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Chief of UN Peacekeeping Briefs Security Council on the Volatile Security Situation in Haiti

29 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

WHO Responds to Threat of Communicable Diseases Resulting from Food Shortages in Niger

The World Health Organization expects an outbreak of deadly diseases in Niger, where millions have been affected by food shortages and hundreds of thousands are malnourished.

29 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

More than 400 Uzbek Refugees Arrive in Romania for Temporary Asylum

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has transferred more than 400 Uzbek refugees from Kyrgyzstan to Romania, where they will be temporarily sheltered.

29 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Mission Prepares Burundi Army to Support Democratically Elected Government

29 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Rape and Sexual Violence Continue in Sudan’s Darfur Region

Rape and sexual violence in Sudan’s Darfur region continue, according to a new report released by the United Nations on Friday.

29 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Peacekeepers Accused of Killing Civilians in Haiti

The United Nations mission in Haiti has denied targeting civilians in a recent raid it conducted in the capital Port au Prince.

29 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

The Head of UN Peacekeeping Briefs the Security Council on Haiti Trinidad and Tobago says illegal firearms have become a major part of transnational criminal activity Jamaica says the proliferation of small arms is proving deadly for the national security of states Antigua’s Finanance Minister, Dr. Errol Cort, says developed countries have been slow in implementing the promises made in the 2002 Monterrey Agreement

29 Jul 2005 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

UNICEF Increasing Assistance to Children in Zimbabwe

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, is stepping up its assistance to areas in Zimbabwe destroyed in the recent demolitions of homes and markets.

29 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Human Rigts Commission is Concerned About State of Emergency in Thailand

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The Tenth Anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre: Lessons for the International Community

28 Jul 2005 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

The Destructiveness of Small Arms On the Occasion of the UN’s 60th Anniversary We Hear from UN Staff Members A Film Dispels Some Stereotypes about Africa as a Place to Invest

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Progress of Two Mano River Countries Emerging from Conflict Recognized, But Much Remains to be Done

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Uganda’s Children Face Abduction and Sexual Slavery as Conflict Continues in That Country

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Secretary-General Welcomes IRA Statement that Armed Campaign is Over

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed the announcement by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) that it has decided to end armed actions in Northern Ireland and disarm.

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

Japan Reports on Progress Reached in London towards Joint Proposal for Security Council Expansion

Japan’s Foreign Minister Nobutaka Machimura says a meeting in London has reached a compromise between two competing proposals on the expansion of the UN Security Council.

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

Annan, UN Officials Condemn Killing of Algerian Diplomats

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has condemned the murder of two Algerian diplomats in Iraq.

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

UN Human Rights Chief Concerned For Uzbek Refugees in Kyrgyzstan

The chief human rights official has expressed concern at the presence of Uzbek officials outside a detention center housing Uzbek refugees in Kyrgyzstan.

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

Half Million People Are in Need of Food in the West African Country of Niger

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

USG for Peacekeeping Briefs Security Council on Haiti

Haiti faces security, political and humanitarian challenges, all of which need to be addressed if the country is to stabilize.

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

Zimbabwe’s Forced Demolitions and Evictions

28 Jul 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

IOM Studies Impact of Internal Migration on Poverty Reduction in Asia

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

UN Security Council Approves Measures to Protect Children in Armed Conflict

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Meeting Concludes Regional Groups Have Key Role in Peacekeeping

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

UN Airlifting Uzbek Refugees to Kyrgyz Capital

The United Nations refugee agency has begun airlifting 455 Uzbeks who fled unrest in their homeland in May to the Kyrgyz capital of Bishek pending a further transfer to other countries.

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

UN Launches Airlifts of Emergency Food to Niger

The United Nations World Food Programme, WFP, on Wednesday announced a series of airlifts to deliver emergency food to starving victims in Niger.

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

Mission in Cote D’ivoire Looks into Reports of Attacks

The Force Commander of the UN Mission in Cote d’Ivoire on Tuesday traveled to two towns north of the capital to look into reports of fighting.

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

Food Agency Calls for Strengthening of Fish Stocks in the Mediterranean

The United Nations Food and Agriculture agency, FAO, has called on countries in the Meditteranean to continue working together to strengthen fisheries management in order to rebuild stocks of fish.

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

UNAIDS Urges Caution on Study on Male Circumcision and HIV

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS says more research is needed to confirm the results of a study linking male circumcision and a lower risk of HIV in men.

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

Security Council Meets on Zimbabwe Report

The Security Council on Wednesday met to discuss the report by the UN Envoy sent to investigate the demolition of homes and markets in Zimbabwe.

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

World Health Organization Calls for Increased Surveillance of Bird Flu Cases; UNICEF Helps China Develop Policies to Protect AIDS Orphans; IOM Conducts Study on How Internal Migration Affects Asian Economy

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

WHO Calls for Increased Surveillance for Bird Flu Cases">Fearing Pandemic, WHO Calls for Increased Surveillance for Bird Flu Cases

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Iraqi Women and The Iraqi Constitution

26 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Human Rights Chief Says Three West African Countries Still Face Serious Human Rights Issues

26 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UNICEF Horrified at Condition of Children in Zimbabwe

More than 220-thousand children have been left homeless without access to food, water or health care as a result of Zimbabwe’s slum clearance programme.

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

Human Rights Chief Concerned about Situation in Cote d’Ivoire

UN High Commisioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour is concerned about the seriously deteriorating Human Rights situation in Cote d’Ivoire.

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

Security Council Votes to Protect Children in Armed Conflicts

The UN Security Council has approved measures to end serious violations against children caught up in armed conflicts.

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

Annan Welcomes Resumption of Six-Party Talks in Beijing

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has warmly welcomed the resumption of the six-party talks in Beijing.

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

Otunnu Welcomes Security Council Effort to Monitor Treatment of Children in Armed Conflict

Meanwhile, the UN official responsible for monitoring children in war zones describes the measures adopted by the Council as a development of great consequence.

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

New Terrorist Attacks Another Reason to Agree on Definition of Terrorism

The recent spate of bomb attacks around the world is one more reason to press ahead and agree on a good definition of terrorism.

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

Human Rights Chief Sets Out Vision to Strengthen Rights Office

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has outlined a plan aimed at helping the office to better play its role in addressing today’s threats to human rights.

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

Quick Response to is Key to Achieving Universal Access to HIV/AIDS

A top official at the UN health agency (WHO) , says that in order to achieve universal access to HIV prevention and treatment, the scientific and public health community must respond quickly to developments on the ground to narrow the gap between discovery and intervention.

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

Annan Says He’s Ready to Visit Zimbabwe

Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he has accepted an invitation to visit Zimbabwe to discuss a recent report UN report on the Government’s demolition of shantytowns that have left close to 700-thousand Zimbabweans homeless.

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

UN Peacekeepers on Alert in Cote d’Ivoire

United Nations peacekeepers in Cote d’Ivoire have been put on alert following an attack Saturday night on two towns north of the capital Abidjan by unidentified assailants.

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

Secretary-General Meets With Heads of Regional and Other Intergovernmental Organizations

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

African Women in Conflict-Prevention and Peacebuilding

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

UNICEF and China Help Develop Policies to Protect Children with AIDS

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

The Adhoc Group on Haiti presents its report to the Economic and Social Council ECOSOC Trinidad and Tobago says total debt relief is needed in order for Haiti to attain the Millennium Development Goals Jamaica says early implementation of projects that provide employment will minimize tensions and discontent in Haiti Women’s Groups in Haiti are demanding their basic human rights;And in Guyana domestic violence continues despite legislation.

22 Jul 2005 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

The UN Pledges Help for Victims of Evictions and Demolitions in Zimbabwe

22 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN at 60: Staff Members Share their Memorable Experiences with the Organization: Supporting Literacy in Uganda

22 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

The United Nations Has Called on the Government of Zimbabwe to stop the demolitions

A United Nations report released on Friday has called on the Government of Zimbabwe to stop the demolitions of homes and markets and to pay reparations to those who have been made homeless and jobless.

22 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Situation in Sudan Positive, But Fragile, UN Envoy Says

Darfur is less dangerous for civilians now than it was a year ago, according to the Secretary-General’s latest report on Sudan .

22 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Says World Can Afford To Help Niger

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland said on Friday that the world has finally woken up to the emergency situation in Niger, but that it took graphic images of dying children to make people act.

22 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WHO is Investigating the Possible Human-to-Human Transmission of Avian Flu Virus

The World Health Organization is concerned about the first death of a human being from bird flu in Indonesia.

22 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Calls for Tolerance Towards Asylum Seekers

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

UK Outlines the G8 Leaders’ $50 Billion Agreement Aid Boost

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

African Meeting on Violence Against Children Calls for an End to Corporal Punishment

A three-day regional African meeting on violence against children has ended with a call for a total ban on corporal punishment.

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

Locust Alert Persists in Africa

Despite success in combating the locust plague in northern and western Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, is warning that the emergency is not yet over.

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

French Food Relief Arrives in Niger Following UN Appeals

Following repeated appeals to the international community for help in staving off a hunger crisis in Niger, a much-needed French airlift arrived on Thursday in one of the areas hardest hit in the West African nation.

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

Security Council Urges International Cooperation on Terrorism

The Security Council has urged all states to work together to bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of acts of terrorism.

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

Security Council Meets on the Middle East

The Security Council has been meeting to discuss the situation in the Middle East, focusing on the forthcoming Israeli withdrawal from Gaza and parts of the northern West Bank.

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

Africa’s Battle for Power in The Security Council African Women in Conflict Prevention and Peace-Building

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

Curbing the spread of illicit small arms: the case in Sri Lanka India looks to the future: using high technology for agriculture that is non-polluting and high-yielding

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

Civil Society Conference Hears Early Response Needed to Avert Humanitarian Disasters UN Agencies Struggle to Avert Famine in Niger The UN Hosts an Exhibit on Srebrenica Two Books Celebrate UN History

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Civil Society Says They Have a Crucial Role to Play in the New Grassroots Security Consensus

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

Civil Society Conference Hears Early Response Needed to Avert Humanitarian Disasters

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

UN Peacekeepers Launch Operation in DRC

In an effort to ensure the safety of civilians, United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Wednesday launched another major military operation in the Kabare and Walungu territories of the south Kivus.

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

Peacekeepers Accused of Sexual Abuse Repatriated

In Burundi, two UN peacekeepers are in the process of being repatriated, after being found guilty of sexual misconduct.

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

UN Clarifies Press Reports on Hariri Assassination

UN officials investigating last February’s assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, have sought to clarify press reports that they may have identified a prime suspect behind the assassination.

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

UN Experts to Monitor Sudan’s Compliance with Security Council Resolutions

The Security Council announced on Wednesday that a panel of experts on Sudan will travel to the area in the next few days to begin their mission of monitoring implementation of Security Council resolutions on the prosecution of those, who committed war crimes in Darfur.

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

FAO Providing Seeds and Tools to Needy Families in North Darfur

In an effort to meet a funding shortfall for Sudan’s Darfur region, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is providing seeds and agricultural tools to vulnerable rural families in North Darfur.

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

Situation in Niger – the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

The United Nations is sending food to meet the urgent needs of more than a third of the population in Niger.

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

General Assembly Hears African Proposal for Security Council Expansion

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

UNIFEM Calls for More Women’s Participation in Conflict Resolution">UNIFEM Calls for More Women’s Participation in Conflict Resolution

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

Indigenous Peoples Still Encounter Problems Despite Growing Awareness of Their Issues

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

Joint Mission Sees Plight of Myanmar Refugees in Bangladesh

In other refugee news, UNHCR, the European Commission and diplomats from five donor countries have completed an emergency mission to Teknaf in Bangladesh, an area which forms the border with Myanmar.

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

More Liberians Living in Cote d’Ivoire Return Home

An increasing number of Liberian refugees in Cote d’Ivoire are returning home under the UN refugee agency's voluntary repatriation programme.

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

Burundian and Congolese Refugees at Risk in Tanzania

The World Food Programme and the UN Refugee agency, UNHCR, are warning that cuts in food rations at refugee camps in Western Tanzania may be putting the refugees there at risk, as they seek money to buy food outside the camps.

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

Secretary-General and His Representative Condemn Killings in Iraq

In Iraq, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative there has condemned the recent killings and suicide attacks across the country.

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

Civil Society Launches Partnership to Prevent Armed Conflict

Hundreds of civil society activists are at the UN this week to launch a new international movement to prevent armed conflict.

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

HIV/AIDS Epidemic to Peace and Security, UN Security Council Told">Much Has Been Achieved in Minimizing the Threat of HIV/AIDS Epidemic to Peace and Security, UN Security Council Told

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

Conference on Iraq Brings Hope for Iraqi People">International Donors’ Conference on Iraq Brings Hope for Iraqi People

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

World Heritage Sites in India">UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

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

African Union Draft on Security Council Reform to be Discussed in General Assembly

The UN General Assembly plans to meet Monday afternoon to discuss a draft resolution on Security Council reform submitted by the African Union.

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

Human Rights Expert Says Afghan Women Continue to Endure Dramatic Level of Violence

The UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women says women in Afghanistan continue to endure domestic violence.

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

Security Council Assesses Progress on Countering HIV/AIDS in Peacekeeping

Five years after it adopted a milestone resolution dealing with the AIDS epidemic, the UN Security Council has just met to assess its implementation.

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

UN Urges Flexibility in Using Donor Funds to Meet Iraq’s Reconstruction Needs

Meanwhile, a senior UN official says coordination and flexibility in using donor funds to meet the needs of the population are key to making progress in Iraq’s reconstruction.

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

Secretary-General Condemns Latest Wave of Violence in Iraq

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has condemned the latest wave of suicide bombings in Iraq that have killed large numbers of civilians, including at least 80 people in Musayyib on Saturday.

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

Trinidad and Tobago says illegal firearms have become a major part of transnational criminal activity <> Jamaica says the proliferation of small arms is proving deadly for the national security of states <> Guyana says it has given high priority to gender equity <> Antigua’s Finance minister Dr. Errol Cort says developed countries have been slow in implementing the promises made in the 2002 Monterrey Agreement.

15 Jul 2005 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

India’s sites on the World Heritage List Group of Four proposal to enlarge UN Security Council fails to receive wide support UN Special Envoy Bill Clinton updates the UN membership on the tsunami recovery efforts.

15 Jul 2005 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

Palestinian Women Speak Out at Women’s Anti-Discrimination Committee

15 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Despite Progress in Gender Equality,Vulnerable Groups in Ireland Face Discrimination

15 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

ECOSOC Draws Lessons from Tsunami Humanitarian Efforts to Use in Future Disasters

15 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Middle East Envoy Condemns Both Extra-judicial Killings of Palestinian Militants and Rocket Attack against Israelis

The office of the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Alvaro de Soto, has condemned today’s targeted killings of Palestinian militants in the West Bank and Gaza.~

15 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

AU to Negotiate with G-4 on Draft Proposal for Security Council Expansion

The African States at the United Nations are willing to negotiate possible changes to the draft proposal on Security Council expansion they submitted on Wednesday.

15 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR Seeks Access to Ethiopian Asylum Seekers in Djibouti

The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, is concerned about the fate of three Ethiopian airmen, who reportedly defected to Djibouti in a helicopter last month.

15 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WFP Appeals for $3 million to Feed Togolese Refugees

The World Food Programme (WFP) has appealed for three million US dollars to feed tens of thousands of Togolese forced from their homes by violence following the disputed elections in April.

15 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNAIDS Welcomes Thailand’s Move to Provide Low Cost Anti-retrovirals to All AIDS Patients

The UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, has welcomed the announcement by Thailand that it will offer low-cost anti-retroviral drugs to all AIDS patients in the country.

15 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

(WFP) ">The UN Appeals For $30 Million Dollars to Relieve Famine in Niger. (WFP)

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

UN Mission in the DRC Reports on Efforts to Repatriate Foreign Troops">Head of UN Mission in the DRC Reports on Efforts to Repatriate Foreign Troops

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( CEDAW ) ">Women’s Rights are Still Being Violated in Guyana, the Women’s Anti-Discrimination Committee is Told ( CEDAW )

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UN Tsunami Response Envoy, Bill Clinton, Speaks of Lessons Learned

The United Nation’s Special Envoy on Tsunami Recovery, former United States President Bill Clinton, has praised the efforts of the United Nations and the humanitarian community in the immediate response to last December’s disaster.

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

Secretary-General Says Security Council Composition Needs to Be More Democratic

Following two days of discussions by the General Assembly on the reform of the Security Council, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has emphasized the need for the 15-member body to be more democratic and representative.

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

UN Humanitarian Chief Deplores Massacre of Kenyan Villagers

The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Jan Egeland, has condemned an attack on a Kenyan village that left 44 dead nearly half of them school children.

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

UN Security Council Condemns Massacre in Eastern DR of Congo

The UN Security Council has condemned the weekend massacre of more than 40 people in a village in the South Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the DRC).

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

FAO Reports Record High in Tea Production and Imports

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO , reports that world tea production reached record levels in 2004.

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

The Food Crisis in Niger DR Congo: More than 40 Villagers Burnt Alive in Their Houses in South Kivu

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

An Art Exhibit Representing the Men and Boys Massacred in Srebrenica is Displayed at UN Headquarters

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

UN Peacekeeping Force Responds to Congo Attack on Villagers

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">Small Arms Survey Finds 100,000 People a Year Killed by Conflicts

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Annan Repulsed by Deaths of Children in Baghdad Suicide Bombing

Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he’s outraged and repulsed by the deaths of a large number of children, among other civilians, in the latest suicide bombing in Baghdad.

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

UN Investigating Massacre in Eastern Congo: Swing

The UN Mission in Congo is investigating the massacre of nearly 40 villagers who were forced into their huts and set on fire in eastern Congo.

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

Security Council Reform Won’t Address Most Pressing Issues: U.S

Security Council reform alone would not address the United Nations’ most pressing issues.

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

Security Council Condemns latest Lebanon Bombing

The UN Security Council has condemned the bombing that wounded Lebanon’s outgoing defense minister on Tuesday.

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

UN Envoy Calls for Action on Niger Food Crisis

More than three and a half million people are facing severe malnutrition in Niger – regarded as the world’s second poorest country.~

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Orphan Crisis in Namibia Threatens Rights of Children: UNICEF

The UN children’s agency (UNICEF) has warned that Namibia faces a serious crisis in dealing with its rapidly increasing orphan and vulnerable children population.

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

UN Secretary-General Says Expansion of Security Council Must Not Derail Other Reforms

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan says UN reform must move forward and should not be stalled by divisions among member states on the expansion of the Security Council.

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

Security Council Debates Its Role in Humanitarian Crises

The Security Council is holding a debate on its role in humanitarian crises.

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

Human Rights Commissioner Calls for Independent Investigation of Mass Killing in Uzbekistan in May

The UN Human Rights Commissioner is calling for an independent probe of a mass killing in Uzbekistan in May.

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

Kazakstan Hands Over Uzbek Asylum Seeker to UN Refugee Agency for Resettlement

Authorities in neighbouring Kazakhstan have released a prominent Uzbek human rights activist, who had taken refuge there following the Andijan violence.

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

Security Council Reform is Debated in The General Assembly

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

African Civil Society Disappointed by 2005 G-8 Summit Outcome, But Remains Resolute

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

Srebrenica Massacre Is Remembered on its Tenth Anniversary

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

“Africa Open for Business” Hails Positive Side of Doing Business in Africa

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

Truth about Srebrenica – a Hard One to Face: Annan

The truth about Srebrenica is a hard one to face for those who served the United Nations.

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

Security Council concerned over lack of progress between Ethiopia, Eritrea

Members of the Security Council have expressed concern over the recent shooting incidents in the Temporary Security Zone between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

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

Annan Welcomes Decision to Resume Six-party Talks

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed the agreement of North Korean and United States negotiators reached in Beijing to resume the six-party talks during the last week of July.

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

UN calls for Gender Equality on World Population Day

Today is World Population Day.

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

Annan calls for peace and national unity throughout Sudan

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on Sudan's new Government of National Unity to ensure that peace extends to the whole nation, and that national unity is made attractive to all of Sudan's peoples.

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

Human Rights Chief Calls for an End to Reign of Terror in Cote d’Ivoire

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour has called for an end to the reign of terror fuelled by impunity in the west of Cote d'Ivoire.

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

Youth and members of African civil society try to influence world leaders at the G-8 Summit An international panel looks back at the fall of Srebrenica ten years ago The World Youth Orchestra performs at the United Nations

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Bougainville, Papua New Guinea: UN completes its peace and disarmament mission as Autonomous Government of Bougainville is inaugurated; its status will be determined in 10 – 15 years Donors are reminded that the Asia Pacific region also needs aid, with 260 million people living on less than $1 a day India and Singapore are the Asian winners of this year’s UN Public Service Award

8 Jul 2005 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

The Economic and Social Council concludes a high-level segment on the Millennium Development Goals; The Group of 77 developing countries and China regrets the slow and uneven implementation of the goals; Haiti’s interim prime minister says the fight against poverty and hunger deserves a global response; Cuba says the international community is experiencing the greatest inequality humanity has ever known; Secretary-general Kofi Annan says the Millennium Development Goals are people-centered and have unprecedented political support and The World Food Programme says achieving the development goals will go a long way in creating economic environments conducive to development

8 Jul 2005 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

UN Habitat Chief Concludes Visit to Assess Zimbabwe’s Demolition Programme

The head of UN-Habitat, the UN agency on human settlements has met with President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, on the last day of a 2-week visit to the country.

8 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Aid Workers Attacked during Registration in West Darfur Camps

At least eight UN aid workers have been injured in attacks in camps in West Darfur, during a registration for food rations.

8 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Security Council to Address Diplomatic Protection in Iraq Following Murder of Egyptian Envoy

The UN Security Council is meeting this afternoon in reaction to the killing of Egypt’s top envoy in Baghdad on Thursday.

8 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Terrorism Chief on London Attacks

The head of the UN Security Council’s Committee against Terrorism has renewed his determination to continue with the work of fighting terrorism following Thursday's attacks in London.

8 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Secretary-General Congratulates G-8 on Progress on African Development

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has congratulated the G-8 leaders on rising to the challenge of advancing Africa’s development.

8 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

The 10th Anniversary of the Fall of Srebrenica

8 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

2005 Population Award Goes to Demographer, Family Planning Provider

8 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Civil Society Campaigners Bring African Voices to the G-8 Summit

8 Jul 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Mission in Haiti Struggles to Contain Gang Violence and Set Up National Police Force">UN Mission in Haiti Struggles to Contain Gang Violence and Set Up National Police Force

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

World Has Make-or-Break Moment to Improve Lot of Poor, Says Annan

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

IOM’s Angola and Zambia Case Studies">Migration and Development: IOM’s Angola and Zambia Case Studies

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

UN Political Affairs Chief is Confident G-8 Will Make Progress Towards Africa’s Development

The new head of Political Affairs at the UN, Ibrahim Gambari, is confident that progress will be made at the G-8 Summit in Scotland in helping to address Africa’s development — progress that will be continued during the September summit at the United Nations.

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

UN Appeals for Peace During Vaccination Campaign in Sudan

In other news, a senior United Nations official has called on the Government of Sudan and the leaders of armed groups to ensure that teams vaccinating children against polio can move about in safety during an 11-day campaign that starts on Friday.

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

G-8 Leaders Deplore London Attacks

Earlier, the Secretary-General joined G8 summit leaders in condemning the attacks that took place on Thursday in London.

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Security Council Condemns the Attacks in London

Meanwhile, the UN Security Council has also unanimously condemned the attacks in the United Kingdom, and expressed its deepest sympathy to the victims.

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Secretary-General Deplores London Attack

Saying the world stood shoulder to shoulder with the British people following Thursday’s attacks in London, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said the attacks were an attack on humanity itself.

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Efforts to Stop Trafficking of Women and Girls in South Asia Women in India take an Innovative Approach to Putting an End to Violence Against Women.

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Efforts to Stop Trafficking of Women and Girls in South Asia Women in India take an Innovative Approach to Putting an End to Violence Against Women.

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Efforts to Stop Trafficking of Women and Girls in South Asia Women in India take an Innovative Approach to Putting an End to Violence Against Women.

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WFP Warns Africa Food Crises Pose A Threat To Peace and Stability; The International Criminal Tribunal For Rwanda Hopes To Close Shop in 2008; UNAIDS Report Highlights Growing Risk Of HIV/AIDS in the Asia/Pacific Region; Fred Eckhard Retires As United Nations Spokesman

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The G8, Africa and The United Nations The Role of African Business

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Celebrating UN History

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C8 Summit">UNICEF’s C8 Summit

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Humanitarian Non-Governmental Organization Calls for Armed Groups to Respect Civilians in Haiti

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International conference draws up strategy to fight bird flu

International animal and human health experts have unveiled a multi-point plan which they say will reduce the risk of the bird flu virus spreading to humans.

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Special adviser on gender issues stresses need to tackle roots of inequality

Significant progress has been made in many countries to advance women’s enjoyment of their human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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Annan welcomes signing of declaration to resolve conflict in Darfur

There’s been reaction to Tuesday’s signing of a Declaration of Principles for the resolution of the conflict in Darfur between the Government of Sudan, the Justice and Equality Movement and the Sudan Liberation Movement.

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Security Council warns of sanctions against Ivorian parties

The Security Council has demanded full implementation of the latest peace accord on Cote d’Ivoire.

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UN environment chief urges G8 leaders to invest in nature

The UN’s top environmental official has told G8 leaders that investing in the environment will go a long way in meeting UN goals to reduce poverty and spur economic development.

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Annan challenges government to take courageous decisions on global poverty and MDG’s

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on governments to take courageous decisions at the Group of Eight meeting at Gleneagles in Scotland and also at this September’s World Summit in New York.

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Drug Use Worldwide Decreasing Says 2005 World Drug Report

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“Africa Open For Business” Focuses on the Positive Side of Business in Africa

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World Youth Orchestra as Ambassadors for UNICEF

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WFP Suspends Shipments of Humanitarian Assistance to Somalia

The World Food Programme (WFP) has suspended all shipments of humanitarian assistance to Somalia.

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UN Envoy Extends Zimbabwe Visit to Assess Impact of Government’s Eviction Campaign

A UN special envoy on a mission to Zimbabwe to assess the humanitarian impact of the government’s eviction of more than 200,000 people in and around urban areas of the country has extended her visit for a further five days to tour more affected areas.

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New HIV/AIDS Data Reveal Gravity of Situation for Children in Asia/Pacific

More than 1.5 million children in Asia and the Pacific are now orphaned by AIDS.

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September’s UN Summit Will Be an opportunity for All Humankind: Annan

Secretary-General Kofi Annan says this September’s UN Summit will be an opportunity for all humankind.

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UNHCR Rushing Assistance to Refugees in Southern Chad

The UN refugee agency is rushing to relocate an estimated 10,0000 refugees in southern Chad, who have fled unrest in the Central African Republic.

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Annan Condemns Attacks on Diplomats in Iraq

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has strongly condemned the recent rash of attacks against representatives of the international diplomatic community in Iraq.

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WFP Warns Africa Food Crises Pose A Threat to Peace and Stability

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Fred Eckhard Retires as United Nations Spokesman

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UN Secretary-General Applauds Africa’s Peacekeeping Efforts in Darfur

The UN Secretary-General has called on the international community to support Africa’s peacekeeping efforts in Darfur, in the Sudan.

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

UN Food Safety and Quality Standard Commission Expected to Adopt New Standards for Vitamin Supplements and Foods

Proposed standards designed to give consumers information about maximum consumption levels for vitamins have recently sparked controversy.

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More than 140 Member States Join CODEX’S INFASUN

The 28th session of CODEX has brought together 500 participants from more than 100 countries.

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The International Criminal Tribunal For Rwanda Hopes To Close Shop in 2008

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Amidst a worsening security situation in Afghanistan, UN is uneasy about upcoming parliamentary elections and fears that warlord candidates involved in opium trafficking will seek office for purposes of immunity Communities in India and Philippines use their own natural resources to overcome poverty and attain the Millennium Development Goals

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UNAIDS Report Highlights Growing Risk of HIV/AIDS in the Asia/Pacific Region

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In Burundi, A New ECHO and UNICEF Supported Drug Policy Prevents Child Deaths

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Meeting on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific Opens in Japan

The seventh International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific opened on Friday in Kobe, Japan.

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UN Refugee Agency Seeks Emergency settlement for Uzbek Refugees

The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, on Friday held an emergency meeting in Geneva to try to find emergency resettlement destinations for more than 400 Uzbek asylum seekers in Kyrgyzstan.

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UN Refugee Agency also Concerned for Refugees in Colombia

UNHCR is also deeply concerned about the humanitarian crisis in southern Colombia where fighting between Government and rebel forces has forced more than 1,200 indigenous people to flee their homes near the border with Ecuador.

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Secretary-General Welcomes US Initiative on Malaria

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Thursday welcomed the announcement by the President of the United States, George Bush, of more than $1 billion to fund malaria prevention and treatment in Africa.

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Endangered Species Treaty Turns 30

The United Nations-backed treaty regulating trade in endangered animals and plants celebrated its 30th birthday on Friday, the first of July.

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