Envoy sees modest improvements in Darfur

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Though conflict between government and rebel forces in Darfur is up, in general, the overall situation has improved, a U.N. envoy said.

U.N.: Political solution needed in Darfur

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- All parties to the conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan are called on to lay down their weapons in favor of political dialogue, a U.N. official said.

U.N. cuts back on Darfur peacekeepers

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council expressed concern over the situation in Darfur but cut back on the mission to focus efforts on the highest security threats.
U.N.: Peace in Darfur a long way off

U.N.: Peace in Darfur a long way off

UNITED NATIONS, July 25 (UPI) -- There is "a long way to go" before sustainable peace comes to the people in the troubled Sudanese region of Darfur, a U.N. envoy said.

U.N.-AU responding to Darfur clashes

KHARTOUM, Sudan, March 30 (UPI) -- A U.N. peacekeeping mission in Darfur said a team was en route to the site of deadly clashes following the relocation of a local market.
PKO head chided for meeting Sudan's Bashir

PKO head chided for meeting Sudan's Bashir

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The head of the peacekeeping mission in Darfur is called on to avoid encounters with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, a U.N. spokesman said.
U.N. 'distressed' by violence in Darfur

U.N. 'distressed' by violence in Darfur

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A U.N. envoy working on peacekeeping operations in Sudan's troubled Darfur region said he was "distressed" by violence targeting his troops.

U.N. peacekeepers killed in Sudan attack

EL FASHER, Sudan, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Three U.N. peacekeeping personnel were killed while on patrol in North Darfur state in Sudan, the joint U.N.-African Union Mission said.
U.N. peacekeepers killed in Darfur ambush

U.N. peacekeepers killed in Darfur ambush

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Three U.N. peacekeepers were killed in an ambush on a camp for displaced people in Darfur, something the U.N. mission there said amounts to a war crime.
U.N. staff detained in Darfur

U.N. staff detained in Darfur

KHARTOUM, Sudan, May 20 (UPI) -- The head of the U.N. mission in Darfur called on Sudanese authorities to release two civilian members of the peacekeeping mission immediately.

Suu Kyi meets with U.N. Myanmar envoy

YANGON, Myanmar, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A U.N. envoy has met with detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and five senior members of her Myanmar opposition party, observers say.

U.N. envoy meets with Myanmar opposition

RANGOON, Myanmar, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A U.N. envoy has tried to encourage talks between Myanmar opposition leaders and the country's military rulers, a U.N. spokesman said.

U.N. envoy meets with Suu Kyi

YANGON, Myanmar, March 8 (UPI) -- Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi Saturday left her house in Yangon to meet with a special United Nations envoy, the BBC reported.

U.N. envoy arrives in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar, March 7 (UPI) -- Ibrahim Gambari, the U.N. special envoy, arrived Thursday in Myanmar for another effort to get the military junta to talk to its opposition.

U.S. levels more sanctions against Myanmar

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The United States has leveled additional sanctions against Myanmar's leaders for their "unacceptable" actions that thwart democracy, the White House said.
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Ibrahim Gambari
First Lady Laura Bush meets with Ibrahim Gambari, UN Special Advisor on Burma, in her office at the White House in Washington on December 17, 2007. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, CFR (born on November 24, 1944 in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria) is a Nigerian scholar and diplomat. He was Minister for External Affairs between 1984 and 1985. Gambari has been appointed by the Secretary-General of United Nations Ban Ki-moon and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission as Joint African Union-United Nations Special Representative for Darfur effective from 1 January 2010. He is currently the Special Adviser on the International Compact with Iraq and Other Issues for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Previously, he served as the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations (USG) for the Department of Political Affairs (DPA). He was appointed on June 10, 2005 and assumed the post on July 1 of that year.

Gambari attended King's College, Lagos.

Gambari began his teaching career in 1969 at City University of New York before working at University of Albany. Later, he taught at Ahmadu Bello University, in Zaria, Kaduna State, the second largest university in Nigeria. From 1986-1989, he was Visiting Professor at three universities in Washington, D.C.: Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Georgetown University and Howard University. He has also been a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution also in Washington D.C. and a Resident Scholar at the Bellagio Study and Conference Center, the Rockefeller Foundation-run center in Italy. He was accorded, honoris causa, the title of Doctor of Humane Letters (D.Hum.Litt.) from the University of Bridgeport. He is a member of the Johns Hopkins University's Society of Scholars. He was decorated with the title of Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) by the Government of Nigeria.

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