Daily Archives: September 4, 2015

Press Releases: Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal Travel to Kyrgyzstan

Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal will travel to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on September 8-9. There, she will meet with government officials, entrepreneurs, and students to discuss increased engagement and ongoing cooperation in South and Central Asia, including support for the business community. For information on this trip please follow

DR Congo humanitarian crisis must not ‘fall off’ world’s radar – UN deputy relief chief

4 September 2015 – Wrapping up a four-day mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-wha Kang, called strongly today for creative ways to reignite donor engagement and ensure that one of the world’s most protracted crises does not “fall off the humanitarian radar.” Ms.

Ban appoints Zimbabwe national as Assistant Secretary-General for Safety and Security

4 September 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Fadzai Gwaradzimba of Zimbabwe as the Assistant Secretary-General for Safety and Security. Ms. Gwaradzimba succeeds Ms. Mbaranga Gasarabwe of Rwanda, who was appointed as Deputy Special Representative for Mali in May. Ms. Gwaradzimba brings more than 25 years of experience with

Africa: Constitutional Reform Commission

The United States notes with concern the decision by Rwanda’s Parliament and President Paul Kagame to establish a Constitutional Reform Commission that may amend or remove executive term limits and permit President Kagame to seek a third term in 2017. We respect the ability of any parliament to pass legislation that reflects the will of