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UN Budget Crisis Looms

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UN To Step Up Support For Uganda’s 2 million Displaced Persons

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UN Appeals for Nearly $5 Billion for Humanitarian Relief in 2006

The United Nations on Wednesday appealed for more than four billion dollars for humanitarian assistance to 31 million people in countries hit by natural disasters and conflicts.

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The Goal of Peace in the Middle East is Imperative and Achievable: Gambari

The goal of a comprehensive and just peace in the Middle East is both imperative and achievable.

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UN Faces Looming Budget Crisis

The United Nations faces a possible financial crisis if the 2006-2007 budget is not adopted by December 31st.

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Security Council Extends UN Mandate in Burundi

The UN Security Council has extended the mandate of the United Nations Operation in Burundi until mid-January.

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Clinton Pledges Continued International Help to Aceh

The UN special envoy for tsunami recovery has promised survivors in the Indonesian province of Aceh that the international community would not abandon them.

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Situation in Pakistan difficult: UN agencies

The situation in Pakistan is very difficult and is now compounded by the weather.

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

Annan urges action for Palestinian rights

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged the international community to work hard to help the Palestinian people exercise their inalienable rights and realize their aspiration to live in peace and prosperity in a sovereign and independent State of Palestine.

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

Montreal conference told climate change the biggest environmental issue

A 10-day UN climate control conference is into its second day Tuesday in Montreal, Canada, aimed at forging new agreements on cutting poisonous emissions, considered by many scientists to be the planets most pressing environmental issue.~

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Nearly five million need food aid in Malawi: WFP

The UN food agency (WFP) has warned that the food crisis in Malawi has surpassed previous worst-case scenarios, with more than four million people in need of assistance until next March.

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Clinton reviews progress of tsunami recovery in Sri Lanka

The UN special envoy for tsunami recovery has concluded a two-day mission to Sri Lanka praising the country’s relief efforts.

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Workshop in China Addresses Second Leading Cause of Accidental Deaths — Drowning

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Day of Solidarity with the Palestinians

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A new round of inter-Sudanese Peace talks on Darfur

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed the start of a new round of inter-Sudanese Peace talks on Darfur.

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

Steps Beyond the Kyoto Protocol">Climate Change Meeting in Montreal to Decide on Steps Beyond the Kyoto Protocol

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

South Africa’s Business Woman, One of Winners of 2005 Global Micro-entreprenuer Award

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Climate Change Conference Seeking Agreement on Kyoto Protocol

A United Nations Conference on Climate Change opened in Canada on Monday with delegates trying to get agreements on what to do when the targets set for cutting greenhouse gas emissions run out in 2012.

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

UN Envoy Confident of Haiti’s Elections Would Come Off on Schedule

The top UN envoy in Haiti Juan Gabriel Valdes has expressed confidence that the country can meet its new elections timetable which has now been moved to January 8th for presidential and legislative elections.

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

UNICEF Says 90 Million Girls Not Getting Primary School Education

Ninety million girls are being excluded from primary schools around the world for reasons such as the belief that a female’s place is in the home and social pressures of early marriage.

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

Global Warming as Catastrophic as Weapons of Mass Destruction: Scientist

The impact of increasing pollution on the planet poses a threat to civilization just as catastrophic as weapons of mass destruction.

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

International Meeting Discusses Efforts to Rebuild Somalia

A United Nations-led international meeting aimed at mapping out reconstruction efforts to rebuild Somalia has concluded in Kenya.

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UN Official Appeals for Urgent Aid for Pakistan

A senior UN official coordinating the relief effort in Pakistan has stressed the importance of immediate relief as winter descends.

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

UNHCR Reiterates Need to Support Earthquake-hit Pakistan

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, has said that his agency is obliged to assist Pakistan to deal with the aftermath of last month’s earthquake.

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

Angelina Jolie Says Earthquake Victims Are Concerned About Winter

The UN refugee agency’s Goodwill Ambassador, Angelina Jolie, has stressed the importance of ensuring that pledges of support for the victims of the earthquake materialize soon.

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

UNHCR Appeals to International Community to Help Afghanistan

Meanwhile, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has appealed to the international community to make a firm commitment to support Afghanistan and for a coherent development project to assist the country.

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WHO Says China is Transparent on Bird Flu

The World Health Organization has said it does not believe that China is hiding any cases of bird flu.

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More than 120 People Die of Yellow Fever in Sudan

The World Health Organization says that more than 120 people have died of yellow fever in Sudan.

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

Drowning Claims Thousands of Lives in China

Thousands of people die from drowning each year in China and United Nations Children’s Fund says that drowning is the leading cause of the deaths of children between one and fourteen years of age.

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

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

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Combating Child Trafficking in Thailand

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  • SIDS wrap up a 1-day summit in Rome noting the vital importance of agriculture and fisheries to national development.
  • Dominica says the issues of racism and racial discrimination evoke deep emotions among the people of the Caribbean.
  • Jamaica says the elimination of racism must remain a priority of the international community.
  • Trinidad and Tobago says the use of information and communication technologies are a must for its deeper integration into the global economy.
  • Barbados calls for a re-commitment to a knowledge-based, all-inclusive information society.
  • 25 Nov 2005 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

  • An Update on the AIDS Pandemic in Asia
  • Combatting Child Trafficking in Thailand
  • UN Coordinator for Avian and Human Pandemic Flu Urges Improvement in Global Disease Surveillance
  • 25 Nov 2005 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

  • The Latest Report on HIV/AIDS
  • Memorable Speeches and Incidents of the 60′s In The United Nations Are Recalled
  • The Recent World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis Looks at The Digital Divide
  • 25 Nov 2005 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

  • The Latest UN Report on HIV/AIDS
  • Memorable Speeches and Incidents of the Early ’60s in the UN
  • The Recent World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis Looks at the Digital Divide in Rural Areas
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    UN Coordinator for Avian Flu and Human Pandemic Flu Urges Improvements in Global Disease Surveillance

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

    International Year of Sport 2005 Teaches Tolerance

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    WFP Says More Aid Is Urgently Needed in Niger

    The World Food Programme is warning that Niger faces a second year of extreme hunger and malnutrution if donations are not forthcoming.

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

    Security Council Concerned Over Israel-Lebanon Border Clash

    The UN Security Council on Wednesday expressed concern about a clash on Monday across the Israel-Lebanon border which killed four Lebanese Hizbollah fighters and led to injuries on both sides.

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

    WHO Report on Domestic Violence

    A report released by the World Health Organization on Thursday paints a harrowing picture of the kind of violence women everywhere experience in the home.

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

    UN Office on Drugs and Crime Says 200 Million People Have Used Illicit Drugs in the Past 12 Months

    The World Drug Report 2005 tells us something we already know – that the international illicit drug trade is pernicious and wide-ranging.

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

    Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Becomes the First Woman Head of State in Africa

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

    UN Humanitarian Chief Calls for Scaling Up Efforts to Prevent Unnecessary Deaths from Natural Disasters

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

    EU Not in Favor of Holding Budget Process Hostage to UN Reform

    The European Union wants a more efficient United Nations Secretariat that is also more answerable to the General Assembly

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

  • Africa’s First Elected Woman President
  • Taking Action on Violence Against Women
  • Offering Hope to AIDS Orphans in Kenya
  • 23 Nov 2005 | Posted in Women | Read More »

  • Africa’s First Elected Woman President
  • Taking Action on Violence Against Women
  • Offering Hope to AIDS Orphans in Kenya
  • 23 Nov 2005 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Declared Liberia’s President

    History was made on the African continent Wednesday, when Harvard-trained economist Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was declared Liberia’s 23rd President, making her Africa’s first elected female president.

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

    Johnson Sirleaf Declared Liberia’s President

    History was made on the African continent Wednesday when Harvard-trained economist Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was declared Liberia’s 23rd president, making her Africa’s first elected female president.

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

    Annan Congratulates Africa’s First Female Elected Head of State

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed the announcement by the National Elections Commission of the official results from the Liberian presidential run-of elections.

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

    Millions in Niger May Face Hunger :WFP

    The UN food agency (WFP) has warned that millions of people in Niger could face severe food shortages again next year if donor countries fail to maintain aid funding as the crisis slips from the international agenda.

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

    Security Council Demands Eritrea Lifts Restrictions

    The UN Security Council has deplored Eritrea’s continued imposition of restrictions on the freedom of movement of the UN mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea.

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

    UN Expert Calls for Probe into Killings of Iraqi Lawyers

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

    UN 2005 AIDS Epidemic Report: Global Increase in Infections and Decreases in Some Countries

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

    Annan Warns of Financial Crisis If UN Budget Delayed

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has warned that any delay in approving a new UN budget would create a fiscal crisis for the organization.

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

    Arab Leaders Anxious for Syria’s Cooperation with UN investigation

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan says there’s concern and anxiety in the Middle East region to see Syria cooperate with the Mehlis investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

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

    UN to Revitalize Disaster Prevention System: Egeland

    The United Nations plans to revitalize and re-launch its disaster prevention plan to protect people from natural disasters.

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

    Children Suffering from Cote d’Ivoire Conflict: UNICEF

    The three-year conflict in Cote d’Ivoire is depriving hundreds of thousands of children of their right to education, leaving them vulnerable to abuse.

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

    FAO Says Malnutrition Kills 6 Million Children Every Year

    Hunger and malnutrition kill nearly six million children every year. That according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.~

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

    UN Urges Framework Peace Agreement for Western Sudan by Year-End

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on the international community and the Sudanese parties to ensure that a framework peace agreement is negotiated by the end of next month.

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

    Despite Decreased Infection Rates in Some Countries Global HIV Cases Continue To Rise

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

    Cold War Dramas in the General Assembly

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

    HIV Infection Rates Decrease in Certain Countries but Global Number Continues to Rise

    The latest United Nations update on HIV/AIDS says that the number of people infected with the HIV virus that causes AIDS has decreased in certain countries, including Kenya and Zimbabwe.

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

    UN Secretary-General Stresses Need to Eradicate Violence in Iraq

    The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has stressed the need to eradicate violence from the political scene in Iraq.

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

    Global Fund Says More Investments Are Needed to Fight AIDS

    Meanwhile, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has welcomed the new update on HIV infections issued by UNAIDS and the World Health Organization.

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

    UN Leads Alliance to Develop Bird Flu Early Warning System

    An alliance of organizations, led by the United Nations is preparing to develop a bird flu early warning system.

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

    United Nations Human Rights Expert on Torture Visits China

    The United Nations expert on torture, Manfred Nowak, today began a two-week visit to China.

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

  • Liberian Johnson Sirleaf becomes Africa’s First elected Head of State
  • Ghana Promotes Information and Communication Technologies
  • 21 Nov 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

  • Liberian Johnson Sirleaf becomes Africa’s First elected Head of State
  • Ghana Promotes Information and Communication Technologies
  • 21 Nov 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

  • Liberian Johnson Sirleaf becomes Africa’s First elected Head of State
  • Ghana Promotes Information and Communication Technologies
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    FAO Helps to Bridge the Rural Digital Divide

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

  • The World Summit on the Information Society winds up in Tunis.
  • Barbados urges the General Assembly’s Economic and Financial Committee to emphasize the effective participation of developing countries in the global economy.
  • Developing countries stress the need for increased funding to help them meet sustainable development goals.
  • Caribbean States express continuing interest in the development of new and renewable sources of energy.
  • 18 Nov 2005 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

  • UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is in Pakistan to see the devastation of last month’s earthquake.
  • WHO’s Spokesperson in China on the first human cases of bird flu in the country.
  • 18 Nov 2005 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    Secretary-General Visits Earthquake-affected Areas of Pakistan, Calls for Donor Generosity

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

    UN Secretary-General Hopes Donors Will Give Generously for Earthquake Victims

    The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has said that he has been depressed and impressed by what he has seen in the area hit by last month’s earthquake in Pakistan.

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

    UN Refugee Agency Winterizes Camps for Quake Victims in Pakistan

    Meanwhile, the United Nations refugee agency is winterizing camps for the victims of earthquake in Pakistan as soon as possible.

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

    UN Human Rights Experts Decide Not to Visit Guantanamo Detention Facility

    Five United Nations human rights experts have decided not to visit Guantanamo Bay detention facility because of restrictions placed by United States authorities.

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

    Head of UN peacekeeping Says Border between Ethiopia and Eritrea Remains Dangerous

    The Head of United Nations peacekeeping operations, Jean-Marie Guehenno has warned that the situation on the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea continues to deteriorate.

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

    UN Human Rights Chief Calls for Probe of Detention in Iraq

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour has called for an international investigation into detention in Iraq.

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

    UN Technology Summit Concludes in Tunis

    A UN technology summit ended Friday with a commitment to build a people-centered, inclusive and development-oriented information society.

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

    US Retains Control of the Internet Governance

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

    Secretary-General in Pakistan

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

    Secretary-General Calls for Generous Government and Private Donor Response to Pakistan Earthquake at Saturday Conference

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on the international community to give generously to help millions of Pakistanis rebuild their homes destroyed by last month's devastating earthquake.

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

  • Importance of Using Information Technology to Benefit Everyone
  • A Mission to Central Africa Reports to the Security Council
  • A Promising Vaccine Against Malaria
  • 17 Nov 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

  • Importance of Using Information Technology to Benefit Everyone
  • A Mission to Central Africa Reports to the Security Council
  • A Promising Vaccine Against Malaria
  • 17 Nov 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Secretary-General Expected to Visit Camp for Earthquake Survivors in Pakistan

    Meanwhile, on the ground today, UN agencies continued their efforts to bring in relief supplies ahead of the harsh Himalayan winter, when snows are expected to isolate the more remote areas.

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

    UN Welcomes Education Opportunities Offered by Low-Cost Laptop Unveiled by MIT at Information Society Summit

    A new initiative of "one laptop per child" has been launched at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis.

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

    Zimbabwe Accepts UN’s Assistance to House Displaced People

    The government of Zimbabwe has accepted the UN's offer to assist in building emergency housing for people whose homes were demolished, in what the government called an urban renewal campaign.

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

    Civil Society Wants to See Culture Sensitive and Knowledge-based Information Technology

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

    Malaria Vaccine Looks Promising

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

    Secretary-General Calls for “A Summit of Solutions” at the World Summit on the Information Society

    At a World Summit on the Information Society which opened in Tunis, on Wednesday, the UN Secretary-general Kofi Annan has called on delegates to make the conference “a summit of solutions.” UN Radio’s Donn Bobb reports from the conference center.

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

    UN Secretary-General Concerned About Abuses in Iraq

    The United Nations Secretary-General has expressed deep concern about the report of the abuse of a large number of detainees at an Interior Ministry building in Iraq.

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

    WHO Says First Human Cases of Bird Flu in China Are Symbolic

    The spokesman of the World Health Organization in China, Roy Wadia, says that the first three human cases of bird flu in China are symbolic and a reminder of the existence of the problem in the region.

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

    World Bank Says Migration Benefits Developed and Developing Countries

    The World Bank says that international migration can benefit both developed and developing countries.

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

    UN Expert Calls on Iraqi Government to Probe Killing of Lawyers

    The United Nations expert on extrajudicial executions, Philip Alston, has called on the Iraqi government to launch an independent investigation into the recent killing of two lawyers involved in the trial of former President Saddan Hussein.

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

  • AVIAN FLU: The international community is preparing for the possibility that the avian flu virus will mutate into a human flu virus and develop into a pandemic influenza. Global meetings have already taken place at UN headquarters in New York and WHO headquarters in Geneva. The Food and Agricultural Organization is working with affected countries to curb the spread of avian flu through vaccinating birds, isolating domestic birds from wild birds, and if necessary culling them. South-East Asian countries in which human deaths have occurred from avian flu – Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia – also discuss their strategies. WHO considers avian flu a major global public health challenge.
  • 15 Nov 2005 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

  • World Summit on the Information Society to Seek Agreement on Internet Governance
  • First Islamic Ministerial Conference on the Child
  • A Plan to Mitigate the Threat of a Human Pandemic from the Avian Flu
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    Security Council Mission to Central Africa

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

    Malawi Small-Business Owner Is Winner of the Global Micro-entrepreneurship Ward

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

    Thousands of Delegates Gather in Tunisia for World Summit on the Information Society

    Thousands of delegates from around the world have converged in the North African country of Tunisia for the World Summit on the Information Society, which starts on Wednesday.

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

    WHO and Chinese Health Ministry Probe Avian Flu in Hunan Province

    A joint mission sent by the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health of China is investigating three suspected human cases of bird flu in Hunan province.

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

    Human Rights Chief is Concerned about Conviction of 15 Uzbek Men

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour has expressed concern about the conviction of fifteen men accused of crimes in connection with the events in the Uzbek city of Andijan last May.

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

    Bosnia and Herzegovina Has Made Progress in Restoring Stability

    Bosnia and Herzegovina has made progress in establishing stability and now stands at the gates of Europe. That, according to the High Representative Paddy Ashdown who briefed the Security Council for the last time on Tuesday.

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

    UNHCR Warns Against Internet Resettlement Fraud

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has issued a strong warning about internet fraud concerning resettlement.~

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

    The UN Deputy Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery Talks about the Ongoing Challenges and the Lessons Learnt

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

    60th Anniversary: Memories of the early days of the UN

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

    United Nations Secretary-General Is Concerned About Violence in Afghanistan

    The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed deep concern about the upsurge in violence in Afghanistan.

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

    The UN health agency Says Millions of People Lose Limbs to Diabetes

    The World Health Organization says that diabetes is a serious chronic disease affecting millions of people who lose their limbs.

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

    GA President Says Humanitarian Should Remain A High Priority of the United Nations

    The President of the General Assembly, Jan Eliasson has said that humanitarian assistance should remain one of the highest priorities of the work of the United Nations.

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

    Prosecutor for Sierra Leone Court Welcomes Security Council Resolution on Arrest of Charles Taylor

    The prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone has welcomed a Security Council resolution on the arrest of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.

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

    FAO Says Deforestation Continues At an Alarming Rate

    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says that deforestation is continuing at an alarming rate with about thirteen million hectares of the world’s forests being lost.

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

  • Thailand establishes a surveillance network of 800,000 people across the country to detect possible avian flu outbreaks – WHO representative in Thailand Dr. Aldis discusses the do’s and don’ts about bird flu
  • UN needs more assistance from the international community for victims of South Asia quake
  • 11 Nov 2005 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    World Summit on the Information Society to Seek Agreement on Internet Governance">World Summit on the Information Society to Seek Agreement on Internet Governance

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

    Ethiopian-Eritrean Border Remains Tense

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

  • Women are Key to Making Poverty History
  • Iraqi women focus on how to participate in the new Iraq
  • International Year of Micro-Credit, an award to a woman from Malawi whose cassava business started small but has now grown
  • 11 Nov 2005 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    UN Official Says Inclusive Government is a Way Forward for Liberia

    The head of the United Nations Mission in Liberia, Alan Doss, has said that an inclusive government would be a way forward for Liberia following the announcement of the results of the presidential elections in the country.

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

    UN Secretary-General Expresses Solidarity with Jordan

    The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has expressed his solidarity with the King, people and Government of Jordan following the bombing of three hotels in Amman.

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

    Refugees Return to DR Congo from Tanzania

    Hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo are returning home from Tanzania in a new repatriation programme launched by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees this week.

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

    Overcrowding Cause Disease among Quake Victims in Pakistan

    The World Health Organization says that overcrowding in the camps for the victims of the earthquake in Pakistan is increasing the risk for the outbreak of diseases.

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

    Gambia Calls for Two Permanent Seats for Africa in Security Council

    The representative of the Gambia to the United Nations, Ambassador Crispin Grey-Johnson has reiterated the call for Africa to be given two permanent seats on the Security Council.

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

    UNICEF and WHO Support Polio Immunization Campaign in Africa

    A mass polio vaccination campaign began across 28 African countries on Friday.

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

  • The General Assembly urges the United States to end its economic and commercial embargo against Cuba
  • The Group of 77 developing countries and China says it’s opposed to unilateral coercive measures against developing countries
  • The Caribbean Community says Cuba is an integral part of the region and urges the United States to respect the will of the international community
  • Jamaica joins other developing countries in calling for the creation of a level playing field for their exports
  • The Group of 77 developing countries and China reaffirms the indispensable role of the department of Public Information in promoting the role and activities of the United Nations
  • 11 Nov 2005 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Meeting on Avian Flu Adopts Action Plan to Mitigate Threat of Human Pandemic

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

    Islamic Ministerial Conference and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, take a serious look at the situation of children in Islamic countries

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

    UN Secretary-General Condemns Bombing in Amman, Jordan

    The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has strongly condemned the terrorist bombing in Amman, the capital of Jordan.

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

    The Security Council Condemns Amman Bombing

    The Security Council has also added its voice in a strong condemnation of the Amman bombing.

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

    Pakistan Calls for More Openness in Security Council

    The representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, Ambassador Munir Akram, has called for openness, transparency and inclusiveness in the work of the Security Council.

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

    UNEP Launches Clean Up of Highly Polluted Site in Iraq

    The United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, is launching a clean-up operation of the highly polluted Al Qadissiya industrial site south of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.

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

    Renowned Author Says War on Terrorism Is Being Lost

    Deepak Chopra, a renowned physician and author, has said that the war on terrorism is not being won.

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

  • Liberia: Results Trickle in After Presidential Run-Off
  • Somalia: Pirates and All
  • Southern African Food Crisis
  • 10 Nov 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

  • The UN Highlights Youth Employment and Enterprise
  • A World-Uniting Art Exhibit Is Unveiled at the United Nations
  • Intercultural Exchange Saves Cassava Crop
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    Somali Ambassador Calls for International Help with Deteriorating Security Situation in the Country Following Assassination Attempt on Prime Minister

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

    FAO">Intercultural Exchange in Agriculture Can Save Crops and Lives – FAO

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

    UN General Assembly urges United States to end embargo against Cuba

    The UN General Assembly has overwhelmingly urged the United States to end its 44-year old trade embargo against Cuba.

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

    United States says trade embargo a bilateral issue

    Nearly all of the world body’s 191 member States voted in favour of the resolution.

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

    Global meeting sets key action steps to combat bird flu

    A global meeting aimed at devising strategies to combat the transmission of bird flu among humans has identified key components of a global action plan to control avian flu in animals and limit the threat of a human influenza pandemic.

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

    WHO warns of possible cholera outbreak among earthquake victms

    Hundreds of earthquake victims in Pakistan’s Kashmir region have acute diarrhea.

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

    ILO to support efforts to put Americas summit agreements into practice

    The recent summit of the Americas in Argentina succeeded “in an unprecedented way” in making the creation of decent jobs a central policy goal in the region.

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

    Security Council delegation lauds Burundi’s political transition

    The UN Security Council mission to Africa’s Great Lakes region has pledged support for Burundi as the country undertakes the challenging recovery effort.

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

    UN Relief Workers Continue “Marathon Sprint” To Save Lives In South Asia Quake Area Before Winter Closes In

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

    UN in Race Against Winter to Help Hundreds of Thousands Quake Victims

    The United Nations is in a race against winter to provide food and shelter to more than 350 thousand people high up in the mountains cut off by the South Asia earthquake a month ago.

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

    UNHCR Continues Massive Delivery of Relief to Quake Victims

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says the needs of victims of the South Asia earthquake are massive and resources are minimal.

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

    Health Officials Meeting in Geneva on Strategy to Combat Bird Flu

    In Geneva, a meeting aimed at devising a global strategy to combat the transmission of bird flu among human was into its second day Tuesday.

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

    General Assembly Discussing US Embargo Against Cuba

    The Group of 77 developing countries and China is opposed to unilateral coercive measures against developing countries.

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

    Annan Expects Syrian Cooperation in UN Investigation

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he expects Syria to continue cooperating with the investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.

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

    Liberians are Voting Today in an Historic Run-off Election for President

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

    Uniting Painting by Ranan Lurie Unveiled at the United Nations

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

    60th Anniversary of the UN Celebrated with Music

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

    Security Council Visiting the Great Lakes Region in Africa

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

    WHO warns of incalculable human misery from global flu pandemic

    A deadly new global pandemic of human influenza is inevitable and suffering will be incalculable unless the world is ready.

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

    Security Council mission calls for speedier efforts for DRC elections

    A UN Security Council mission to Africa’s Great Lakes region has called for stepped-up efforts towards post-war elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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

    Annan urges peaceful and orderly elections in Liberia

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on all Liberians registered to vote in tomorrow’s elections, to do so in a peaceful and orderly manner, just as they did during the first round last month.

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

    UN needs more than $40 million to aid quake victims this month

    The United Nations on Monday appealed for more than $40 million to fund urgent needs for victims of the South Asia earthquake for the month of November.

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

    UNFPA warns thousands of pregnant quake survivors face complications

    There’s a warning from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) that thousands of pregnant earthquake survivors face life-threatening complications in the coming months.

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

    United Nations Sets Priorities to Deal with Deadly Bird Flu Pandemic

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

    Security Council Urges Restraint in Tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea and Sends Envoy to Investigate Border Situation

    The UN Security Council has joined UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in strongly urging Ethiopia and Eritrea to refrain from using or threatening to use force in their border dispute.

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

    UN and Agencies Adopt Plan to Deal with Avian Flu and Threat of Human Pandemic

    The United Nations and its health and agricultural agencies have laid out a plan to deal with the bird flu epidemic and the possibility that it might cause a deadly flu pandemic among humans.

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

    Interpol Seeks Strengthened Cooperation with UN to Fight Terrorism

    The Secretary-General of Interpol, Ronald Noble, says the International Criminal Police Organization is expanding its cooperation with the United Nations.

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

    General Assembly Calls for Olympic Truce and Encourages Countries to Observe Year of Sports 2005

    The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution urging all countries to observe an Olympic truce during the 2006 Winter Games to be held in Turin, Italy, in February.

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

    New Study on Climate Change Looks at Physical and Economic Aspects

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

    New Study on Climate Change Looks at Physical and Economic Aspects

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

    UN Envoy to Eritrea and Ethiopia Concerned about Troop Movements on Both Sides

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

    Youth Employment and Enterprise

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

    UN Secretary-General Urges Ethiopia and Eritrea to Exercise Maximum Restraint

    The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has strongly urged Ethiopia and Eritrea to exercise maximum restraint, as the two countries have reportedly moved troops and tanks to their border.

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

    Head of UN Peacekeeping Says Security Council Visit to the Great Lakes Region of Africa Is Timely

    The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations, Jean-Marie Guehenno has said that the visit of the Security Council to the Great Lakes Region of Africa is timely.

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

    UN Envoy Says the World Body is Encouraging Lebanon to Deal with Armed Militias

    The Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Terje Roed Larsen, says that the United Nations is encouraging Lebanon to disband militias and extend government control over the whole country.

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

    ECOSOC President Says No Country Is Immune to Bird Flu

    The President of the Economic and Social Council, Ambassador Munir Akram of Pakistan has warned that no country is immune from bird flu.

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

    NATO and UNHCR Extend Airlift of Relief Supplies to Pakistan

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the United Nations refugee agency have agreed to extend and expand their airlift of emergency relief supplies to earthquake survivors in Pakistan.

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

  • Eritrea And Ethiopia Poised For Renewed War
  • Liberia: Run-Off Polls For Presidency
  • 3 Nov 2005 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

  • WFP Needs more than $100-million To Avert Food Crisis in Southern Africa
  • World Bank Study Finds Brain Drain Critically Affects Smaller Low Income Countries
  • The Impact of Climate Change on the Environment, people’s health and the economy
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  • Two sisters from Pakistan discuss their work as human rights advocates: Asma Jahangir, UN Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion, and Hina Jilani, UN Special Representative for Human Rights Defenders, explore human rights issues in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Middle East, Nigeria and France.
  • 2 Nov 2005 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

  • The Caribbean Community says there’s been a renaissance in the Central American region into one of peace, freedom, democracy and development
  • Jamaica says the promotion of a culture of peace is essential in all nations in light of the potential for conflict
  • Haiti says it remains concerned about the growing problem of illicit drug trafficking throughout the world
  • The United Kingdom says it welcomes progress being made in the non self-governing territories
  • The Group of 77 developing countries and China reaffirms the indispensable role of the Department of Public Information in promoting the role and activities of the United Nations
  • 2 Nov 2005 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    UN Radio Reporter Back from Pakistan Describes the Devastation of the Earthquake and the Relief Efforts

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

    WFP Needs More than $100 million to Avert Food Crisis in Southern Africa:

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

    UN Mission Reports Tense Situation on Ethiopian/Eritrean Border

    The UN mission monitoring the ceasefire between Ethiopia and Eritrea reports that the situation on the ground is tense.

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

    Security Council Mission to visit Africa Great Lakes region

    The UN Security Council begins a mission to the Great Lakes region of Africa this weekend.~

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

    DRC Election Biggest Ever to be Supported by UN: Guehenno

    Meanwhile, the head of UN peacekeeping, Jean-Marie Guehenno, briefed the Council Wednesday before its mission to the Great Lakes region.

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

    Annan Reports Mixed Progress on UN Resolution on Lebanon

    A new report says the disbanding of Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias, called for in a United Nations resolution, is still to be met.

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

    Annan Reports Mixed Progress on UN Resolution on Lebanon

    A new report says the disbanding of Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias, called for in a United Nations resolution, is still to be met.

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

    Escalating Climate Change Impacts Human Health: Harvard Study

    A new study shows that climate change will significantly affect the health of humans and ecosystems resulting in global economic consequences.~~

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

    FAO Says $100 Million Needed to Contain Bird Flu

    The Food and Agriculture organization says it needs $100 million to help poor South East Asian countries contain bird flu over the next three years.~

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

    UN Human Rights Experts Welcome US Invitation to Guantanamo Bay but Seek Unrestricted Access to Detainees

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

    UN Rapporteur Concerned that People’s Right to Food Is Threatened

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

    Aid Agencies Say Not Enough Funds Coming in to Cover Work in Pakistan

    United Nations agencies have received less than a quarter of the funding they need for emergency relief for earthquake victims in Pakistan.

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

    UNHCR Says Funding Is a Problem

    Meanwhile, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), says funding remains a problem, noting it has received slightly more than $5 million of the $30 million it needs for the operation.

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

    WFP Says Lack of Funds Impacting Operations

    At the same time the World Food Programme says the lack of funds is beginning to have an impact on its capacity to deliver.

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

    WFP Appeals for $150 Million to Provide Urgent Food in Southern Africa

    The World Food Programme needs an additional $150 million to provide urgent food aid to nearly 10 million people in southern Africa until next April.

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

    UN Experts Want Access to Guantanamo Detainees

    UN human rights officials have warned that they will turn down an invitation to visit US detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay, if they are not granted access to the detainees held there.

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

    UN General Assembly Designates 27 January as Holocaust Day

    The UN General Assembly has passed a resolution designating January 27th as an annual day to commemorate the Jewish and other victims of the Holocaust.

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

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