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Edith M Lederer

Edith M Lederer

    Somali government accused of diverting weapons to warlords
    Somali government accused of diverting weapons to warlords
    The experts, who are monitoring the partial lifting of an arms embargo on Somalia, recommended that the UN Security Council re-impose a full...
    Syria refutes UN nuclear chief's reactor claim
    Syria refutes UN nuclear chief's reactor claim
    Syria's United Nations (UN) ambassador on Wednesday refuted a claim by the head of the UN nuclear agency that a building destroyed by Israeli...
    UN pushes peace effort in DRC's violent east
    UN pushes peace effort in DRC's violent east
    The United Nations Security Council renewed a push for civilian rule in the Democratic Republic of Congo's militia-plagued east on Sunday as...
    UN chief urges ceasefire in Darfur
    UN chief urges ceasefire in Darfur
    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Sudanese government and all rebel groups to agree to a ceasefire in Darfur, saying...
    UN has firm demands for factions in volatile DRC
    UN has firm demands for factions in volatile DRC
    The Security Council voted unanimously on Friday to extend the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for a...
    UN votes to end Sierra Leone peacebuilding mission
    UN votes to end Sierra Leone peacebuilding mission
    The Security Council voted unanimously on Friday to wrap up the United Nations peacebuilding mission in Sierra Leone in September next year,...
    Security Council drops direct appeal to Sudan's govt
    Security Council drops direct appeal to Sudan's govt
    The Security Council has dropped a direct appeal to the Sudanese government to launch quickly a joint United Nations-African Union force to help...
    Britain wants Security Council briefing on Zim
    Britain wants Security Council briefing on Zim
    Britain's United Nations ambassador on Friday asked for a Security Council briefing on the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe, citing the recent...
    Annan hopes to see Darfur ceasefire soon
    Annan hopes to see Darfur ceasefire soon
    United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan said on Friday he is encouraged that Sudan's president will soon agree to a ceasefire in conflict-wracked Darfur, renewed peace efforts, and a hybrid African Union-UN force....
    Harsh UN words for Ethiopia, Eritrea
    Harsh UN words for Ethiopia, Eritrea
    In response to warnings of a dangerous crisis brewing between Ethiopia and Eritrea, a draft United Nations Security Council resolution demands that...
    DRC fighting appears to be abating
    DRC fighting appears to be abating
    The recent escalation in fighting between warring factions in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) appears to be abating as a result of...
    Kofi Annan's annus horribilis
    Kofi Annan's annus horribilis
    After a trying year punctuated by calls for his resignation by United States lawmakers, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan says the US and...