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Women’s Anti-Discrimination Committee Conducts Inquiry on Murders in Mexico UNFPA Distributes Hygiene Supplies to Tsunami-affected Indonesian Women Student Volunteer Helps in Rescue Operations in Aceh Equality Under the Law Does Not Always Guarantee Women’s Rights CEDAW Committee Considers ‘Shadow’ Reports

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Women’s Anti-Discrimination Committee Conducts Inquiry on Murders in Mexico

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Bird Flu – A 10 year Old Girl has Died of Bird Flu in Vietnam

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UN is Encouraged by Successful Conduct of Elections in Iraq

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Annan Hails Iraqis Vote and Calls for Reconciliation

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has hailed “the courage of the Iraqi people” as they turned out to vote in Sunday’s election.

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Annan Challenges Africa to end Threats to its Internal Peace

The current world situation calls for concrete action on the part of African countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

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Annan Condemns Violations of Rights in Darfur

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has warned that the international community cannot allow further violence against innocent civilians in Darfur.

31 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Palestinian girl killed in Gaza Camp

A 10-year old Palestinian girl was shot and killed Monday at a United Nations school in a southern Gaza Strip refugee camp.

31 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Risk of Disease Still High in Aceh Province: WHO

The UN health agency has warned that while Indonesia has so far escaped a major outbreak of disease, thousands of people are at high risk because of poor conditions in refugee camps.

31 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WFP Says Nearly 800-Thousand May Need Food Aid in Aceh Province

In a related development, nearly 800-thousand people will need food assistance in the Aceh province as it recovers from the devastating December 26 tsunami.

31 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

World Conference on Disaster Reduction ends in Japan with a pledge to strengthen global disaster reduction activities Trinidad and Tobago supports the call for a global early warning system to cover natural hazards Barbados warns of the many natural disasters which continue to undermine sustainable development in the Caribbean Suriname says the Barbados Programme of Action remains the blueprint for the sustainable development of small island developing states St. Kitts-Nevis embarks on efforts to improve and increase its freshwater supply.

28 Jan 2005 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

UN Women’s Committee Finds Discriminatory Laws in All Eight Countries Examined

Sexist laws and negative stereotypes still exist in Algeria, Croatia, Gabon, Italy, Laos, Paraguay, Samoa and Turkey.

28 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Human Rights Chief is in Afghanistan to Support Efforts to Deal with Past Abuses

The UN Human Rights Commissioner, Louise Arbour has arrived in the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul to participate in the launch of a major human rights report.

28 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

High Commissioner for Refugees Goes to West Africa

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Ruud Lubbers will visit four West African countries starting on Sunday to discuss refugee issues and see how the repatriation of thousands of refugees is proceeding.

28 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Secretary-General on Recent Attack in the Darfur Region

The UN Secretary-General says he is deeply disturbed by an attack near the town of Shangil Tobaya in the Darfur region of Sudan.

28 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Secretary-General Calls on Iraqis to Exercise Right to Vote

As the Sunday elections for Iraq’s Transitional National Assembly approach, the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is urging Iraqis to exercise their right to vote.

28 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

FAO Restoring Livelihoods of Fishermen And Farmers

28 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UNICEF Helps Tsunami Victims in Remote Fishing Village in Somalia

28 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Jan Egeland on Tsunami-Affected Areas, One Month after the Disaster.

28 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

India to Double its Troops in UN Peacekeeping Missions the Igorot Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines Call for Free, Prior and Informed Consent on Development Projects

27 Jan 2005 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

WFP Needs Over $200 Million to Help Hungry North Koreans

The World Food Programme says it needs more than two hundred million dollars to help feed 6.5 million people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

27 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNICEF Prepares for Schooling in Southern Sudan

The UN Children’s Fund is preparing for increased enrolment of children in primary schools throughout the vast region of southern Sudan.

27 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Declares Parts of Darfur No Go Areas as a Result of Fighting

The United Nations has declared some areas of the western Darfur region of Sudan as no go areas because of fighting.

27 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Needs of Pregnant Women in Tsunami Hit Aceh Have Not Been Met

Four weeks after the tsunami disaster, the maternal needs of pregnant women in the Aceh province of Indonesia have not been met.

27 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Food Agency Seeks Funds to Rebuild Livelihoods in Tsunami-hit Countries

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says it has underestimated the needs for rebuilding the agriculture, fisheries and livestock sectors of the tsunami-affected countries.

27 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Organic Farming Points Way to Reducing Rural Poverty

27 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

The UN Sees Sunday’s Election in Iraq as Part of a Longer Process of Transition

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Photo and Paintings Exhibition Commemorates Liberation of Auschwitz

27 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

In this special programme, We deal with the serious problem of sexual exploitation by SOME UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo

27 Jan 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

3 by 5 AIDS Treatment Target is Likely to Be Reached: WHO and UNAIDS

Efforts to meet global targets for AIDS treatment are on track.

26 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNICEF Helps Indonesia Reopen Schools in Tsunami-Devastated Aceh Province

Exactly one month after the tsunami devastated Indonesia’s Aceh province, UNICEF is helping reopen the first 130 of the 750 damaged schools.

26 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNICEF Appeals for $763,000 for Forgotten Emergencies Evoking ‘Tsunami Spirit’

UNICEF is hoping that the ‘tsunami spirit’, which created an outpouring of billions of dollars of aid for the affected countries, will also be extended to other, forgotten emergencies.

26 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Human Rights Chief Calls on Parties in Nepalese Conflict to Sign Human Rights Accord

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, is urging the Nepalese government and Maoist insurgents to sign an agreement on human rights as an important step towards achieving peace in the country.

26 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Security Council Calls for a Solution to Georgian-Abkhaz Conflict

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UNICEF Helps Reopen Schools in Aceh province, Indonesia

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Donors and tsunami survivors meet through video-conferencing

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Iraqi Elections

With just 5 days to go until Iraqis go to the polls, the United Nations says all technical arrangements are in place for Sunday’s elections.

26 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Hosts an Exhibition on the Holocaust

An exhibition to commemorate the liberation of Nazi death camps during World War Two has opened at UN Headquarters in New York.

25 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR Criticizes British Conservative Party’s Refugee Plan

The United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has criticized a plan by Britain’s opposition Conservative Party to take a tougher position against immigrants and asylum-seekers.

25 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WHO Welcomes Donations for Vaccination Programme

The World Health Organization has welcomed new multi-million dollar donations from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as another one from Norway for immunization programmes around the world.

25 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Secretary-General Says All Countries Have Capacity to Achieve Development Goals

The UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has called on developing countries to take decisive steps to meet the Millennium Development Goals in order to improve the lives of people around the world.

25 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Says World Economy Expanded Last Year

The World Economy expanded last year reaching a four per cent rate of growth, according to the latest report of the United Nations launched by the head of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Jose Antonio Ocampo.

25 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

A UN Report Says the World Economic Peaked in 2004

25 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women Examines Reports from Member Countries and Women’s Groups

25 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Establishes Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

25 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

English Football Star David Beckham Helps UNICEF’s Work for Tsunami Hit Countries Clearing Landmines that Endanger Wildlife Vaccination Campaign Aims to End Polio in Africa by End of Year Exhibit Commemorates Liberation of Nazi Death Camps

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Fighthing in Eastern Part of Democratic Republic of the Congo

24 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

The U.N’s World Conference on Disaster Reduction has ended in Kobe, Japan

24 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

General Assembly Marks 60th Anniversary of Liberation of Nazi Death Camps

24 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

FAO Calls for Improvement of Financial Services for Rural People and Farmers

The Food and Agriculture Organization has called for increased dialogue about the importance and benefits of financial services to all households including farmers and rural communities.

24 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Close to 50,000 Expatriate Iraqis Register to Vote

Close to 50,000 Iraqis living abroad have registered to vote on the seventh day of a registration programme run by the International Organization for Migration.

24 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

World Conference on Disaster Reduction Adopts Declaration

Delegates to the World Conference on Disaster Reduction which ended in Japan over the weekend adopted the Hyogo Declaration

24 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

General Assembly Commemorates Liberation of Nazi Extermination Camps

The UN General Assembly is holding a special session to commemorate the liberation of Nazi death camps during the Second World War.

24 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Clearing Landmines that Endanger Elephants

21 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Tsunami devastation sets back development progress by decades Early warning tsunami system to be installed at a cost of $30 million in Indian Ocean And the natural disaster dissolves old enmities

21 Jan 2005 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

Africa Lagging Behind by More Than 100 Years, How the Millennium Development Goals Should Help HIV/AIDS in Africa Compared to the Tsunami Eradicating Polio from Africa, This Year

21 Jan 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

UNFPA is Providing Basic Hygiene Supplies for Women, Which are Often Overlooked in the Response to Emergencies

21 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

African Health Ministers Pledge to Eradicate Polio by the End of This Year

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World Conference on Disaster Reduction Expected to Adopt Action Plan for the Next Ten Years

The World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Kobe, Japan, is drawing to a close and delegates are expected to adopt its final documents on Saturday.

21 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNEP Helps Assess Environmental Damage Inflicted on Indonesia by Tsunami

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) reports that beyond the horrific loss of life, last month’s Indian Ocean tsunami disaster had enormous impact on Indonesia’s coastal environment, causing damage and loss to natural habitats and important ecosystem functions.

21 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNFPA Helps Supply Traditional Attire to Muslim Women in Tsunami-hit Indonesian Province

On the Muslim holy day Eid Al-Adha, the UN Population Fund, UNFPA is making sure that devout muslim women in Indonesia’s tsunami-devastated Aceh province have everything they need.

21 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

A UN-Backed Report Says Companies Are Slow to Respond to HIV/AIDS

A UN-backed report on the corporate response to the threats of HIV/AIDS says businesses don’t usually draw up policies to tackle HIV/AIDS until at least twenty per cent of a country’s population is infected.

21 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WHO to Conduct Study and Recommend Measures to Curb Alcohol Abuse

The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to launch a study into ways to counter alcohol abuse.

21 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

A plan to combat global poverty is launched this week at the United Nations The UN General Assembly calls on the internation community to strengthen coordination of humanitarian al assistance for countries devastated by last month’s earthquake and tsunami Delegates at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction pledge their support to create a regional early warning system in the Indian Ocean.

21 Jan 2005 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

Women’s Committee Says Neutral Doesn’t Mean Equal

20 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

General Assembly Emphasizes Need to Maintain Focus on Tsunami-hit Region Beyond Emergency Relief Stage

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Experts Call for Integration of Disaster Management in Development Policies

Experts at the UN World Conference on Disaster Reduction, which is being held in Kobe Japan, have urged countries and international agencies to integrate disaster management in development policies and to create a mechanism to evaluate progress.

20 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Secretary-General Points to Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia and Guinea-Bissau as Challenges for Peace in West Africa

UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, says West Africa continues to face daunting challenges, with the situation in Cote d’Ivoire remaining very tense, as some actors there have been unwilling to make the necessary compromises for peace.

20 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WFP Tackles Serious Food Crisis in Northern Burundi

The World Food Programme has expressed concern about serious food shortages in the north and northeast of Burundi.

20 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Human Rights Commissioner Visits Nepal

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour will start a one week visit to Nepal on Sunday.

20 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNICEF Helps Improve Water and Sanitation in Bandah Aceh

The UN Children’s Fund is mobilizing internally displaced people, or IDPs to work as volunteers to improve water and sanitation facilities in the tsunami hit areas. UN Radio’s Sophie Boudre reports from Bandah Aceh. 

20 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Football Star David Beckham Joins Team UNICEF

19 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

The United Nations is commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwtiz-Birkenau with a photo exhibition entitled “Afterwards, It’s just a Part of You.”

19 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UNICEF Helps Traumatized Children in Devastated Indonesian Province

As the United Nations continues to review the Indian Ocean tsunami in New York, UN agencies in the field are reporting on the enormous devastation in Sumatra, Indonesia, the area most ravaged by last month’s disaster.

19 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN General Assembly to Hold Special Session on Anniversary of Liberation of Nazi Death Camps

On Monday, the United Nations General Assembly will begin a Special session to mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps.

19 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Agencies Agree at Kobe Conference on Plan for Early Warning System

At the world conference on disaster reduction in Kobe, Japan, the top officials of several key United Nations agencies, including UNESCO and the World Meterological Organization, have said they will collaborate on an early warning system.

19 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Cote d’Ivoire Government Says Peace Negotiations Stalled by Refusal of Rebels to Disarm

Cote d’Ivoire’s UN Ambassador, Philippe Djangone-Bi, says the mediation efforts of South African President, Thabo Mbeki, are bearing fruit, but progress has been stalled by the rebels lack of cooperation.

19 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Special Envoy applauds efforts of African countries to fight HIV/AIDS

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A Plant Able to Detect Landmines <> Cartoons that Encourage Condom Use <> A Practical Action Plan to Combat Poverty <> Why Music Matters

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UN Investigates Alleged Sex Crimes by Peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo <> UN Expert Talks about Situation of Women in Jamaica <> Report Looks at Double Burden of Discrimination for Minority and Indigenous Women <> Global Forum on Water Puts Women at the Centre

18 Jan 2005 | Posted in Women | Read More »

Newly Appointed Head of UNICEF Vows to Promote Millennium Development Goals

The newly appointed head of the UN Children's Fund, Ann Veneman, has pledged to promote the United Nations development goals. 

18 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

The UN Food Agency Appeals for Food Aid for West Africa

The World Food Programme has appealed to the donor community for more funds to help feed 1.5 million people in West Africa.

18 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR Welcomes Arrival of Mainly Liberian Refugees

More than 300 refugees from West Africa, mainly Liberia, have arrived in Australia from a refugee camp in Guinea.

18 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

World Conference on Disaster Reduction Opens in Kobe, Japan

The World Conference on disaster reduction which opened in Kobe, Japan on Tuesday, has called for strong and speedy action to reduce the impact of natural disasters.

18 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Secretary-General Says Humanitarian Response to the Tsunami is on Track

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan has told the General Assembly that the humanitarian response to the tsunami disaster is on track.

18 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women is Meeting to Examine Reports from Several Countries

18 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

The World Conference on Disaster Reduction (WCDR) Opens in Kobe, Japan

18 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Secretary-General Tells General Assembly of his Visit to Tsunami-Affected Region

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UN Investigates Alleged Sex Crimes by Peacekeepers inthe Democratic Republic of the Congo <> UN Expert Talks about Situation of Women in Jamaica <> Report Looks at Double Burden of Discrimination for Minority and Indigenous Women <> Global Forum on Water Puts Women at the Centre

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Why Music Matters

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UNICEF Says Tsunami Relief Effort is Going “Reasonably Well”

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New Report Proposes Practical Action Plan to Achieve Millennium Development Goals

17 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

WFP Appeals for Close to $31 Million to Provide Food to Mauritania

The World Food Programme has appealed for close to $31 million to provide food aid to Mauritania, where locusts and drought have destroyed agricultural production.

17 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

United Nations World Conference on Disaster Reduction

A United Nations World Conference on Disaster Reduction begins in Japan on Tuesday.

17 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Supports Establishment of Centre on Missing Persons in Iraq

The United Nations is ready to help Iraqis establish a National Centre on Missing and Disappeared Persons.

17 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Secretary-General is Concerned about Situation in Middle East

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan has said that the members of the Quartet on the Middle East are concerned about the latest resurgence of violence and tensions between the Israelis and Palestinians.

17 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Report on Millennium Development Goals is Launched

A practical plan to achieve the UN’s Millennium Development Goals by their target date of twenty-fifteen was launched today at the UN by Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

17 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Small island developing states are at risk of sinking both economically and physically – what can the international community do to save 43 such troubled islands found mostly in the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean? UN’s Diane Quarless addresses these questions and more in the wake of the UN Conference on Small Islands held in Mauritius

14 Jan 2005 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

The Three Amigos: United Nations is helping to launch one of the world’s largest safe-sex campaigns

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Minority and Indigenous Women Face Double Burden of Discrimination

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UN Secretary-General Calls for Inclusive Elections in Iraq

The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for the elections scheduled to be held on 30 January in Iraq to be as inclusive as possible.

14 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Refugees from the DR Congo Flee to Uganda

Several thousand Congolese refugees, mainly women and children have arrived in Uganda saying they are fleeing fighting between two militia groups in the Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

14 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

The International Meeting of the future of Small States

In Mauritius, The international meeting on the future of small States ended with the adoption of  what is known as the Mauritius Declaration and the Mauritius Strategy for implementing the programme of action for Small Island Developing States.

14 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNICEF Says Getting Children Back to Class is Essential for Recovery

The UN Children’s Fund says that getting children back to class in the countries hit by the tsunami is essential for their recovery.

14 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Child Protection Agencies Warn of Human Trafficking in Tsunami-Hit Countries

Child protection agencies have expressed concern about the likelihood that human trafficking will increase in the tsunami-hit countries around the Indian Ocean.

14 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

The Security Council this week expressed concern about the security situation in Haiti.

14 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

SUDAN – THE NORTH-SOUTH TALKS SUCCEED BUT DARFUR, IN THE WEST, REMAINS A HUGE CRISIS; KENYA – TAKING CARE OF REFUGEES FROM NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES; COTE D'IVOIRE – SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT THABO MBEKI PRESSES ON TO GET THE PEACE PROCESS BACK ON TRACK.

14 Jan 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

Sudan: the north-south talks succeed, but Darfur remains a huge crisis; Kenya: taking care of refugees from neighbouring countries; Cote d’Ivoire: South African President Thambo Mbeki presses on to get the peace process back on track

14 Jan 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

An international conference adopts a strategy on the future of small island developing states; The Security Council calls on the transitional government of Haiti to ensure the holding of free and fair elections in 2005; The UN Committee against the discrimination of women looks at what some countries have been doing to improve the status of women.

14 Jan 2005 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

Tsunami disaster: Paris Club offers debt relief; Indonesian government expects to take over a large part of the relief and recovery operation by end of March; Sri Lankan UN Ambassador: billions will be needed for recovery – fisheries infrastructure wiped out

14 Jan 2005 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

UN Seeks Clarification on Indonesia’s Tsunami Restrictions

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Danish Company Develops Plant that Detects Landmines

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Women’s Anti-Discrimination Committee Examines Country Reports on the Implementation of Women’s Rights

13 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

A United Nations Police Officer is Killed in Kosovo

A Nigerian policeman serving with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo was killed in an explosion this morning.

13 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

African Health Ministers Vow to End Polio

Eight African health ministers meeting in Geneva have agreed to step up their vaccination programmes to meet polio eradication targets this year.

13 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Food Agency Calls for Support for War-Ravaged West Africa

The World Food Programme has urged international donors to support efforts by over one million West Africans to rebuild their countries following a decade of conflicts.

13 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

FAO Says Tsunami has Disrupted Fishing in Affected Countries

The UN  Food and Agriculture Organization says that the tsunami waves have destroyed the fisheries sector in many countries in the Indian Ocean.

13 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Official Says Israeli-Palestinian Peace Needs Global Support

The head of the UN Department of Political Affairs, Kieran Prendergast, has called on the international community to support the efforts of the Israelis and Palestinians to achieve peace.

13 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNIFEM Study Uncovers the Story behind the Numbers for Women’s Employment in Eastern Europe

12 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Secretary-General Notes Crucial Importance of Small Island Developing States Conference in the Wake of the Tsunami Disaster

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Secretary-General Praises Solidarity of Small Island Developing States at Mauritius Conference

UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, told the leaders of Small Island Developing nations, gathered at a conference in Mauritius,  that the UN will strive to keep the issues of concern to small islands prominent on the international agenda.

12 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Envoy Calls on Sudan to Extend Benefits of North-South Peace Agreement to Darfur

The UN Envoy for Sudan, Jan Pronk, told the Security Council that the recent peace agreement between Sudan’s north and south was a milestone whose benefits need to be extended to the rest of the country.

12 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Tsunami Donor Session Gets Commitments for $717 Million for Immediate Relief Effort

At a pledging conference for the Indian Ocean, tsunami disaster representatives from 70 countries committed nearly three-quarters of the nearly one billion dollars appealed for by the United Nations.

12 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Sudan Peace Agreement is Just the First Step

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Security Council Reiterates Support for Haiti

The Security Council met Wednesday to express support for Haiti as it moves toward political and economic stability and prepares for elections later this year.

12 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Calls for Comparable Generosity for All Crises

11 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Refugee Agency and Pakistan Agree on A Census for Afghans

The United Nations refugee agency and Pakistan have formally agreed to conduct a census next month for Afghans living in the country.

11 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

FAO Says Small Island States Face Food Insecurity

The Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization has warned that food insecurity has become a serious and widespread problem in Small Island developing States (SIDS).

11 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

A measles campaign is Under Way in Aceh

A measles campaign is under way in the tsunami-hit Aceh province of Indonesia.

11 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR Chartered Plane with Supplies Lands in Banda Aceh

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has delivered emergency relief supplies and telecommunications equipment to the Indonesian town of Banda Aceh using a private chartered plane.

11 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Calls for More Donations This Year

The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Jan Egeland has called on richer nations to donate more money to help poorer countries facing emergencies around the world.

11 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Education: a Priority for Iraqi Children and their Parents

11 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

How WFP is Assisting Tsunami Affected Areas

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Japan Conference on Disaster Reduction to Discuss Tsunami Early Warning System

10 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers in DRC

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In wake of tsunami, Small Island Meeting takes up early warning system

10 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

International Conference on Small Island States Opens in Mauritius

An international meeting on the future of small island States opened in Mauritius Monday with a call for delegates to come up with concrete measures to improve the implementation of the priorities they identify.

10 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Narcotics Remain Biggest Threat to Building Democratic Afghanistan

The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative in Afghanistan, Jean Arnault has identified narcotics and accompanying corruption as one of the biggest threats to the building of a democratic state in Afghanistan.

10 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNICEF and Clinton Foundation Launch Tsunami Initiative

The UN Children’s Fund and the Clinton Foundation today launched a joint initiative to bring safe drinking water and sanitation systems to children and families affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami.

10 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Human Rights Commission Establishes Presence in Guatemala

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the government of Guatemala today signed an agreement setting the stage for opening a human rights office in the country.

10 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Secretary-General Welcomes Palestinian Elections

The Secretary-General has welcomed the Palestinian Presidential elections as a significant step in what is a historic democratic transition in the occupied Palestinian territory.

10 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WHO Warns of Possible Health Disaster after Earthquake and Tsunami Tsunami Expert Explains the Phenomenon Annan Appoints Brown as Chief of Staff Lowering the Incidence of Cervical Cancer

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WFP Helping Victims of Tsunami in Somalia

7 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

International Meeting to Review the 1994 Barbados Programme of Action for Small Island Developing States Takes Place in Mauritius

7 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

International community meets in Mauritius next week to begin a review of the 1994 Barbados Programme of Action Experts say the key to surviving disaster is preparedness and warn that it could happen almost anywhere Haitian singer song/writer Wyclef Jean releases a song of hope and help for Haitian flood victims United Nations reform to be a major focus during this year

7 Jan 2005 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

Small Island States Fisheries Arrangement

7 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Secretary-General is Shocked by Destruction in Aceh, Indonesia

The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he has been shocked by the destruction he saw in the west coast of the Indonesian province of Aceh.

7 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Assistant UN High Commissioner for Refugees Visits Banda Aceh

The Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees, Kamel Morjane, who overseas the agency’s global field operations has visited the destruction zone in Banda Aceh.

7 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNICEF Helps Restart Schooling in Maldives

A cargo plane carrying educational and emergency relief supplies arrived in the tsunami affected Maldives.

7 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Conference on Small Island Nations is Set to Start on Monday

A crucial United Nations conference on the future of small island nations opens on Monday on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.

7 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WHO and UNICEF Spearhead Polio Vaccination Campaign in Sudan

The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF are joining efforts with the Sudanese government to stop the further spread of polio in Sudan.

7 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Ambassador to India discusses reform of the United Nations E-commerce: using the Internet to improve business in the developing world

7 Jan 2005 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

UNEP Reports on Vulnerability of Small Island Nations Ahead of Mauritius Conference

Vulnerability to natural disasters, including tsunamis and cyclones, is one of the challenges to the health and wealth of the world's small island developing States.

6 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Agencies Join Appeal for Tsunami Relief Funds

UN agencies involved in the tsunami relief effort have launched their own appeals within the one billion dollar total.

6 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

World Leaders in Jakarta Agree on Establishing Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System

The leaders of the 26 nations and international organizations gathered at the one-day summit in Jakarta, Indonesia agreed to establish as soon as possible a tsunami warning system for the Indian Ocean, similar to the one that exists for the Pacific Ocean.

6 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

A TEN YEAR REVIEW OF A PLAN TO HELP SMALL ISLAND STATES

6 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN AGENCIES PREPARE FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF ACEH

6 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

FLASH APPEAL IS MADE FOR $977 MILLION DOLLARS

6 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

THE INDIAN OCEAN EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DISASTER How is Africa affected? How are victims in Somalia’s Puntland region being helped? How might the generosity of the world be bad or good for Africa? What are Africans and African governments contributing in response?

6 Jan 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

Secretary-General Appeals for Nearly $1 Billion in Aid for Tsunami Victims

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appealed for nearly one billion US dollars for the Asian tsunami relief effort.  He launched the appeal at an international summit in Jakarta, Indonesia.

6 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNIFEM Study Uncovers the Story Behind the Numbers for Women’s Employment in Eastern Europe Health Alliance Issues Manual for Cervical Cancer Screening UNICEF Helps Victims of Trafficking

6 Jan 2005 | Posted in Women | Read More »

UN Relief Coordinator Says Access to Tsunami Affected Areas is a Major Problem

The United Nations Relief Coordinator, Jan Egeland, says there are extraordinary obstacles in many areas affected by the Tsunami in south East Asia.

5 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Agencies Join Forces for Tsunami Early Warning System

The World Meteorological Organization is joining forces with the UNESCO and other UN agencies to ensure that there is a tsunami early warning system in the Indian Ocean.

5 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WHO Appeals for $60 million to Address Health Needs in Southeast Asia

The World Health Organization has appealed for $60 million to address urgent public needs in the tsunami affected areas of Southeast Asia.

5 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

IOM Prepares Out of Country Voting for Iraqis

The International Organization for Migration is making preparations to allow Iraqis living abroad to participate in the elections at the end of this month.

5 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Secretary-General Calls on Israelis and Palestinians to Exercise Restraint

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on both the Palestinians and the Israelis to exercise maximum restraint and responsibility in the period before the Palestinian presidential elections scheduled for Sunday.

5 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Relief Coordinator Cites Progress As Well As Obstacles

5 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Iraqi Expatriates in 14 Countries Will Be Able to Participate in Election: IOM

5 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Women’s Alliance for Water

5 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

New UN Chief of Staff Pledges Support for Secretary-General

The new chief of Staff has pledged support for the efforts of the UN Secretary-General to promote the Millennium Development Goals and reform of the United Nations.

4 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Calls for Postponement of Iraqi Elections

More members of the Iraqi Governing Council are calling for the Iraqi elections, scheduled for the end of January, to be postponed.

4 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WFP Sends Food To Victims of the Tsunami in Somalia

The World Food Programme has dispatched more than 200 metric tons of food to the people affected by the tsunami in Somalia.

4 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR Mounts Major Response to Tsunami in Sri Lanka

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees is mounting a major response to the Tsunami in Sri Lanka and in Indonesia’s affected Aceh province.

4 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Secretary-General Goes to Tsunami-Affected Countries

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is on his way to Jakarta, Indonesia, where on Thursday he will launch an appeal for funds to help the countries affected by the Tsunami.

4 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Annan Appoints Malloch Brown as Chief of Staff

4 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN’s Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland on Money Pledged by 45 countries for Tsunami Disaster

4 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Year in Review 2004

Coverage of global events

3 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Year in Review 2004 includes coverage of global events. An intimate view of the worldwide work of the United Nations in 2004 and proposals for reforms of the Organization as it enters the 60th anniversary year, in 2005.

3 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

THE YEAR IN REVIEW – 2004

Happy New Year!  Today we take a look back at the major issues in which the United Nations was involved in the past year. 

3 Jan 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

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