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NGO Voices in the new Human Rights Council

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  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
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  • Buddhist monk Phra Wuthichai spreads the word on putting a stop to domestic violence – and why Thailand needs a strong domestic violence bill
  • UN calls on developing Asian countries to adjust their economies in view of huge US deficit

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  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 31 Mar 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    UNHCR Condemns Forced Recruitment of Sudanese Refugees in Chad

    The United Nations refugee agency has strongly condemned the forced recruitment of Sudanese refugees by various armed groups in eastern Chad.

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

    IOM Says Thousands of Displaced Iraqis Need Long-term Assistance

    The ~International Organization for Migration says that thousands of Iraqis displaced by the ongoing violence in the country need greater and long-term assistance.

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

    WHO Team In Gaza to Help Deal with Avian Flu

    The World Health Organization has sent a team to Gaza to help local authorities deal with the outbreak of bird flu.

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

    Forest Loss in Africa is Second Highest in the World

    Africa is second to Latin America in the net loss of forests in the world.

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

    UN Helps Kenya Incinerate Cocaine

    Kenya today incinerated some ninety-million dollars-worth of cocaine with the help of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

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

  • The Third International Conference on Early Warning opened in Bonn, Germany on Monday with a call for the international community to work together to establish effective early warning systems
  • World Bank Calls for Balance between Disaster Response and Recovery
  • UNICEF Concerned about Haiti’s High Child Mortality Rate
  • 31 Mar 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Tuberculosis in Prisons: The Forgotten Killer

    31 Mar 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN-backed Court Wants Charles Taylor to Be Tried at The Hague

    The President of the United Nations-backed Special Court in Sierra Leone has requested the International Criminal Court at The Hague to be the venue for the trial of the former Liberian President Charles Taylor.

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

    Security Council Calls on Iran to Suspend Enrichment Activities

    The Security Council has called on Iran to suspend all its enrichment activities in its nuclear programme.

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

    Quartet Calls Palestinian Government to Commit to Non-violence

    The quartet on the Middle East, made up of the United Nations, the Untied States, the European Union and Russia, has called on the new Palestinian government to commit to the principles of non-violence and recognition of Israel.

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

    UN Official Says Palestinian Authority is Short of Funds

    Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority continues to be unable to meet its financial obligations. This assessment was made by Assistant Secretary-General Tuliameni Kalomoh who briefed the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East.

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

    UN Security Council Calls On Iran to Suspend Uranium Enrichment-Related Activities

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

    Taylor Case Could Be Heard at The International Criminal Court at The Hague

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  • Celebrating International Women’s Day
  • Southern Africa’s Challenges in Fighting HIV/AIDS
  • A Portrait of Some of the 20th Century’s Most Accomplished Women
  • 30 Mar 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Liberia Special: The Escape, Arrest, Extradition and Upcoming Trial of Indicted Former Liberian President Charles Taylor

    30 Mar 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

  • Celebrating International Women’s Day
  • Southern Africa’s Challenges in Fighting HIV/AIDS
  • A Portrait of Inspiring Women of the Last Century
  • 30 Mar 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Addressing the Physical and Socio-Economic Cost of Climate Change

    29 Mar 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    From Awareness To Action: Migration and Health Human Resources Realigned

    29 Mar 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Officials Call for Transfer of Charles Taylor to Sierra Leone

    United Nations officials have called for the transfer of Charles Taylor to the Special Court for Sierra Leone in the country’s capital, Freetown.

    29 Mar 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Is Encouraged by Continuing Talks on Iran’s Nuclear Programme

    United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, says it is encouraging that negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programme are continuing.

    29 Mar 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Foreign Minister of Cote d’Ivoire Reports Progress in Peace Process

    The Foreign Minister of Cote d’Ivoire, Youssouf Bakayoko, says that leaders in his country are making progress in promoting the peace process and preparing for elections.

    29 Mar 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Bonn Conference Calls for People Centered Approach to Early Warning

    The Third International Conference on Early Warning ended in Bonn, Germany, on Wednesday afternoon, calling for the development of a strong, people-centered approach to early warning. UN Radio’s Donn Bobb reports.

    29 Mar 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Mourns Death of Staff Member from Attack in South Sudan

    Staff members of the United Nations refugee agency worldwide today mourned the death of their colleague in a hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday night.

    29 Mar 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Ghana’s National Strategies for Responding to Natural Disasters

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

    Security Council Offers Words of Encouragement for Haiti’s Future

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

    World Bank Calls for Balance between Disaster Response and Recovery

    There is a need to change the balance between responding to disasters and helping in recovery.

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

    WFP Says It Does Not have Enough Money to Feed People in Africa

    The World Food Programme has warned that it may not have enough money this year to feed some fifty million people in Africa unless it receives fresh contributions.

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

    UN Secretary-General Says His Mission to DR Congo Was Very Good

    United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said that the mood in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is good as the country prepares for its first elections in forty-five years.

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

    WHO Says HIV/AIDS Treatment Has Increased in Two Years

    The World Health Organization says the number of people on HIV anti-retroviral treatment in over 150 low and middle income countries has increased dramatically.

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

    UN Appeals for $92 Million to Stave Off Hunger in West Africa

    The United Nations has appealed for more than $90 million to feed more than 300,000 children in West Africa.

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

    President-Elect of Haiti Appeals for Support at the UN

    The President-elect of Haiti has thanked the UN Mission in Haiti and the international community for its support in helping to stabilize his country.

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

    Special Court Prosecutor Welcomes Nigerian Announcement on Charles Taylor

    The Prosecutor of the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone has asked Nigeria to arrest former Liberian leader Charles Taylor on its behalf to ensure his extradition to Liberia.

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

    Human Rights Commission Winds Up Its Final Session

    The 60 year old Human Rights Commission has held its final session, making way for the newly established Human Rights Council.

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

    Early Warning Systems Urged at International Conference

    The Third International Conference on Early Warning opened in Bonn, Germany on Monday with a call for the international community to work together to establish effective early warning systems.

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

    Consolidating Peace in Liberia

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

    Scourge of AIDS in Africa Dictates Need for New Women’s Agency

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

    World Tuberculosis Day – Global Plan Targets Africa and Eastern Europe

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

    Progress in Burundi Noted by the Security Council

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

    Progress in Burundi Noted by the Security Council

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    UN Agencies to Launch Joint Immunization Campaign in Somalia

    The United Nations is launching a joint nationwide immunization campaign in Somalia this weekend.

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

    Annan Urges a World Free of TB

    This year has already seen a milestone in the struggle against tuberculosis or TB with the launch of “Actions for Life” – the Global Plan to Stop TB, 2006 to 2015.

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

    Halving TB Death Rates in Africa and Eastern Europe More Challenging

    Meanwhile, a top expert at the WHO, on TB says achieving the target of reducing the number of TB cases should be relatively easy.

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

    UNHCR Fears for Safety of Palestinians in Baghdad

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says it is becoming increasingly concerned about the worsening situation of Palestinians who live in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

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

    UNICEF Concerned about Haiti’s High Child Mortality Rate

    One child out of every eight will likely die before the age of five in Haiti – the highest mortality rate among children in the Western Hemisphere.

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

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Malaysia to produce halal vaccines for internal consumption and for export to Islamic states
  • Why Asian migrant women are more vulnerable than migrant men – UNIFEM
  • Reducing illicit small arms: a Pacific Islands Forum report

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  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 24 Mar 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

  • Guyana warns that the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons poses a grave threat to regional security and stability
  • St. Kitts-Nevis expresses concern over what it says is a “significant increase in firearms crimes and offences”
  • Caribbean states continue to work for a balance between tourism development and protecting the environment
  • A former president of the Caribbean Hotel Association says the Caribbean will soon experience a major increase in tourism
  • The National Coalition for Haitian Rights wants answers as to how the new government will turn around the country
  • 24 Mar 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Recycling Human Waste into Agricultural Fertilizer

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

    Mammals are at Risk to Get Bird Flu

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

    Hazard Mitigation Essential for Sustainable Development: WMO

    Ninety percent of all natural disasters are caused or aggravated by weather, climate and water phenomena.

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

    UN Chief Promises Support for the DRC

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has pledged that the UN will help the Democratic Republic of Congo build a stable democratic government after elections in June.

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

    UN Plans Withdrawal of Peacekeeping Troops from Burundi by Year End

    The United Nations will continue reduce the number of peacekeeping troops in Burundi.

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

    UN Economic and Social Council Abolishes Human Rights Commission

    The UN Economic and Social Council voted on Wednesday to abolish the Human Rights Commission on 16 June.

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

    Water Forum Calls on Governments to Improve Public Water Supplies

    The World Water Forum meeting in Mexico City has declared that, “Governments have the primary role in promoting improved access to safe drinking water.”

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

    Security Council Extends UN Mission in Afghanistan

    The United Nations on Thursday extended its mission in Afghanistan by one year to keep helping the government rebuild and develop the country.

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

  • Africa’s first female elected President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, wows the United Nations and top political figures in the USA
  • The UN’s top man in Sudan, Jan Pronk, reports that in Darfur, killings are continuing, women and girls are being raped, and villages are ethnically cleansed, as the situation gets worse every day. Is the UN failing the people of Darfur?
  • 23 Mar 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Water – Essential to Life

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

    Jan Pronk Appeals to the International Community to Stop the Suffering of the People of Darfur

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

    WHO Warns Africa Must Do More to Fight TB

    A new report has expressed concern that African leaders are still failing to seriously invest in the control of tuberculosis, or TB as it is more commonly known.

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

    UN Mission Concerned by Sectarian Violence in Iraq

    The human rights situation in Iraq remains a matter of serious concern.

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

    Security Council Continue Negotiating Statement on Iran

    UN Security Council members were meeting Wednesday to try and formulate a Council statement which they hope would urge Iran to stop enriching uranium.

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

    More Than 20,000,000 Displaced Neglected by International Community: Report

    Nearly 24 million people displaced by strife around the world are largely cut off in their home countries and have effectively been abandoned by the international community.

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

    Annan Calls For a More Equitable Distribution of water

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for a more equitable distribution of water and for its efficient use, especially in agriculture.

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

    Activists Honour International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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

    UNDP and Japanese Government Sign Agreement to Train Former Child-Soldiers in the Great Lakes Region of Africa

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

    Elections Preparations in DRC at a Critical Stage: Annan

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo where he’s due to discuss the country’s transition to democracy ahead of elections in June this year.

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

    UNHCR Suspends Refugee Returns to south Sudan

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR), says it is suspending repatriation of Sudanese refugees from three African countries to parts of southern Sudan because of recent armed attacks.

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

    Pakistani Quake Victims Begin Returning Home: UNHCR

    In Pakistan, more than 18,000 people have returned home from earthquake relief camps since the Pakistani authorities began closing camps over a week ago.

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

    Special Envoy Calls For Two-Prong Strategy in Darfur

    The top UN envoy in Sudan has called for a strategy focusing on peace and protection in the Darfur region.

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

    UN Appeals for $320 million for drought-hit Somalia

    The United Nations has appealed for more than $300 million for two million people hit by severe food shortages in southern Somalia after the worst drought in a decade.

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

    A Canadian Child Philanthropist Wants Clean Water Accessible to All in Africa

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

    Congolese National First to be Arrested by the International Criminal Court

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

    New Tuberculosis Strategy to Stop 1.8 Million Deaths Each Year

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

    Council Members Discuss Nuclear Stalemate with Iran

    Senior diplomats from the permanent five members of the UN Security Council – Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States, as well as Germany – are holding discussions in the hope of arriving at a council statement demanding a quick report on Iran’s nuclear programme.

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

    Africa Working on Strategy to Combat Bird Flu

    African nations and United Nations agencies are meeting in the West African country of Gabon to come up with an emergency strategy to face a potential bird flu epidemic.

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

    Annan Urges Political Dialogue in Madagascar

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for dialogue among all political parties in Madagascar ahead of planned elections in the country.

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

    UNICEF Welcomes Transfer of Suspect in Child Conscription to ICC

    The International Criminal Court began hearing its first case in The Hague on Monday when a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo appeared on the war crime charge of recruiting child soldiers.

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

    WFP Warns Food Running Out in Gaza

    The World Food Programme has warned of a looming humanitarian crisis over food shortages in the Gaza Strip.

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

    Human Rights Commission Again Delays Its Session

    The UN Human Rights Commission has delayed its final session for a second week.

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

  • The General Assembly establishes a new Human Rights Council
  • The Caribbean expresses the hope that the new Council will achieve all human rights for all people everywhere
  • The IMF says the “brain-drain” has worsened
  • 20 Mar 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

  • Leaders of women NGOs are concerned that the latest UN reform proposals do not reflect the organization’s commitment to gender parity
  • The chances of the UNs’ appointing a woman Secretary-General are examined
  • South African women leaders are passing the baton to the next generation of leaders
  • 20 Mar 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Judges Efforts to Bridge the Gulf Between Civil Law and Traditional Law

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

    Liberian President Thanks International Community for Support

    The newly-elected President of Liberia has thanked the international community for its support in bringing peace and stability to Liberia.

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

    President of Hague Tribunal says No Sign of Milosevic Poisoning

    There is no evidence that former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was poisoned. That according to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague.

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

    Violence Along Chad-Darfur Border Increasing

    Violence along the border between Chad and the Darfur region of Sudan is increasing, according to the head of the UN refugee agency in the two countries.

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

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  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Sea Gypsies in Koh Lanta, Thailand, struggle to maintain their traditions as developers look to the island as the next hot tourist spot
  • Reactions to the UN Human Rights Council: the views of Asian Ambassadors at the UN
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  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 17 Mar 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    UN Warns of Worrying Human Rights Situation in Cote d’Ivoire

    The United Nations has expressed concern about the human rights situation in Cote d’Ivoire, in particular about articles in the media encouraging violence and resumption of conflict in a country split between government and rebel forces since 2002.

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

    Japan and UNDP Sign Agreement to Train Former Child Soldiers

    The government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme have signed an agreement to train former child soldiers in Africa’s Great Lakes region.

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

  • THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL IS CREATED: On 15 March 2006, 170 UN Member States voted in favour – with 4 against and 3 abstaining – on replacing the UN Human Rights Commission with the UN Human Rights Council. The new Council plans to elect its first 47 Members on May 9 and hold it first meeting on June 19, once the Commission is disbanded on June 16. This radio program looks at the problems with the Commission and how the Council aims to be different. The views of Member States are featured, together with their explanation of vote.
  • 17 Mar 2006 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

    First Democratically-Elected Female African Head of State Addresses the UN Security Council

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

    Is the DRC Ready for Elections in June?

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

    World Food Programme Needs over $200 million to feed Drought-Stricken Horn of Africa

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

  • The General Assembly Creates the United Nations Human Rights Council
  • The People of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Prepare for their Historic Elections in June
  • 16 Mar 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Security Situation Worrisome: UN Envoy for Iraq

    The UN Envoy in Iraq has called for additional efforts to complete negotiations on a government responsive to the aspirations of all communities in the country.

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

    Head of Hariri Investigation Briefs Security Council

    The chief United Nations investigator into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri has said there has been progress in the investigation, citing a more systematic approach as the reason.

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

    UN Confirms Bird Flu in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan is the latest country to report the presence of avian flu in birds.

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

    Attack on UNHCR Compound in South Sudan

    A local guard was killed in an attack on Wednesday on the UN refugee agency’s compound in the town of Yei, in South Sudan.

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

    Rains in Bolivia Wreak Havoc on the Country

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

    Member States Agree on a New Human Rights Council

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

    Preventing a Rebuilding of the Taliban a Major Challenge : UN Envoy

    The UN special envoy in Afghanistan says the country faces a number of challenges including insecurity, human rights, illegal drug trafficking and drug cultivation and economic development.

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

    Tense Mid-East Situation Further Destabilized: UN

    Israel’s violent incursion – as well as the Palestinian actions carried out in response – risk destabilizing the already tense situation in the Middle East.

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

    Security Council Urged to Condemn Israeli Raid on Palestinian Jail

    Meanwhile, Qatar has proposed that the Security Council demand Israel return the prisoners it seized during its raid on the jail in Jericho.

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

    Situation in Iraq Remains Tense and Volatile: Qazi

    The next six months in Iraq are going to be critical.

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

    UN General Assembly Establishes New Human Rights Body

    The UN General Assembly voted moments ago overwhelmingly to create a new human rights body called the Human Rights Council.

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

  • A proposal for a Special Rapporteur to look into discriminatory laws against women
  • Creating a stove to save women from the tedious task of collecting firewood and safeguard their health,
  • On International Women’s Day this year, a call for more women leaders
  • 15 Mar 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Head of UN Peacekeeping, on Visit to the DRC, Welcomes June Election Date

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

    Meeting on Safe Transport of Modified Organisms in Curitiba, Brazil

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

    UNHCR Resumes Repatriation of Angolan Refugees from Zambia

    The United Nations refugee agency will resume repatriation of Angolan refugees still in Zambia.

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

    Special Envoy Says Terrorist Attacks Have Increased in Afghanistan

    The winter months of 2005 and 2006 have witnessed a rise in insurgent and terrorist attacks in Afghanistan.

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

    Secretary-General Expects Human Rights Council Issue to be Resolved This Week

    The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has said he expects the establishment of the United Nations Human Rights Council to be resolved this week.

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

    WFP Officials Arrive in North Korea for Talks to Provide Food Aid

    Senior World Food Programme officials have arrived in Pyongyang, the capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, to discuss with Korean officials the conditions in the country.

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

    WFP Reduces Rations for Somali and Sudanese Refugees in Kenya

    The World Food Programme says that insufficient funding has forced it to reduce food rations to more than 200,000 Somali and Sudanese refugees in northeast Kenya.

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

    UNHCR Appeals to International Community to Boost Aid for Countries of the Great Lakes Region

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

    Human rights commission suspends session amid reform talks

    In Geneva, the UN Human Rights Commission met briefly Monday morning and suspended its work until next week.~

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

    ICTY prosecutor regrets death of Slobodan Milosevic

    The chief prosecutor of the Yugoslavia tribunal Carla del Ponte says she deeply regrets the death on Saturday of Slobodan Milosevic, saying it deprives the victims of the justice they need and deserve.

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

    UN agencies say funds urgently needed for refugees in southern Chad

    United Nations aid agencies urgently need at least $4 million to help nearly 50-thusand refuges from the Central African Republic who fled to Chad to escape violence and banditry.

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

    FAO warns of risk of humanitarian catastrophe in southern Somalia

    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday warned that parts of southern Somalia face a high risk of a humanitarian catastrophe.

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

    Annan hails outcome of Ethiopia/Eritrea Boundary Commission meeting

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed the outcome of the meeting of the Eritrea/Ethiopia Boundary Commission that was convened in London on Friday.

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

    MAISEY Promotes Awareness of Sexually Exploited Youth

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

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    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • CARING FOR THE BURMESE MIGRANTS IN THAILAND: The Thai government has issued one-year work permits to 800,000 of its 1.2 million undocumented migrant workers, mostly Burmese. But their future is still in limbo because Myanmar will not cooperate with Thailand and because Thailand is not obligated to protect the refugees/migrants as it is not a signatory of the UN conventions on refugees nor on migrant workers.
  • LISTEN TO UN PROGRAMS IN:
  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 10 Mar 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

  • The UN Secretary-General introduces his reform plans to member states and UN staffers
  • Launching of the Central Emergency Response Fund to be know as CERF stressed that this new funding would allow relief agencies to jump start life saving assistance
  • The Prime Minister of Grenada says thought his country is very pleased with the support it received from the regional disaster organization CEDERA and the international community much more he says still needs to be done
  • 10 Mar 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    General Assembly President Postpones Meeting on New Human Rights Council

    The president of the General Assembly has postponed until next week a meeting to approve the new United Nations Human Rights Council.

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

    UNHCR Relocates Sudanese Refugees in Chad

    The UN refugee agency says that lack of water and insecurity are forcing it to relocate thousands of Sudanese refugees from a site in eastern Chad to a refugee camp further away from the border with Sudan.

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

    UN Humanitarian Chief Calls for Political Solution to Darfur

    In Darfur, thousands of lives have been saved thanks to the efforts of humanitarian workers in the western region of Sudan.

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

    WHO Works on Rapid Response Strategy to Contain Influenza Pandemics

    The World Health Organization is working on a rapid response and containment strategy to deal with possible outbreaks of influenza pandemics.

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

    Number of Measles Death Plunge by Nearly Half over Past Six Year

    The number of people dying of measles fell by almost half over the past six years.

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

    Dr. Nabarro Updates the Press on the Bird Flu Situation

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

    Dunk Malaria Initiative Seeks to Raise Awareness and Funds

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

  • International Women’s Day – African Women Make Progress in Decision Making
  • UNHCR Appeals to International Community to Help to Solve Problems in the Great Lakes Region
  • The Presidents of Gabon and Equatorial Guinea Seek Diplomatic Solution to resolve their border dispute
  • 9 Mar 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    UN Emergency Fund Launched

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    Kenyan Women Support Proposal to Establish Special Rapporteur for Discrimination against Women

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

    El Baradei Urges Iran To Be More Transparent In Its Work With IAEA

    The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency has called on Iran to be more transparent in its work with the nuclear watchdog agency.

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

    Russia Urges Solution To Iranian Crisis through IAEA

    At the same time, the Russian Federation has warned “there is no military solution to the [Iranian nuclear] crisis.”

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

    Annan Launched Emergency Fund To Provide Immediate Disaster Relief

    The United Nations on Thursday launched a fund to provide a ready pool of resources to better enable the organization to fund immediate relief efforts in the aftermath of disasters.

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

    Caribbean States Welcome New Emergency Response Fund

    Meanwhile, Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell says today’s steps being taken by international community are extremely important to Caribbean Community.

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

    New Report Says Water Is A Crisis Of Governance

    The world has plenty of freshwater. However, mismanagement, limited resources and environmental changes mean that almost one-fifth of the planet’s population still lacks access to safe drinking water and 40 per cent lack access to basic sanitation.~

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

    UNHCR Says Insecurity Forces Cut In Its Darfur Operations

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) today announced a 44-per cent reduction in its 2006 programme budget for the region of Darfur, saying deteriorating security has severely limited its operations and access in Sudan’s strife-torn region.

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

    Annan In Touch With Sudanese Authorities “To Work Things Out”

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan says they are having consultations on Sudan and the African Union is supposed to have a meeting on the 10th – that is tomorrow –to take their own decision on the expansion and transition to the United Nations.

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

    International Women’s Day Celebrates Women in Leadership

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

    IAEA Presents Its Report on Iran.

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    Still a Ways to Go for Women to Take Their Place In Decision-Making: Annan

    International Women’s Day is being observed all over the world.

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

    Gender Equality Remains an Enormous Challenge in all Countries: Arbour

    Meanwhile, the UN high commissioner for human rights warns that ensuring gender equality in all countries remains an enormous challenge.

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

    UN Bird Flu Coordinator Warns of a “Pandemic Sooner or Later”

    The Senior United Nations Coordinator for bird flu has warned that there will be pandemic sooner or later.

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

    SG Report to Security Council on Iraq Notes Continuing Formidalble Challenges

    While Iraq has met all the key benchmarks of its transition timetable, it continues to face formidable political, security and economic challenges.

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

    OCHA Says Israeli Army has Expanded Number of Roadblocks in West Bank

    In other developments in the Middle East, a new UN report charges that the Israeli army has increased the number of roadblocks and barriers in the West Bank by 25 per cent, tightening travel restrictions for Palestinians and making it harder for them to reach properties, markets and medical services.

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

    UN Says Second Disaster Averted After Pakistani Earthquake

    The threat of a second wave of winter deaths after the devastating South Asian earthquake has been averted.

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

    Telecommunications Opens in Doha, Qatar">Conference on Telecommunications Opens in Doha, Qatar

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

    Reform Plan to Member States">Secretary-General Introduces Reform Plan to Member States

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

    Annan Proposes Radical Overhaul of UN Management Practices

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Tuesday proposed a major overhaul of United Nations management practices telling the General Assembly it’s now time for deeper and more fundamental change.

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

    Men Must Partner With Women to Achieve Their Rightful Place in Society: WFP

    “Partnering with men to achieve gender equality:” That’s the theme chosen for this year’s observance of International Women’s Day by the UN food agency (WFP).

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

    Special Envoy Wants Improved Rights for Serb Minority in Kosovo

    UN Special Envoy Maarti Ahtisaari says he wants to see an improvement in the atmosphere on the ground for the Serb minorities in Kosovo.~Mr. Ahtissari is leading the status talks for the province which is now being administered by the United Nations.

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

    WFP Signs Insurance Coverage for Ethiopian Drought

    The UN food agency (WFP) says it has signed the world’s first ever insurance cover for humanitarian emergencies in Ethiopia in the event of extreme drought.

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

    Impact of Cooking Fuels and Stoves on African Women and Children

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

    Johnnie Carr, at 95, is Still Fighting for Respect for Civil Rights and Equal Recognition of the Rights of Women

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

    IAEA chief optimistic about agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme

    The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency Mohammed El Baradei says the agency has made good progress in understanding the nature of Iran’s nuclear programme.

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

    UNHCR urges regional response to help Africas displaced

    UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres on Monday called for a regional approach to displacement problems in Africa’s Great Lakes region.~

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

    WFP warns of catastrophe in Kenya and Somalia due to food shortage

    The UN food agency (WFP) has warned that millions of vulnerable people in Kenya and Somalia could face a catastrophe if sufficient food donations are not delivered to them in the next few months.

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

    Annan hails meeting of Advisory Board of UN Democracy Fund

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has hailed Monday’s meeting of the Advisory Board of the UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF) to review its governance and programme arrangements.

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

    International Public Health Experts Attend WHO Bird Flu Meeting

    Global public health experts are discussing a rapid response strategy to Avian Flu at a World Health Organization meeting in Geneva.

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

    NGOs meet with UN Secretary-General on Darfur

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

    Sudanese Women on Violence against Women in Darfur

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

  • UN Secretary-General appeals for a decision on the Human Rights Council to be taken as soon as possible
  • The Antigua Minister on Empowerment of Women says more needs to be done to encourage women to take on political leadership in the Caribbean
  • The Minister of Agriculture says there is no sign of Bird Flu in the Bahamas!
  • 3 Mar 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    WHO Convenes Meeting to Discuss Response to Influenza Pandemic

    The World Health Organization is convening an international meeting of experts at its headquarters in Geneva on Monday to discuss a rapid response strategy in the event of an influenza outbreak.

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

    People Continue to Move in Both Directions at Chad/Sudan Border

    The United Nations refugee agency says that people are continuing to flee in both directions along the border between Sudan and Chad.

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

    WFP Closes Its Offices in Nepal Following Thursday’s Bomb Explosions

    The World Food Programme has closed its offices in Damak, Nepal, following two bomb explosions on Thursday morning.

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

    Secretary-General Urges Eritrean Authorities to Lift Restrictions on UN

    The United Nations Secretary-General has strongly urged the Eritrean authorities to lift without delay the arbitrary restrictions it has imposed on United Nations personnel in the country.

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

    WMO Forecast Says Rainfall Will Not Improve in Horn of Africa

    The World Meteorological Organization says that rainfall is not likely to improve in the drought stricken Horn of Africa.

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

  • Latest Meeting of the Committee on the Status of Women
  • Increased Participation of Women Worldwide in the Parliamentary Process
  • Words of Wisdom from a Civil Rights Activist
  • 2 Mar 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

  • Displaced Liberians Face Challenges of Going Home
  • UN Envoy Says Militias Continue Killings in Darfur
  • Ghanaians in Italy Send Money Home to Support Economy
  • 2 Mar 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Annan Calls For Quick Vote on New Human Rights Council

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appealed for a quick vote on a draft resolution to establish a new human rights council.

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

    UN Chiefs Push for More Aid to Great Lakes Region

    The heads of three United Nations humanitarian agencies have urged the international community to match political progress in the Great Lakes. This with a new commitment to end the suffering of its people.

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

    Significant Deterioration in Somalia’s Humanitarian Situation: Annan

    There has been a significant deterioration in the humanitarian situation in recent months as Somalia faces the worst drought in a decade.~

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

    UN Tourism Agency Moves to Minimize Impact of Bird Flu on Tourism

    The UN agency responsible for world tourism is preparing for an eventual pandemic of bird flu in humans to try to minimize its impact on the tourist industry.

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

    Africa Becoming Major Source of Drug Trafficking: UN Anti-Drug Office

    The UN Office on Drugs and Crime has warned that Africa is becoming a hotbed of drug trafficking because of its lack of capacity to deal with high- profile drug cartels.

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

    IAEA Welcomes India’s Nuclear Agreement With United States

    The UN nuclear watchdog agency (IAEA) has welcomed Thursday’s energy agreement between India and the United States, under which the Americans would share their nuclear know-how and fuel with India.

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

    Drug Agency Sounds Alarm over Rise in Methamphetamine Production and Mail Smuggling

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

    Humanitarian Crisis and Hope in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
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  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Marriage and Divorce in Malaysia: Sisters in Islam considers that the newly amended Islamic Family Law discriminates against women
  • International Narcotics Control Board: Iran has the highest number of opium and heroin addicts in the world; and illicit drugs are increasingly being sent through the mail, with big seizures in Thailand
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  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 2 Mar 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

  • UN Caribbean Magazine Personality of the month is Earl Pierre of the Security and Safety Service
  • The World Summit on the Information Society ends with approval of a five-page platform outlining the future of Internet govenance
  • Caricom states urge developed nations to refrain from using the Caribbean Sea as a transit route for the shipment of nuclear waste materials
  • 1 Mar 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Head of UN Mission in Sudan Says Darfur Continues to Be a Stalemate

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

    IOM Helps Ghanaians Living in Italy to Support Development at Home

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

    Annan Appeals For International Support for Burundi

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appealed to a forum of African States to work actively for lasting development in Burundi.

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

    Growing Opposition in Sudan to UN Deployment in Darfur

    The UN’s top envoy to Sudan has warned of growing opposition to United Nations plans for a robust peacekeeping force to replace African Union peacekeepers.

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

    Vote on New Human Rights Council Delayed

    General Assembly President Jan Eliasson of Sweden says he still hopes his draft resolution establishing a new Human Rights council would be adopted by the General Assembly, despite opposition from the United States.

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

    UN Employee Kidnapped in Somalia

    Gunmen have kidnapped a United Nations employee in southern Somalia.

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

    Congo Militia Using Civilians as Human Shields: UN

    Congolese militiamen fighting UN peacekeepers and government troops are using civilians as human shields.

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

    UN Envoy Meets Ethnic Albanian Leaders in Kosovo Talk

    United Nations envoy Martti Ahtisaari is in Kosovo for negotiations with ethnic Albanian leaders to determine the province’s final status.

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

    UN Mission Hails Meeting in Cote d’Ivoire as Significant step

    The UN mission in Cote d’Ivoire has welcomed, what it calls, the successful meeting yesterday of the main political and military leaders of the divided West African country.

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

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