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Quartet On Aid To The Palestinians

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In 2005 Natural Disasters Killed Fewer, but Affected More People than in Previous Year

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Quartet Urges Hamas To Commit To Non-Violence

The international community has warned that funding for Palestinians could be at risk if a future government led by the militant group Hamas continues to advocate violence.

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Earthquake Operation A Success Due To Better Than Expected Weather: Pakistan

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says the response to the earthquake in Pakistan will continue from relief into recovery and reconstruction.

31 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR Signs Agreements For Return Of Sudanese And Congolese Refugees

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has signed separate tripartite agreements with the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan for the voluntary return of more than 13-thousand Sudanese refugees in the Congo as well as more than 6-thousand Congolese in Sudan.

31 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

“This Is A Time For Committed Action,” Annan Tells London Conference On Afghanistan

In London, representatives from more than 70 countries are discussing a five-year blueprint for international cooperation with Afghanistan which is still plagued by violence and poverty.

31 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Environment Ministers To Discuss Sustainable Energy And Tourism

More than a hundred environment ministers gather in the United Arab Emirates next week for discussions on how best to deliver sustainable energy and more environmentally-friendly tourism.

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  • Small Arms Proliferation Affects Women
  • Sole Male Participant on UN Women’s Discrimination Committee Discusses How It Feels
  • Reflecting Women’s Concerns in the Disability Convention
  • 30 Jan 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Disabled Women’s Concerns Regarding Draft UN Convention on Disabled Rights

    30 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Says Natural Disasters Killed More Than 90,000 in 2005

    Natural disasters were on the rise last year, leaving tens of millions of people destitute and in need of aid.

    30 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Security Council Urges Great Lakes Security Pact

    The UN Security Council has urged Africa’s Great Lakes states to finalize preparations for a new summit to adopt a security, stability and development agreement.

    30 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Annan Concerned About Cote d’Ivoire Decree on Parliament

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Sunday expressed concern over a presidential decree allowing the Cote d’Ivoire parliament to keep functioning beyond its mandate.

    30 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Annan Urges Deployment of Dutch Troops in Afghanistan

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged the Dutch parliament to approve sending another 1,200 troops to Afghanistan.

    30 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    FAO Appeals for $40 Million for Agricultural Relief Activities in Sudan

    The UN Food and Agriculture organization has called for $40 million to support its agricultural relief and recovery activities in Sudan in 2006.

    30 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Pakistan Slowly Moving From Earthquake Relief to Recovery

    30 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

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  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni">
  • Timor-Leste chooses restorative over punitive justice for war crimes committed during 24-year independence struggle
  • Prime Minister of Pakistan responds to the press at UN Headquarters on transparency in quake aid, the gas pipeline, Iran’s nuclear option, and women’s rights
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  • 27 Jan 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

  • The committee preparing for the review conference on illicit small arms trade concludes its session without agreement
  • Jamaica says it’s disappointed that efforts to reach agreement on marking and tracing illicit arms continue to be blocked
  • Trinidad and Tobago says only through political will can the international community end the scourge
  • A new report by the International Labour Office says the Caribbean and Latin America saw the largest increase in unemployment last year
  • Antigua and Barbuda says it has done reasonably well in meeting the Millennium Development Goals
  • Secretary-General Kofi Annan hails the importance of sports in bringing people together
  • 27 Jan 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    UN Secretary-General Says Holocaust Denial Must Be Rejected

    United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for the rejection of false claims by people who say that the Holocaust never happened, or has been exaggerated.

    27 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Human Rights Office Says Situation has Not Improved in Sudan

    A report issued by the United Nations Human Rights Office says the situation in Sudan has not improved, despite commitments made by the country’s authorities.

    27 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Tanzanian Foreign Minister Calls for Focus on the Great Lakes Region

    The Foreign Minister of Tanzania Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro has called on the newly established United Nations Peace Building Commission to focus its early attention on the countries of the Great Lakes Region.

    27 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Middle East Quartet Calls for Respect of Results of Palestinian Elections

    The Middle East Quartet, which is made of the United Nations, the European Union, Russia and the United States, has called on all parties to respect the results of the Palestinian legislative elections.

    27 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Marks First Annual Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Holocaust

    27 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Envoy to the Great Lakes Region Optimistic About Prospects for Peace in the Region

    27 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

  • We hear from an Expert, an NGO and a Minister of Women’s Affairs — all taking part in the UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
  • Older Women — a source of strength and wisdom
  • 27 Jan 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

  • Head of UN Refugee Agency Warns of Impending Calamity in Darfur, Sudan;
  • Eight Peacekeepers are Killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • The African Continent Faces Housing Problems
  • 26 Jan 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Former UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Weighs In On Proposed Human Rights Council

    26 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    President Gusmao">Timor Leste Still Needs International Assistance after UN Mandate Ends in May: President Gusmao

    26 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Secretary-General Congratulates Palestinians on Peaceful Elections

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has congratulated President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian people on the peaceful and orderly conduct of their legislative elections.

    26 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Global Fund Welcomes Corporate Initiative to Fund AIDS Projects in Africa

    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has welcomed the announcement of a new corporate initiative called Product RED, which will raise funds for the Global Fund and the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa.

    26 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Commander Says It Is Not Yet Clear How Eight Peacekeepers Died in DR Congo

    The Security Council has called on the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to take immediate steps to bring to justice those responsible for Monday’s attack on United Nations peacekeepers, which left eight of them dead and five wounded.

    26 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    WFP Appeals for Funding for People in Chechnya and Ingushetia Suffering from Bitterly Cold Winter Weather

    The World Food Programme has appealed for urgently needed funds to resume providing food rations for 150,000 people in Chechnya and Ingushetia, suffering from the coldest winter in Russia in 25 years.

    26 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Actress Nicole Kidman Joins UNIFEM as New Goodwill Ambassador

    The UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), marking its 30th anniversary this year, has appointed movie star Nicole Kidman as its Goodwill Ambassador.

    26 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Series of Events Marking Holocaust Remembrance Opens with Children’s Exhibit

    25 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Palestinians Vote in Parliamentary Elections

    25 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Palestinians Vote in Parliamentary Elections

    Palestinians have gone to the polls today in the first Parliamentary elections in over 10 years.

    25 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Predicts Moderate Global Economic Growth with Developing Countries Leading

    The world economy in 2006 will continue last year’s growth rate of about 3 percent, in a slowdown from several years of relatively high global economic growth.

    25 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Head of UN/OLA Scheduled To Assess Legal Needs of Those Charged with Hariri Assassination

    In accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolution, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has requested the Head of the Office of Legal Affairs, Nichola Michel to travel to Beirut, Lebanon to provide legal assistance for those charged with the Hariri assassination.

    25 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Special Envoy for Sudan Calls for Free Passage for Aid Workers

    The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sudan, Jan Pronk, has called on all parties in Darfur – and in particular the rebel movements there – to exercise restraint and to allow humanitarian workers free passage.

    25 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNAIDS and WHO Revise Downward Estimates of China’s AIDS Epidemic but Warn Against Complacency

    The United Nations has revised its estimates of China’s AIDS epidemic to 650-thousand HIV infections, down from 840-thousand estimated in 2003.

    25 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Refugee Chief Underlines the Importance of Prevention

    24 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Thai Sex Workers Demand Worker’s Rights

    24 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UNHCR chief warns of possible “catastrophe” in Darfur

    The international community could face a catastrophe in Darfur.

    24 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    ILO says global unemployment continues to grow

    Global unemployment continues to grow as strong economic growth failed to offset an increase in people seeking work.

    24 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR seeking ways to resume operations in Cote d’Ivoire

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has expressed concern over the fate of thousands of Liberian refugees in Cote d’Ivoire.

    24 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Violence forces WFP to halt Cote d’Ivoire operations

    The UN food agency (WFP) warns that continued uncertainty over the safety of its staff in Cote d’Ivoire could have a disastrous effect on its operations to assist some of the most vulnerable people in the country, particularly in and around the western town of Guiglo.

    24 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Annan urges observance of Olympic truce

    United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on warring parties throughout the world to observe the Olympic truce during next month’s Winter Games in Turin, Italy.

    24 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    New Force Commander Takes Over in Haiti

    23 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    African Conflicts and War on Terror Put Minority Groups at Risk: Minority Rights Group International

    23 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Bird flu a global problem: WHO

    The recent outbreak of bird flu in Turkey demonstrates the vital importance of surveillance and effective early warning systems.

    23 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Palestinian election an important milestone: Annan

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan says this Wednesday’s Palestinian legislative elections will be an important milestone in the Palestinians’ long and difficult history.

    23 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR cuts staff levels in Chad

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says it is temporarily reducing the size of its staff in eastern Chad after an unknown group of armed men attacked the town of Guereda and abducted five government officials.

    23 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN appeals for millions to aid Ethiopia

    The United Nations on Monday issued an urgent appeal for more than $160 million dollars in emergency aid for multiple humanitarian crises and threats facing Ethiopia, including the risk of famine from a severe drought.

    23 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    WFP urges Africa Summit to act on hunger crises

    The UN food agency WFP has called on African leaders meeting in Sudan and international donors to boost their support for its efforts to tackle hunger and poverty on the continent before millions more lives are lost.

    23 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Peace remains fragile in Timor-Leste: UN envoy

    Timor-Leste has made major progress in peace-building, but peace remains fragile.

    23 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

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  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni">
  • Pippin Vuvui Fotu from Tonga discusses her participation in the UN fellowship program for broadcasters from developing countries; also featured are participants Cheryl Lim with Mediacorp News, Singapore; and Eun Jung Cho with Arirang TV, Republic of Korea
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  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • 20 Jan 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

  • Jamaica Reiterates its commitment to eradicating the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons
  • Cuba Says While Progress Has Been Made in Combating Small Arms, More Need to be Done
  • Jamaica Hands Over the Leadership of he Group of 77 Developing Countries and China to South Africa
  • Barbados Urges the Region to Improve its Data Collection Technologies to Enable Timely Warning of Impending Hazards
  • Secretary-General Kofi Anna Urges Iran to Create Conditions for Talks by Ceasing Nuclear Research
  • 20 Jan 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    The UN Wants to Reinforce its Troops in Cote d’Ivoire in the Wake of Violence

    20 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Kofi Annan Says Iran Should Not Proceed with Nuclear Fuel Research

    The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on Iran to continue to try to find a negotiated resolution of its nuclear research programme.

    20 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Twenty People Die Trying to Reach Yemen Aboard Smugglers’ Boats

    Twenty Ethiopians and Somalis have died as they tried to reach Yemen aboard a smugglers’ boat crossing the Gulf of Aden from Somalia.

    20 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Human Rights Office Condemns Murder of Politicians in Colombia

    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Colombia has strongly deplored the murder of two political leaders and their associates in the country.

    20 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Tsunami Victims from Myanmar Finally Are Laid to Rest in Thailand

    Two migrant workers from Myanmar, who were killed by the December 2004 tsunami, have been finally laid to rest in southern Thailand.

    20 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNEP Is Queried About Old French Ship with Asbestos

    The UN Environment Programme says it has received a number of calls about an old French ship laden with asbestos sent to India for scrapping.

    20 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Afghanistan Government Makes Disability Rights a Top Priority ahead of UN Convention

    20 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

  • The UN Population Fund Gets a Record Number of Donors
  • The Importance of Statistics for Measuring Women’s Progress
  • Combating Human Trafficking to and from Russia
  • 19 Jan 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

  • Progress in Cote d’Ivoire Peace Process Jeopardized as Supporters of President Stage Demonstrations Targeted at UN Mission
  • A New UN Mission in Sierra Leone is Helping to Consolidate Peace and Promote Development
  • 19 Jan 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Women’s Anti-Discrimination Committee Considers 8 Country Reports

    19 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    South African NGO SaferAfrica Helps Governments Stop Illicit Weapons Trade

    19 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Secretary-General Calls for More Support to African Union Force in Darfur

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for an immediate strengthening of African Union forces in Sudan’s Darfur region, where atrocities against civilians continue.

    19 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Slovenian President Appeals for International Action to Stop Tragedy in Darfur

    Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the Secretary-General met with Slovenian President Janez Drnovšek, who is sponsoring a humanitarian initiative, called “The World for Darfur” to provide shelter, water, food and schools for 10,000 Sudanese, as well as a field hospital and demining equipment.

    19 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Report on Challenges of Peacekeeping Recommends Better Coordination

    Peacekeeping operations have become both more numerous and more complex in recent years, and involve more actors, according to a new report presented to the UN on Thursday.

    19 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Welcomes Release of Sudanese Refugees Detained in Egypt

    The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has welcomed the release from prison of some 230 Sudanese refugees in Egypt.

    19 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Minorities at Risk in All Regions: Minority Rights Group International

    Despite a number of commitments made by world leaders at last year’s summit to promote and protect the rights of minorities, the reality today does not match the rhetoric of these leaders.

    19 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

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  • One year later, the UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, President Bill Clinton, has issued a report which reviews the situation in the 12 tsunami-affected countries. It covers in detail the situation in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Maldives, as well as damage caused in Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Somalia, the Seychelles, Tanzania and Kenya. This program covers conditions on the ground and shows that while recovery is ongoing, there is still a lot to be done to restore livelihoods and infrastructures. (www.tsunamispecialenvoy.org )
  • 19 Jan 2006 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

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  • One year later, the UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, President Bill Clinton, has issued a report which reviews the situation in the 12 tsunami-affected countries. It covers in detail the situation in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Maldives, as well as damage caused in Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Somalia, the Seychelles, Tanzania and Kenya. This program covers conditions on the ground and shows that while recovery is ongoing, there is still a lot to be done to restore livelihoods and infrastructures. (www.tsunamispecialenvoy.org )
  • 19 Jan 2006 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

    Annan Calls For “Massive Effort” to Prepare for Bird Flu Pandemic

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Wednesday called for “a massive effort” to prepare for a possible avian influenza or “bird flu” pandemic.

    18 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Experts Warn Africa Is At a High Risk of Getting Bird Flu

    United Nations experts have warned the consequences could be catastrophic if bird flu were to spread to Africa where they say many countries are ill-equipped and unprepared to deal with the disease.

    18 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Annan Working With AU to Ease Tensions in Cote d’Ivoire

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has been dealing with the crisis in Cote d’Ivoire.

    18 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Situation on Ground in Cote d’Ivoire Continues to be Volatile: UN Mission

    The UN Operation says the situation on the ground continues to be volatile.

    18 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Resumes Aid Flights to Earthquake-Ravaged Areas of Pakistan

    The United Nations resumed crucial relief flights to earthquake-devastated areas of Pakistan on Wednesday.

    18 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Brazilian General Picked to Command UN Peacekeeping Troops in Haiti

    A Brazilian general will assume the command of the UN peacekeeping operation in Haiti.

    18 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    No Time to Waste in Preparing for Possible Flu Pandemic

    18 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Landslides a Danger in Every Region of the World

    18 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Weapons of Peace
  • 2.Back to the Plantation
  • 3. Waves for peace, waves for change
  • 4. Mother Liberia
  • 5. Time for Liberians ">Liberia in Transition:In this special series of five segments, UN Radio sheds lights on issues affecting the daily life of Liberians who have resolved to live together peacefully again.
  • 1. Weapons of Peace
  • 2.Back to the Plantation
  • 3. Waves for peace, waves for change
  • 4. Mother Liberia
  • 5. Time for Liberians
  • 18 Jan 2006 | Posted in UN in Transition | Read More »

    UNICEF Puts Up Temporary Schools in Tsunami-hit Aceh, Indonesia

    17 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Visually Impaired Can Now Read UN Documents in Braille

    17 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Liberian Refugees Urged to Return Home

    Liberian refugees have been urged to consider returning home now to join in the rebuilding of their country.

    17 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Special Envoy Hails the Resilience of Quake Survivors

    The UN special envoy for the South Asia earthquake, former American president George Bush concluded a two-day visit to Pakistan Tuesday to highlight the needs of earthquake survivors.

    17 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Situation in Cote d’Ivoire Remains Tense: UN

    The situation in Cote d’Ivoire is reported to be tense as hundreds of Ivorian youths rallied in front of the UN compound in the capital Abidjan for a second day of demonstrations.

    17 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Annan Condemns “Orchestrated Violence” in Cote d’Ivoire

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has condemned the orchestrated violence directed against the UN, the population as well as the inaction of some of the national authorities in responding to the situation in Cote d’Ivoire.

    17 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Terror Threat Forces Temporary Closure of UN Offices in Pakistan

    The United Nations has been forced to temporarily close its offices in southwestern Pakistan after receiving a threatening telephone call.

    17 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Nomad Volunteers in Pakistan

    16 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Stopping the Trade in Small Arms

    16 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Annan Congratulates Liberia’s New President on Her Inauguration

    Secretary-general Kofi Annan has hailed the inauguration of Liberia’s new president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first woman elected head of state in Africa.

    16 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Human Rights Commission Elects New Chair for 2006 Session

    A Peruvian envoy Manuel Rodriguez Cuadros was elected Monday to chair the 2006 session of the United Nations Human Rights Commission.

    16 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    WFP Urges Quick Response to Its Efforts to Tackle Hunger in West Africa

    The UN food agency (WFP) has called on the international community to rally strongly behind its efforts to tackle hunger and poverty in West Africa.

    16 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Condemns Attacks in Afghanistan

    The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about a series of violent attacks in Afghanistan in which an unconfirmed number of civilians and military personnel were killed and injured in Kandahar over the last two days.

    16 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Suspended for a Second Day Due to Bad Weather">UN Quake Relief Flights Suspended for a Second Day Due to Bad Weather

    Heavy snow and rain forced the United Nations to ground its relief flights to Pakistan’s earthquake-hit areas for a second straight day Monday.

    16 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • Agreement is reached on establishing a Caribbean tsunami early warning system
  • The head of UNESCO warns that tsunami hazards exist in all ocean basins
  • Barbados says it’s committed to the development of an early warning system
  • The UN Development Programme calls for development planning to include disaster risk reduction
  • A senior UN official warns that combating the spread of illicit small arms and light weapons is a long term challenge
  • Trinidad and Tobago says the illicit trade in small arms is a threat to the safety and security of society
  • 13 Jan 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    World Bank Suspends Support for Chad Oil Development Project Citing Loss of Focus on Poverty Reduction

    13 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Civil Strife Continues in Sudan’s Troubled Western Region of Darfur

    13 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Secretary-General Calls for Negotiated Resolution of Iran’s Nuclear Issue

    The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on Iran to give negotiations a chance to resolve the issue of its resumption of nuclear research.

    13 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Envoy Says a Bigger and Stronger Force Is Needed for Darfur

    The Special Representative of the United Nations in Sudan, Jan Pronk has called for a larger and stronger force to protect the people of Darfur in Sudan.

    13 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    South Africa Assumes Chairmanship of Group of 77 and China

    The Foreign Minister of South Africa Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has said that international economic relations continue to be marked by uncertainties, imbalances and sometimes recessions.

    13 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Signs Agreement with Sudan and Kenya for Return of Refugees

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has signed a tripartite agreement with Sudan and Kenya setting up roles and obligations of each side in helping South Sudanese refugees go home from Kenya.

    13 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Intensifies Winterization in Earthquake-hit Areas of Pakistan

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says it is intensifying its drive to enable the earthquake survivors to withstand harsh winter conditions in Pakistan.

    13 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Avian Influenza Coordinator Says Education Efforts Are Needed to Prevent Human Infections

    12 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Wyclef Jean Met with Kofi Annan to Discuss the UN Mission in Haiti and What Can be Done to Support the Haitian Youth

    12 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Humanitarian Appeal Kick Off in Geneva

    The head of the UN Refugee agency has appealed for the international community to channel aid to situations based on the real needs on the ground, not because of public opinion, or strategic needs.

    12 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Officials Concerned at Iran’s Removal of Seals at Uranium Enrichment Sites

    The foreign ministers of the EU-3 – France, Germany and Britain – met today in Berlin to discuss Iran’s removal of seals at one of its nuclear enrichment facilities.

    12 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Donor Pledging Conference for Avian Flu to Take Place in China

    With nearly 150 cases of avian influenza confirmed in humans in six countries since December 2003, including about 15 recently in Turkey, the World Health Organization says there is an increasing risk of an influenza pandemic.

    12 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Envoy in Iraq Condemns Violence

    The chief UN envoy in Iraq has condemned the recent bloodshed in the country, and called on the Iraqi people to demand that their leaders focus on protecting civilians and fostering a lawful society.

    12 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • Conflict in DRC Causes Deaths of Close to Four Million People
  • FAO Warns that Millions of People are on Brink of Starvation in Horn of Africa
  • UN Tries to Resolve the Situation between Ethiopia and Eritrea
  • 12 Jan 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

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  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni">
  • Malaysian fisher communities ravaged by the tsunami receive new boats from UNDP/Pfizer
  • Sex workers want to be recognized as part of the labour force in Thailand and an ILO partnership with EMPOWER promotes safe sex
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  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • 12 Jan 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    Progress Made in Combating Small Arms Scourge

    Combating the spread of illicit small arms and light weapons is a long-term challenge.

    11 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Mission Reports Reduction in Tension Along Ethiopia-Eritrea Border

    Tension along the Ethiopia-Eritrea border has eased slightly with no large-scale troop movements on either side.

    11 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNDP Calls for Development Planning to Include Disaster Risk Reduction

    There’s been a call for development planning in the Caribbean to include disaster risk reduction strategies.

    11 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    FAO Warns Bird Flu Could Become Endemic in Turkey

    United Nations animal health experts have warned that the lethal H5N1 strain of bird flu that killed two teenagers in Turkey could become firmly entrenched there.

    11 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    11 Million People Facing Hunger in Horn of Africa: FAO

    An estimated 11 million people in the Horn of Africa are on the brink of starvation following a severe drought that has already caused some deaths.

    11 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Fighting Global Warming through Recycling

    11 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Pre-Birth Sex Selection Results in Loss of Girls

    11 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    US Proposal for Ethiopia Eritrea Dispute

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    Creating a Tsunami Warning System for the Caribbean Region

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    UN Avoiding Hasty Decisions on UNMEE: Guehenno

    The top United Nations peacekeeping official says the Organization is avoiding making hasty decisions on the future of its peacekeeping operation in Ethiopia and Eritrea, this despite its concerns about border tensions between the two Horn of Africa countries.

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    US Takes Diplomatic Initiative to End Eritrea-Ethiopia Border Dispute

    Meanwhile, the United States is sending a senior delegation to the Horn of Africa region to try and resolve the border tensions between Eritrea and Ethiopia.

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    UN Facing Test of International Cooperation: Eliasson

    The United Nations is facing a test of international cooperation.

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    UN Resumes Air Relief Operations in Kashmir

    The United Nations on Tuesday resumed air relief operations to one of the two earthquake-devastated valleys in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

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    UN Interim Commander Promises to Stabilize Haiti

    The UN peacekeeping force will try its utmost to ensure stability in Haiti.

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    Civil Society Organizatons Campaign for Small Arms Treaty as UN Prepares for Five-Year Review of Small Arms Programme of Action

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    Thousands Die Each Month in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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    UN Investigating Death of Chief of UN Peacekeepers in Haiti

    United Nations police are investigating the death of the head of the UN Peacekeeping troops in Haiti.

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    Caribbean States to Set up Tsunami Early Warning System

    Representatives from more than 30 states meet in Barbados Tuesday to hammer out an action plan on a tsunami early warning system in the Caribbean.

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    UN Begins Preparation for Review of Regulations on International Trade in Small arms

    The United Nations on Monday launched its first major review of small arms controls in five years.

    9 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Adviser Concerned Over Scarcity of Aid to Africa

    A senior United Nations official says donors have not responded to the plight of millions of Africans on the brink of starvation due to severe drought.

    9 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Top UN Envoy in Haiti Vows Crackdown on Gangs

    The United Nations’top official in Haiti has vowed to crack down on gangs that have been on a kidnapping spree and threaten the country’s fifth attempt at scheduling elections.

    9 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • Presenting the first UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors in Malaysia: co-hosts of 3R, the popular television program on youth issues
  • UNDP prepares coastal communities for confronting another tsunami in Thailand
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  • A Study on Violence Says 200 Million Women Are Missing
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  • The General Assembly approves a two-year budget for the United Nations with a spending cap of $950 milllion
  • Developing countries say they are unhappy with the spending limit but decided to go along with it
  • The European Union says the budget safeguards the future of the United Nations
  • Dominica’s Trade Minister says the situation of small island states with their vulnerable economies needs to be taken into account in the next round of trade talks
  • A top environmentalist warns that sustainable health is important for sustainable development
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    UNHCR Prepares To House More Earthquake Survivors in Pakistan

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is preparing to receive thousands more earthquake survivors from the mountains and upper valleys to camps in lower elevations in Pakistan.

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    UN Human Rights Chief Goes on One-Week Mission to Uganda

    The human rights chief at the United Nations, Louise Arbour is leaving for a one-week visit to Uganda on Saturday.

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    A Girl Becomes Third Person to Die of Bird Flu in Turkey

    A Turkish girl has died of bird flu in Turkey a few days after her brother and sister died of the disease.

    6 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Interviews Sudanese Refugees in Egypt for Second Day

    Staff of the United Nations refugee agency in Cairo, Egypt have, for the second day, been interviewing Sudanese refugees who are being detained in three centres on the outskirts of Cairo.

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    Record Number of Countries Contribute to UNFPA

    The UN Population Fund, UNFPA received more funds in 2005 than in any year since it was established in 1969 with more than one hundred and seventy countries donating to the fund.

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    UN Special Rapporteur on Torture on Guantanamo Abuse

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    Author of “Women, Development, and the UN” Talks about her Book

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    Greenpeace Solar Generation Project Documents Global Climate Change ‘Hot Spots’

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  • UNHCR Appeals to Egyptian Authorities Not to Deport Sudanese Refugees and Migrants
  • Ambassador Daudi Mwakawago Talks about the Success of UNAMSIL
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    WFP Concerned About Drought in Somalia and Kenya

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    WHO Confirms Second Human Death from Bird Flu in Turkey

    A Turkish girl has died of bird flu, four days after her brother died of the disease. The particular strain of the virus is still under investigation.

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    Fears of Pneumonia in Earthquake-Hit Pakistan

    In earthquake-hit Pakistan, warm clothing and winterized tents are urgently needed now that the snow and rain have begun in earnest.

    5 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Deeply Concerned about Israeli Prime Minister Following Stroke

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed deep concerned about the health of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who suffered a massive stroke on Wednesday.

    5 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Human Rights Chief Reminds Nepalese Warring Parties to Respect Law as Ceasefire Ends

    The UN’s human rights chief, Louise Arbour, has called on both sides in the armed conflict in Nepal to respect human rights, following the end of a four-month unilateral ceasefire by the Maoist rebels.

    5 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Bio-Diversity Convention Chief Invites Citizens to Help Slow Rate of Bio-Diversity Loss

    The new Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity has called for all people to work together to preserve the planet’s many species and ecosystems.

    5 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

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    UNHCR Says Sudanese Refugees Should Not Be Deported from Egypt

    4 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Refugee Agency Assisting Sudanese in Cairo

    The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, has been providing aid to Sudanese refugees recently released by the Egyptian authorities after last week’s confrontation between police and refugees protesting in a park in Cairo.

    4 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Floods in Malawi Exacerbate Food Shortages

    The World Food Programme is racing to provide food assistance to countries in southern Africa suffering from drought.

    4 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    IAEA to Iran: Maintain Suspension of Nuclear Research

    The director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed El-Baradei has reminded Iran that it should maintain suspension of all nuclear enrichment related activities.

    4 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Stalemate Between Ethiopia and Eritrea Could Force the UN To Withdraw

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has warned that the dangerous stalemate between Ethiopia and Eritrea could lead to the withdrawal of the UN Mission in the two countries.

    4 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Eritrea Accepts Ruling on Start of Border War

    Meanwhile, Eritrea has reluctantly accepted a ruling by the Ethiopia-Eritrea Claims Commission that it was to blame for hostilities that led to a two-year war with Ethiopia.

    4 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Condemns Suicide Bombing in Iraq

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has condemned the suicide bombing during a funeral service in Miqdadiya in Iraq on Wednesday, which killed over 30 people and wounded many more.

    4 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Snow Begins in Pakistan, Halting Relief Efforts

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    UN Expert on Right to Housing Concerned About Slow Pace of Tsunami Reconstruction

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    UN and other aid workers scramble to provide relief to earthquake survivors

    Winter weather is wreaking havoc on United Nations and other aid agencies’ efforts to assist earthquake survivors in Pakistan.

    3 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    WFP moving to close the gap between disaster and the provision of aid

    The time it takes between the occurrence of a major disaster and getting donations is one of the biggest challenges facing the UN food agency (WFP).

    3 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN seeks more details on sturgeon catch before approving caviar exports

    The United Nations says it’s unable to approve this year’s export quotas for caviar until producing countries provide more information about the sustainability of their sturgeon catch.

    3 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    New UN mission to boost stability in Sierra Leone

    The head of a new UN mission in Sierra Leone, Victor Angelo says his mandate is to strengthen democracy and stability in the West African country.

    3 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Kenya needs food aid urgently: FAO

    Kenya is among 27 countries in sub-Saharan Africa in need of urgent food assistance.

    3 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Happy New Year to One and All!!

    Peace, good health and happiness to all of mankind.

    2 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    2006 – International Year of Deserts and Desertification

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    Free Aceh Movement Rebels Disarm

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    Deepak Chopra Presents his Alliance for a New Humanity at the UN

    2 Jan 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

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