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WFP Says Malnutrition Can Kill More Earthquake Victims

The UN food agency (WFP) warns that earthquake survivors in Pakistan will start dying from lack of food within a month if the world fails to help, and women and children will be the worst hit.

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Britain Says “Justice” Was the Issue Before the Council

Earlier, Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jack Straw told reporters the issue for the Security Council today is justice:

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UNICEF Estimates 17,000 Children Killed by Pakistani Quake

At least 17,000 children died when their schools collapsed in the devastating earthquake in Pakistan.

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

ElBaradei Urges Steps to Eliminate Access to and Production of Materials for Nuclear Weapons

The current challenges to international peace and security, including those related to nuclear proliferation and nuclear arms control cannot be wished away.

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

Security Council Demands Syria’s Cooperation in Probe of Hariri’s Death

The UN Security Council has demanded that Syria cooperate unconditionally with a UN investigation into the death of Lebanon’s former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

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

Security Council Urges Syria to Cooperate with the United Nations Probe

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World Bank Study Finds Brain Drain Critically Affects Smaller Low-Income Countries

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Special Rapporteur on Myanmar Says Human Rights Situation Is Unchanged

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  • UN Day: The 60th Anniversary Celebrations At The United Nations Headquarters
  • UNICEF Launches a New Global Campaign: Unite For Children,Unite Against AIDS
  • The United Nations Nearly Doubles Its Appeal for Pakistan Earthquake Relief, Racing Against Time to Help Survivors
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  • UN’s Special Advisor on Gender Issues Talks about Women, Peace and Security
  • Both an Afghan Woman and a Burmese Woman Share Their Stories on the 5TH Anniversary of the Landmark Security Council Decision on Women and Peace Negotiations
  • 28 Oct 2005 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    A Burmese Woman Shares her Story on the 5th Anniversary of the Landmark Security Council Decision on Women and Peace Negotiations

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

  • Caricom States emphasize their concern over the challenges of transnational organized crime and its links to the illegal drug trade
  • The Bahamas says it remains committed to the fight against narcotic drugs
  • Suriname stresses that Caribbean States are guided by the principles of good governance, the rule of law and respect for the rights of all
  • A Grenadian non-governmental organization warns that no community is immune from the effects of youth violence
  • The United Nations launches a global campaign to combat the threat of AIDS to children
  • 28 Oct 2005 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Paul Volcker Urges General Assembly to Reform United Nations in View of Weaknesses Revealed by Oil-for-Food Investigation

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

    Food Crisis Undermining Africa’s Development Efforts

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

  • Sumi Khan, senior reporter for Daily Samakal, Bangladesh, wins Courage in Journalism Award
  • Refugees from Myanmar continue to pour into Thailand, facing labour exploitation and receiving little protection
  • UN doubles its South Asia quake appeal but relief efforts are still inadequate – disaster worse than anticipated
  • 28 Oct 2005 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    World Meteorological Organization Says Weather Outlook Is Bad for Pakistan

    The weather outlook for Pakistan and the earthquake-affected areas does not read well.

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

    Security Council Condemns Sexual Violence against Women

    The Security Council has condemned sexual and other forms of violence against women, including trafficking in people.

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

    UN Refugee Agency Runs Out of Money for Burundian Refugees

    The United Nations refugee agency has warned that it is running out of money for its operation to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Burundian refugees mainly from Tanzania.

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

    Secretary-General Thanks Team that Investigated Oil-for-Food Programme

    The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan has thanked the team that he appointed to investigate the mismanagement of the Oil-for-Food programme for Iraq.

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

    WFP Warns that More than One Million Zambians May Starve

    The World Food Programme has warned that close to two million people in Zambia may starve as a result of crop failure and a worsening food crisis.

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

    Security Council Calls for Increased Attention to Gender Perspective">UN Security Council Calls for Increased Attention to Gender Perspective

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

    Women’s Alliance for a Democratic Iraq">Iraqi Women Get Training and Support from Women’s Alliance for a Democratic Iraq

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

    UNCTAD Urges Africa to Explore New and Dynamic Sectors of World Trade">UNCTAD Urges Africa to Explore New and Dynamic Sectors of World Trade

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

    France Says Full Cooperation from Syria is Needed in Probe of Killing of Hariri

    The representative of France to the United Nations, Ambassador Jean Marc de la Sabliere says that the Security Council wants the full cooperation of Syria in the investigation into the assassination of the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

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

    The UN Records $580 Million in Pledges But Says It Urgently Needs Cash

    The United Nations has recorded close to $600 million dollars in pledges from donors to help the survivors of the South Asia earthquake bringing the total number of recorded pledges to over one billion dollars.

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

    Senior UN Official Says More Needs to Be Done in Advancement of Women

    Despite progress in the advancement of women and promotion of their full participation in society, gaps still remain.

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

    UN Secretary-General Receives Final Report on Oil-for-Food

    The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has received the final report of a panel, which investigated allegations of corruption in the Oil-for-Food programme for Iraq.

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

    FAO Warns Against General Bans on Poultry Imports in Response to Bird Flu

    The Food and Agriculture Organization has warned against indiscriminate bans on imports of poultry in response to bird flu.

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

  • UNICEF ON HIV/AIDS-AFFECTED CHILDREN
  • 27 Oct 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors Speak Out against Stigma on Behalf of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS

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

    Force Commander of UN Peacekeeping Operation in Sudan Says Mission on Track

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

    UN Appeals for $550 Million to Help Victims of South Asia Earthquake

    The United Nations has appealed for more than 500 million dollars to assist the victims of the earthquake in South Asia.

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

    UNHCR Says It Is Payback Time for Pakistan

    The Deputy United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Wendy Chamberlin says that it is payback time for the government and people of Pakistan.

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

    United States, UK, and France Circulate Resolution on Syria

    The United States, France and the United Kingdom are circulating a resolution calling for sanctions against Syria if it doesn’t cooperate with the Commission investigating the assassination of the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

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

    Malnutrition Rates and Deaths of Children Drop Sharply in Darfur

    The rate of malnutrition and deaths of children under five in many areas of the Darfur region of Sudan, which have been reached by humanitarian workers has dropped sharply.

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

    UN Secretary-General Condemns Market Bomb Attack in Israel

    The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has condemned the bomb attack that killed at least five people and wounded many others at a market in the northern town of Hadera in Israel.

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

    UN Envoy Reiterates UN’s Commitment to Assist Elections in Iraq

    The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq, Ashraf Qazi, has reiterated the United Nations’ commitment to facilitate and assist in the electoral process in Iraq.

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

    UN Doubles Appeal for Earthquake Relief in Race against Time to Help Survivors

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

    Afghan Woman Shares her Story on 5th Anniversary of Landmark Security Council Decision

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

    Detlev Mehlis Urges Syria to ‘Show Greater and Meaningful Cooperation’ on Hariri Investigation

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

    New Global Campaign Launched: “Unite For Children, Unite Against AIDS”

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

    Syria Urged to Conduct its Own Investigation into Hariri’s Death

    The head of the UN investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has called on Syria to launch its own investigation into the killing.

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

    Syria Promises Further Cooperation with the Commission

    Syria says it has cooperated faithfully and sincerely with the commission and would continue to do so and provide any information that could assist in the conclusion of the investigation.

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

    UN Launches Campaign to Spur Action for Millions of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS

    The United Nations has launched a global campaign to combat the rising threat of AIDS against children.

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

    Focus Shifting to Rebuilding Pakistan Health Care System: WHO

    Three weeks after the devastating earthquake in Pakistan, the primary focus continues to be care for the injured.

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

    More Funds Crucial to Protecting Earthquake Survivors During Winter: UNHCR

    United Nations agencies are racing against time and the weather to get assistance to Pakistan.

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

    Micro Financing Helps in Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

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

    WHO Urges Individual Lifestyle Change for Chronic Disease Prevention

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

    UN Warns Time Is Running Out for Earthquake Survivors

    The United Nations has warned that time is running out for many survivors of the South Asian earthquake.

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

    UN Facing Additional Restrictions on its Movement in Eritrea

    Eritrea has imposed additional restrictions on UN peacekeepers.

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

    More than 1,500 Children Under 15 Infected with AIDS Daily: UNICEF

    Nearly 25 years into the pandemic, AIDS continues to have an invisible face.

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

    UN Celebrates 60th Anniversary with a Promise to Rise to New Challenges

    Today, Monday 24 October, is the Sixtieth anniversary of the United Nations.

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

    FAO to Send Bird Flu Experts to Indonesia

    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is sending a team of experts to Indonesia to help fight an outbreak of bird flu in the country’s poultry flocks.

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

    New Alliance Launched to Combat Land Degradation in Africa

    United Nations agencies and international lenders have launched a multi-billion dollar initiative to fight desertification in Africa.

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

    UN DAY – 60th Anniversary Celebrations

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

    Hole In Ozone Layer: WMO Calls for More Vigilance and Adherence to International Instruments

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

    Head of Inquiry into Assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri Explains Decision to Omit Some Names from Report

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

  • The UN Security Council presses Haiti to hold free and fair elections this year
  • The UN special envoy to Haiti says the country has made progress towards organizing the electoral process
  • The Caribbean Community views the New Partnership for African Development as a viable framework for the development of the continent
  • The Group of 77 developing countries and China urges the international community to pay particular attention to foreign direct investment in Africa
  • Barbados says the situation of children in many places around the world is a cause for great concern
  • Trinidad and Tobago says the work of the Department of Public Information shapes world public opinion of the United Nations.
  • 21 Oct 2005 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    UNDP Resident Representative Says Response to Earthquake Appeal is Just “Average”

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

  • THE UNITED NATIONS CHASES WAR CRIMINALS: the International Criminal Court issues its first arrest warrant: the leadership of the Lord’s Resistance Army in northern Uganda is on the run; an update on the work of the criminal tribunals of Rwanda and Yugoslavia; the Special Court of Sierra Leone wants Nigeria to surrender Charles Taylor; the UN Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide is disappointed with the work of the Sudanese national courts; and 23 years after the massacre of civilians by the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia, the UN and Cambodia agree on standards for establishing a court to try the ageing Khmer Rouge leaders.
  • 21 Oct 2005 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

    UN Secretary-General Says Detlev Mehlis Probe Is Independent

    The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan says that the investigation into the February 4 bombing that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has been conducted by Detlev Mehlis independently.

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

    NATO Increases Operations to Help Victims of South Asia Earthquake

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization — NATO — is planning to increase its efforts to help the victims of the South Asia earthquake.

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

    WFP Says It Is Short of Funding for Food Aid to Pakistan

    In related news, the World Food Programme has expressed alarm because it has received only 10 per cent of the more than 50 million dollars it has requested for its relief assistance.

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

    WFP Says Insecurity in Darfur Threatens Relief Work

    The World Food Programme says that violence and insecurity in the Darfur region of Sudan are once again threatening provision of humanitarian assistance.

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

    WHO Says Bird Flu Is Probably Spread by Migratory Birds

    The World Health Organization says there is strong suspicion that migratory birds are playing a role in spreading bird flu.

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

  • Poverty Day highlights Tita Villarosa’s life in a cemetery in Manila, Philippines
  • “A second massive wave of death” will occur in north Pakistan unless relief efforts are strengthened, says UN Secretary-General Annan and calls on NATO and the Organization of the Islamic Conference to help
  • WHO says the avian flu must be contained in Asia as birds become infected across continents
  • 21 Oct 2005 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    Eritrea’s Ban of UN helicopter Flights Continues to Impede Peacekeeping Activities

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

    Raising Awareness of the Humanitarian Crisis in Uganda

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

    Habitat for Humanity Helps Rebuild Houses in Tsunami-stricken Aceh in Indonesia

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

    UN Says It Will Respond Strongly to Threats of Violence in Liberia

    The United Nations Mission in Liberia has warned that it will respond strongly to any threats of violence against individuals involved in the recent elections in the country.

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

    Jan Egeland Calls for More Relief Aid for Asian Earthquake Victims

    The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Jan Egeland, has called on the international community to urgently provide more assistance to the victims of the earthquake in South Asia.

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

    UNHCR and NATO Launch Joint Airlift to Quake Victims in Pakistan

    In related news, the United Nations refugee agency has begun its first joint large-scale airlift with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to help the earthquake victims in remote areas of Pakistan.

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

    UN Official Says Eritrea’s Restrictions on UN Mission Halt De-Mining

    The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations, Jean Marie Guehenno, has said that the restrictions imposed by Eritrea on the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea have forced it to stop de-mining activities in the country.

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

    UN Secretary-General Receives Mehlis Report on Hariri Assassination

    The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today received the report by Detlev Mehlis on the investigation into the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in February.

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

  • Run Off Polls for Presidency of Liberia
  • UNMEE: United Nations Work Affected by Eritrean Helicopter Ban
  • 20 Oct 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

  • Run Off Polls for Presidency of Liberia
  • UNMEE: United Nations Work Affected by Eritrean Helicopter Ban
  • 20 Oct 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Getting Supplies to Remote Areas and Setting up Enough Medial Clinics among Main Challenges of Pakistan Relief Efforts: OCHA

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

    Deputy Special Representative Outlines UN Role in Iraq

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

    OCHA Says Tents Arriving for Earthquake Victims Not Winter-Friendly

    The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), says many of the tents arriving in Pakistan are not winter-friendly, making additional blankets, tarpaulins and ground sheeting necessary.

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

    Security Council Urges Haiti to Take Steps to Ensure Elections This Year

    The UN Security Council has urged the Transitional Government of Haiti to hold free and fair elections this year so that the elected authorities could take office on February 7 next year.

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

    Haiti Developing in the Right Direction: La Tortue

    Meanwhile, Interim Prime Minister Gerard La Tortue says the political situation in Haiti has developed in what he describes as “the right direction”.

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

    Iraq a Difficult and Dangerous Operation: UN

    A senior UN official says the mission in Iraq is a difficult and dangerous operation for the Organization.

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

    WMO Says Hole in Ozone Layer No Longer Expanding

    The senior scientific officer at the World Meteorological Organization says there are indications that the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica has stopped expanding.

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

    UNHCR Urges Morocco to Grant Access to African Migrants

    The UN refugee agency has called on Morocco to grant it access to at least 100 Africans who may have a right to claim asylum.

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

    Liberian Mission Helps Liberians Deal with Peace and Poverty

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

    WHO Urges Countries to Prepare for Both Bird Flu and Human Flu Pandemic

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

    Malawi’s Delegate Outlines Challenges and Hopes of Youth in His Country

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

    WFP Stepping Up Relief Efforts to Earthquake Victims

    The World Food Programme says it has stocks available on the ground and is prepared for the upcoming rainy season in the earthquake affected areas of Pakistan.

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

    UNHCR sending hundreds of tons of supplies to aid earthquake victims

    Hundreds of tons of relief supplies from the UN refugee agency are being rushed to Pakistan earthquake victims from stockpiles around the world.

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

    WHO Warns of Bird Flu Outbreaks in More Countries

    Bird flu can be expected to spread to other countries, but the biggest threat of it mutating into a human virus that could kill millions remains in Asia.~

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

    Greek Health Officials Testing for Suspected Case of Bird Flu

    Meanwhile, there are reports of a case of bird flu found in a turkey in Greece.

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

    OCHA Says It’s Only Received 5 Per Cent of Flash Appeal for $270 million

    United Nations agencies say they need money urgently to cope with the increasing number of natural disasters. ~~~

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

    UN Report Says Global Violence Has Decreased

    A new study says armed conflicts have declined by 40 per cent since the end of the Cold War.~

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

    The World Food Programme Plans for the Rainy Season in Earthquake-Effected Pakistan

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

  • Three Youth Delegates to the UN Discuss their Mission
  • The World Health Organization Calls for Global Action Against Chronic Diseases
  • Auction of Photographs to Benefit the Children of Darfur
  • The UN Gets a Taste of Colombia’s Carnaval de Baranquilla
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  • Trinidad and Tobago urges the international community to do more to protect the world from weapons of mass destruction
  • Jamaica says the past year has been challenging for achieving the objectives of disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation
  • St. Lucia says the process of self-determination is a basic human rights issue
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines says Caricom States are passionate about completing the unfinished business of decolonization
  • Suriname says development needs to be sustainable and human centered.
  • 18 Oct 2005 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Focuses on Achieving Millennium Development Goals by Empowering the Poorest of the Poor

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

    NEPAD Implementation on Track, but More Remains to Be Done, Experts Say

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

    Veteran UN Staff Member Advises Young to Devote Themselves to Ideals of the Organization

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

    UN Drawing on Resources of Multilateral Mechanisms: Annan

    Regional organizations have provided vital political and technical support to United Nations efforts.

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

    UN Withdraws More Peacekeepers from Eritrea Border Buffer Zone

    United Nations peacekeepers are withdrawing from nearly half of their posts in the buffer zone along the Ethiopian-Eritrean border following Eritrea’s ban on UN helicopter flights.

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

    UN Secretary-General Says Iraqis Showed Courage by Voting

    The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has commended the people of Iraq for participating in Saturday’s referendum on a draft constitution for the country.

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

    Rebuilding Tsunami-Ravaged Aceh Moving Too Slowly: Egeland

    The top UN humanitarian official has charged that reconstruction in the tsunami-ravaged Indonesian province of Aceh is moving too slowly.

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

    Ending World Hunger Possible with Political Will: Diouf

    The world has enough resources to produce sufficient food to meet the demand of a growing population and bring an end to hunger and poverty.

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

    World Food Day Celebrates Agriculture and Intercultural Dialogue

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

    Student Leader Talks about Role of Youth in Achieving Millennium Development Goals

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

    Coordination of Relief Efforts Needed in Pakistan: Egeland

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

  • A global effort is under way to assist the victims of the earthquake in South Asia – could more lives have been saved?
  • Parliamentarians from Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand call for concerted action on Myanmar
  • 14 Oct 2005 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

  • World Mental Health Day Examines Link between Mental and Physical Health
  • United Against Malaria Concert Raises Funds for Anti-Mosquito Bed Nets
  • International Day of Disaster Reduction Micro-Credit Explored As a Tool for reducing disasters and The Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Country in Transition.
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    UN Secretary-General Calls for More Democracy in Latin America

    More democracy is needed to deal with challenges facing Latin American countries.

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

    Jan Egeland Says Relief Assistance to Pakistan Is Picking Up

    The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Jan Egeland, has said relief assistance to the victims of the earthquake that struck Pakistan and its neighbours last weekend is picking up.

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

    Only $50 Million Pledged so far for UN’s Asia Earthquake Appeal

    In related news, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, says that of the more than $270 million that the United Nations has appealed for, only $50 million have been pledged.

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

    Security Council Expresses Concern at Violence in Darfur

    The Security Council has expressed concern at reports of an upsurge of violence by all sides in the Darfur region of Sudan.

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

    WFP Welcomes Release of a UN-Chartered Vessel in Somalia

    The World Food Programme has confirmed that gunmen who seized a United Nations-chartered vessel in the port of Merka in south Somalia have released the ship.

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

    UNFPA">Gender Discrimination Remains a Barrier to Development: UNFPA

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

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo: Country in Transition

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

    UN Relief Coordinator Is Concerned About Quake Victims in Remote Areas of Pakistan

    The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Jan Egeland, has expressed concern about the plight of hundreds of villagers in remote areas devastated by the earthquake that struck Pakistan and its neighbours last Saturday.

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

    GA Calls for More Positive Approach to Africa’s Challenges

    The international community must avoid a sense of helplessness and despair about Africa, despite the challenges that the continent continues to face, including poverty, disease and insecurity.

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

    Kofi Annan Says All Threats, Including Terrorism Are Important

    The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has stressed the importance of dealing with all the threats that face the international community.

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

    Secretary-General Urges Iraqis to Exercise Their Democratic Right

    This Saturday’s referendum is a keystone of the transition to democracy in Iraq.

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

    Banditry and Violence Continue to Force People to Flee in Darfur

    Banditry and violence continue to force thousands of civilians to flee to camps for internally displaced people in the Darfur region of Sudan.

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

    World Health Organization Coordinates Response to Health Impact of Pakistan Earthquake">World Health Organization Coordinates Response to Health Impact of Pakistan Earthquake

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

  • Liberia: After The Elections
  • Rolling Back Malaria: Concert in Geneva
  • 13 Oct 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    UN Special Adviser Says Situation in Darfur is Worsening

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

    WFP Warns that North Uganda Feeding Programme Is Running out of Funds

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

    International Day of Disaster Reduction: Micro-Credit Explored as a Tool

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

    “Responsibility to protect” – Historic Breakthrough of UN summit: Annan

    The recent high-level summit at the United Nations achieved an historic breakthrough on the issue of the “responsibility to protect”.

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

    Better Construction Reduces Risk to Disasters: ISDR

    Today, Wednesday 12th October, is being commemorated as International Day for Disaster Reduction.

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

    UN Needs $48 million to Help Displaced Persons Returning Home

    This is an age of unprecedented displacement from natural disaster and man made conflicts.

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

    United Nations Agencies Help Earthquake Survivors in Pakistan

    United Nations agencies are still on the ground in Pakistan working to meet the needs of earthquake survivors.

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

    UNFPA Calls for an End to Sexual Discrimination

    The UN Population Fund has called on world leaders to end sexual discrimination now, or risk failing to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, which, among other things, call for the halving of global poverty.

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

  • Liberian Women Stake their Claim in the Political Future of their Country: Liberian women, long side-lined from the country’s political process by the civil war, are today determined to take part in rebuilding their nation. Hundreds of women actively participated in the campaign for the October elections.
  • 12 Oct 2005 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    UN Secretary-General Commends Conduct of Election in Liberia

    Today is a crucial day for the people of Liberia as they go to the polls to elect a new government.

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

    UNHCR Sends Team to Morocco to Deal with Situation of Migrants

    The head of the United Nations refugee agency, Antonio Guterres has sent a team of senior staff to Morocco to help resolve the problem of African migrants who are trying to cross from Morocco into Spain’s enclaves.

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

    UN Appeals for $272 Million to Help Pakistan Respond to Earthquake

    United Nations and other relief agencies continue to help Pakistan and India which were devastated by last Saturday’s earthquake.

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

    Members of Security Council Condemns Rising Violence in Darfur

    Members of the Security Council have condemned the rising violence in the Darfur region of Sudan.

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

    UN launches Flash Appeal for Over $20 Million for Guatemala

    The United Nations has appealed for more than 20 million dollars for Guatemala, which has been hit by floods.

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

    UN Launches $270 Million Flash Appeal for Earthquake Victims in South Asia

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

    Liberians Take to the Polls in National Elections after Years of Conflict

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

    United Against Malaria Concert Raises Funds for Anti-Mosquito Bed Nets

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

    Annan Directs UN Agencies to Assist Pakistan

    United Nations agencies are already on the ground in Pakistan assisting in relief and other operations following Saturday’s massive earthquake, in which authorities estimate more than 30,000 have been killed.

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

    Annan Saddened by Devastation and Loss of Life in Central America

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan also expressed sadness at the loss of life and devastation caused by recent floods in Central America.

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

    Entire Villages Submerged by Mudslides in Guatemala

    Our colleague Michele Zaccheo of UN Television is in Guatemala on assignment.

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

    Annan Condemns Actions of Sudanese Rebels in Taking Peacekeepers Hostage

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he’s deeply concerned about the upsurge in violence in Sudan’s Darfur region.

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

    UN Elects Five New Security Council Members

    The General Assembly on Monday elected five new members as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council.

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

    UN Agencies Mobilize to Assist Victims of Massive Earthquake in Pakistan

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

    World Mental Health Day Examines Link between Mental and Physical Health

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

    Annan Urges Liberians to Vote in a Peaceful Manner

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on all Liberians to participate in large numbers and in a peaceful manner in tomorrow’s historic elections.

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

    Breakthrough For Liberia’s Elections More Difficulties With The Ethiopia Eritrea Dispute

    7 Oct 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    IAEA And Its Director Win 2005 Nobel Peace Prize

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

    National Youth Delegates with the UN Secretary-General during launch of World Youth Report 2005 at UN headquarters Report says over 200 million youth languish in extreme poverty: the majority lives in Asia Interviews with the only two national youth delegates from the Asia Pacific region: Australia and Pakistan.

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

  • Antigua and Barbuda says it’s preparing to ratify the nuclear test ban treaty
  • The Bahamas says it’s an unwitting transit point for illegal drugs because of its geographical location
  • Grenada says the Caribbean faces growing unemployment and poverty
  • Dominica welcomes the Outcome Document of the recent high-level summit
  • St. Lucia says development is foremost among the challenges member States identified for urgent attention.
  • 7 Oct 2005 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Carnaval de Barranquilla at the United Nations

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

    IAEA and Its Chief Won Nobel Peace Prize

    The International Atomic Energy Agency and its Director, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, have been awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

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

    Nearly $8 Million Needed by Central American Flood Victims

    The United Nations says that nearly eight million dollars are needed to help thousands of flood survivors in Central America.

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

    UNHCR Calls for More Help to Central African Republic

    The United Nations refugee agency has expressed its support for calls for more international assistance to the Central African Republic to stabilize the situation in the north.

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

    Time Is of Essence to Complete Constitutional Transition in DR Congo

    The head of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ambassador William Swing, says that time remains the biggest challenge in completing the three year-constitutional transition in the country.

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

    UN Secretary-General Says Talks on Future of Kosovo Should Begin

    The United Natons Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, will inform the Security Council on Friday that talks on the future status of Kosovo should begin.

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

    Treatment, Not Law Enforcement, Key to Stemming Drug Abuse

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

    Youth Delegates from Switzerland, Germany and Sweden Talk about their Mission

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

    Conservation Agriculture explained <> UN Appoints Coordinator to Deal with Possible Flu Outbreak <> Looted Funds in Swiss Banks Returned to Nigeria <> UN’s 60th Anniversary: Celebrating Various Accents

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    WHO Calls for Global Action against Chronic Diseases

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    Secretary-General Reiterates Importance of Protection of Civilians

    The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Thursday reiterated the importance of protecting civilians against genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

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

    UN Secretary-General Is Saddened by Loss of Life in Mexico and Central America

    The UN Secretary-General has expressed sadness at the loss of life and damage caused by the severe flooding and mudslides that have affected hundreds of thousands of people across Mexico and Central America.

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

    UN Envoy Calls on Eritrea to Rescind Restrictions of Helicopter Flights

    The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Ethiopia and Eritrea, Ambassador Legwaila Joseph Legwaila, has stressed the need for Eritrea to rescind its decision to restrict all types of helicopter flights by the UN Mission.

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

    UN Envoy Calls on Eritrea to Rescind Restrictions of Helicopter Flights

    The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Ethiopia and Eritrea, Ambassador Legwaila Joseph Legwaila, has stressed the need for Eritrea to rescind its decision to restrict all types of helicopter flights by the UN Mission.

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

    GA President Says Much Needs to be Done to Improve Lives of Young People

    Although there have been notable achievements in the 10 years since the adoption of the World Programme of Action for Youth, much remains to be done.

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

    FAO Says Millions of Farm Workers Face Hunger and Poverty

    A new United Nations report says that millions of agricultural workers are suffering from some of the highest incidences of poverty and hunger. ~

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

    Sierra Leone: Mission Accomplished,Says the UN Envoy

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

    Global Commission Proposes Principles for Greater Coherence and Cooperation on International Migration

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

    Auction of Photographs to Benefit the Children of Darfur

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

    UN Calls for Greater Investment in Education for Youth

    A new UN report has called for greater investment to ensure universal primary schooling.

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

    Security Council Demands Eritrea Reverse Ban on UN Helicopter Flights

    The UN Security Council has demanded that Eritrea immediately reverse its decision to ban UN helicopter flights within its airspace or from entering the country.

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

    Annan “Very Concerned” by Eritrea’s Decision to Ban UN Helicopter Flights

    Eritrea’s decision to ban UN helicopter flights within its airspace has drawn reaction from Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

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

    Security Council Deplores Presence of Rwandan Rebels in Eastern DRC

    The UN Security Council has expressed concern over the presence of foreign armed groups in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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

    Annan Condemns Incursion into DRC

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has strongly condemned the recent incursion by armed elements of the Lords Resistance Army into the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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

    World Youth Report 2005 Launched

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

    Special Court For Sierra Leone

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

    Implications For Global Drug Prevention And Treatment: Assessment, Training and Capacity Building

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

    Global Economy Declined in 2005 Compared to Last Year: Ocampo

    The global economy has declined measurably this year compared to a strong and broad expansion in 2004.

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

    UN Concerned That Changes to Iraqi Electoral Law Fail to Meet International Standards

    The United Nations has expressed its concern to the Iraqi authorities that last-minute changes to the country’s electoral laws do not meet international standards.~

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

    Technical Preparations in Place for Iraqi Constitutional Referendum

    The UN Mission in Iraq says preparations have been put in place for the October 15 referendum on the Constitution.

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

    More Refugees Cross into Chad from Central African Republic: UNHCR

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says it has discovered several hundred refugees who crossed from the Central African Republic into Chad in the last few days.

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

    UN Reaching End of Peacekeeping Phase in Sierra Leone

    The United Nations is now at the end of the peacekeeping phase in Sierra Leone.~

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

    The President of the General Assembly urges member States to begin implementing agreed initiatives to boost development aid; Jamaica says richer nations have failed to keep promises to stop the outflow of money from poorer countries for debt payments; Guyana says many of the so-called prescriptions for poverty eradication are flawed; Belize says it has taken a heads-on approach to meet the challenge of poverty;Three Caribbean States renew calls for Taiwan to be granted full membership of the United Nations; Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago express concern over the possible effects of the illegal trade in small arms could have on the region and The Bahamas wants global action to address the dangers of climate change.

    3 Oct 2005 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    UN’s 60th Anniversary – celebrating various accents, as we celebrate our differences

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

    World Habitat Day Focuses on Millennium Development Goals and the City

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

    Special Advisor on Prevention of Genocide Speaks Out Against “Culture of Impunity” in Darfur

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

    UN Refugee Chief Urges International Community to Fight Intolerance

    The UN High Commissioner for Refugees is "above all – a refugee protection agency."

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

    Annan Condemns Bali Bombing

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has condemned Saturday's bombings on the Indonesian island of Bali that killed at least 30 people and injured more than a hundred.

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

    Pronk Urges Sudan Parties to Engage in Substantive Talks

    The UN special envoy to Sudan Jan Pronk has urged all parties to the Abuja peace talks to move ahead from the procedural discussions that took six days and to start as soon as possible with the substantive talks.

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

    US Urges End to Nuclear Cooperation with Iran

    The United States has urged governments to end nuclear projects with Iran.

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

    US Urges End to Nuclear Cooperation with Iran

    The United States has urged governments to end nuclear projects with Iran.

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

    US Urges End to Nuclear Cooperation with Iran

    The United States has urged governments to end nuclear projects with Iran.

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

    US Urges End to Nuclear Cooperation with Iran

    The United States has urged governments to end nuclear projects with Iran.

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

    UNCTAD’s Governing Body Meets to Plan Development Strategy

    The governing body of the UN Conference on Trade and Development opened a two-week session Monday to plan strategy amid hopeful signs of economic growth in developing countries.~

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

    UN Agencies and Medecins sans Frontiers Launch Initiative to Feed Children in Southern Niger

    The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme have teamed up with Medecins sans Frontiers to launch a targeted Supplementary Feeding Initiative in Zinder, southern Niger.~

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

    UN Agencies and Medecins sans Frontiers Launch Initiative to Feed Children in Southern Niger

    The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme have teamed up with Medecins sans Frontiers to launch a targeted Supplementary Feeding Initiative in Zinder, southern Niger.~

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

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