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Annan Urges Support for Human Rights Council

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for the adoption of a proposal to create a new human rights body, while admitting the plan is not perfect.

28 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Credible Political Horizon for Resolving Mideast Conflict Vital: de Soto

This is an unscripted moment in the Middle East, particularly in Israel-Palestine.

28 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNRWA Warns of Humanitarian Crisis if Aid to Palestinian Authority is Cut

The head of the UN agency assisting Palestinians warns that a halt in western aid to a Palestinian Authority run by Hamas could cause a humanitarian crisis among needy Palestinians.

28 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR Concerned About Chadians Fleeing Rebel Attacks

United Nations agencies are paying close attention to new population movements along the troubled Chad-Sudan border.

28 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

More Women Serving in Parliaments Around the World: IPU

A record number of women are serving in parliaments around the world, but they still account for just over 16 per cent of all lawmakers.

28 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Displaced People in Liberia Return Home

28 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Developing Countries See Rise In Women Parliamentarians

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UN Commission on the Status of Women Focuses on Enhanced Participation in Development and Decision-Making

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

The Internet Of Things

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Top UN Agency Officials Urge End to Violence in DRC

The heads of three leading UN humanitarian agencies have pleaded for more aid for hundreds of thousands of people displaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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

Lofty Ideas Alone Not Enough for Dialogue between Cultures: Annan

We must appeal to the majority to speak up and denounce those who disrespect values and principles of solidarity that are present in all great religions.

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

Still a Long Way to Go on Representation of Women at Highest Levels of Leadership: Frechette

The world is starting to grasp that there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women and girls.

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

Gabon and Equatorial Guinea Agree to Negotiate Final Settlement of Border Dispute

The presidents of Gabon and Equatorial Guinea have decided to start immediate negotiations in the final delimitation of their maritime and land borders and settle the issue of sovereignty over the islands of Mbanie’, Cocotier and Congo.

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

UN Would Support Reconstruction Fund for Damaged Shrine in Iraq: Qazi

Special envoy to Iraq Ashraf Qazi says the UN is prepared to support measures to calm the situation following last week’s destruction of the Shrine in Samarra.

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

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  • The UN Convention on Disabilities: 600 million people worldwide are expected to benefit – a Bangladeshi teenager advocates for inclusion of children
  • Procurement Fraud: an investigation into possible mismanagement of UN peacekeeping funds stirs up debate on many fronts – the views of Asian countries
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  • 24 Feb 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    UN Secretary-General Urges Vote on Human Rights Council Proposal

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

    Older People In Emergency Situations

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    General Assembly President Unveils a Blueprint for New Human Rights Body

    Protection of human rights will get a new life if a proposed human rights council is agreed to by UN member States.

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

    Heads of Three UN Agencies Go to Great Lakes Region

    The heads of three United Nations agencies are undertaking a joint mission to the Great Lakes region over the weekend.

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

    UN Independent Expert Says Political Crisis Continues in Myanmar

    The United Nations independent expert, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, says the human rights situation in Myanmar continues to deteriorate.

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

    Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees Goes to Chad

    The Assistant High Commissioner for Operations at the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, is undertaking a mission to Chad this weekend to review operations in the eastern part of the country where there are more than 200,000 Sudanese refugees from Darfur.

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

  • Haiti’s Interim Prime Minister tells Security Council: “Democracy is taking its first steps in my country. It needs to be accompanied and supported in order to grow, to develop, and especially to become irreversible”
  • The UN Special Envoy to Haiti Says Dialogue and Reconciliation are Important Steps to the New Haitian Leadership
  • Peacekeeping Procurement Audit Reveals Mismanagement and Risk of Financial Loss
  • UN Peacekeeping Chief Vows to Prevent and Punish Sexual Abuse and Exploitation by Peacekeepers
  • 24 Feb 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Council Of Europe Preparing Report on Alleged Rendition Flights

    Allegations regarding CIA rendition flights and secret detention centres in Europe will be addressed in a forthcoming report by the Council of Europe.

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

  • The UN Mission in Liberia Launches a Nation-Wide Campaign against Rape
  • FYR of Macedonia Battles Domestic Violence and Trafficking
  • A Student Competition for a World Without Gender Violence
  • 23 Feb 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Peacekeeping Chief Vows to Prevent and Punish Sexual Abuse by Peacekeepers

    The UN’s chief of peacekeeping, Jean-Marie Guehenno, told the Security Council that for a long time the magnitude of the problem of sexual abuse and exploitation by UN peacekeepers was underestimated.

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

    Human Rights Chief Ends Visit to North Caucuses

    The UN Human Rights Chief, Louise Arbour, met in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the end of her 3-day tour of the Northern Caucuses.

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

    Top UN Envoy to Haiti Welcomes National Dialogue after Elections

    The UN envoy to Haiti, Juan Valdes, has welcomed President-elect Rene Preval’s invitation for Haitians to join together in a national dialogue.

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

    New UN Treaty Guarantees Merchant Sailors’ Labour Rights

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has adopted comprehensive new standards for the world’s 1.2 million merchant sailors.

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

    UN Humanitarian Envoy Warns of Drought Crisis in Horn of Africa

    The UN Special Humanitarian Envoy for the Horn of Africa has warned that the regional drought will deteriorate into a catastrophe if the international community does not respond urgently.

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

    UN Urges Restraint after Bombing of Sacred Shrine in Iraq

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

    New Human Rights Council Proposed

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

  • Violence Forces Central Africans to Flee to Chad
  • UN Police Restructures Liberian National Police Force
  • UN Staff Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro to Raise Funds for Fighting Crime
  • 23 Feb 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Worsening Insecurity In The Central African Republic

    22 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UNICEF Applauds New Law Against Child Trafficking in Benin

    22 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Management Needs to Take Corrective Action on the Future of Peacekeeping Procurement

    It is clear to United Nations management that it needs to take corrective action and put in place a reform strategy that addresses the future of peacekeeping procurement.

    22 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Developing Countries Charge Encroachment by Security Council

    The Group of 77 developing countries and China objected to Wednesday’s open meeting of the Security Council on allegations of widespread corruption in contracts for UN peacekeeping missions worldwide.

    22 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Annan Calls for Dialogue Among Iraqi Political and Religious Leaders

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed shock and sadness to learn of the bombing of the holy Shrine of Imam Ali-Hadi Mosque in Samarra, Iraq an act which he says is clearly aimed at provoking sectarian strife and undermining further the peace and stability of Iraq.

    22 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Bird Flu Spreading in Nigeria

    The deadly bird flu virus is spreading in poultry in Nigeria and could cause a regional disaster despite efforts by Nigerian authorities to control the outbreak.

    22 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Opens New Camp for Central African Refugees in Chad

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says it has opened a new camp in southern Chad as hundreds of people continue to flee unrest in neighboring Central African Republic.

    22 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNESCO Highlights Linguistic Diversity">On International Mother Language Day UNESCO Highlights Linguistic Diversity

    21 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Proposed Maritime Convention Port State Control, Denmark

    21 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Operation in Cote d’Ivoire

    The UN Operation in Cote d’Ivoire has reported that its Human Rights unit is investigating the circulation of an anonymous letter warning of alleged planned attacks on villages in the zone of confidence and in government controlled areas in the west of the country.

    21 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Rights Expert on Food Concerned About Situation Horn of Africa

    Meanwhile, the UN expert on the right to food, Jean Zigler, says he’s deeply concerned by the current situation in the Horn of Africa.

    21 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Says 200 Refugees a Day Fleeing Central African Republic

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says the number of refugees fleeing violence in the northern part of the Central African Republic continues to climb.

    21 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    WHO Dispatches Team to Indian Ocean Islands to Assess Impact of Mosquito-Borne Disease

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is sending a team to islands off the south-eastern coast of Africa following a major outbreak of a viral disease called chikungunya.

    21 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    More Than Half the World’s Languages Vanishing: UNESCO

    More than half of the world’s 6,000 languages are in danger of disappearing.

    21 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Humanitarian Envoy Alarmed by Impact of Drought in Horn of Africa

    The UN Special Humanitarian Envoy to the Horn of Africa says he’s alarmed by the impact of the devastating drought that has put millions of people in the east Africa region at the risk of starvation.

    21 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    One Laptop per Child – Gains Support of UNDP

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

    Climbing Kilimanjaro to Fight Crime in East Africa

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

    UN Envoy Objects to Israel’s Withholding Palestinian Tax Funds

    The UN envoy to the Middle East has raised objections to Israel’s decision to withhold tax funds from the Palestinian Authority after a Hamas-led parliament was sworn in.

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

    Egeland Expresses Fears of Renewed Conflict in Cote d’Ivoire

    Conflict is likely to resume in the divided West African state of Cote d’Ivoire unless international pressure is stepped up.

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

    Annan Welcomes Moscow Talks on Uranium Enrichment

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed talks in Moscow over a Russian proposal to enrich uranium for use by Iran on Russian territory.

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

    Talks on Kosovo’s Future Open in Vienna

    United Nations-mediated talks on the future status of Kosovo got underway Monday in Vienna with Serb and ethnic Albanian negotiators.

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

    UN Envoy Discusses Expanding UN Activities in Ramadi

    UN special envoy to Iraq Ashraf Qazi on Monday visited the western town of Ramadi to discuss expanding UN activities in the volatile province.

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

    UNRWA Reiterates its Continuing Commitment to Aid Palestinians

    The head of the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), says she’s confident the organization will continue to receive international humanitarian aid to help Palestinians.

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

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  • World Heritage: the challenges of preserving the ancient city of Ayutthaya, the second capital of Thailand
  • Women’s rights in Australia: a report presented to the UN says there is discrimination against indigenous women, women with mental disability and same sex marriage
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  • 17 Feb 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

  • Rene Preval is declared the new president of Haiti by the Provisional Electoral Council; the UN Mission in Haiti expresses support for this decision
  • Tokelau votes to remain a non-self governing territory
  • Julia Johnson, President of the Guyana Press Association expressing the concerns of her organization regarding the safety of journalists working in that country
  • 17 Feb 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    UN Secretary-General Says Guantanamo Should Be Closed Down Soon

    The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has said that the Guantanamo Bay detention centre where the United States is keeping terror suspects should be closed down soon.

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

    Over 2,500 Refugees from Central African Republic Flee to Chad

    More than 2,500 refugees from the Central African Republic have fled to Chad to escape violence in the lawless part of their country.

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

    World Food Programme Needs $24 Million for Pakistani Operation

    The World Food Programme says it needs more than $20 million for its operations to help the earthquake victims in Pakistan.

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

    Security Council Members Congratulate Rene Preval of Haiti

    Members of the Security Council have congratulated Rene Preval on his victory in Haiti’s presidential election.

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

    UNHCR Seeks Access to Uzbek Asylum Seekers Deported by Ukraine

    The United Nations refugee agency is seeking access to eleven Uzbek asylum seekers who were deported by Ukrainian officials to Uzbekistan on Tuesday night.

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

    UN Agencies Say Almost 7 Million People Need Food Aid in Sudan

    Almost seven million people in Sudan will still need food assistance over the coming year despite the fact that Sudan is likely to reap a reasonably good harvest for 2005 and 2006.

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

    After Naming of Winner of Presidential Elections Haitians Hope to Rebuild their Country

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

    After Naming of Winner of Presidential Elections Haitians Hope to Rebuild their Country

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    ICRC Steps Up Aid For Drought Affected Somali Communities

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    ICRC Steps Up Aid For Drought Affected Somali Communities

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  • Conflicts in Africa have Displaced Millions of Civilians
  • UN Mission in Liberia has Launched a Nationwide Anti-Rape Campaign
  • WHO Says That More Than Half a Million Women Die Each Year as a Result of Pregnancy and Child Birth.
  • 16 Feb 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    UN Human Rights Experts Urge US to Close Guantanamo Bay

    Five human rights experts have called on the United States to shut down the prison at Guantanamo Bay and bring all detainees to trial, or release them.

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

    Annan Urges Support for Peace-Building in Africa

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged the international community to support post-conflict peace-building and reconstruction in Africa.

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

    Security Council Told Rene Preval Declared Winner of Haiti’s Presidential Elections

    The Security Council was briefed on Haiti Thursday, during which the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hedi Annabi told members of the decision by Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council, or CEP, as it is called, to declare Rene Preval the winner with 51.15 per cent of the total votes counted.

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

    MINUSTAH to Keep Security Measures in Place Until After Inauguration

    Meanwhile, Force Commander of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti Lt. Gen. Jose Elito Sequiera Carvalho of Brazil says security measures will remain in place until after the inauguration of the president.

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

    UN Moves to Contain Cholera Outbreak in Southern Sudan

    The United Nations is rushing to contain a cholera outbreak that has killed more than 25 people and affected scores more in southern Sudan.

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

    UNHCR Appalled by Deportation of Uzbek Asylum Seekers from Ukraine

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has criticized Ukraine for forcibly deporting 11 asylum seekers from Uzbekistan.

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

    UN Experts Issue Report on Human Rights Violations at Guantanamo Bay

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    UN Experts Issue Report on Human Rights Violations at Guantanamo Bay

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    Internet of Things: The New Science-Fiction Trend in Network Communication

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

  • CAMBODIA COURT TO TRY KHMER ROUGE LEADERS: With under a dozen suspects left and more than 25 years after the reign of terror by the Pol Pot regime from 1975 to 1979, a war crimes court looks set to try its first case this year. This radio program looks at how the court was created, the role the United Nations will play, why it took so long, and the chances of finding justice at this late stage.
  • 16 Feb 2006 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

    British Member of Parliament Warns of Dangers in the Way of International Human Development Agenda

    15 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    A Look at How Substitute Crops have Succeeded in Resolving More than One Problem

    15 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    WHO searches for global solutions to counterfeit medicine

    The World Health Organization has called for immediate concrete action against the growing epidemic of counterfeit medicines.

    15 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Bird flu vaccine impossible until virus mutates

    A bird flu vaccine cannot be produced until the virus mutates to pass from human to human.

    15 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN envoy calls for peace dividend in Burundi and Congo

    The UN’s special envoy for the Great Lakes region, Ibrahima Fall, says democratic progress in Burundi and Congo is helping stability in the volatile Great Lakes region.

    15 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Egeland calls for arrest of attackers of civilians, aid workers in Cote d’Ivoire

    The UN’s top humanitarian official has called for the arrest of anyone attacking or instigating violence against civilians or aid workers in Cote d’Ivoire.

    15 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN urges stability in Somalia for delivery of aid

    The United Nations has appealed for stability in Somalia to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian supplies to millions facing hunger in its drought-ravaged central and southern regions.

    15 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN envoy plans “bottom up” approach in Kosovo talks

    The UN’s special envoy for Kosovo Marti Ahtisaari says he intends to take a “bottom up” approach of first dealing with smaller issues in talks opening next week aimed at resolving the future status of Kosovo.

    15 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • Rosalyn Higgins, the first elected woman to the International Court of Justice, talks about her aspirations as the newly elected President of the ICJ
  • Encouraging gender equality in the republics of the former Soviet Union
  • The International Organization for Migration finds one in three women trafficked to Turkey is a mother
  • 15 Feb 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    WHO Warns Asia and Pacific Countries about Economic and Health Impact of Chronic Diseases

    14 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Annan Warns Against Nuclear Escalation

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has warned against an escalation of Iran’s tense dispute with Western countries.

    14 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Security Council urges Haitians to respect election results

    The UN Security Council has urged all Haitian parties to respect the results of last Tuesday’s presidential polls, refrain from violence and work for national reconciliation.

    14 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Situation on ground in Haiti more peaceful today: UN

    The UN mission in Haiti says the situation on the ground in Port a Prince, the capital, is calmer today with fewer reports of demonstrations.

    14 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Drought conditions likely to continue in Horn of Africa region: IGAD

    A new report says drought conditions throughout the Greater Horn of Africa are likely to continue in most of the area between February and the beginning of April.

    14 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR says thousands are fleeing violence and hunger in Burundi

    Thousands of refugees from Burundi have fled to neighboring Tanzania to escape violence in their homeland.

    14 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    WFP airlifting food to thousands fleeing fighting in eastern DRC

    The ~World Food Programme has begun airlifting food from the UN mission in Congo to assist tens of thousands of people fleeing fighting in the Katanga province in eastern Congo.

    14 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Bird Flu: The Current Situation

    14 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    World’s 25 Million Displaced People Are the Most Under-Addressed Humanitarian Challenge: Dennis McNamara

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

    Judge Rosalyn Higgins: First Woman President of the International Court of Justice

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

    FAO Commends Italy for Measures Against Bird Flu

    The Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, has commended Italian authorities for the measures they have taken to control the spread of bird flu.

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

    Rains Leave Thousands of Sahrawi refugees Homeless in Algeria

    Rare torrential rains over the last few days in the desert region of Tindouf in Algeria have left 50 thousand refugees from Western Sahara homeless.

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

    UN Counter-Terrorism Experts Begin Visit to Tanzania

    An 11 member Committee set up by the Security Council to combat terrorism is today beginning a five-day visit to Tanzania.

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

    Head of Economic and Social Affairs Says Deforestation Threatens Development

    The head of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Jose Antonio Ocampo, has warned that deforestation is a major threat to sustainable development.

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

    United Nations Launches Action Plan to Help DR Congo

    The United Nations today launched an action plan to help the transitional process from conflict to political stability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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

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  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
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  • The former opium fields of northern Thailand abound with coffee and macadamia plantations as well as pottery and paper-making factories – this initiative to eradicate opium production and to help provide substitute livelihoods for the hill tribes is supported by the Thai government, the Mae Fah Luang Foundation and the UN Office for Drugs and Crime
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  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 10 Feb 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

  • Haiti Awaits Election Results Following a Massive But Peaceful Election
  • Disability Convention Could Be Ready For Consideration At The Next General Assembly Session
  • Nation Branding, The New Way For Achieving Sustainable Tourism in the Caribbea
  • UNESCO’s Director-General Condems The Muder of Guyanese Talk Show Host Ronald Waddell
  • 10 Feb 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Life in the Camps for Survivors Four Months after the Pakistan Earthquake

    10 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Bird Flu Coordinator Advocates Multi-Pronged Approach to Stem the Deadly Virus

    10 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

  • NGO’s Call For Urgent Need to Assist Tsunami Survivors
  • The World health Organization Assisting Pregnant Women in the Tsunami Stricken countries of South East Asia
  • Human Rights Education Important in Stopping Female Genital Mutilation, FGM
  • 10 Feb 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Deadly Bird Flu Virus is Found on Three More Farms in Nigeria

    More cases of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu have been reported on three farms in Kano and Plateau states of northern Nigeria.

    10 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Thousands of People Flee Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

    Fighting between the army and dissident forces in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is forcing thousands of people to flee their homes.

    10 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Appeals for Support to Palestinians

    Addressing the committee on the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan referred to the recent election victory of Hamas as a watershed moment and expressed the belief that the majority of Palestinians want peace with Israel.

    10 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Head of Peacekeeping Says Security Remains Priority in Afghanistan

    The man in charge of United Nations peacekeeping operations, Jean Marie Guehenno, has said that security remains a priority concern that needs to be addressed in Afghanistan.

    10 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Welcomes Certified Result of Elections in Iraq

    The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed the announcement of the final certified results of the December 15 national elections in Iraq.

    10 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • UN Envoy in Cote d’Ivoire Says Ivoirians Must Choose the Road to Peace
  • FAO Concerned about Bird Flu Outbreak in Nigeria
  • PAMPEAG Sells Its Produce to MIGROS Supermarkets in Switzerland
  • 9 Feb 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Avian Influenza In Nigeria: FAO Dispatches Mission to Assess Situation

    9 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Poverty Still A Global Problem As First Decade on Its Eradication Ends

    9 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Avian Flu Damaging to Poorest Households: UN Avian and Human Flu Coordinator

    The UN coordinator on avian and human pandemic flu says the bird flu epidemic has assumed even bigger proportions with the confirmation of cases in Nigeria.

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

    Secretary-General Hopes Hamas Will Honor Commitments under Middle East Road Map

    United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on the Palestinian people to continue pursuing the agreements they entered into with Israel under the Roadmap by the diplomatic Quartet on the Middle East.

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

    Secretary-General Speaks Out on Continuing Controversy over Danish Cartoons

    The Secretary-General has also spoken out on the continuing controversy over the cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed, first published by a Danish newspaper, and since republished in 22 countries.

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

    Closures By Israel Having a Negative Impact On Palestinian Economy

    Unemployment and poverty are increasing in the West Bank, in large part because of closures by Israel.

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

    World Not Doing Nearly Enough to Protect Children Affected by AIDS

    UNICEF says less than 10 per cent of the children affected by AIDS receive public support or services.

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

    Ghana Papaya and Mango Producers Reach Markets in Europe

    8 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Human Rights Education Important in Stopping Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

    8 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    International Community Still Far Short of Poverty Eradication Goal

    Despite considerable progress, the international community is still far short of its goal to eradicate global poverty.

    8 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    FAO Concerned About Bird Flu Outbreak in Nigeria

    The outbreak of the deadly bird flu virus in Nigeria has confirmed fears by the Food and Agriculture Organization that African countries are facing a high risk of becoming infected by the virus.

    8 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN/OIC/EU Call for Dialogue Between Communities of Different Faiths

    There’s been more reaction to the ongoing violence in a number of countries as a result of the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed.

    8 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Annan Applauds Haitians’ Commitment to Restore Democracy

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has congratulated Haitians who participated in Tuesday’s election with a commitment to exercising their democratic right to choose their future leaders.

    8 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Security Council Sanctions Committee Imposes Sanctions on Three Ivorians

    The UN Security Council Sanctions Committee has imposed 12-month sanctions and travel bans against three alleged leaders of attacks on UN personnel and property in Cote d’Ivoire.

    8 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    8 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    More Than a Million Children in Horn of Africa Hit by Drought: UNICEF

    The lives of about 1.5 million children in the drought-stricken Horn of Africa are at risk.

    7 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Haitians Go To The Polls in a Relatively Secure and Calm Atmosphere

    7 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Envoy in Cote d’Ivoire Says Ivoirians Must Choose the Road to Peace

    7 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Haitians Line Up to Vote in Attempt to Restore Democracy

    Haitians are turning up at polling stations in large numbers to cast their vote in presidential and legislative elections.

    7 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Annan Urges an Inclusive Approach from Incoming Haitian Government

    Meanwhile, in a new report today, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says it is essential that the incoming leadership show strong commitment to reconciliation and an inclusive approach.

    7 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    WFP Warns of the Threat of Insecurity to Its Operations in Darfur

    The UN food agency (WFP), says the insecurity situation in Darfur is seriously threatening its food operations in the region.

    7 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Environment Officials Agree on Global Initiative to Limit Chemical Hazards

    In Dubai, environmental and health officials from more than 120 countries have agreed to an initiative to limit chemical hazards.

    7 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    ILO Begins Maritime Session to Improve Work of Seafarers

    The International Labour Office begins a two-week maritime session Wednesday to consider a major new international labour instrument – the Martime Labour Convention.

    7 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Convention on Rights of Disabled Persons Nears Completion after 7th Drafting Session

    6 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Health Agency Observes World Cancer Day

    6 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Annan Calls on Muslims to Accept Apologies

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged Muslims to accept apologies offered over the published caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and to act with “calm and dignity.”

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

    IAEA Votes to Report Iran Nuclear Issue to Security Council

    The UN nuclear watchdog agency, the IAEA, voted Saturday to report Iran to the Security Council over fears it is developing atomic weapons.

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

    Security Council Approves Reinforcement of UN Mission in Cote d’Ivoire

    The UN Security Council on Monday gave the go-ahead for the immediate transfer of a small unit of military personnel from the UN Mission in Liberia to the UN Mission in Cote d’Ivoire until the end of March.

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

    Annan Urges Peaceful Vote in Haitian Elections

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan says tomorrow’s vote in Haiti’s election is an opportunity for Haiti to move away from violence and uncertainty and towards a future of peace and stability.

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

    Tobacco Control Efforts Growing Worldwide: WHO

    Countries around the world are taking effective measures to curb tobacco use, including strong legislation, graphic warning labels and advertising bans.

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

    Environmentally-Sound Technology Fair Offers Innovative Solutions

    There could be a sweet smell to your afternoon walk, or drive down the road in the future.

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

  • How Botswana’s Men Can Help in the Fight against HIV/AIDS
  • Academy Award Winner Nicole Kidman Appointed UNIFEM Ambassador
  • Women’s Concerns in the Disability Convention
  • 6 Feb 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

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  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
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  • A culture of violence against women in Cambodia remains engrained long after peace was established: human rights advocate Kek Galabru
  • Malaysia implements strict surveillance and border control measures to prevent avian influenza from penetrating the country
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  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
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  • Secretary-General Kofi Annan warns of missed opportunities to halt the spread of nuclear weapons
  • Caribbean States discuss a coordination mechanism for sustainable development
  • The UN Office on Drugs and Crime plans to conduct a study on drugs and crime in the Caribbean and Central America
  • Cuba says the international community is not winning the war on drugs and crime
  • The UN mission in Haiti prepares for next week’s elections
  • 3 Feb 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    WHO Official Calls for Investment to Prepare for Pandemics

    Building public health systems to be better prepared to deal with outbreaks of pandemics will serve the long term interest of global health security.

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

    UNHCR Senior Official Visits Latin America for First Time

    The United Nations refugee agency’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Erika Feller is attending a two-day meeting on resettlement in Latin America taking place in Quito, Ecuador.

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

    Security Council Asks Secretary-General to Prepare for UN Mission in Sudan

    The Security Council has asked the United Nations Secretary-General to start planning for a possible transition from the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) to a United Nations operation.

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

    Sudanese Refugees Return Home from Central African Republic

    Close to fifty Sudanese refugees have returned home from the Central African Republic at the start of an operation carried out by the United Nations refugee agency and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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

    UN Secretary-General Is Saddened by Sinking of Egyptian Ferry

    The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he was deeply saddened to learn of the sinking of the Egyptian ferry, Al Salam Boccaccio 98, in the Red Sea last night.

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

    Everything Is in Place for Haiti Presidential Elections Set for 7 February: MINUSTAH

    3 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Family Centre for Victims of Domestic Violence Opens in Afghanistan

    3 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    IAEA Board Holds Special Meeting On Iran Nuclear Issue

    An extraordinary meeting of the board of the International Atomic Energy Agency began Thursday in Vienna to discuss a proposal to refer the Iranian nuclear issue to the UN Security Council.

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

  • Ibrahima Fall Discusses Efforts to Restore Stability to the Great Lakes Region
  • Diplomats Draft an International Convention to Promote the Rights of People with Disabilities
  • Major General Fazle Akbar Says UN Presence Brings Hope to South Sudan
  • 2 Feb 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Secretary-General Reminds Authorities in Cote d’Ivoire to Protect Threatened UN Personnel

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has reminded Cote d’Ivoire’s leaders of their personal responsibility to protect UN personnel from harm.

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

    UN Expert on IDPs Calls for Addressing Underlying Causes of Displacement

    The UN special adviser on the situation of internally displaced people, or IDPs, today called for curbing the sale of arms to Africa by the West.

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

    WFP Needs $63 million Extra Donations for 6 Southern African Countries

    The World Food Programme says it needs an extra sixty-million dollars in donations to help six southern African countries cope with food shortages in the coming months.

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

    Study Showing Governments Violate Human Rights of Tsunami Survivors Released at UN

    Many of the most vulnerable survivors of the Indian Ocean tsunami are being discriminated against in the recovery efforts.

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

    IAEA Board To Iran: More Confidence Building Measures Needed

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

    NGOs Say There’s an Urgent Need to Assist Tsunami Survivors

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

    The Role of Botswana Men In the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

    1 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Protecting Earthquake Survivors in the Dead of Winter

    1 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Envoy Says Summit on Great Lakes Will Be Held This Year

    Leaders of the eleven countries of the Great Lakes region in Africa are expected to meet during the second half of this year as part of their efforts to restore stability to the region that has been plagued by conflicts.

    1 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Eradication Of Polio Is In Sight

    The World Health Organization reports that the finish line for the eradication of polio is in sight, thanks to a re-invigorated and speeded up programme of eradication.

    1 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    WHO Team On Its Way to Iraq

    A team from the World Health Organization is traveling to Iraq to examine reports of a fatal case of avian influenza, or bird flu, in that country.

    1 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Warns Against Lurching “from crisis to crisis”

    With the international spotlight on Tehran’s atomic ambitions, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appealed for a long-term and visionary approach to the problem of nuclear arms proliferation.

    1 Feb 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

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