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UN Agency Prepares for Meeting on Traditional Knowledge

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has announced that it has put together proposals for the protection of traditional knowledge.

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Progress is Made In Control of Hazardous Wastes

The Conference on the Basel Convention on Hazardous wastes concludes in Geneva today with a ministerial declaration

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UN Expert Says North Korea Still Needs Food

The UN Rapporteur on human rights in North Korea, Vitit Muntarbhorn (Ma-nse-bhon) says the country still needs food.

29 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Return of Liberians to Their Homes Gains Momentum

Meanwhile, the return of Liberian refugees and internally displaced people to their homes is gaining momentum with the first convoy scheduled to arrive from Guinea on Saturday.

29 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Mission in Liberia Issues Strong Warning to Rioters

The UN Mission in Liberia has issued a strong warning to rioters in the country's capital Monrovia.

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Women Still Absent From Peace Talks Despite Their Pivotal Role

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Right to Food Gravely Violated in Darfur, Palestinian Territories, North Korea and Cuba: UN Special Rapporteur

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Human Rights Report on Afghanistan

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Therapeutic Cloning: an Affront to Human Dignity or Hope for Curing Debilitating Diseases?: Sanctions against Al-Qaida and Taliban are monitored in the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia and Australia by UN Security Council Committee.

29 Oct 2004 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

Representatives of African Women’s NGO’s Assess Progress 10 Years After Beijing; Patron of the UN-CHGA Says African Women Must be in the Forefront of the Fight Against the AIDS Pandemic; UNICEF’s Child Protection Officer Says Girls and Women in Darfur Continue to be Insecure.

29 Oct 2004 | Posted in Women | Read More »

Spanish Soccer Star Becomes FAO's Goodwill Ambassador

Spanish football star, Raul Gonzalez, who is captain of Real Madrid and the Spanish national team, has become the newest Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

28 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Milosevic's Lawyers Request Withdrawal from Case

Lawyers assigned by the War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia to defend the former Yugoslav leader, Slobodan Milosevic, have requested to withdraw from the case.

28 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Angelina Jolie Says Situation in Darfur is too Dangerous

The Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Commissioner for refugees, Angelina Jolie has said she found conditions too dangerous for the internally displaced people in the Darfur region of Sudan.

28 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Secretary-General Is Dismayed by Abduction of Relief Workers in Afghanistan

The United Nations Secretary-General has learned with deep regret and dismay that three relief workers have been kidnapped in Afghanistan.

28 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Official on Right to Food Says Dying of Hunger is Murder

The Special Repporteur on the Rights of Food, Jan Ziegler says that dying of hunger is like being killed by assassination.

28 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Secretary-General Says Women Are Underutilized in Peacekeeping

The United Nations Secretary-General says that women's knowledge and experiences are underutilized in the prevention of violent conflict.

28 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Indoor Air Pollution- The Killer in tHe Kitchen

28 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Special Rapporteur on Torture

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“Action Two” Initiative Makes Human Rights Central to UN Work at Country Level

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Insecurity Impedes Delivery of Humanitarian Aid in Darfur

Insecurity and restrictions on humanitarian access continue to impede the timely and effective delivery of humanitarian aid in north Darfur.

27 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Security Council Encourages Somalia to Work Toward Reconciliation

The UN Security Council has urged Somalia to work toward establishing a transitional federal government that would help bolster security and reconstruction efforts.

27 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Envoy Says Work Proceeding as Planned for Iraqi Elections

The UN’s top envoy in Iraq Ashraf Qazi has reiterated his satisfaction with the work of UN experts who have been providing technical assistance to the Iraqi Independent Electoral Commission.

27 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Israeli Allegation of Rocket Loaded into UNRWA Ambulance Unjustified: UN

A UN investigation team has concluded that Israel’s allegation that a rocket was loaded into an ambulance belonging to the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) was unjustified.

27 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

New Initiative Aims to Advance Rights Protection at Country Level

A reform initiative by the Secretary-General on strengthening UN support for the promotion and protection of human rights at the country level was launched Wednesday by the UN’s top human rights official.

27 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Baaba Maal and 17 Other African Musicians Create Song to Fight HIV/AIDS and Poverty

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The FAO is Assisting Dairy Farmers Avoid $90 million in Economic Losses

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Security Council Meeting in Nairobi is Expected to Bolster Peace in Sudan

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Harnessing the Power of Faith and Tradition to Save Children’s Lives;The UN General Assembly Is Divided on the Issue of Cloning;Ministerial Meeting in Shanghai Calls for Protection of Cultural Diversity;UN Survey Finds Growing Demand for Robots in the Home.

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UN AIDS envoy urges Britain to make G8 do more for Africa

The UN envoy on AIDS has urged the United Kingdom to persuade the world’s richest countries to provide more funds to step up treatment on the disease in Africa.

26 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN envoy pleased by resumption of economic activity in Haiti

The UN special envoy in Haiti says economic security is vital to Haiti’s future and must not be threatened. 

26 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

More than a fifth of children in Darfur malnourished: WFP

More than one-fifth of young children in Sudan’s strife-torn region of Darfur are malnourished.

26 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR welcomes Italy's decision to accept asylum seekers

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has hailed the decision of the Italian Government to accept 13 asylum seekers stuck on board a freighter in international waters of Malta.

26 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Mid-East envoy troubled by continuing violence in Gaza

The United Nations Middle East envoy Terje Roed-Larsen says he’s deeply troubled by the continuing violence in the Gaza Strip.

26 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Security Council to meet in Kenya

The UN Security Council has decided to hold a number of rare meetings in Nairobi, Kenya, over a two-day period starting November 18th.

26 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Day Concert

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West African Nations Discuss Strategy to Eliminate Iodine Deficiency

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Security Council to Meet in Nairobi on the Issue Of Sudan

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WFP Cuts Food Rations to Refugees in Western Tanzania

The UN food agency (WFP) says it has been forced to cut food rations to about 400-thousand Burundian and Congolese refugees living in several camps in western Tanzania.

25 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Annan Congratulates Kosovo on Elections

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has offered congratulations to the people of Kosovo following weekend elections in the UN-administered province.

25 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

We Can Build a Better United Nations: Annan

The world is a better place because of the United Nations.

25 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Envoy Urges Cooperation in Restoring Peace to Darfur

The UN special envoy to Sudan Jan Pronk has warned delegates at the Darfur peace talks that they must cooperate with the African Union and the United Nations in restoring peace to Darfur.

25 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Keen for Credible Elections in Iraq: Qazi

The United Nations shares the keenness of the Iraqi Interim National Council for the holding of credible elections on time.

25 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Explosives Missing from Iraqi Weapons site: IAEA

More than 300 tons of explosives are missing from a site near Baghdad that was part of the Iraqi government’s dismantled weapons programme.

25 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Survey Finds Growing Demand for Robots in the Home

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A Call for African Women To Play Critical Role in Fight Against HIV/AIDS

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UN Nuclear Agency Says Explosives Are Missing in Iraq

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Head of UN Environment Agency Welcomes Russia's Ratification of Climate Change Treaty

The head of the UN Environment Programme Klaus Toepfer has welcomed the decision of the Russian parliament to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on climate change.

22 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Refugee Agency Is Concerned About Turkish Asylum Seekers in the Mediterranean

An international impasse has developed in the Mediterranean involving 13 asylum seekers from Turkey.

22 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNRWA Says Israeli Forces Have Left Damage in Gaza

Meanwhile, the UN Relief Agency for Palestinian Refugees, UNRWA says that Israeli forces have left death and destruction in Gaza.

22 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Only Negotiation Can Resolve Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Says UN Official

It is only through dialogue between the parties that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can be resolved.

22 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Relief Official Says Northern Uganda is Neglected Humanitarian Emergency

The head of United Nations humanitarian affairs, Jan Egeland, says that Northern Uganda is the biggest humanitarian emergency.

22 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

The Music of Peace Concert in Honor of UN Day

22 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Enrollment Up, But Iraqi Schools Lack Basic Facilities

22 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Brings Attention to Neglected Humanitarian Crises in Africa

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Reform of the UN Security Council: Nations Offer Proposals on Change Ahead of Decision Due in September 2005

22 Oct 2004 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

Managing Forests in Australia and Indonesia; Fiji troops to protect UN staff and facilities in Iraq; HIV/ADS treatment: Bessie Mauruia wins UN Award for addressing taboo subject in Papua New Guinea

22 Oct 2004 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

Caricom states on peace;Cuba warns globalization;Guyana on Africa’s development; Bahamas on women.

22 Oct 2004 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

UN Secretary-General Welcomes Ceasefire in Nepal

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan has welcomed a nine-day ceasefire between the Maoist rebels and the G overnment of Nepal.

21 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Secretary-General Calls Kosovo’s Communities to Vote on Saturday

The people of Kosovo are expected to vote for their representatives in the Assembly of the province’s provisional institutions this weekend.

21 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Secretary-General Welcomes Increase of African Force in Darfur

The Secretary-General has welcomed the decision o f the African Union to increase its military force in the western Darfur region of Sudan.

21 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Yugoslavia Tribunal Hears Appeal from Lawyers for Milosevic

Lawyers assigned to defend the former Yugoslav leader, Slobodan Milosevic have appealed to the UN tribunal to reconsider the judges’ decision to assign them.

21 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Secretary-General Stresses Need for Security for Staff in Iraq

The UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has said that sending additional staff to Iraq would depend on the security conditions there.

21 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Ricky Martin Brings World Attention to Fight against Child Trafficking

21 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Secretary-General Meets the Press

21 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Human Cloning is the Subject of Debate in the UN General Assembly

21 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Zarqawi Network in Iraq Put on UN Terror List

The United Nations has put terror networks said to be controlled by Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi on its sanctions list.

20 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

A Pinch of Salt Can Go Further in West Africa

The UN children's agency has warned that 30 per cent of West African children are still missing out on the enormous benefits of iodized household salt.

20 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Somalia Security Situation Precarious: Report

The security situation in Somalia remains precarious.

20 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Envoy Tells of UN Role in Promoting Dialogue in Iraq

The UN special envoy for Iraq Ashraf Qazi Wednesday held a series of meetings in Baghdad with representatives of Iraqi civil society, diplomats and others on how to advance the political process and the role the UN can play in promoting dialogue.

20 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Fiji to Provide Protective Security for UN in Iraq

The Government of Fiji has agreed to provide the United Nations with the necessary manpower for protective security details for senior UN officials in Iraq, as well as a guard unit for the protection of UN facilities in Baghdad.

20 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Member States Urged to Urgently Submit Reports on Counter-Terrorism Efforts

The Security Council has called on more than 75 countries to urgently submit reports on their efforts to combat terrorism to the UN Counter-Terrorism committee.

20 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Ministerial Meeting in Shanghai Calls for Protection of Cultural Diversity

20 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UNICEF Forum in Dakar Harnesses the Power of Faith and Tradition to Save Children’s Lives

20 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Somalia Inaugurates a New President

20 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

This week story on Grenadines, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and Grenada and Haiti.

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Amnesty International Head Addresses UN on Darfur; Tanzanian President on a Fair Globalization; Carol Bellamy Visits Haiti; Conservation Coalition Calls For Moratorium on Deep Sea Trawling

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Afghanistan’s First Presidential Elections, Myanmar – Opium Decreases Cultivation by 30%, Pakistani Journalist

19 Oct 2004 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

Security Council Urges Withdrawal of Troops from Lebanon

The UN Security Council has urged Syria to withdraw troops from Lebanon.

19 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Fight Against Terrorism Needs to be Sustained: UN

The fight against terrorism needs to be sustained effectively and with dynamism.

19 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Iraqi Election Plans are on Track: Annan

Secretary-General Kofi Annan says plans for holding Iraqi elections in January are on track and should take place if the environment holds.

19 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Nuclear Inspectors Begin Mission in Brazil

Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency are beginning a mission to inspect Brazil’s plans to enrich uranium.

19 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Annan Concerned About Events in Myanmar

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed concern about events in Myanmar, including a report that the prime minister has been dismissed and put under house arrest.

19 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR Mobile Protection Units to Monitor Conditions near Chad-Sudan Border

Despite continuing security incidents, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), has deployed mobile protection units to western Darfur near the Sudan-Chad border to monitor internal displacement.

19 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Rural Women in Mountain Regions are Not Forgotten

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General Assembly Discusses NEPAD

19 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Reforms Called For In Cote D’ivoire

19 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

90 Percent of World’s Hungry Forgotten: WFP

The UN food agency (WFP), has warned that the international community has forgotten about 90- per cent of the hungry people in the world.

18 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Annan to Discuss Next Year’s General Assembly Summit With UK Official

Secretary-General Kofi Annan is meeting with Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer in London at this hour.

18 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Annan Outlines Lessons Learnt About Peacekeeping

In Northern Island Monday, Secretary-General Kofi Annan laid out nine lessons which he says the United Nations has learnt about peacekeeping.

18 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Thousands Continue to Die in Darfur Region of Sudan

At least 70-thousand people have died in refugee camps in Sudan’s Darfur region between March and October.

18 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Nigeria Calls For Greater International Support For NEPAD

The significant gains made so far in promoting peace and security in Africa must not be taken for granted.

18 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

World Not Safer After Iraq War: Annan

The Iraq war has done little to increase security across the world or halt the activities of international terrorists.

18 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Remittances a Major Source of Finance for Developing Nations

18 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

The Tenth Anniversary of ICPD is Celebrated

18 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Report Finds Families an Important Element in Fighting Poverty

18 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Five Non-Permanent Members of Security Council Are Elected

Five new non-permanent members will join the Security Council next January.

15 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

On World Rural Women’s Day UN Agencies Focus on Indoor Pollution

To mark World Rural Women’s Day on 15 October, two United Nations agencies are focusing on the damage caused by smoke to the health of hundreds of thousands of women in developing countries.

15 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Disarmament Does Not Start As Scheduled in Cote d’Ivoire

The disarmament of former combatants in Cote d’Ivoire has not begun on Friday as planned.

15 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Polio Vaccination Campaign in Africa and Asia Proceeds Well

The vaccination campaign against polio started in 29 African and Asian countries at the end of September is proceeding well.

15 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR Sends Team to Open Office in Eastern DR-Congo

The United Nations refugee agency is sending an emergency team to the eastern town of Uvira in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to monitor the situation of Congolese refugees who have returned from Burundi.

15 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNICEF Says Schools in Iraq Lack Basic Necessities

The Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund, Carol Bellamy says that thousands of schools in Iraq lack basic infrastructure to provide children with decent education.

15 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

NGOs Assess Progress for Women in Africa since 1995 Beijing Conference

15 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Global Effort to Relieve Chronic Pain

15 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

World Food Day: Biodiversity Threated in Two African Countries

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WHO Welcomes Progress in Developing Anti-Malaria Vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed the results of a clinical trial of a vaccine against malaria in young children in Africa.

14 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Head of FAO Says Emergency Fund Is Needed to Respond to Crises

The head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Dr. Jacques Diouf has underlined the need for an emergency fund to respond to various crises around the world.

14 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

South African Cleric Says Poverty Is a Human Rights Issue

Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane of the Anglican Church in South Africa has called on the international community to do more to meet the goals of cutting poverty by half by the year 2015.

14 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Deputy Secretary-General Says Population Growth Is Declining

The world is beginning to see the end of rapid population growth, which should help in the struggle against poverty and pollution.

14 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Secretary-General Calls on European Union to Play More Role in Peacekeeping

The UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has called on the European Union to do more in its support of the work of the United Nations.

14 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Women Leaders Hail Nobel Peace Prize Winner

14 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Nairobi Summit for a Mine-Free World

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One-Third of Children in Transition Countries Live in Poverty: UNICEF

14 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UNDP Urges Efforts to Give Iraqis a Choice About Education, Jobs

Everything must be done between now and January to foster a political climate in Iraq that is conducive to open, free and fair elections.

13 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Child Poverty Rampant in Eastern Europe

A new report says one in every three children in Eastern Europe is now living in poverty.

13 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Nairobi Summit to Review Anti-personnel Mine-Ban Treaty

Leaders from more than 140 nations that have joined to try and eliminate landmines will gather in Nairobi, Kenya next month to plan the next step in their global campaign.

13 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Child Dies After Being Shot in UNRWA School

A nine-year old girl who was shot on Tuesday while at a UN-flagged school in Gaza Strip has died of her injuries.

13 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Annan urges Israel to Use Diplomatic Channels in Dealings with UN

The Israeli Government has acknowledged that the video of the UNRWA ambulance involved in recent clashes does in fact show the driver handling a stretcher and not a rocket as first reported.

13 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Governance improving in Africa: ECA

African political governance is improving but significant challenges remain.

13 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the CEDAW Convention

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Riskland Offers a Fun Way to Learn How to Prevent Disasters

13 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

International Day for Disaster Reduction

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UN concerned at deteriorating situation in Cote d’Ivoire

The United Nations is becoming increasingly concerned at the deteriorating security situation in Cote d’Ivoire and attacks against UN offices in areas controlled by the opposition Forces Nouvelles.

12 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Annan Troubled by Continuing Military Action in Northern Gaza

Secretary-General Kofi Annan is deeply troubled by the continuing military action and violence in the northern Gaza Strip, especially with the high civilian death toll and injuries.

12 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Annan Urges Greater Peacekeeping Role for China

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged China to take a greater role in UN peacekeeping missions.

12 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Afghan Elections Were a Well-Run Operation: Annabi

In Afghanistan, the counting process of last weekend’s presidential elections is expected to continue for some two to three weeks.

12 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Security Council Calls for Afghan Parliamentary Elections Without Delay

The Security Council has called on Afghan authorities to plan and carry out without delay, inclusive parliamentary elections scheduled for next April.

12 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

IAEA Concerned About Disappearance of Iraq’s Nuclear Equipment

The UN nuclear agency (IAEA) has raised concerns about the disappearance of material and equipment in Iraq, which could be used to make nuclear weapons.

12 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR Report Praises Human Rights in Sierra Leone, But Warns About Poor Economy

12 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN predicts that the world’s second largest opium producer – Myanmar – will cease cultivation by 2005

12 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

IAEA Is Concerned About Disappearing Nuclear Material in Iraq

12 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Opium Cultivation Declines in Myanmar

Opium cultivation has declined by close to 30 per cent this year in Myanmar

11 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Secretary-General Welcomes the Election of Interim Somali President

The UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, has welcomed the election of Abdullahi Yusuf as the transitional president of Somalia by the Transitional Federal Parliament in Nairobi, Kenya.

11 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Secretary-General Calls on China to Help Meet Millennium Goals

The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on China to help in meeting the millennium development goals.

11 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Security Council Says Integrated Strategy Is Needed to Resolve Crises in Africa

The President of the Security Council says that an integrated strategy is needed to resolve the crises on the African continent.

11 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Sets Up Panel to Probe Reported Irregularities in Afghan Elections

The United Nations has nominated two electoral experts from Canada and Sweden to sit on a panel of international experts to investigate irregularities and difficulties in Saturday’s presidential elections in Afghanistan.

11 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNICEF is Designing a Grassroots Approach to AIDS Orphan Care

11 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

ICRC Website Helps to Unite Survivors of Hurricane in Haiti

11 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Will Investigate Protests Raised In Afghan Election

11 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Over One Thousand Congolese Refugees Are at Border with DR-Congo

More than one thousand Congolese refugees who want to return home are waiting at the border to be allowed to back into the Democratic Republic of the Congo

8 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

The Genocide Panel for Sudan is to Gather in Geneva Shortly

A five-member panel appointed by the UN Secretary-General to investigate whether genocide has occurred in the western Darfur region of Sudan is expected to gather in Geneva shortly to begin its work.

8 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR Evaluates Processing of Asylum Seekers in Lampedusa

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, has sent an officer to Lampedusa to evaluate the methods used by Italian authorities to process migrants who arrived recently from North Africa.

8 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

A Polio Vaccination Campaign Targeting 300 Million Children Starts

A massive campaign to immunize 80 million children against polio in 23 African countries started today.

8 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

First African Woman Wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Head of the UN Environment Programme, Klaus Toepfer, has welcomed the nomination of Kenyan deputy environment minister, Wangari Maathai as this year’s winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

8 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Secretary-General Condemns Bomb Attacks in Egypt

The United Nations Secretary-General has strongly condemned Thursday’s bomb attacks in Taba, Egypt.

8 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Environment Programme congratulates Wangari Maathai on winning Nobel Peace Prize

8 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UNICEF says Countries are Not Reducing Child Deaths Fast Enough

8 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

The people of Afghanistan will vote for their President on October 9th

8 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Secretary-General Establishes Commission for Darfur

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today announced the establishment of an international commission of inquiry which will determine whether or not acts of genocide have occurred in the troubled western Darfur region of Sudan.

7 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Secretary-General Deplores Mutiny in Guinea Bissau

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has deplored the action by a group of mutinous soldiers that led to the death of the Chief of Staff of Guinea Bissau’s armed forces on Thursday.

7 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNRWA Provides Food for Trapped Families in Gaza

The UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, has delivered food and water to half of the 600 families trapped in their homes east of Jabaliya camp by the Israeli incursion into the Gaza Strip.

7 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Is Concerned about Displaced People in Northern Uganda

The UN Relief Coordinator, Jan Egeland, has expressed concern over the situation of internally displaced people in Northern Uganda.

7 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR Says Protection of Refugees is a Necessity Not a Policy Choice

A senior official of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, has expressed concern about the effect of international crime and terrorism on the division of states to receive refugees.

7 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

The Secretary Condemns Bomb Attack in Pakistan

UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has condemned the bomb attack carried out in the Pakistani city of Multan today, in which dozens of people were killed and many more wounded.

7 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Conservation Coalition Calls for Moratorium on Deep Sea Trawling

7 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Fostering the Rule of Law

7 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Carol Bellamy Visits Haiti

7 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Working to Strengthen Capacity to Support Rule of Law: Annan

The UN system is working on important new tools to support the rule of law and transitional justice.

6 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Hopes Elections Lead to Representative Afghan Government

The United Nations hopes Saturday’s presidential elections in Afghanistan would lead to a fully representative government.

6 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Palestinian Representative Says UN Failed to Fulfill Its Responsibilities

The Palestinian representative at the United Nations, Mr. Nasser Al-Kidwa, said this was the Twenty-Ninth veto by the United States on related draft resolutions on the situation in the occupied Palestinian territory:

6 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

United States Vetoes Draft Demanding End to Israeli Military Offensive

The UN Security Council on Tuesday failed to adopt a draft resolution demanding an end to the Israeli military offensive in Gaza, as a result of the negative vote of the United States.

6 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Agencies Want Unrestricted Access to Gaza

United Nations agencies operating in Gaza have called on Israel to guarantee unrestricted and secure access to Gaza for humanitarian supplies and relief workers.

6 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Mission Working to Maintain Security in Haitian Capital

The UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti is working with the Haitian national police to try and maintain security in some of the most difficult areas of the capital Port-au-Prince.

6 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Local Authorities, including Mayors of Pretoria, South Africa and Paris, France, Forge Link with UN on Socio-Economic Agenda

6 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Tanzanian President on a Fair Globalization

6 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Amnesty International Head Addresses UN on Darfur

6 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Indigenous people and their right to land – a hot topic during this year’s debate at the Permanent Forum

5 Oct 2004 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

Barbados and St Vincent and the Grenadines Assess the Impact of Hurricane Ivan on Grenada

5 Oct 2004 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

UN Expresses Appreciation for World’s Teachers

To all the teachers out there in the world, the message is:

5 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Locust Continue to Plague North-West Africa

New swarms of locusts continue to plague north-west Africa and are likely to move to the north.

5 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

More than 700,000 Afghan Refugees in Pakistan Register to Vote

More than 700,000 Afghans living in Pakistan have registered to vote in presidential elections later this week.

5 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Haitian Capital Remains Tense: UN Mission

In Haiti, the situation in the capital Port au Prince remains tense.

5 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNRWA Appeals for Funds to Help Feed Palestinians in Gaza

The UN Relief Agency for Palestinian Refugees, UNRWA has appealed for additional funds to feed Palestinians in the Gaza.

5 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Sudanese Government and Rebel Forces Continue to Violate Ceasefire

The UN Special Envoy for Sudan, Jan Pronk warns of continuing breaches of the ceasefire between the Sudanese Government and the rebel forces.

5 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

The New Chief of Police of the UN Mission in Kosovo Cautiously Optimistic

5 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Interview with the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Juan Mendez

5 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Envoy Updates Security Council on Sudan

5 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

The Foreign Ministers of South and North Korea debate nuclear proliferation on the peninsula

4 Oct 2004 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

Eritrea Warns Of “Dark Clouds of War”, Ethiopia Seeks Negotiations To End Their Border Dispute

4 Oct 2004 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

UN Secretary-General Says Cities Interact with Rural Areas

Cities interact with rural areas in many ways

4 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WFP Chief Says UN Food Agency Is Short of Funds

The Executive Director of the World Food Programme, James Morris, has warned that the agency has a growing shortfall in its funds for refugee related operations.

4 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR Chief Says Stable Burundi is Crucial for Great Lakes Region

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Ruud Lubbers says that a stable Burundi is crucial for the future of the Great Lakes region in central Africa.

4 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Secretary-General Calls on Israel to Halts Military Incursions into Gaza

Meanwhile, the United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has called on the Government of Israel to halt its military incursions into the Gaza Strip.

4 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Head of UNRWA Refutes Allegations of Misuse of UN Vehicle

The head of the UN Relief Agency for Palestinian Refugees, Peter Hansen, has questioned Israel’s allegations that his staff have misused the agency’s ambulance service.

4 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

CITES to Consider New Rules for High-Value Wild Life Species

4 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

World Habitat Day Focuses on Cities as Engines of Development

4 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

International Criminal Court And UN Sign Agreement On Cooperation

4 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UNHCR is Set to Repatriate Thousands of Liberian Refugees

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is set to repatriate over 300,000 Liberian refugees scattered in West Africa.

1 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Secretary-General Condemns Bombing in Pakistan

The UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has condemned the terrorist attack on a mosque in the eastern Pakistani city of Sialkot.

1 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Accelerates Arrival of More Peacekeeping Soldiers in Haiti

The United Nations is trying to accelerate the arrival of more peacekeeping troops in Gonaives to secure its relief distribution operation.

1 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Launches Appeals for Haiti and Grenada

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, Jan Egeland has launched appeals for Haiti and Grenada which have been devastated by hurricanes.

1 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNRWA Protests Misuse of UN Installations by Israeli Army

The UN Relief Agency for Palestinian Refugees or UNRWA, has strongly protested the misuse of United Nations installations by the Israeli army in the Jabaliya camp in Gaza.

1 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

A New Study by WIDER-UNU Calls For International Trade Reforms

1 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

International Day Of Older Persons: Life of a 90-Year Old in New York City

1 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Welcomes Russia’s Endorsement of Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change

1 Oct 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

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