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One in Four Infants Still at Risk from Vaccine Preventable Diseases, UNICEF Report Says

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

Women and Development Is the Focus of this Year’s International Day of Older Persons

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

UN Appoints Avian and Human Flu Coordinator To Deal With Possible Outbreak

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

Pandemic influenza can spread within weeks once the bird flu virus mutates and starts transmitting from human to human: Dr. John Nabarro, newly appointed UN Coordinator for Avian and Human Influenza Singapore explores two developing issues in Islam and calls for respect for diversity North Korea closes down all humanitarian programs: the UN says it’s too soon

30 Sep 2005 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

WHO Advises Countries to Prepare for a Human Flu Pandemic

The World Health Organization is advising countries to prepare for a possible flu pandemic, which could be caused by bird flu in Asia.

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

UNHCR is Concerned About Unrest in Central African Republic

The United Nations refugee agency has expressed concern about continuing unrest in northern areas of the Central African Republic.

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

Secretary-General Condemns Bomb Attacks in Iraq

The UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has condemned bomb attacks, which have killed many civilians in Iraq.

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

WFP Says Five Million People Would need Food Aid in Malawi

The World Food Programme has called on donors to help avert starvation in Malawi.

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

Human Rights Chief Wants To Send Observers to Trials in Uzbekistan

The United Nations human rights chief, Louise Arbour has written to the government of Uzbekistan requesting to send a mission to monitor the trials of people accused of participating in the unrest, which broke out in May in Andijan.

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

Foreign Direct Investment Rises in Developing Countries: UNCTAD

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

Looted Funds in Swiss Banks Returned to Nigeria

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

Tsunami Recovery Update

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

New UN Coordinator for Bird Flu Warns of Outbreak of Influenza

A newly appointed official to deal with bird and human flu has warned that a major influenza pandemic could come at any time.

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

UN Mission in Afghanistan Condemns Suicide Bombing in Kabul

The United Nations Mission in Afghanistan has strongly condemned Wednesday’s suicide attack against members of the Afghan National Army in Kabul.

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

UNHCR Is Gravely Concerned about Militia Attack in Darfur

The United Nations refugee agency on Thursday expressed grave concern about an attack on militias on a camp housing thousands of internally displaced people in the West Darfur region of Sudan.

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

Foreign Direct Investments Pick Up after Three Years of Decline

After three years of decline, global foreign direct investment is picking up again.

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

Developing Countries Stress Importance of Inclusiveness in UN Reform

Everyone should recognize the importance of inclusiveness and transparency in any decision-making on reforming the United Nations.

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

Liberia and 11th October Elections Top Musician Youssou N’Dour Campaigns Against Malaria

29 Sep 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

Senegalese Singer Youssou N’Dour Organizes Concert to Roll Back Malaria;Girls Education in the Sudan and Anniversary of the United Nations, Contribution of the First Secretary-General

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The African Conservation Tillage Network is Promoting Conservation Agriculture as a Cost Effective Way to Improve Agriculture in Africa.

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

UN Humanitarian Chief Says Rising Violence in Darfur Threatens Aid Delivery

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

Egeland Reports Progress on Humanitarian Emergency Relief Fund

There’s a growing consensus that more effective humanitarian action is important for the well-being of all nations.

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

Tsunami Recovery Official Lauds UN Effort

A top official involved in the tsunami recovery in the Indian Ocean region says recovery strategies should integrate a host of issues such as water and sanitation.

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

Security Council Concerned Over Resurgence of Violence in Darfur

Members of the Security Council have expressed serious concern over recent reports of a resurgence of violence in Sudan’s Darfur region.

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

UNHCR to Withhold Comment on Thai Refugee Situation

The UN refugee agency says it will no longer issue any public comment on the status of more than 130 refugees who fled southern Thailand for Malaysia.

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

24 Sub-Saharan Countries Face Food Emergencies: FAO

Most regions in sub-Saharan Africa continue to need some food assistance.

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

Burundi’s Newly Elected Government Shows Respect For Ethnic Power-Sharing

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

Senegalese Singer Youssou N’Dour Organizes Concert to Roll Back Malaria

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

New Tool to Combat Climate Change

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

The DPRK Asks the UN to Stop Humanitarian Assistance

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

Annan welcomes IRA’s decommissioning of weapons

Secretary-General Kofi Annan says the Irish Republican Army’s decommissioning of its weapons is a critical step in fulfilling its commitment to pursue its goals through peaceful and democratic means.

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

Iraq Too Dangerous to Send Back Refugees: UNHCR

The UN refugee agency has urged countries not to send Iraqi asylum-seekers back home, saying the country is still too dangerous.

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

UN Report Urges Storing Carbon Dioxide Underground to Prevent Global Warming

A new UN report has called for the use of existing technology to capture and store carbon dioxide underground to prevent emissions and curb global warming.

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

Cholera Cases Up across West Africa: WHO

UN health officials have expressed concern over an increase in cholera throughout West Africa.

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

Influenza Pandemic a Brewing Storm: WHO Director-General

There will be another influenza pandemic and no government can afford to be caught off guard.

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

High Commissioner Moving Ahead with New Plan of Action

The UN Office of the high commissioner on human rights is moving ahead with implementation of a new plan of action for the Commission on Human Rights.

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

The World Will be Watching Us Closely: GA President

The President of the UN General Assembly has urged member States to come together and urgently implement the recently agreed initiatives to boost development aid, improve collective security and reform the United Nations.

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

Summit Was a Failure in Disarmament and Non-Proliferation: Annan

The recent World Summit at the United Nations was a failure when it came to the challenge of strengthening all three pillars of the Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty disarmament non-proliferation and the peaceful uses of nuclear technology.

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

Annan Alarmed by Escalation of Violence Between Israel and Palestinians

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed alarm at the escalation of violence between Israel and armed Palestinian factions in the past two days.

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

UN Human Rights Body Says 400-500 died in Togo Violence

Togolese security forces are largely to blame for violence in which nearly 500 people died and thousands wounded before, during and after the elections in April.

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

Global Strategy to Fight Bird Flu in Animals Faces Serious Funding Gap: FAO

The global strategy for the control of avian flu in animals remains largely under-funded despite important contributions pledged by some donors.

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

Annan Condemns Bomb Attack against Lebanese Journalist

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has strongly condemned Sunday’s attempted assassination of a prominent and respected Lebanese journalist.

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

The Challenges of Making Sure Girls Are Educated in Sudan

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

Trygve Lie’s Contributions as the First Secretary-General of the United Nations

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

Women Leaders Bring Attention to a Neglected Issue: Water and Sanitation A Sudanese Parliamentarian Talks about Women’s Role in the Future of Her Country Rwandan Women Find a Market for Their Crafts Women’s Role in Reaching the Millennium Development Goals

26 Sep 2005 | Posted in Women | Read More »

  • 2005 World Summit Outcome: World leaders decide to place the Millennium Development Goals back on track, adopt a comprehensive treaty against terrorism, acknowledge responsibility to protect populations from genocide and establish a human rights council. They omit however to take action on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament.
  • 23 Sep 2005 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

    Sudan’s Peace Process on Track, but There Are Setbacks

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

    Achieving the Millennium Development Goals through Sports

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

    Burundi in Need of Support as It Emerges from Years of Conflict

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

    Asian leaders take the podium at the world summit: the Presidents of the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and the Maldives Malaysia is on track for meeting the Millennium Development Goals: the President of the Senate of Malaysia explains how this was achieved

    23 Sep 2005 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    UN Is Concerned about North Korea’s Intention to End relief assistance.

    The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, Jan Egeland, has expressed concern about North Korea’s intention to end all humanitarian assistance by the end of this year.

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

    Jamaica prime minister says progress has been uneven in the Millennium Development Goals <> The prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines calls for international mechanisms to address disaster preparedness and relief <> Haiti’s interim president promises completely inclusive general elections later this year <> Grenada’s prime minister says development, human rights and peace and security are interdependent <> Guyana’s foreign minister says new and additional resources are needed to make an impact on global poverty

    23 Sep 2005 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Ethiopian Foreign Minister Denies that his Country is Occupying Eritrea

    The Foreign Minister of Ethiopia, Seyoum Mesfin, has denied that his country is occupying Eritrea. Speaking before the General Assembly on Friday, he said that his country is disappointed by the lingering dispute with Eritrea.

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

    UN Official Says Israel Can Persuade Palestinians about Achieving Viable State

    Only Israel can persuade Palestinians that it is still possible to achieve a viable state.

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

    Singapore Calls for Understanding Between Muslims and Non-Muslims

    The Foreign Minister of Singapore, George Yeo, has called for understanding between Muslims and Non-Muslims around the world.

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

    More than 400,000 Afghans Return Home this Year

    The United Nations refugee agency has assisted more than 400,000 Afghan refugees to return home this year.

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

    The Beslan School Tragedy is Memorialized in Photographs by Children One Year Later Kenya’s Oldest Student and His Principal Make the Case for Free Primary Education A Report from Maha Fayek, Who Recently Visited Sudan

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    Ozone Hole Approaches Record Size this Year, but Is Expected to Start Diminishing in a Decade: WMO

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

    Women in Southern Sudan Hope Peace Will Bring Better Life

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

    Progress on a Vaccine Against Avian Influenza

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

    THE 2005 UN WORLD SUMMIT AND AFRICA PART II

    22 Sep 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    UN Secretary-General Welcomes Government of Unity of Sudan

    The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the swearing in of the Government of National Unity of Sudan.

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

    Ugandan Rebels Pose Security Threat in Southern Sudan

    Ugandan rebels are becoming an increasing threat in the South of Sudan, which is preparing to rebuild after twenty-one years of conflict with the central government.

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

    UN Secretary-General Calls for States to Sign Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

    The longer it takes for the treaty banning the testing of nuclear weapons to come into force, the greater the risk that someone, somewhere, will test nuclear weapons.~~

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

    Eritrea Warns of Possible Renewed Conflict with Ethiopia

    As senior government officials continue their annual debate of global issues in the General Assembly, Eritrea’s finance minister, Berhane Abrehe, has warned of a possible resumption of conflict with Ethiopia.

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

    UN Agencies Recommend Stepping Up Efforts Against Spread of Bird Flu

    With five deaths from bird flu in Indonesia and others suspected of having the virus, UN Agencies are stepping up efforts to ensure that the virus does not mutate into one that can spread from person to person, thus causing a worldwide pandemic.

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

    Arts and Crafts Offer Rwandan Women a Fresh Start

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

    NEPAD Designs and Implements Economic Policies to Eliminate Abject Poverty in Africa

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

    Secretary-General Calls for Ceasefire on International Day of Peace

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

    UN Report Says Al-Qaida Continues to Evolve

    There’s been a call for UN sanctions to be updated to keep up with the changing tactics of Al-Qaida.

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

    Annan Calls for 24-Hour Cessation of Hostilities Around the World

    That’s the ringing of the peace bell at UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday as the world observed the International Day of Peace.

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

    UN Special Envoy Urges Dialogue Among Somali Leaders

    The UN special envoy for Somalia has urged Somali leaders to resolve their differences through dialogue and consensus and move towards restoring stability in the country.

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

    Democracy and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand: Canada

    History has shown that democracy and human rights go hand in hand.

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

    Australia Calls for Measures to Reinforce Multilateral Regimes

    The recent high-level summit at the United Nations was a lost opportunity on disarmament and non-proliferation.

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

    WFP Says Funding Shortfall Puts its Food Operations in Iraq at Risk

    The World Food Programme has warned that a funding shortfall of more than 50 per cent is hurting its emergency operations in Iraq which feed about 3 million people.

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

    The Quartet Calls on Israelis and Palestinians to Continue Cooperation

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

    “From Lottery to Predictability”: Setting up a UN Humanitarian Emergency Fund

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

    Empowering Rural Women to Achieve Millennium Development Goals

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

    Civil Society Indispensable to Post-conflict and Reconciliation Processes: Annan

    Civil society’s role in conflict prevention needs to be fully recognized.

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

    Civil Society Indispensable to Post-conflict and Reconciliation Processes: Annan

    Civil society’s role in conflict prevention needs to be fully recognized.

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

    Developing Countries Give Mixed Reviews on Outcome of High-Level Summit

    In the General Assembly, leaders from developing countries have welcomed promises of UN reform and efforts to reduce poverty and improve security.

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

    Israel Urges UN to Stop Iran from Developing Nuclear Weapons

    Israel has called on the Security Council and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

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

    UNHCR Repatriating Chadian refugees from Central African Republic

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR), says it’s bracing for further refugee outflows from the Central African Republic, where it has begun evacuating more than 1,500 Chadian refugees due to attacks in the north.

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

    Quartet Calls for Renewed Action under Roadmap from Israelis and Palestinians

    The Israeli withdrawal from the occupied Palestinian territories is an important step towards achieving the vision of two democratic states –Israel and Palestine – living side-by-side in peace and security.

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

    Quartet Calls for Renewed Action under Roadmap from Israelis and Palestinians

    The Israeli withdrawal from the occupied Palestinian territories is an important step towards achieving the vision of two democratic states –Israel and Palestine – living side-by-side in peace and security.

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

    Zambia Wants International Community to Do More to Reduce Poverty

    Debate continues in the General Assembly, with leaders of developing countries urging rich countries to do more to ease the plight of the world’s poorest people.

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

    International Community Shows Support for Lebanon

    The international community remains steadfast in its determination to ensure that there’s no interference in the domestic affairs of Lebanon by outside actors.

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

    Lebanon Outlines Economic and Political Programme of Reform to International Community

    The Prime minister of Lebanon Fuad Saniora says he had the opportunity to outline the government’s economic and political programme of reform for Lebanon.

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

    Annan Welcomes Consensus Reached at Six-Party Talks

    Secretary-General Kofi Anan has welcomed the consensus reached at the six-party talks in Beijing on the principles for a peaceful and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

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

    Iraq’s Special Envoy Acclaims Iraq’s Adoption of Constitution Draft Text

    The UN Special Envoy in Iraq, Mr. Ashraf Qazi, has described the adoption of a draft text for the permanent constitution of Iraq by the Transitional National Assembly as an important step.

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

    Translating World Summit Pledges into Reality

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

    Beslan School Tragedy Memorialized in Photographs by Children One Year Later

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

    Iran offers to let foreign countries take part in uranium enrichment

    Iran has proclaimed its inalienable right to produce nuclear fuel. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the UN General Assembly that Iran has a right to produce nuclear fuel under the Nuclear non-Proliferation Treaty.

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

    Zimbabwe offers no threat to international peace and security: Mugabe

    Zimbabwe says the UN Security Council should limit itself to its role contained in the UN Charter.

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

    Africa wants the UN to save succeeding African generations from the scourge of war

    How prepared is the United Nations today – 60 years after its establishment to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war?

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

    Annan urges nations to provide necessary aid to Haiti

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on the world community to provide the necessary aid to help re-establish order and spur development in Haiti.

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

    The security situation in Haiti

    Meanwhile, the UN’s top peacekeeping official says the security situation in Haiti has improved from what it was a few months ago.

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

    Annual General Debate Opens Reprising Summit’s Themes

    United Nations member countries on Saturday took advantage of the presence in New York of world leaders, who were in town for the 3-day World Summit and opened the annual General Assembly debate. ~~~ ~

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

    Nigeria’s President Optimistic About the Future of Liberia

    During the debate, Nigeria’s President, Olusegun Obasanjo, who spoke both on behalf of his country and in his capacity as Chairman of the African Union pointed to some of the positive developments in Africa, including elections scheduled for October in Liberia.

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

    Nigeria’s President Optimistic About the Future of Liberia

    During the debate, Nigeria’s President, Olusegun Obasanjo, who spoke both on behalf of his country and in his capacity as Chairman of the African Union pointed to some of the positive developments in Africa, including elections scheduled for October in Liberia.

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

    Secretary-General Says World Summit Brought Major Achievements

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan opened the meeting on Saturday morning with an assessment of the just concluded UN World Summit, which brought together more than 150 heads of state and government. ~

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

    Critics of Outcome Document Say Negotiation Process Was Flawed

    Not all countries were satisfied with the adopted outcome document. President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela was the first to express outrage at the last-minute introduction of amendments and his remarks resonated with other nations.

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

    US Ambassador Says Summit Outcome Is Important Step for UN Reform

    The United States Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, who introduced major amendments to the proposed Summit outcome document late in the negotiation process, on Friday thanked the other Member States for coming to agreement after two weeks of difficult negotiations.

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

    Jamaica’s Prime Minister says the international community has fallen far short of expectations in the Millennium Development Goals <> Barbados’ Prime Minister says the Government has a vision to transform the Island into a fully developed State <> Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister says the region has limited options for trade in a globalized world <> St. Lucia calls for a world free from hunger, poverty and disease <> St. Kitts-Nevis’ Prime Minister reports incremental progress on the Millennium Development Goals <> Haiti’s interim Prime Minister says military and economic might should not be the only criteria for a seat on the Security Council.

    16 Sep 2005 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    President Musharraf outlines Pakistan’s strategy on combating terrorism and extremism, on the redefinition of madrassas and on fostering an ‘Islamic Muslim Renaissance’ Kim Hak-Su, head of the UN regional commission in the Asia Pacific region, says not one country will achieve all of the eight Millennium Development Goals due to lack of progress in maternal mortality, infant mortality and environmental sustainability

    16 Sep 2005 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    Canada Affirms the World Community’s Responsibility to Protect

    The more than one hundred and fifty world leaders gathered at the United Nations in New York are today concluding their summit, the largest ever gathering of heads of state and government.

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

    President of Austria Supports Formation of Human Rights Council

    On the promotion of human rights, the President of Austria, Heinz Fischer, said that the agreement on establishing a Human Rights Council should improve the efficiency and credibility of the United Nations.

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

    President of Mozambique Says Africa Lags Behind in Fighting Poverty

    Another issue being discussed by world leaders is the fight against extreme poverty and hunger, the first of the Millennium Development Goals.

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

    Venezuelan President Expresses Reservations on Summit

    While the leaders have generally approved of the document before them, some have expressed reservations or criticized it. One of the critics of the document is President Hugo Chavez Frias of Venezuela.~

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

    Israeli Prime Minister Says Palestinians Have the Right to Self Rule

    The Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon, told the United Nations Summit that the disengagement of Israel from the occupied Palestinian territories has opened up a window of opportunity to advance towards peace.

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

    Five Countries Announce Air Tax as Innovative Financing Mechanism for Development

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

    President Pervez Musharraf Speaks on Bilateral Cooperation at the World Summit

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

    2005 World Summit Urged to Translate G8 Summit Outcome into Reality for Africa’s Poor

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

    Secretary-General Welcomes Adoption of Modified Summit Document by General Assembly;Largest Gathering of World Leaders Opens at the UN;58th Annual DPI/NGO Conference;Civil Society Reacts to the 2005 World Summit

    16 Sep 2005 | Posted in | Read More »

    British Prime Minister Stresses Need to Write Off Debt for Poor Countries

    As the UN World Summit enters its second day, leaders continue to stress the need for UN reform and for additional efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals that they agreed to five years ago.

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

    South African President Says Not Much Has Been Done to Reform UN

    President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa has complained that not much progress has been made to reform the United Nations.

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

    Iraq Calls for International Help to Fight Terrorism

    The President of Iraq has called for support from the international community in its fight against terrorism.

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

    Hijackers Agree to Release WFP-Chartered Ship in Somalia

    Hijackers who seized a ship chartered by the World Food Programme to deliver food to the tsunami victims in Somalia, have agreed to release the ship.

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

    Secretary-General Welcomes New Methods for Financing Development

    The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed moves by a number of countries to implement two new methods to raise additional resources of financing for development.

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

    UN Security Council Unanimously Adopts Anti-Terror Steps

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

    Civil Society Reacts To The 2005 World Summit

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    Kenya’s Oldest Student and his Principal Make the Case for Free Primary Education

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

    The 2005 UN World Summit and Africa

    15 Sep 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Secretary-General Welcomes Adoption of Modified Summit Document by General Assembly, Regrets Exclusion of Disarmament

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

    Largest Gathering Ever of World Leaders Opens at the UN

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

    Special Envoy For Reform On Her Hopes For The Summit: Latvia’s President – Vaira Vike-Freiberga

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

    Annan Laments Failure to Reach Agreement on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan told world leaders that the outcome document they have come to New York to adopt is a good start that contains real breakthroughs on some issues.

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

    G’77 Urges Developed Nations to Implement Financing Agreements

    The transfer of billions of dollars from developing countries to industrialized nations has persisted, despite the commitments by developed countries to increase official development assistance.

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

    UN Summit Opens with Call for Collective Action

    A United Nations summit marking the 60th anniversary of the Organization opened Wednesday with a call for collective action to prevent conflict and protect human rights.

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

    Bush Urges World to Crack Down on Terror

    United States President George Bush has warned terrorists that they cannot escape justice wherever they go.

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

    Security Council Urges Sates to Adopt Measures to Prohibit Terrorist Acts

    The Security Council has called on all States to adopt measures to prohibit by law incitement to commit terrorist acts and to improve conflict prevention efforts.

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

    UNIFEM Calls for Increased Focus on Women’s Informal Employment in Efforts to Combat Poverty and Gender Inequality UN Population Fund Starts a Partnership to End a Crippling Childbirth Injury 1000 Women Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    14 Sep 2005 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    The Responsibility to Protect Requires Involvement of All Stakeholders for Lasting Solutions to Conflict: Expert Panel Organized by the Virtue Foundation

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

    Negotiators Finalizing Outcome Document for UN Summit

    Negotiators from the so-called “core group” of 32 nations are meeting to finalize an outcome document for the high-level summit beginning tomorrow.

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

    Australia Urges Reform of the UN

    Australia says the United Nations has, from time to time over the years, been a force for good.

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

    WHO to Launch Polio Eradication Campaign Ccross Horn of Africa

    The UN health agency (WHO) has decided to launch an extraordinary campaign across eight countries of the Horn of Africa and Yemen starting later this month and running until November or possibly December.

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

    UNRWA Welcomes Israeli Withdrawal from Gaza

    The UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees, (UNRWA), has welcomed the withdrawal of Israeli settlers and the military after 38 years of occupation of the Gaza Strip.

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

    Security Council Urges Ethiopia to Accept Border with Eritrea

    The Security Council has called on Ethiopia to accept the decision of the boundary commission which ruled on its border with Eritrea.

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

    Habitat Report Says Financing for Housing Should Be Available to the Poor

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

    Habitat Report Says Financing for Housing Should Be Available to the Poor

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

    United Nations Interpreters: The Bridge Between World Leaders

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

    58th Annual DPI-NGO Conference: Voices for Peace, Partnership and Renewal

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

    Diplomats Making Slow Progress on UN Summit Document

    Negotiations are continuing on key United Nations reforms as the so-called “core group” of 33 countries tries to lay the groundwork for a three day summit of world leaders beginning Wednesday.

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

    Annan Urging Compromise for Summit Outcome Document

    Meanwhile, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has been meeting daily with both the outgoing and incoming presidents of the General Assembly.

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

    Billions More Will Need Urban Housing in 25 Years: UN-Habitat

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    WFP Says Hijacked Food Ship Is Still in Hands of Pirates

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    WFP Says Hijacked Food Ship Is Still in Hands of Pirates

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

    UNHCR Is Concerned about Reported Death of Cameroonian Boy in Melilla

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

    UN Mission in Liberia Helps in Removing Poachers

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    UN Mission Delivers Aid in Aftermath of Bridge Collapse in Iraq

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    Head of Team Investigating Hariri Assassination Reports Progress

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    EC and FAO Sign Accord to Fight Foot and Mouth Disease in Europe

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    UNEP Says Fighting Poverty Can Save the Great Apes

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

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