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Representatives of the countries of the Great Lakes region meet in Nairobi to review the security situation and to prepare for the forthcoming 10th Regional Oversight Mechanism summit in Kinshasa

Delegates at the regional summit will review political and security developments in the region

The Technical Support Committee of the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes region held its 26th meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, on 3-4 February 2020. Discussions on the agenda included an update on the status of…

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Regional Workshop on Participation of Women addresses the barriers hinder women’s participation in electoral and other political processes

During the two-day brainstorming, participants of the regional workshop highlighted the importance of the workshop in light of forthcoming elections in the Great Lakes region

The African Union (AU) Department of Political Affairs (DPA), in partnership with the Office of the United Nations (UN) Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, the International Conference for the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), convened a regional workshop on the "Participation, Representation…

Office of the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region (OSESG-GL)
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General Communication: To members of the Advisory Committee of the (Peace, Security and Cooperation) PSC-Framework, (International Conference of the Great Lakes Region) ICGLR Fora and non-governmental organizations

Initiative to publish a commemorative book to mark the 20th Anniversary of Resolution 1325 (2000)

The Office of the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, wishes to bring your attention to the following: The African Union and the United Nations Office to the African Union have launched a joint initiative to publish a commemorative book to mark the 20th Anniversary of Resolution 1325 (2000).…

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Meeting of the Chiefs of Intelligence and Security Services of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania

Meeting took place further to the decision by the 9th Summit of the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework

1. Under the auspices of His Excellency, Mr. Felix Antoine TSHISEKEDI TSHILOMBO, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Head of State, the National Oversight Mechanism (NOM) of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the region (“PSC Framework”) convened…

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High-level ministerial meeting on refugees in the Great Lakes Region

The high-level meeting of Ministers in charge of refugees in the Great Lakes region will be held in line with the Global Compact on Refugees adopted by the United Nations General Assembly

As of October 2018, over 11 million people are uprooted in the Great Lakes region due to armed conflicts and insecurity. This number is composed of 7.2 million internally displaced persons and 4.4 million refugees and asylum seekers originating from Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the…

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Invitation to a press conference with Said Djinnit, UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region

Amb. Djinnit worked closely with the African Union, as well as sub-regional organisations and mechanisms, to tackle complex peace and security challenges on the continent

I have the pleasure to invite you to a press conference with Ambassador Said Djinnit, Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region. Amb. Djinnit’s term comes to an end next month. Amb. Djinnit assumed the post of Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region in…

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Press statement on the situation in the Great Lakes region

Press statement on the situation in the Great Lakes region:  The members of the Security Council met on 10 April 2018 to discuss the situation in the Great lakes region, five years after the signature of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo…

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A new dawn for a peaceful, stable and prosperous Great Lakes region of Africa

By Said Djinnit, Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region

On 24 February 2013, eleven African heads of State made history in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Peace, Security, and Cooperation Framework (PSCF) for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes region came into being. Eleven months later Sudan and Kenya joined the group. All together they committed…

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Advisory Board Meeting for Women’s Participation and Engagement in Peace, Security and Cooperation in the Great Lakes Region

Venue: Windsor Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

WHAT: Advisory Board for Women’s Participation and Engagement in Peace, Security and Cooperation in the Great Lakes Region WHERE:  Windsor Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya WHEN: 22 February 2018 BACKGROUND INFORMATION The Women’s Platform for the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework was established in 2014, with the aim to empowering and supporting women in…

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Ministers in charge of Youth Affairs from the Great Lakes region agree on a regional approach to tackle youth unemployment

The strategy focuses on eight key areas including, infrastructure development; investment promotion; education and training; youth entrepreneurs access to funding; mobilization of additional resources for youth issues; youth representation in decision-making organs; monitoring, evaluation and coordination of policies and interventions; and good governance and transparency

Ministers in charge of Youth Affairs of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) met in Livingstone, Zambia on 9 June 2017 to discuss ways to advance youth employment in the region. The meeting was jointly promoted by the ICGLR and the Office of the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General…