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With Inauguration of First Democratically-Elected President in More than a Decade, Burundi Embarks on Peaceful Development but Faces Many Challenges

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ICAO Talks About Safety After Major Plane Accidents in August 2005

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ICAO Talks About Safety After Major Plane Accidents in August 2005

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ICAO Talks About Safety After Major Plane Accidents in August 2005

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UN Staff Member Recalls her Experience in Rwanda One Year After the Genocide <> A Revolutionary Solution to Minimise the Need for Water in Small-Scale Irrigation Wins Junior Water Prize in Stockholm <> UN Doctors Perform a Major Surgery in Monrovia

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UN Staff Member Recalls her Experience in Rwanda One Year After the Genocide <> A Revolutionary Solution to Minimise the Need for Water in Small-Scale Irrigation Wins Junior Water Prize in Stockholm <> UN Doctors Perform a Major Surgery in Monrovia

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Failure of Next Month’s Summit Would Be a Lost Opportunity: Annan

A successful outcome of next month’s high level summit will be a success for all the peoples represented in the United Nations.

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

Security Council Urges Speedy Agreement on Darfur Peace Talks

The UN Security Council has strongly urged the parties in Sudan to return to the talks in Abuja, Nigeria, scheduled for mid-September.

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

New Burundi Government Faces Challenge of High Voter Expectation: UN

The newly elected government in Burundi faces the challenges of voter expectations for an improved economy, reduction of high unemployment and an end to Tutsi-Hutu ethnic strife.

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

Southern Africa’s Poorest Could Go Hungry: WFP

The UN food agency (WFP) has warned that the poorest in southern Africa may go hungry as it runs short of funds.

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

UN Expresses Horror at Tragedy during Religious Observances in Iraq

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed great sadness over the human tragedy that took place in Baghdad Wednesday, when a large number of pilgrims, many of them women and children, died in the crush of a crowd crossing a bridge over the Tigris River.

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

Indonesia Launches the Largest-Ever Polio Immunization Campaign

30 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

China Signs WHO Convention on Tobacco Control

30 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Envoys begin negotiating outcome document for September summit

Diplomats from more than 30 nations have begun negotiations on a key document that world leaders are expected to adopt next month at a UN summit to tackle global poverty and reform the organization.

30 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Indonesia launches massive anti-polio campaign

Tens of thousands of health workers in Indonesia fanned out across the nation Tuesday in an attempt to vaccinate every child under five years of age against the polio virus.

30 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Guterres visits refugee camp in northern Kenya

The top official at the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), today visited the Kakuma refugee camp in northern Kenya, which houses more than 65,000 refugees from southern Sudan.

30 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN appeals for more than $85 million to help Malawi

The United Nations on Tuesday launched a flash appeal for nearly $88 million for Malawi, where more than four million people face growing food shortages as a result of drought.~

30 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Staff Member’s Experience in Rwanda One Year After The Genocide

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

Chief Humanitarian Coordinator on Zimbabwe

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

Annan Welcomes Iraqi Constitution

Secretary-General Kofi Anan has welcomed Iraq’s new draft constitution, calling it a product of an Iraqi-led and Iraqi-owned process.

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

Annan Urges Comprehensive Policy Approach to Ensure Gender Equality

Ten years of experience since the Beijing World Conference on Women have yielded further advances in the empowerment of women as a key to development, peace and human rights.

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

Indonesia Launches its Largest Ever Polio Immunization Campaign

In Indonesia, the World Health Organization and the UN children’s fund (UNICEF)report that some 24 million children will be immunized against polio starting tomorrow.

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

Special Envoy Urges Ethiopia and Partners to Address All Those in Need

A United Nations envoy has warned that reaching all those in need of assistance must remain the basic aim of the Government of Ethiopia and its partners.

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

Overall Situation in Timor Leste Remains Calm: UN

The overall situation in Timor Leste has remained calm with no major border and security incidents taking place.

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

Opium Cultivation Declines in Afghanistan: UN

Opium cultivation in Afghanistan has decreased by more than 20 percent.

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

New UNDP Administrator Wants to Make Poverty a thing of the past A Survivor Remembers The Attack on the United Nations in Baghdad WHO Says Millennium Development Goals Cannot Be Reached Without Strengthening Health Systems

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Towards a Convention to Protect the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

26 Aug 2005 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

UNMIL Doctors Perform Major Surgery in Monrovia

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

WHO Declares TB an Emergency in Africa

The World Health Organization has declared tuberculosis an emergency for the African region.

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

World Water Week Concludes in Stockholm with Call to World Leaders to Speed Up Provision of Safe Water and Sanitation to All

More than one thousand participants from governments, civil society and the private sector have concluded a week-long conference on water issues in Stockholm, Sweden. UN Radio’s Derrick Mbatha reports.

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

Young South Africa Water Scientists Win This Year’s Junior Water Prize

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

Security Council Calls For Cooperation with Investigation into Murder of Lebanese Ex-Prime Minister

The Security Council has called on all States to cooperate fully with the United Nations commission investigating the assassination of the former Lebanese Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri.

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

Egeland Warns Zimbabwe on Verge of Worst Food Crisis Since 1994

Expressing frustration with the failure to reach agreement with the Government of Zimbabwe on how to help hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the recent evictions, as well as others in need of assistance, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator, Jan Egeland, warned that the country is heading for the worst food crisis since 1994.

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

The anti-discrimination committee encourages Barbados to monitor trends that can give rise to segregation;Antigua and Barbuda sings the praises of the UN;Dominica describes the UN 60th anniversary;UNESCO observes the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition;WHO warns that the world is far from achieving the Millennium Development Goals

26 Aug 2005 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

The women of Bougainville begin the long haul of recovery after a protracted war A film on trafficking in India shows that those who should protect victims are often those who abuse them and an update on the upcoming parliamentary elections in Afghanistan: the UN is cautiously optimistic.

26 Aug 2005 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

Security Council Calls for Punishment of Iraqis Responsible for Abductions of Kuwaiti and Other Nationals during 1990 Invasion

The Security Council heard a briefing on the question of missing Kuwaitis and third-country nationals in Iraq by the UN High-level coordinator on this issue, Yuli Vorontsov.

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

UN Condemns Attempts to Destabilize Peace in Cote d’Ivoire Ahead of Elections

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has challenged the political leaders in Cote d’Ivoire to stop destabilizing their country.

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

World Social Report Warns of Increasing Inequality Between and Within Countries

A United Nations report warns of persistent and deepening inequality both between and within countries.

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

UN Report Lays Out Prescription for Reviving Palestinian Economy

A new United Nations report on the economy of the occupied Palestinian territory recommends reducing poverty and expanding trade and production to revive the economy of the territory.

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

World Social Situation 2005: The Inequality Predicament

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

Secretary-General Wraps up Niger Trip

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

UN Secretary General in Niger Cote D’Ivoire — Threat of a Coup Plot

25 Aug 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

UN to Work with Niger to Tackle Famine

Secretary-General Kofi Annan says the UN is determined to get aid to all who need it in Niger.

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

Israeli Disengagement from Gaza and Northern West Bank a Watershed: Gambari

The Israeli disengagement from Gaza and the northern West Bank marks a watershed as the first removal by Israel of settlements on occupied Palestinian territory.

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

UN Envoy Condemns Calls for Overthrow of Institutions in Cote d’Ivoire

The UN’s envoy in Cote d’Ivoire has condemned calls to overthrow the governmental institutions in the country.

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

UNHCR Chief in Sudan Touring Displaced and Refugee Camps

The head of the UN refugee agency is in Darfur on the first leg of a 10-day tour of sprawling camps housing some of the millions of Sudanese displaced by fighting.

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

Force Commander in Haiti Talks about the Difficult Work of the UN Mission

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

The United Nations Security Council has Condemned Violence in Afghanistan

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

Global Fund Suspends Grants to Uganda

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has temporarily suspended all of its five grants to Uganda.

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

UN Secretary-General in Niger to Focus Attention on Food Crisis

23 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

New UNRWA Commissioner-General Explains Her Plan

23 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Expert Concerned about British Deportation Plan

A UN expert on torture and human rights has expressed concern over Britain’s plan to deport extremists to their countries of origin.

23 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Annan Visits Famine Stricken Niger

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan arrived in Niger Tuesday to assess the impact of a devastating famine that has gripped the West African country.

23 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Annan Welcomes Progress Made in Drafting Permanent Iraqi Constitution

Secretary General Kofi Annan has called for greater flexibility among Iraqi parties drafting the country’s constitution.

23 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Special Envoy Confident of New Afghan National Assembly by Year End

The UN’s Special Envoy in Afghanistan is confident that a new National Assembly will be established by the end of this year leading to a successful completion of the Bonn process.

23 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN at 60: A Staff Members Share her Memorable Experience Serving as an electoral Observe

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

WHO Says Millennium Development Goals Cannot Be Reached Without Strengthening Health Systems

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

WHO Says Millennium Development Goals Cannot Be Reached Without Strengthening Health Systems

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

UN Observer Mission in Bougainville a Success- Gambari

Chalk this one up as another UN success story. ~

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

WHO Warns that Poor Countries Will Miss Health-Related Targets of MDG’s

Most poor countries will miss global targets to reduce child mortality, improve maternal health and reverse the toll of AIDS and other diseases.

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

Fish Production Staled on African Continent: FAO

There’s been a call for investment in Africa’s fishing industry.

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

Relief Distribution Cut by Floods in Uganda: WFP

The UN food agency (WFP), warns that nearly 200 thousand drought affected Ugandans are at risk of further food shortages.

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

UN Envoy Urges Iraq to Reconsider Death Penalty

The UN’s special envoy to Iraq has urged Baghdad to reconsider carrying out the first executions since the 2003 overthrow of the Saddam Hussein regime.

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

UNHCR Chief to Visit Sudan, Chad and Kenya

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres has begun a visit to Sudan where he’s schedule to visit UNHCR operations in the western Darfur region where more than two million people are living in UN run camps.

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

UN Messenger of Peace Visits Tsunami-Affected Phuket Indian Peacekeeper Tells Rescue Story in Sierra Leone Slum Dwellers International: protecting the rights of the poorest of the poor

19 Aug 2005 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

A Survivor Remembers The Attack on The United Nations in Baghdad

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

United Nations staff remember colleagues killed in the Baghdad bombing two years ago;Jamaica says the UN has achieved a lot over the last sixty years;UNICEF continues its assistance to Grenada a year after the island is devastated by Hurricane Ivan;The Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism cites a lack of infrastructure among the challenges facing Caribbean destinations.

19 Aug 2005 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

FAO Concerned about Spread of Bird Flu in Russia and Neighboring Asian Countries

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

Central African Refugees Cross the Border into Southern Chad

Approximately four thousand refugees from the Central African Republic have crossed the border into Chad.

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

United Nations Observes Anniversary of Baghdad Bombing

United Nations staff around the world today marked the second anniversary of the bombing of the United Nations office in Baghdad.

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

Secretary-General Commends Prime Minister Sharon’s Decision to Pull out of Gaza

The United Nations Secretary-General has commended the decision of Israeli Prime Ariel Sharon to carry through with the process of disengagement from the Gaza and part of the northern West Bank.

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

Secretary-General Congratulates Burundi on Election of President

The United Nations Secretary-General has congratulated the people of on the election today of the first post-transitional President in Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza.

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

Security Council is concerned about Lack of Progress in Cote d’Ivoire

The Security Council on Friday expressed concern about lack of progress in the peace process in Cote d’Ivoire.

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

In Spite of Difficulties, Election Plans in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are Continuing

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

President of Slum Dwellers International Talks about the History of the Organization

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

POLISARIO Front Releases Moroccan Prisoners

The group fighting for independence for Western Sahara, the Polisario Front, has released the last Moroccan prisoners of war in the south-western city of Tindouf in Algeria and handed them over to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

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

UN Secretary-General Welcomes Release of Moroccan Prisoners

Meanwhile, at the United Nations in New York, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan welcomed the decision by the POLISARIO Front to release the Moroccan prisoners of war.

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

Disabled People Seek Rights Top UN Military Officer in The DR Congo on Being Robust and Preparing for Elections

18 Aug 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

Secretary-General Calls on Sudanese to Negotiate End to Conflict

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on the Sudanese parties to continue efforts to bring peace to the Darfur region of Sudan.~

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

Human Rights Office Calls for End to Arbitrary Arrests in Colombia

The United Nations Human Rights Office in Colombia has called for an end to arbitrary detentions in the country.

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

Nagasaki Peace Messengers Deliver Anti-Nuclear Petition to the UN

Five Japanese students on Thursday submitted to the UN a petition calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

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

WFP Welcomes Belgian Donation to Provide Food for Africa

The World Food Programme on Thursday welcomed a donation by Belgium of five million euros to provide urgently needed food to needy people in Africa.~

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

The UN’s Humanitarian Affairs Office responds to Gaza disengagement and Iran’s access to adequate housing improves, but there are shortfalls Israel asks for international support for pullout of Gaza settlers.

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New UNDP Administrator Wants to Make Poverty History

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

Office of Commission on Human Rights: Turn Rhetoric on Human Rights into Reality

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

WHO Concerned about New Polio Cases in Angola Border Region

United Nations health officials have expressed concern that Angola has now reported six cases of polio.

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

Close to a Million Somalis in Need of Urgent Humanitarian Assistance: FAO

Nearly a million Somalis need urgent humanitarian assistance through the end of 2005, including help with food, shelter, health and nutrition, and livelihoods.

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

Annan Condemns Bomb Attacks in Iraq and Bangladesh

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed outrage at reports of simultaneous bomb attacks in a number of cities across Bangladesh, including the capital Dhaka.

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

UNDP to Help Poorer Countries Benefit From Free Trade

The new head of the UN Development Programme says he will be working closely with the incoming head of the World Trade Organization to help poorer countries take advantage of any trade liberalization to boost economic growth.

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

Report Calls For Measures to Protect Women Migrant Workers

A new report today is calling for additional measures to protect women migrant workers from violence.

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

FAO Says Crop Prospects Favorable in West Africa After Good Rainfall

Crop prospects are looking favourable across West Africa after weeks of good rainfall in the region.

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

FAO Says HIV AIDS is Worsening Food Insecurity in Zambia

The UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), has warned that the HIV AIDS pandemic continues to have an adverse impact on Zambia’s rural households and is threatening agricultural production.

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

Rape as a Weapon of War: Ending the Impunity The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has issued a report that despite commitments undertaken by the government of Sudan to investigate and punish sexual violence in Darfur, to date most perpetrators have not been brought to justice.

17 Aug 2005 | Posted in Women | Read More »

Iran’s Access to Adequate Housing Improves, But There Are Shortfalls

16 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

OCHA Focuses on Palestinian Needs during the Israeli Withdrawal

16 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

The Fight against Poverty Entering a Critical New Phase:UNDP

The international community may be at a historic moment where the fight against poverty and the associated ills such as disease enter a critical new phase.

16 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Special Envoy Urges Iraqis to Redouble Efforts to Adopt Constitution

Special envoy to Iraq Ashraf Qazi Tuesday called on all Iraqi parties and their leaders to work together and redouble their efforts to complete the country's constitution by the new deadline of 22 August.

16 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Level of Insurgency Has Risen in Afghanistan: Annan

The level of insurgency in Afghanistan has risen as well as the sophistication of the insurgents' weaponry.

16 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WFP Stores Food in Gaza for Impoverished Palestinians

The UN food agency (WFP) has stored food supplies in Gaza Strip to sustain tens of thousands of Palestinians ahead of the Israeli withdrawal.~

16 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Warns of Possible HIV Explosion in Somalia

The United Nations has warned of an explosion of HIV/AIDS in Somalia unless steps are taken now to stop the spread of the disease.~

16 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

IOM to Provide Assistance to Zimbabwean Deportees

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is establishing a reception and support centre to provide humanitarian assistance for Zimbabwean migrants deported from South Africa.

16 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Israel Asks for International Support for Pullout of Gaza Settlers

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

UN Staff Member Tells of His Experience Leading Rescue Mission in Sierra Leone

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

Eritrea Faces Uncertain Food Security Despite Good Rains OCHA

A UN report says good rains are expected to improve Eritrean food production this year.

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

UN, Ethiopia Fear a Major Malaria Outbreak

There’s growing concern that Ethiopia could face a major malaria outbreak with the number of infections in some regions already well above normal.

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

International Community’s Support Crucial to Success of Withdrawal from Gaza: Israeli Ambassador

Israel says the support of the international community is crucial to the success of its unilateral withdrawal from Gaza.

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

Annan Hopes for a Peaceful Withdrawal from Occupied Palestinian Territory

Secretary-General Kofi Annan is following the process of Israeli disengagement from Gaza and the northern West Bank.

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

Annan Applauds Peaceful Settlement of Dispute between Indonesia and Aceh Rebels

The Indonesian Government and rebels from the Free Aceh Movement have signed a peace deal aimed at ending their nearly 30-year conflict.

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

UN Pulls Non-Essential Staff out of Gaza

The UN has pulled all non-essential international staff out of Gaza and relocated them in Jerusalem.

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

Jamaica is Well on the Way to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 Efforts to Eliminate the Invisible Racism which Permeates Barbadian Society.

12 Aug 2005 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

Disability Activist and Award-Winning Filmmaker Calls on World Leaders to Address Rights of Disabled in Measures for Poverty Reduction

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

International Youth Day Puts A Human Face on The Millennium Development Goals

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

WFP Urgently Needs Funds to Buy Food for Hungry People in Sudan

The World Food Programme is facing serious problems in its efforts to deliver food to millions of needy people before the rains cut road access in much of the south of Sudan.

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

More Burundians Return Home from Tanzania

The number of Burundian refugees returning home from camps in Tanzania has increased dramatically.

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

UNICEF Calls for Child Protection As Israel Withdraws from Gaza

The United Nations Children’s Fund has called for child protection to be the number one priority during the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and part of the West Bank next week.

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

UN Secretary-General Calls on Youth to Make Their Voices Heard

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on the youth of the world to make their voices heard by world leaders when they meet in New York next month.

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

IAEA Team Goes to Iran to Discuss Outstanding Nuclear Issues

The International Atomic Energy Agency is sending a team to Iran to discuss outstanding issues related to Iran’s resumption of its uranium enrichment activities.

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

Hostile Crowds Harass UN Military Observers in Cote d’Ivoire

Hostile crowds in the town of Gagnoa west of Abidjan in Cote d’Ivoire have harassed two unarmed military observers.

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

Progress Made on a Convention to Ensure the Rights of Persons with Disabilities A Walk Back in History to the Early Days of the UN: A United Nations Staff Member Recalls What It Was Like as a Child to be Around the Early Shapers of UN history; And Spokespersons for the Secretaries-General Reveal Little-Known Facts about the Men they Served.

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Outbreak of Pig Disease in China Affects Animals and Humans

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

Barbados’s Effort to Eliminate Racism And Racial Discrimination

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

IAEA Board of Governors Urges Iran to Suspend Uranium Enrichment

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

Food Crisis in Niger Cote d’Ivoire – Can Elections Be Held? Prize-Winning Liberian Woman

11 Aug 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

Food Crisis in Niger Cote d’Ivoire – Can Elections Be Held? Prize-Winning Liberian Woman

11 Aug 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

IAEA Urges Iran to Fully Suspend Uranium Enrichment Activities

The Board of Governors of the United Nations nuclear watchdog has called on Iran to suspend all its uranium enrichment activities.

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

Secretary-General Vows to Fight Corruption at United Nations

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has vowed that the Organization will act vigorously to fight corruption in its procurement department.

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

Security Council Extends Mandate of UN Mission in Iraq

The Security Council has extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Iraq for another year.

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

U.S. Ambassador Sees Reform of the UN as an Ongoing Process

The representative of the United States to the United Nations, Ambassador John Bolton, has said that reforming the United Nations is an ongoing process.

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

UN Appeals for Close to $20 Million for Elections in Afghanistan

The United Nations Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has appealed for nearly ~20 million dollars for the elections scheduled to be held in six weeks. ~

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

FAO Appeals for Aid to Prevent Escalation of Food Crisis in Malawi

The southern African nation of Malawi is facing its worst food crisis in more than a decade, with more than four million people unable to meet their food needs.

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

The World Food Programme Calls on Myanmar to Reform Its Food Distribution Policies On the 60th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Survivors Call for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons A Report on the Spread of Pig Disease in China.

11 Aug 2005 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding around the World

10 Aug 2005 | Posted in Women | Read More »

UN Rapporteur on Housing Concerned About Homelessness World-Wide

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

Messenger of Peace Visits Tsunami-Affected Phuket

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

UN Atomic Watchdog Agency Meets on Iran’s Nuclear Programme

The head of the United Nations agency entrusted with curbing the spread of nuclear weapons has called on Iran and the 3 European countries negotiating a solution to Iran’s decision to re-start its nuclear programme to exercise restraint.

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

WFP Seeks to End Ration Cuts in North Korea

The World Food Programme is warning that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is again facing severe food shortages.

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

Iraqi Women Concerned About Draft Constitution

As the deadline approaches for completion of Iraq’s draft constitution, women in Iraq have been meeting with the drafters of the constitution and organizing public demonstrations in an effort to ensure that women’s rights are enshrined in the new constitution.

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

Meeting of Landlocked Countries to Adopt Measures to Gain Market Access

Government officials from 31 landlocked countries are meeting in Paraguay to agree on a common approach to greater access to world markets.

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

On Sixtieth Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Survivors Call for Nuclear Abolition

9 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

On Sixtieth Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Survivors Call for Nuclear Abolition

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Oil-for-Food Investigation Releases Third Interim Report

9 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Oil-for-Food Investigation Releases Third Interim Report

9 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

On International Day of the World’s Indigenous People a Film Explores Their History

9 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

On International Day of the World’s Indigenous People a Film Explores Their History

9 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Senior UN Official Says Oil-for-Food Investigation Is Too Narrow

The United Nations Chief of Staff Mark Malloch Brown has said that the investigations of corruption in the Oil-for-Food programme for Iraq have been too narrow.

9 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Secretary-General Is Pleased with Six-Party Talks on North Korea

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has welcomed the fourth round of the six party talks aimed at persuading North Korea to abandon its nuclear programme.

9 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Secretary-General Is Pleased with Six-Party Talks on North Korea

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has welcomed the fourth round of the six party talks aimed at persuading North Korea to abandon its nuclear programme.

9 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

A Group of 5,000 Internally Displaced People End Long Trek in Sudan

A group of five thousand internally displaced people in Sudan is ending its three and a half months trek to return to their homes in the Western Bahr el Ghazal province of Sudan.

9 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

A Group of 5,000 Internally Displaced People End Long Trek in Sudan

A group of five thousand internally displaced people in Sudan is ending its three and a half months trek to return to their homes in the Western Bahr el Ghazal province of Sudan.

9 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Warns of Danger of Malaria in Ethiopia

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has warned that Ethiopia may not be adequately equipped to deal with a sharp increase in the number of reported malaria cases this year.

9 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WFP Calls for Continued Assistance to Niger beyond Current Crisis

The World Food Programme says that Niger will continue to need assistance even after the current food crisis.

9 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WHO Appeals for over $1 Million to Help Meet Niger’s Health Needs

The World Health Organization has appealed for more than one million~dollars to help meet the health needs of Niger.

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

UN Envoy Concludes Visit to Southern Sudan

The UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Sudan, Jan Pronk has concluded his three-day visit to southern Sudan.

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

Independent Inquiry Into Oil For Food Releases Third Report

As we go on air, the United Nations is studying the report released on Monday by the Independent Inquiry looking into the Oil-for-Food Programme.

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

WFP and Somalia Leaders Agree to Released Hijacked Food Ship

The World Food Programme is expecting a ship which was hijacked by gunmen off the coast of Somalia six weeks ago to be released today.

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

UNESCO Calls for Giving Priority to Safety of Journalists in Iraq

The UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization has called for priority to be given to the improvement of the safety of journalists in~Iraq.

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

Three UN Workers Are Kidnapped and Released in Gaza

Three United Nations workers have been kidnapped and released in the Gaza today.

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

Second Week of Work on UN Treaty to Protect the Rights of Disabled Person

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

Recollections by Former Spokesmen of the UN Secretaries-General They Served

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Up Close and Personal with Force Commanders of UN Peacekeeping Missions in the Middle East and Africa

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WFP Calls on Myanmar to Do More to Alleviate Hunger

The head of the World Food Programme, James Morris, says Myanmar’s government must make fundamental changes to resolve severe and wide ranging hunger issues in the country.

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

WFP Warns of Potential Food Crisis in Mali, Mauritania and Burkina Faso

Seeking to avoid a full-blown food crisis like the one in Niger, the World Food Programme is warning that other countries in the region are also at risk, if timely aid is not provided.

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UN Issues Flash Appeal for Niger

The United Nations has again appealed for funds to address the severe food shortages in Niger.

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

On 60th Anniversary of Atom Bombings, UN Secretary-General Welcomes Nuclear Abolition Campaign by Mayors for Peace

In a message to a meeting of mayors in Japan marking the 60th anniversary of the atom bombings, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said that “all states must do everything in their power to ensure that the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are not visited on any peoples, anywhere, ever again.”

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Secretary-General Condemns Terrorist Act in Israel

UN Secretary-General has condemned the terrorist act in which 4 innocent civilians lost their lives in a bus in northern Israel on Thursday.

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

WFP’S Jim Morris Calls on Myanmar to Reform Food Distribution Policies

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Nuclear Bomb Survivors Call for the Destruction of Nuclear Weapons

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The Force Commander of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti says the mission is doing its best to maintain order in that country;Jamaica says it is ahead in the training and education of persons with disabilities;And Trinidad and Tobago also says it is improving access to buildings for its citizens.

5 Aug 2005 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

John Garang Remembered

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John Garang Remembered

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UN Mission in Congo Adopts a More Robust Stance to Protect Civilians

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

A Seminar Wants Rape During Conflict Declared A War Crime

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

UN Security Council Unanimously Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Iraq

The UN Security Council on Thursday condemned the terrorist attacks in Iraq.

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

Sudan Reports Calm Today

After 3 days of violence following the death of First Vice President and ex-southern Sudanese leader John Garang, Sudan is reportedly calm today. ~

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

UN Human Rights Experts Call on Israel to Remove Barrier

More than a year after the International Court of Justice issued an advisory opinion on the barrier Israel is building in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

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

UNICEF Scales Up Efforts to Treat Malnourished Children in Niger

As a result of the food crisis in Niger the number of children requiring medical treatment for malnutrition has more than doubled in a year to nearly 200-thousand

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

Sudan’s comprehensive peace agreement has been thrown into some crisis after the sudden death of one of its key architects, John Garang, in a helicopter crash.

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Iraqi Women and the Iraqi Constitution UNAIDS Report Highlights Growing Risk of HIV/AIDS in the Asia/Pacific Region Two Reports from UNICEF A Staff Member Recalls the UN’s Beginnings

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Negotiating a Convention on the Rights of the Disabled

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

UN Again Appeals for Calm in Sudan

Following a third day of violence in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, the United Nations has again called for calm.

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

UN Appeals for More Help for Niger

United Nations agencies are more than doubling the amount they are asking donors to contribute in order to save three and a half million people from extreme hunger and malnutrition.

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

Secretary-General Troubled by Attempted Coup in Mauritania

The Secretary-General says he is troubled by press reports of the overthrow of the President of Mauritania, and has condemned the action through his spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric.

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

Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean Unveiled

The economies of both Latin America and the Caribbean are growing at a rate of about 4 per cent, and are expected to expand again next year, for the fourth year in a row.

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

Force Commander of UN Mission in Sierra Leone Speaks of Success and Challenges

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

World Breastfeeding Week 2005 Focuses on Complementary Foods and Breastfeeding Up to Age Two and Beyond

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

Afghanistan Free of Locusts, Thanks to FAO

Thanks to the efforts of the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, Afghanistan is almost completely clear of locusts.

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

Atomic Energy Agency Calls on Iran to Continue Negotiations on Nuclear Reactors

The International Atomic Energy Agency has told Iran that it needs more time to install the necessary surveillance equipment at Iran’s uranium conversion facility.

2 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Security Council, Head of Peacekeeping Urge Calm in Sudan

The Security Council on Tuesday called on the Sudanese people to honor the memory of the First Vice President of Sudan, John Garang, by restoring peace and calm.

2 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

FAO Renews Appeal for Funds for Livestock and Crops in Niger

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has renewed an appeal the agency made in May for funds for veterinary services and feed for livestock for families in Niger.

2 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR Urges Kyrgyzstan Not to Deport Jailed Uzbek Refugees

The UN Refugee agency (UNHCR) has sent a team to Romania to help resettle more than 400 Uzbek refugees relocated there last week from Kyrgyzstan.

2 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Work Resumes on Treaty to Protect the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

With more than 600 million people suffering from disabilities worldwide, a special United Nations committee this week resumed its efforts to come up with the first-ever global convention enshrining equality and non-discrimination for affected persons.

2 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Human rights Chief Says Rape and Sexual Violence In Darfur Must Be Addressed

2 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

A talk with The Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, UNIFIL

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A talk with The Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, UNIFIL

2 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

IAEA Encourages Iran Not To Undermine its Nuclear Inspections

2 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Secretary-General Saddened by The Death of John Garang

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed sadness at the death of the southern Sudanese leader John Garang.

1 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Secretary-General Pays Tribute to Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan paid tribute on Monday to Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd who died on Sunday.

1 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

IAEA Urges Iran Not to Restart Nuclear Programme Unilaterally

Reacting to an announcement by Iran that it plans to restart parts of its nuclear programme, which has been put on hold, the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, has called on Iran to continue negotiations with the three European Union Member States.

1 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Warns of Funding Shortage for September elections in Afghanistan

The UN mission in Afghanistan says elections in the country, scheduled for September, are not yet fully funded.

1 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Secretary-General Pledges to Work on Reform with New US Ambassador

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has pledged to work with the newly appointed US Ambassador to the United Nations in order improve the ‘frayed’ relationship between the organization and Washington.

1 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

The Secretary-General Calls The Death of Sudan’s First Vice-President A Loss for The Country, But Urges the Sudanese to Remain Calm

1 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Staff Member Recalls her Childhood with one of the UN’s Founders

1 Aug 2005 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

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