,000 people.
It has long been known that UN forces brought disease to the country in the aftermath of an earthquake, but how can amends be made?
A policewoman carries a Burundi flag during a protest against President Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term.
The competition between the two authoritarian regimes has become a fact that, given the regional context, is here to last. It justifies repression and indefinitely postpones democratic expression.