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Jan Pronk Says Peace Plan for Sudan Has Been Worked Out

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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for All

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International Migration is Focus of 2004 World Economic and Social Survey

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Security Council Approves Establishment of Trust Fund for Security

The Security Council met Tuesday to approve a letter regarding the establishment of a Trust Fund for security arrangements in Iraq.

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Ethiopia Ratifies Mine-ban Treaty

In Nairobi, Ethiopia has ratified the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty.

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WFP Urges Increase in Funds for School Feeding

The UN food agency (WFP) and World Vision International have joined their efforts to call for a massive increase in donor funds for school feeding.

30 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Situation in Cote d’Ivoire Calmer: UNHCR

Ivorian refugees sheltering in neighboring Liberia are gradually making their way back to Cote d’Ivoire.

30 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Women and Girls Bear Highest Burden of HIV Worldwide

Women and girls are bearing the brunt of the HIV/AIDS crisis.

30 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Launches Appeal for $1.5 Billion to Aid Sudan

The United Nations has appealed for $1.5 billion for next year to meet the humanitarian crisis in the Sudan, help secure peace and support recovery and development activities.

30 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Global Media Creative Meeting on HIV/AIDS Confronting a Modern form of Slavery A Portrait of an Intern at the UN: Kiran Bhartapudi

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Progress is Made But Challenges Remain in Eliminating Landmines

29 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Study Finds Inadequate the International Response to Plight of Internally Displaced

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UN Observes the Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

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Without Change, Middle East Faces a Dark Future: Roed-Larsen

Meanwhile, the UN’s top envoy in the Middle East has warned that the future of the Middle East may be bleak if warring parties do not seize the current opening for peace.

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

Kenya Calls for Destruction of All Landmines

There’s been a call for the total destruction of all landmines.

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

Pollution from Fine Particles Leads to Cardiovascular Problems: UN

The burning of fossil fuels and wood is cutting life expectancy in some parts of Europe by up to two years, despite a significant reduction in other pollutants.

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

Roadmap Still Embodies a Path to Peace: Annan

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has pledged to continue working with all parties for a comprehensive, just and lasting settlement of the question of Palestine.

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

World Health Day 2005 Starts Early with a Focus on Maternal and Child Health

26 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UNICEF Concerned About Impact of Cote d’Ivoire Conflict on Children

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Indian Local Bank Provides New Tools for Agriculture Finance

26 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

World Food Programme Suspends Operations in North Darfur Due to Violence

The World Food Programme has temporarily suspended its operations in most of the Sudanese state of North Darfur and has relocated its staff to the capital, because of renewed clashes between rebels and government forces.

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

WFP Suspends Flights in Cote d’Ivoire Due to Harassment by Forces Nouvelles

The World Food Programme has also suspended flights to Man, in the west of Cote d’Ivoire, due to the harassment of its crew and passengers by armed elements of the Forces Nouvelle.

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

UN Refugee Agency Concerned About Iranian Kurd Refugees in Iraq

The UN refugee agency is concerned about the fate of over four thousand Iranian Kurd refugees from Al Tash camp, near the city of Ramadi, some fifty kilometers from Fallujah in Iraq.

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

New Study Calls for Better UN Protection of Internally Displaced Persons

A new study carried out by the UN Office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs and the Brookings Institution finds that the rights of people forcibly displaced in their own countries are not adequately protected.

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

Asian Countries Tackle Water Contamination

Experts from ten Asian countries have been meeting in the Chinese city of Taiyuan to discuss the problem of drinking water contamination in the region.

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

Opium production in Afghanistan increases by 64 percent Apne Aap works to end sex-trafficking in India ‘Angel of the Slums’ – Dr. Gopa Kothari – improves life for dwellers of Mumbai’s Dharavi notorious neighbourhood.

26 Nov 2004 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

Great Lakes Declaration Summit on a Mine Free World NEPAD II

26 Nov 2004 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

Chief Prosecutor Carla del Ponte Says Tribunal’s Work Will Not be Done Without Capture of 3 Main Fugitives.

25 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

25 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Secretary-General Calls for an End to Violence Against Women

“Not a minute more - a call to end violence against women” is the slogan for this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, being observed today, the 25th of November.

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

UN Sending Additional Troops to DRC

The United Nations is sending additional troops to the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo amid reports that neighboring Rwanda is threatening to target rebel groups in the country.

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

UN Special Envoy Says Military Means Alone Will Not Resolve Insecurity in Iraq

At the International Conference on Iraq in Sharm el-Sheikh, UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, called on the international community, especially Iraq’s neighbours, to unite in promoting a stable and prosperous nation there.

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

Iran’s Uranium Enrichment Not Fully Suspended

The UN Nuclear Inspection Agency has concluded that Iran’s suspension of its uranium enrichment programme is not yet complete.

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

Shedding Light on a Forgotten Emergency in Uganda;UNICEF Sponsors Education to Promote Peace and Tolerance in the Aftermath of Beslan;Microcredit Works in Reducing Poverty;Locust Swarms Wreak Havoc in North-West and Sahelian Africa.

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Barbados says developing countries are being confronted by growing inequalities in the benefits of globalisation Jamaica expresses concern at the lack of consensus in the Conference on Disarmament Haiti warns that international terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction are now the major threats Barbados says sport can be a powerful promoter of development and peace Suriname says sport has always been an important factor in bringing people together.

24 Nov 2004 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

UN’s War Crimes Prosecutor Calls for Arrest of War Crimes Suspects

The top prosecutor of the UN war crimes tribunal is again appealing to the international community to arrest those indicted for war crimes in the former Yugoslavia.

24 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Envoy Believes Iraqi Elections Can Be Held as Scheduled

The UN envoy to Iraq believes elections could take place on 30 January as scheduled.

24 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Iraqi Conflict Wreaking Havoc on Children: UNICEF

The UN children’s agency (UNICEF) has warned that fighting in Iraq is wreaking havoc on the country’s children, worsening malnutrition and hampering relief efforts.

24 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Annan Concerned about Developments in Ukraine

Secretary-General Kofi Annan is concerned about developments in Ukraine where a tense situation has emerged following the run-off presidential election held on Sunday November 21st.

24 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Calls for Immediate Halt to Hostilities in Darfur

The UN’s special envoy to Sudan has condemned a rebel attack in Darfur saying it violates a cease-fire agreement signed in Abuja, Nigeria two weeks ago.

24 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Generations of Africans Will Be Affected by AIDS Pandemic: UN

HIV infection is becoming endemic in sub-Saharan Africa.

24 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

First Global Media Creative Meeting on HIV/AIDS Discusses Challenges

24 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Sharm El Sheikh Conference Supports Iraq

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Sharm El Sheikh Conference Supports Iraq

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Allegations of Sexual Misconduct Surface in MONUC

23 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Iraq International Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh

23 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

WFP urges increased aid for West Africa

The UN food agency (WFP), has called on the world community to bolster support for a million people in West Africa struggling to emerge from the devastation of war.

23 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Security Council urges DRC to speed up preparations for elections

The UN Security Council has told leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo they must hold elections next year as planned.

23 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Annan welcomes released of UN hostages in Afghanistan

Three UN workers kidnapped in Afghanistan nearly a month ago were released unharmed Tuesday.

23 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Fight against HIV will fail without progress in women’s rights: UNAIDS

A new report warns that the global fight against HIV will ultimately fail unless serious progress is made on women’s rights in developing countries.

23 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Palestinian elections provide opportunity for Mideast peace: Annan

The Palestinian elections in January to choose a successor to the late President Yasser Arafat, provide an opportunity to move ahead with the Middle East peace process.

23 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Widespread insecurity seen as greatest threat to Iraqi transition

It is critically important that the Iraqi elections take place in a conducive environment.

23 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Iran Suspends Uranium Enrichment

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog agency says Iran’s decision to suspend its nuclear enrichment programme is a positive step.

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

African Leaders Take Important Step Towards Peace in Great Lakes Region

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has described the joint declaration on peace, democracy and development adopted by 12 African heads of state at the international conference on Africa’s Great Lakes as “an important step towards peace in the region.”

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

UN Plans to Deploy Thousands of Peacekeeping Troops to Southern Sudan

The UN plans to deploy 7-thousand peacekeeping troops to southern Sudan to monitor a peace agreement.

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

Quartet to Meet on Road Map to Peace in Mideast

The Quartet on the Middle East will meet on Tuesday in Egypt to discuss chances of reviving the road map for peace in the Middle East.

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

American Food Aid Routed Through Libya for Sudanese Refugees in Chad

Food assistance from the United States destined for nearly 200-thousand Sudanese refugees in Chad is being sent through Libya along a humanitarian corridor across the Sahara desert.

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

World Not on Track in Fight Against Hunger: FAO

The world is not on track in the fight against hunger.

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

Sharm El-Sheikh Conference to Discuss Iraq’s Future and the UN’s Role in it.

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

The Persistence of Slavery: A Focus on Human Trafficking

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

UN Radio Intern Talks About His Experience

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

The United Nations and Iraq: Edward Mortimer, UN Director of Communications, Responds to Today’s Most Pressing and Challenging Questions

19 Nov 2004 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

WHO Advocates Use of An Anti-Biotic on HIV-Positive Children

The World Health Organization is recommending the use of a common antibiotic known as co-trimoxazole to treat HIV-positive children.

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

Approximately 13,000 Arrive in Liberia from Cote d’Ivoire

Humanitarian agencies in northeastern Liberia are struggling to cope with thousands of refugees from Cote d'Ivoire.

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

UNRWA Says Palestinians Enter Fifth Year of Crisis

The UN Relief Agency for Palestinian Refugees, UNRWA, says Palestinians are heading for the fifth consecutive year of crisis.

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

Security Council Adopts Resolution on Sudan

The Security Council, which has been meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, has adopted a resolution supporting the commitment of the Sudanese parties to finalize a peace agreement.

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

UN Secretary-General Calls on Leaders in Great Lakes To Work for Peace

The UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan has called on the leaders of the Great Lakes region of Africa to work together to resolve their problems.

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

Annual UN Health Fair Teaches Features Cancer Prevention, Organ Donation and AIDS Awareness

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

Call for Global Assistance in Afghanistan’s Fight Against Rising Opium Production.

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Great Lakes Summit in Dar es Salaam Considers Ways to Bring Peace and Prosperity to the Region

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

UN appoints Indonesian rock star Anggun as spokesperson for International Year of Microcredit 2005 how the South Pacific Business Development Foundation became the largest microfinance institution in the region and why IMF’s Chief Economist Ragu Rajan is skeptical about this type of financing

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

UN Launches Year of Microcredit

The International Year of Microcredit was launched today at the UN.

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

Secretary-General Receives Russia’s Accession to Kyoto Protocol

The Russian Federation today formalized its decision to join the Kyoto Protocol on global warming, setting in motion its entry into force.

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

United Nations Drugs Office Reports Major Increase in Opium Cultivation in Afghanistan

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime reports that opium cultivation in Afghanistan has increased by two-thirds this year compared to last year.

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

UNICEF Says Deteriorating Security in Darfur Is Preventing it from Reaching Half the Population in Need

UNICEF says it is reaching only half of the people in need of humanitarian assistance in Darfur, Sudan.

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

Secretary-General Urges Security Council Meeting in Nairobi to Help Bring End to the Conflicts in Sudan

UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, says “there is no time to waste” in ending Sudan’s “long nightmare” of civil wars.

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

The International Year of Micro Credit, Students Help to Eliminate Poverty

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Russia Submits Instruments of Ratification for Kyoto Protocol

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

Security Council Meeting on the Sudan

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Grenada urges immediate action in the immediate aftermath of natural disasters;Dominica warns that racism and lack of self-determination continue to serve as major causes of conflict in many parts of the world;The Bahamas reiterates its commitment to combating racism and racial discrimination; St.Lucia says its focus remains on the non-self-governing territories in the region;Jamaica calls for strengthening of the Economic and Social Council;

18 Nov 2004 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian Leader who died last week at the age of 75.Humanitarian crisis in Sudan and the impact on women and Children.School children in Bhutan realize their dreams, and the country has made remarkable progress in the last four decades.

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Security Council in Nairobi: Great Lakes Region Summit: Arms Embargo on Cote d’Ivoire.

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Livestock and People Will Die in South East Ethiopia if Rainy Season Does Not Start Soon, Says UNICEF

17 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UNICEF Sponsors Education to Promote Peace and Tolerance in the North Caucasus in the Aftermath of Beslan

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Security Council Meets in Africa on Darfur

17 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

FAO/UNESCO Join NGO’s in Promoting Education for Rural People

Two UN agencies – the Food and Agriculture Organization and UNESCO – have joined with civil society from developed and developing countries to strengthen their cooperation.

17 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Leaders of Anti-Malaria Campaign Pledge More Funding

Leaders of United Nations campaigns to fight malaria have pledged more funding to improve prevention and treatment of the disease and develop a vaccine.

17 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Nearly a Decade Needed to Curb the Potential Spread of Weapons-Grade Uranium: IAEA

The UN nuclear agency has warned that it will take nearly a decade for al the world’s civil nuclear research reactors to be converted to run on fuel that poses a lower risk of proliferation of weapons-grade highly-enriched uranium.

17 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Annan Condemns Brutal Execution of Margaret Hassan

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has condemned the brutal execution of Ms. Margaret Hassan, head of the CARE International Office in Iraq.

17 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

African Foreign Ministers Urged to Turn Their Backs on the Evils of Confrontation

An international conference on Africa’s Great Lakes region has opened with an appeal for the region to make a clean break from its turbulent past.

17 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Security Council Arrives in Nairobi for Session on Sudan

Members of the UN Security Council have arrived in Nairobi ahead of a two-day session outside UN headquarters.

17 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

New Afghan Government Faces Considerable Challenges North Koreans Flee Hunger: UN Rights Expert Calls on Neighbouring Countries Not to Send Back Asylum Seekers.

16 Nov 2004 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Reports to UN General Assembly UN Security Council Marks Anniversary of Adoption of Resolution on Women, Peace and Security Head of UNIFEM Calls for Ending Impunity for Wartime Violence against Women Newly Appointed Deputy Prosecutor of International Criminal Court Brings to Job Extensive Experience in Fighting Gender Crimes.

16 Nov 2004 | Posted in Women | Read More »

Seminar Series Seeks to Find Ways to “Unlearn Intolerance”

16 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

No Society Can Flourish Without Promoting Virtue of Tolerance: Annan

The global landscape continues to be scared by fanaticism, exploitation of ignorance, and the fear of the “other”.

16 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Thousands of Ivorians Fleeing to Liberia: UNHCR

More than 10-thousand Ivorians have fled to Liberia since the escalation of the civil conflict in Cote d’Ivoire.

16 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN imposes Arms Embargo on Cote d’Ivoire

The Security Council has imposed an immediate embargo on Cote d’Ivoire aimed at quelling violence that has wracked the West African nation over the past ten days.

16 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Envoy Sees Chance for Peace in Mideast

The UN’s Middle East envoy has called on the international community to continue striving for peace in the region.

16 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Human Rights Chief Calls for Probe of Abuses in Fallujah

In Geneva, the top UN human rights official wants an investigation of alleged abuses in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, including the disproportionate use of force and the targeting of civilians.

16 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Annan Says US and UN Have Effective Impact When Working Together

Secretary-General Kofi Annan says the United Sates and the United Nations have the greatest impact on issues when they work together.

16 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Israelis and Palestinians Must Advance Peace

16 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Ugandan Children Abducted for 20 Years

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Israelis and Palestinians Must Advance Peace

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Ugandan Children Abducted for 20 Years

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Seminar Series Seeks to Find Ways to “Unlearn Intolerance”

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Youth Delegates to the 59th Session of the UN General Assembly Edward Mortimer Speaks on Iraq International Year of Sport and Physical Education Launched at UN.

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Locust Swarms Leave Northwest and Sahelian Africa after Destroying Crops in Senegal, Mauritania, Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso

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

The Message for World Diabetes Day is “Fight Obesity-Prevent Diabetes”

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Former Kosovo Albanian Commanders Face War Crimes Charges

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Security Council Mission to Visit Central Africa

A mission from the UN Security Council will visit Central Africa later this month.

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

No Evidence Iran Diverted Nuclear Materials: IAEA

The UN nuclear agency (IAEA) says that while there is no evidence that Iran has diverted nuclear materials to make atomic weapons, suspicions still remain about Teheran’s clandestine nuclear work.

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

UN Envoy Warns of Ripple Effect of Clashes in Cote d’Ivoire

A senior United Nations official has warned that the recent flare-up of violence in Cote d’Ivoire could spread across West Africa and plunge the region back into conflict.

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

Situation Remains Tense in Cote d’Ivoire

On the ground in Cote d’Ivoire, the situation remains tense.

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

Security Council to Decide on Cote d’Ivoire Sanctions

The UN Security Council was scheduled to vote Monday on possible sanctions against Cote ‘Ivoire.

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

WHO Calls for Fighting Childhood Obesity to Help Prevent Diabetes

The World Health Organization and the International Diabetes Federation are bringing attention to the growing problem of childhood obesity in the lead up to World Diabetes Day, November 14th.

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

Water and Electricity Restored to the North of Cote d’Ivoire

The situation in Cote d’Ivoire is relatively calm, as government troops continue to withdraw to their positions south of the UN-patrolled Zone of Confidence.

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

UNHCR Pulls Out Staff from South Darfur, Citing Restrictions on their Movement

Meanwhile, the UN refugee agency has announced that it is pulling out 3 of its four international staff from South Darfur, because of restrictions imposed on them for nearly 3 weeks by the Sudanese government.

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

UN Envoy to Sudan Says Relocation of IDPs in Darfur Should be Strictly Voluntary

The UN Envoy to Sudan, Jan Pronk, who was touring camps and villages in South Darfur this week with the Sudanese Foreign Minister, has told the Sudanese authorities that they must refrain from violence when relocating internally displaced persons, or IDPs.

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

United Nations Pays Tribute To Yasser Arafat

In a solemn memorial session on Thursday, the United Nations paid tribute to Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.

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

Dame Sylvia Cartwright, Governor General of New Zealand, Talks about CEDAW

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Dame Sylvia Cartwright, Governor General of New Zealand, Talks about CEDAW

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UNICEF Helps Schoolgirls in Bhutan Realize their Dreams

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UN Delegates Pay Tribute to the Late Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat

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

WHO Launches New Online Tool Kit on HIV/AIDS Prevention for Sex Workers

A new online tool kit aims to help sex workers protect themselves and their clients from HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

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

Security Council Briefed on Progress in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lord Paddy Ashdown, the UN’s High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, reported to the UN Security Council about the situation in that country.

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

UNICEF Calls for Restoration of Basic Services in Cote d’Ivoire

The UN Children’s Fund has once again called on all parties to the conflict in Cote d’Ivoire to ensure basic services and humanitarian access throughout the country.

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

UN Secretary-General Appeals for $1.7 billion for Humanitarian Work

UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan has appealed for more than one and a half billion US dollars to help people struggling to survive the ravages of war and other emergencies around the world.

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

UN Pays Tribute to Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat

The United Nations is today paying tribute to the Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat who passed away on Thursday morning.

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

Bam, Iran is Revisted in Photographs

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UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassador Sees Witnesses Suffering of Women in Girls in Darfur

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

A Tribute to the Late Yasser Arafat

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

UN Concerned Over Serious Situation in Haitian City of Gonaives

United Nations agencies operating in Haiti report that the humanitarian situation in the northwestern city of Gonaives is improving, but serious concerns remain.

10 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Security Council Welcomes Certification of President in Afghan Elections

The UN Security Council has welcomed the certification of interim President Hamid Karzai as the winner of Afghanistan’s presidential elections.

10 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Working to Ensure Safe Evacuation of Foreign Nationals

Meanwhile, on the ground in Cote d’Ivoire, the UN is working with French forces and other members of the international community to ensure a safe evacuation of foreign nationals who want to leave.

10 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Security Council Discusses Draft on Cote d’Ivoire

The UN Security Council has been in consultations this week hoping to reach agreement on a resolution that would give the government and rebels in Cote d’Ivoire until 1 December to implement a peace deal or face UN sanctions.

10 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WHO Urges a Strengthening of Health Systems in Developing Countries

Effective research into health systems could prevent half of the world’s deaths with simple and cost-effective interventions and meet some of the major development challenges in the new millennium.

10 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Newly Appointed Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Brings Experience in Prosecuting Gender Crimes

10 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Women and Girls in Sudan- Victims of Abuse

10 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Cote d’Ivoire and France Explain their Positions in Conflict

10 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UNICEF Urges No More Broken Promises on Education

The top official at the UN children’s agency (UNICEF), has called on nations to respect promises made to ensure that girls and boys receive the same educational opportunities.

9 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Rising Violence Cuts Food Deliveries into Darfur: WFP

Rising violence in Sudan’s Darfur region has deprived large numbers of people from receiving emergency food supplies.

9 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Afghans Show Remarkable Political Maturity: UN

The international community should resist the temptation to diminish its attention on Afghanistan in the aftermath of the presidential election.

9 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR Concerned about Iraqis Who Fled Fallujah

The UN refugee agency said Tuesday it is extremely concerned about the fate of tens of thousands of Iraqis who’ve fled Fallujah to escape the fierce fighting.

9 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR Says Ivorians are Seeking Refuge in Liberia

More than 13-hundred people have fled Cote d’Ivoire to seek refuge in northeastern Liberia.

9 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Annan Condemns Attacks in Cote d'Ivoire

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has condemned the attacks that have taken place across the Zone of Confidence, including against the French L’incorn force.

9 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Youth Delegates to the 59th Session of the UN General Assembly

9 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

INCB Discusses Drug Supply and Demand

9 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

After Successful Presidential Elections Afghanistan Prepares for Parliamentary and Local Elections in 2005

9 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Internally Displaced Begin Returning to Their Homes in Liberia

In Liberia, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) launched a vast effort Monday to return half a million internally displaced people to their home counties – a move seen as a key step in helping the country prepare for elections next October.

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

UN Team Arrives in Sudan to Investigate Reports of Genocide

A UN team has arrived in Sudan to investigate whether genocide has occurred in the Darfur region where more than a million people have been displaced by conflict.

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

UN Gives More Power to Kosovo Government

The United Nations is giving more power to the government in Kosovo by creating three new ministries.

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

IAEA Warns of Race to Stop Terrorists Getting Nuclear Weapons

The UN’s chief nuclear inspector has warned of a race against time to stop a terrorist nuclear attack.

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

Annan Urges End to Hostilities in Cote d’Ivoire

Meanwhile, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for calm.

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

Unruly Mobs Roaming Streets of Abidjan: UN Mission

In Cote d’Ivoire, the UN mission reports that unruly mobs are roaming the streets of Abidjan.

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

International Year of Sport and Physical Education Launched at UN

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

Edward Mortimer Speaks On Iraq

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Situation Remains Tense Following Attacks on Foreigners in Cote d’Ivoire

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Avian Flu Has Been Found in Ducks; Indoor Air Pollution – The Killer in the Kitchen; West African Nations Discuss a Strategy to Eliminate Iodine Deficiency; African Musicians Join Forces to Fight Poverty.

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General Assembly urges US end embargo against Cuba Caricom – international law Guyana – development agenda Haiti – socio-economic development Barbados – Caricom states create a world fit for children;

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

Head of UNEP Says Environment Should Not Become Victim of War

The Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, Klaus Toepfer is calling for more action to protect the environment from aging materials.

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

Head of Political Affairs UN Supports Election in Iraq

The head of the UN Department of Political Affairs, Kieran Prendegast says the United Nations is determined to support the electoral commission in Iraq.

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

UN Human Rights Body Says Violence Continues in Darfur

Rape, physical harassment, killings and other forms of violence continue outside camps for internally displaced people in West Darfur, Sudan.

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

People of Chad Suffer As They Help Sudanese Refugees

The people of Chad are facing a severe nutritional crisis as a result of a number of factors, including their assistance to the Sudanese refugees.

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

UN Suspends Humanitarian Work As A Result of Violence in Cote d'Ivoire

The United Nations has suspended its humanitarian work as a result of the resurgence of violence in Cote d’Ivoire.

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

Beijing + 10 in Africa: How Far Have African Women Advanced?

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Louise Arbor Comments on Women’s Human Rights and other Human Rights

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The UN Working to Ensure Broad Participation in Iraqi Electoral Process

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Impasse in Denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula; Sigma Huda appointed UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking of Persons; Women Instrumental in Disarming the Men During Bougainville Peace Process.

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The United Nations University on the Importance of Public Health in the 21st Century

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

Special Rapporteur on Myanmar Sees Little Progress along “Road Map to Democracy”

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

Prompt Action Needed on Darfur

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UN Calls on Israel to Cease Overflights in Lebanon

The United Nations has called on Israel to stop its over flights which violate the border with Lebanon, known as the Blue Line.

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

Guinea Bissau Civil Society Concerned About Situation in the Country

Representatives of non-governmental organizations in Guinea Bissau have written an open letter to the United Nations Secretary-General expressing concern about the situation in their country.

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

UN Official Says Security and Participation Needed for Successful Election in Iraq

Security and participation by all segments of Iraqi society will determine the success of the elections scheduled for January next year.

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

The Secretary-General’s Envoy Warns of Worsening Situation in Darfur

The UN’s top envoy in Sudan, Jan Pronk, is warning that the Darfur region of Sudan may easily degenerate into a state of anarchy with a total collapse of law and order.

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

UN Secretary-General has Urged the Ivorian Parties to Cease Hostilities

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on Ivorian parties to stop all military actions in Cote d’Ivoire.

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

Fresh Crisis in Cote d’Ivoire as Government Forces Attack Key Rebel-Held Town; Liberia: Factions Disband and Calm in Monrovia After Violence Between Christians and Muslims and Darfur, Sudan:From Bad to Worse

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UN Envoy Discuses UN Role in Iraqi Rebuilding Processs

The role of the United Nations in the rebuilding process in Iraq was at the centre of talks between UN special envoy Ashraf Qazi and Iraq’s vice-president on Wednesday in Baghdad.

3 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Security Council Urges Factions in Guinea-Bissau to Shun Violence

The UN Security Council has expressed its deep concern at developments in Guinea-Bissau that led to the killings of two senior officials.

3 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Secretary-General Congratulates President Bush

The UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, warmly congratulates President Bush on his re-election, and the American people on the impressive demonstration of democracy they have given by turning out in record numbers to participate in yesterday’s election.

3 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Concerned About Lack of Funds for International Criminal Tribunal

Crucial UN programmes are at risk because member states are not paying their dues on time. That according to Catherine Bertini, the UN official responsible for management.

3 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Annan Concerned by Security Situation in Darfurr

Secretary-General Kofi Annan is very concerned by the deteriorating security in Darfur.

3 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Envoy Accuses Sudan of Forcing Displaced Persons From Camps

The top UN envoy to Sudan has accused security forces in South Darfur of forcing thousands of internally displaced persons to move into a refugee camp against their will.

3 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

CITES Strengthens Protection for Endangered Great White Shark

3 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Special Rapporteur Says Violence Against Women is Still Not Fully Acknowledged

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New Violence In Sudan

3 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Secretary-General Asks for $97 Million for Security of Staff

The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has asked for close to $100 million for security for his staff.

2 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

IOM Helps Stranded Indian and Bangladeshi Migrants in Mauritania

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has helped a group of 23 irregular migrants from India and Bangladesh stranded in Mauritania to return to their countries

2 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

The Head of UN Mission in Liberia Says Peace Process on Course

The head of the UN Mission in Liberia, Jacques Klein says the peace process is on course despite the recent outbreak of violence in the capital Monrovia.

2 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR Cancels Field Mission to Masteri, Darfur

Meanwhile, concerns about security in Darfur have forced the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other agencies to cancel field missions planned for this week

2 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Sudanese Army Surrounds Refugee Camps in Darfur

The Sudanese army is reported to have surrounded refugee camps in the Darfur region of Sudan.

2 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Asian Organization Works to Build Confidence among Nations

2 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Citizens Give Poor Marks For Africa's Governments

2 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Mission in Sudan Says Government Is Trying to Contain Unrest in Camps for Internally Displaced Persons in Darfur

2 Nov 2004 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Special Coordinator Condemns Suicide Bombing in Tel Aviv

The UN Special Coordinator, Terje Roed-Larsen, condemned Monday’s terrorist act that killed at least three civilians at the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv on Monday.

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

UN Mission in Afghanistan Concerned about Adbucted Staff

The UN mission in Afghanistan is concerned about the three abducted UN staff.

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

Relative Calms Returns to Monrovia: UN Mission

The UN mission in Liberia says relative calm has been restored to Monrovia where violence erupted last Thursday.

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

UN Calls Increased AIDS Treatment in Africa

The Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa has called for a massive scaling up of treatment to prevent the collapse of African societies under the weight of the AIDS pandemic.

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

Annan Calls for Increased Investment in Africa

Africa’s share of private capital flows and trade is still far too small.

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

Iran Urged to Suspend Uranium Enrichment Programme

The head of the UN nuclear agency, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, has urged Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment programme and reprocessing activities.

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

Bird Flu in Ducks

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

Human Rights Report on North Korea

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

Unrest in Liberia

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

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