Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, visits the Democratic Republic of the Congo as fighting continues near the eastern city of Goma.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, during a surprise visit to Jerusalem today, calls for calm ahead of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in an effort to bring an end to the month-long wave of violence.
An international conference on the future of Afghanistan opens in Kabul co-chaired by the President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai and the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon. The conference endorses a goal for Afghan forces to lead security operations across the country by 2014. Afghan President Hamid Karzai suggests raising the size of the Afghan National Army to 170,000 troops and the Afghan National Police to 134,000 officers by 2011.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo marks 50 years of independence with celebrations attended by Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, the Belgian king and other world leaders, days after the funeral of Floribert Chebeya.
Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon requests an independent investigation in into the death of human rights activist Floribert Chebeya in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and promises to help in any way he can.