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Security Council Ready to Act after Receiving IAEA Report on Iran

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Scientists Discuss the Rise of Thyroid Cancer and the Role of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident

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  • UN Secretary-General hails Haiti’s recent elections as a crucial step on the road to peace
  • Dominica brings a case against Switzerland before the International Court of Justice
  • World Intellectual Property Day focuses on the power of ideas
  • New international Child Growth standards offers the opportunity for early intervention in growth and developmental delays or defects
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  • UN Secretary-General hails Haiti’s recent elections as a crucial step on the road to peace
  • Dominica brings a case against Switzerland before the International Court of Justice
  • World Intellectual Property Day focuses on the power of ideas
  • New international Child Growth standards offers the opportunity for early intervention in growth and developmental delays or defects
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    UN Threatens to Suspend Aid in Parts of Darfur

    The United Nations says it will suspend relief operations in parts of Sudan’s Darfur region because of continued attacks against aid workers by rebel fighters.

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

    IAEA Report Sent to UN Security Council

    The International Atomic Energy Agency has sent a A HREF=”http://www.iaea.org/NewsCenter/News/2006/iranreport_sg.html”target=_blank>report on Iran’s compliance with a call for a freeze on enriching uranium to the Security Council.

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

    WFP Forced to Cut Food Rations by Half Due to Funding Shortfall

    Meanwhile, the UN food agency (WFP) says a severe funding shortage has forced it to cut by half food rations for Sudanese in UN camps, including families, who fled the three-year-old conflict in the western Darfur region.

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

    Clinton Lauds Tsunami Recovery Process

    The UN special envoy for tsunami recovery Bill Clinton has called for sustained engagement in the tsunami recovery process.

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

    UNHCR Begins Plans for Repatriating Displaced Persons in DRC

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has begun preparations for the registration of thousands of internally displaced persons in the conflict-ravaged Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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

    Security Council Extends Mandate of Western Sahara Mission

    The UN Security Council has extended the mandate of the UN mission in Western Sahara for another six months ending October 31 this year.

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

    Sudan Opposes UN Takeover of Peacekeeping in Darfur

    A senior United Nations peacekeeping official says the Sudanese government opposes a UN takeover of the peacekeeping operations in Darfur.

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

    UN to Increase Presence in Southern Afghanistan

    The UN’s top envoy in Afghanistan says he has seen a growing commitment among neighbouring countries to stability in the region.

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

    Annan Urges Investors to Embrace “Principles for Responsible Investment”

    It is increasingly clear that the objectives of the UN – peace, security, development – go hand-in-hand with prosperity and growing markets.

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

    UN Study Says Child Growth Influenced More by Nutrition, Environment

    Children’s growth is influenced more by environmental factors rather than genetics up to the age of five.

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

    Heavy Floods Kill One and Displace Thousands at Kenya Refugee Camp

    At least one person was killed and more than 2,000 Sudanese and Somali refugees displaced when floods caused by heavy rains hit a refugee camp in northwest Kenya.

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

    New international Child Growth Standards Confirm that All Children Have the Potential to Grow the Same

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    New Manual to Help Authorities Combat Kidnapping

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  • SUDAN/DARFUR TALKS IN ABUJA
  • AFRICA MALARIA DAY
  • 27 Apr 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Chernobyl and its Effects: 20 Years Later

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

    Man’s Best Friend: Sniffing Mines and Saving Lives

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    United Nations Reform Should Be Meaningful: G’77

    The Group of 77 developing countries and China believes that United Nations reform should be meaningful.

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

    Children in DRC Continue to be Violated: Report

    Children in the Democratic Republic of Congo continue to endure some of the most inhumane treatment found anywhere in the world today.

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

    Security Council Authorizes EU Force to Help Stabilize DRC During Elections

    The UN ~Security Council has authorized a European Union mission to help provide security for the elections to be held in the Democratic Republic of Congo in June.

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

    UNESCO Warns of Looming Teacher Shortage by 2015

    Countries around the world will need to hire 18 million teachers to meet the goal of universal primary education by 2015.

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

  • Hope for those less- abled among us
  • Putting children first: (UNICEF story)
  • Personality of the month: Mark Anthony of Guyana
  • 26 Apr 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

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  • CHRONIC DISEASES: why they are increasing in the Asia/Pacific region
  • MICRO-CREDIT: a good way to reduce poverty and empower women

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    Africa Malaria Day” – A Call to Get Our ACT Together">“Africa Malaria Day” – A Call to Get Our ACT Together

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    UN Office on Drugs and Crime">Report on Human Trafficking by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime

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    UN Human Rights Office in Nepal Monitoring Rallies

    Teams of United Nations human rights monitors are observing rallies in cities throughout Nepal, as thousands of Nepalis celebrate the end of pro-democracy protests.

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

    UN Refugee Agency Welcomes Syria’s Acceptance of Palestinians Stranded on Iraq-Jordan Border

    The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, has welcomed Syria’s acceptance of 181 Palestinians stranded in difficult conditions at the Iraqi-Jordanian border.

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

    On Africa Malaria Day Roll Back Malaria Partners Call for Access to Combination Treatment

    Marking Africa Malaria Day today the UN agencies in the Roll Back Malaria partnership are calling for an accelerated effort to make combination drug treatments for malaria widely available for victims of the disease in more than 30 nations on the continent.

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

    FAO Says Pressure Is Building for Major Switch to Bioenergy

    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says momentum is gathering for a major international switch from fossil fuels to renewable bioenergy.

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

    World-Check to Help UN Screen Potential Emergency Service-Providers

    The UN office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs (OCHA) has announced that it is entering into a partnership with World Check — a leading provider of risk-reduction technology and information.

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

    Human Rights Expert Condemns Nepal’s ‘Shoot-on-Sight’ Policies Against Demonstrators

    A UN human rights expert has condemned the Nepalese government’s ‘shoot-on-sight’ policy of dealing with demonstrators.

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

    Secretary-General Calls for Addressing ‘Perilous’ Lack of Progress on Trade

    ~UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on developed countries to adopt bold liberalization measures that will lead to a successful conclusion of the Doha round of trade talks.

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

    WTO Deputy Director Emphasizes Importance of ‘Aid for Trade’

    The Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Valentine Rugwabiza, has pointed out that many developing countries have been unable to benefit so far from the market openings of the World Trade Organization, because they lack the necessary capacity and infrastructure, and this has made some countries reluctant to consider further liberalization.

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

    UN to Continue to Ensure the Needs of the Palestinians are Met

    The serious fiscal crisis the new Palestinian government is facing could potentially cause a dangerous deterioration in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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

    WTO Notes progress In Trade Negotiations For LDC’s To Reduce Poverty And Achieve Development

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

    NGOs Call For More Transparency in Selection of UN Secretary-General

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

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  • Nepal: The steps leading to nation-wide demands for democracy – Ian Martin, Chief, UN Human Rights Office
  • Afghanistan: UN Spokesman Adrian Edwards assesses the current situation and the chances of implementing the Afghanistan Compact

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  • 21 Apr 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    UN Human Rights Monitors in Nepal Get Curfew Passes but Still Face Obstruction

    The UN Human Rights Office reports that demonstrations against the King of Nepal are continuing in Kathmandu, but the numbers of protesters have fallen off from previous days, into the thousands, rather than tens of thousands.

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

    UN Humanitarian Coordinator says Darfur Relief Efforts Are Near Collapse

    The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator has told the Security Council that the humanitarian situation in Darfur is worsening as a result of government obstruction, rebel violence and declining support from donors.

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

    UN Human Rights Official Says Thousands Illegally Detained in Iraq

    The chief of the UN human rights office in Iraq says Iraqi authorities are illegally detaining thousands of people.

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

    WFP Warns Chad Conflict Still Threatens Humanitarian Aid

    The World Food Programme (WFP) is warning that any continuation or escalation in the current conflict in Chad could leave thousands of people short of food in both eastern Chad and across the border in the troubled Sudanese region of Darfur.

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

    Avian Influenza Now Found In Many Parts of The World, including Africa

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

    Jan Egeland Stresses Urgency Of Situations In Uganda And Darfur

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

    Lebanon Making Strides Towards Independence: Prime Minister

    Lebanon’s Prime Minister Fouad Siniora has told the UN Security Council that representatives of different parliamentary groups have reached consensus on relatiions with Syria, the delimitation of the borders between Lebanon and Syria, on the policy towards Palestinians in Lebanon, as well as on the international investigation relating to the assassination of Prime Minister Hariri.

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

  • Haiti Returns to the Polls
  • Drugs Continue to be a Menace for Caribbean Countries
  • Ministers of Agriculture from 33 Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are expected to attend the 29th Regional Conference of Food and Agriculture Organization scheduled to take place in Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 21 Apr 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

  • Anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, a survivor struggles with her anger at the organization she feels could have saved Rwandans from death
  • Women who are working to end the scourge of deadly landmines
  • Women athletes on how sports can be used for development
  • 20 Apr 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

  • SUDAN/DARFUR TALKS IN ABUJA
  • MIGRATIONS’ BLESSINGS: Interview with Ghana’s Minister for the Interior.
  • 20 Apr 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    The People of Nepal Demonstrate for the Restoration of Democracy and Fundamental Rights

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

    Dire Consequences for a Million Palestinians if Donor Withholding Occurs

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

    Police Fire on Protesters in Kathmandu as Demonstrations Enter Third Week

    Despite an appeal by the UN human rights representative in Nepal that the authorities allow a large demonstration on Thursday, the government imposed an 18-hour curfew and police fired on thousands of demonstrators marching towards the centre of the capital.

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

    WFP Says Kenyans Affected by Drought Still Need Assistance after Start of Rains

    The World Food Programme (WFP) says the long rains in Kenya bringing relief from the regional drought has come too late for millions of nomadic herders and subsistence farmers, who remain in desperate need of assistance until they can rebuild their lives.

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

    UN Warns of Dire Humanitarian Consequences of Palestinian Funding Shortage

    The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Jerusalem has warned of an extremely bleak situation for the Palestinian people as a result of the withholding of tax revenues by the Israeli Government, and the reluctance of donors to support the Palestinian Authority after the January elections won by Hamas.

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

    IAEA Returns Spent Nuclear Fuel to Russia from Uzbekistan

    A secret operation to return a large quantity of spent nuclear fuel from Uzbekistan to Russia was completed yesterday.

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

    AU Negotiator for Darfur Peace Talks Is Hopeful about Meeting 30 April Deadline

    The chief mediator for the inter-Sudanese talks in Abuja, Nigeria has told the Security Council that the negotiators are working at full steam to meet a 30th April deadline set by the African Union.

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

    UN Human Rights Envoy Protests Excessive Use of Force against Nepalese Demonstrators

    The United Nations human rights representative in Nepal, Ian Martin, says all opportunities for peaceful protests in the country have been closed down,

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

    Global Refugee Numbers Falling, but Displacement Poses New Challenges: UNHCR

    A sharp decline in the global number of refugees, attributed to the return of millions of people to recovering nations such as Afghanistan, Angola and Sierra Leone, is the main feature highlighted in this year’s report The State of the World’s Refugees.

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

    NGOs Want More Transparency in Selection of Next UN Secretary-General

    Representatives from NGOs worldwide are calling for more transparency in the selection process for the next UN Secretary-General.

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

    Teacher Shortages Threaten Primary Education Goal in Africa, Arab States: UNESCO

    A new report by UNESCO, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, says looming teacher shortages could prevent sub-Saharan Africa and the Arab States from providing universal primary education by 2015 which is one of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals.

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

    African Union Mediator: Peace Agreement On Darfur Within Reach

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

    Health Workers Requires Global Solutions">Shortage of Health Workers Requires Global Solutions

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    High Representative Says Bosnia and Herzegovina is in Final Phase Towards Sovereignty

    In his first briefing to the UN Security Council, the new High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Christian Schwarz-Schilling, says his task is to help the country through the final phase of its post-war reconstruction and into self-rule.

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

    Security Council Urges Israelis and Palestinians To Exercise Restraint

    Several member states have expressed alarm over Monday’s suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.

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

    Security Council To Meet On Sanctions On Sudan

    With a deadline of 28th April for the Sudanese government and the rebels to come up with a peace agreement on the situation in Darfur,

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

    UN Refugee Agency Closes its Office in Uzbekistan after Government Ultimatum

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has closed down its office in Uzbekistan after 13 years of service, following a government ultimatum to end its work in the Central Asian country by April 17th.

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

    Continued Fighting in Katanga, DRC, Affects Humanitarian Relief Efforts

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

    National Human rights Commissions In Asia Cultivate Culture of Human Rights

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    UNICEF Calls for Release of Child Soldiers by Tamil Tigers after Death of Underage Recruit

    UNICEF has renewed its call to the Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka to release all underage fighters, after the death last week of a 17-year-old recruit in a mine incident.

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

    CITES Bans Export of Caspian Sea Sturgeon Caviar, Except by Iran

    Exports of wild sturgeon caviar from the Caspian Sea have been banned

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

    Iraq: Despite Signs of Progress, the Security Situation Remains Unstable

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

    UNHCR Reassured By Promise Not To Expel Refugees

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    UN Refugee Chief Urges Chad Not To Expel Sudanese Refugees

    The President of Chad, Idriss Deby, has assured the United Nations refugee agency that he will not expel some 200,000 Sudanese refugees.

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

    Nearly 200,000 people affected by fighting in Katanga Province, DRC

    Over 160,000 people have been displaced by continued fighting between government forces and militia in the southern province of Katanga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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

    Top Envoy to Cote d’Ivoire Optimistic about Peace Process

    The UN’s top envoy to Cote d’Ivoire, Pierre Schori, says there is a narrow window of opportunity for the peace process in the country to succeed in time for the October elections.

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

    Women Athletes Empowered by Sports to Promote Social Development

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

    Parting Shots from the Military Chief of the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea

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

    Tensions Escalate Between Chad and Sudan Following Rebel Attack on Chad’s Capital

    Tensions between Chad and Sudan have escalated with Chad’s government reportedly breaking off diplomatic relations with its neighbour, following a rebel attack on its capital N’Djamena on Thursday.

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

    UNESCO Chief Voices Concern Over Attacks on Democracy in Nepal

    Joining other UN officials calling for action to stem violence in Nepal, the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has voiced concern about the increasing attacks against democracy and freedom of expression in the country.

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

    WFP Appeals For Safe Passage for Food Aid Amid Nepal’s crisis

    The World Food Programme is appealing to all parties in the conflict in Nepal to allow safe passage for its food convoys.

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

    WHO Report on Health Impacts of Chernobyl Issued Ahead of 20th Anniversary of the Nuclear Disaster

    The World Health Organization has issued a comprehensive report on the health impacts of the Chernobyl nuclear accident.

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

  • LANDMINES AND EXPLOSIVE REMNANTS OF WAR: IN WHOSE BACKYARD?The UN is trying to raise awareness in mine-free regions such as North America and western Europe, that half the world’s nations – about 80 – still have mines and ERW’s embedded in their neighbourhoods.This program looks at how the anti-personnel mine-ban treaty has helped reduce the number of mine victims and eliminate the threat of landmines by years, not decades as previously thought. On the other hand, explosive remnants of war – cluster bombs and grenades – that are not covered by the treaty continue to kill thousands of people each year.
  • 13 Apr 2006 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

  • The Inter-American Development Bank says Latin American and Caribbean migrants sent home more than $53 billion in 2005
  • Jamaica estimates the volume of its remittances at about $1.5 billion – over 10% of its GNP
  • More than 40 countries have announced their candidacy for the newly established UN Human Rights Council
  • Cuba says it hopes the establishment of the council contributes to the promotion and protection of human rights
  • The Caribbean Community expresses the hope that the council won’t apply double-standards
  • Jamaica says it’s been characterized as an immigration country.
  • 13 Apr 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

  • The Inter-American Development Bank says Latin American and Caribbean migrants sent home more than $53 billion in 2005
  • Jamaica estimates the volume of its remittances at about $1.5 billion – over 10% of its GNP
  • More than 40 countries have announced their candidacy for the newly established UN Human Rights Council
  • Cuba says it hopes the establishment of the council contributes to the promotion and protection of human rights
  • The Caribbean Community expresses the hope that the council won’t apply double-standards
  • Jamaica says it’s been characterized as an immigration country.
  • 13 Apr 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Concern Over Fighting in Chad

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

    Genocide Prevention: Beyond the “Never Agains”

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

    ElBaradei Urges Iran to Halt Uranium Enrichment

    The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei says he hopes to persuade Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment activities.

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

    Russia Says There’s No Reason for Punitive Measures Against Iran

    Meanwhile, reaction continues from nuclear powers on the UN Security Council.

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

    UK Questions Iran’s Years of Clandestine Nuclear Activity

    And the representative of the United Kingdom, Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry, says the United Kingdom has always recognized Iran’s right to develop civilian nuclear energy.

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

    UNHCR Alarmed Over Possible Impact of Chad Violence on Refugees

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has expressed alarm over the intensifying violence in Chad where government forces have been battling rebel forces in the capital N’Djamena.

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

    UNHCR Recalls Staff from Field Offices as a Precautionary Measure

    Meanwhile on the ground in Chad, the UN refugee agency says it’s following the situation very closely.

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

    Annan “Greatly Troubled” by Worsening Situation in Chad

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has condemned efforts by rebels to seize power in the Central African country of Chad.

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

    Security Council Warns of Downgrading UN mission in Ethiopia/Eritrea

    The UN Security Council has warned that the UN force monitoring the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea may be downgraded to an observer mission if the two countries refuse to cooperate with their efforts to settle their boundary dispute.

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

  • SOMALIA: People Desperate for International Aid:
  • ERITREA/ETHIOPIA: Tension Remains on the Border:
  • RWANDAN GENOCIDE – 12TH ANNIVERSARY:
  • 13 Apr 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

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  • Indonesia: Paul Wolfowitz, President of the World Bank, commits $900 million to combat corruption and improve governance;
  • Avian flu: WHO sends team to Myanmar to investigate suspected serious outbreaks – and the top public health official assesses bird flu management in Asia.

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    China Urges Iran to be More Cooperative on Nuclear Issue

    There’s been reaction here at the United Nations to Iran’s announcement on Tuesday that it has successfully enriched uranium for the first time, a step which it says is needed to produce fuel for a nuclear energy reactor.

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

    Annan Hopes Iran Comes Back to Nuclear Programme Negotiations

    In The Hague, Secretary-General Kofi Annan responding to reporters questions on Iran’s nuclear programme, expressed the hope that the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohammed ElBaradei, will be able to convince the Iranian partners to come back to the table during his current visit to Teheran.

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

    Annan Urges Recognition of Jurisdiction of World Court

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged all UN member States to submit their disputes to the International Court of Justice the UN’s highest court.

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

    International Court of Justice

    So, exactly what is the International Court of Justice?~UN Radio’s Diane Bailey explains.

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

    Progress Being Made in Kosovo Talks: Ahtisaari

    The UN envoy mediating talks on the future of Kosovo says progress is being made despite deep divisions between ethnic Albanian and Serb officials.

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

    Internally Displaced Dinka Tribe of Sudan Returns to Its Ancestral Land

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    Polio Eradication Initiative Seeks a Polio-Free World

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

  • Microcredit Schemes Empower Women
  • New Project Links Maternal Health and HIV Prevention
  • 11 Apr 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    AU/UN Launch Initiative to Accelerate HIV Prevention in Africa

    The African Union and the United Nations simultaneously launched a joint strategy in Addis Ababa on Tuesday to accelerate an HIV prevention initiative on the continent.

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

    Annan Deeply Concerned Over Intense Fighting Along Chad/Sudan Border

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed deep concern over the recent intensification of fighting along the eastern border of Chad with Sudan’s Darfur region and the extension of the armed confrontations to the southern borders with the Central African Republic.

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

    UNHCR Concerned Over Attack on Refugee Camp in Southeastern Chad

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says it’s extremely concerned about growing insecurity in eastern Chad where gunmen are reported to have attacked a refugee camp on Tuesday.

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

    IAEA Best Forum to Discuss Iran’s Nuclear Activities: China

    China says it believes the International Atomic Energy Agency is the best forum to discuss Iran’s nuclear programme.

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

    UNRWA Expresses Concern Over Humanitarian Situation in Gaza

    The UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) has voiced concern over the security and economic situation in Gaza.

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

    Pakistan Six Months after the Earthquake: An Update

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

    From Mines to Vines: Creating Farmland Out of Former Minefields

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

    Migration and Its Effect on the Global Economy

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

    The UN Tackles Bird Flu in Asia

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

    Annan voices concern over growing violence between Israel and Palestinians

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed concern over the increasing violence in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.

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

    UN official stresses continued vigilance in fight against bird flu

    A top UN official says avian influenza remains a major challenge in Asia particularly as a disease of birds, but also potentially as a threat to humans.

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

    World Food Programme aid convoy ambushed in Somalia

    At least three people were killed and nine wounded in a gun battle over the UN food aid when a World Food Programme aid delivery convoy was ambushed early on Monday near the central Somali town of Baidoa.

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

    Security Council authorizes transfer of UN battalion from Burundi to DRC

    The UN Security Council on Monday authorized the transfer of more than 800 UN peacekeepers from Burundi to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) until July 1st to help prepare for the forthcoming elections.

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

    Estimate of people living with HIV declined in recent years: UNAIDS

    The global estimate of the number of people living with HIV has come down in recent years due to the availability of better data and to the effectiveness of prevention efforts.

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

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  • Kyoto World Water Grand Prize awarded to Gram Vikas for bringing dignity to the poorest communities in Orissa, India
  • China takes over the Presidency of the UN Security Council: says it’s Asia’s turn for the next Secretary-General, and no to sanctions against Sudan and Iran

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  • 7 Apr 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

  • UN emergency relief coordinator says political will and investment are needed to make early warning systems a reality
  • Jamaica says its population is sensitized to the dangers of natural hazards
  • Guyana says international migrationn has had a mojor impact on development
  • The UN Population Fund says the issue of international migration is of critical importance to the United Nations
  • Haiti’s president-elect says urgent help is needed to spur development
  • 7 Apr 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    World Health Day Report Says Severe Shortage of Health Workers Is Costing Lives in Poorest Countries

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

    IOM is Working to Improve the Lives of Europe’s Roma Communities

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

    UN Appeals for $426 million to Help Over 8 million People in Horn of Africa

    The United Nations today appealed for more than four hundred million dollars to help over eight million people affected by drought in Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya and Somalia.

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

    Security Council Continues Work on Moving Charles Taylor to The Hague

    The Security Council is putting final touches on a resolution regarding the transfer of former Liberian president Charles Taylor to the facilities of the International Criminal Tribunal at The Hague.

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

    Over 60,000 Earthquake Survivors in Pakistan Leave Relief Camps for Home

    More than sixty-thousand earthquake survivors have returned home in Pakistan almost six months after the disaster.

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

    Human Rights Office Disappointed US Wont Run for Human Rights Council

    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has said it is disappointed that the United States will not seek election to the new Human Rights Council at this point.

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

    Special Adviser on Genocide

    The UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide has called on the international community to renew its commitment to ensure that genocide is a thing of the past.

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

  • The UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations is designing a new policy to increase greater participation of women in its Peacekeeping Missions
  • With the help of the United Nations, the status of Burundi women is improving since the peace accord was signed in 2000
  • The Women’s Commission for refugee women and children releases a series of reports on the challenges women face in pursuit of firewood and recommendations for addressing this problem
  • 6 Apr 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

  • SUDAN BLOCKS VISIT BY UN’S TOP HUMANITARIAN OFFICIAL: Relations become tense between the United Nations and the government of President Bashir after Sudan blocks the latest visit to Darfur by the UN’s top Humanitarian official, Jan Egeland
  • And we hear from the UN’s top envoy on the ground in Khartoum, Jan Pronk about the worsening security situation in SOUTH Sudan and the role of Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army rebels
  • SIERRA LEONE/LIBERIA/SPECIAL COURT: Indicted former Liberian president, Charles Taylor, appears in court in Sierra Leone for the first time and pleads NOT GUILTY to the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. In the meantime, discussion and debate continues about moving his trial to the Hague.
  • 6 Apr 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Annan Warns Africa Needs A Million More Health Workers to Meet MDGs

    Africa requires at least one million new health workers for the continent to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015.

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

    International Migration Landscape Changed Over Last Decade: UNFPA

    The international migration landscape has changed dramatically over the last decade.

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

    General Assembly President Describes Darfur Violence as “Ethnic Cleansing”

    General Assembly President Jan Eliasson of Sweden says “ethnic cleansing” has taken place in Sudan’s Darfur region.

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

    Egeland Urges World to put Pressure on Sudan

    Meanwhile, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Jan Egeland, has called on the international community to put pressure on Sudan to allow aid groups to work freely in the Darfur region ravaged by civil war.

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

    Efforts to Combat Bird Flu on Poultry Farms Showing Success: FAO

    The battle to combat bird flu on poultry farms is showing some success, but more efforts are needed.

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

    WFP to Provide Food Aid in Support of Peace Process in Southern Philippines

    The UN food agency (WFP), says it will provide food aid to Mindanao in the southern Philippines in support of the government’s efforts to end a long-standing conflict on the island.

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

    UN’s top envoy for Sudan Expresses Concern for Attacks on Civilians and Aid Workers

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

    Microcredit Schemes Empower Women

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

    UN Secretary-General Seeking to Speak to Sudan’s President Over Ban on UN Relief Coordinator

    5 Apr 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Tennis Titan Roger Federer is the Latest UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

    5 Apr 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Bird Flu Crisis Will Add to Food Shortages in Gaza : UN Officials

    United Nations officials have warned that an outbreak of bird flu will have a devastating effect on the already weak Palestinian economy in Gaza.

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

    FAO Launches Effort to Revive Agriculture in DRC

    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization has appealed for more than $50 million in funding to support its emergency-related agricultural activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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

    Security Council Concerned by Sudan’s Refusal to Allow Egeland to Visit Darfur

    Members of the Security Council have expressed concern about the humanitarian situation in Sudan’s Darfur region and the government’s decision to deny permission to the UN humanitarian chief to visit the area.

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

    Humanitarian Situation in Somalia Demands Urgent Attention: UN Official

    The humanitarian situation in Somalia must be addressed now as a severe drought has made more than two million people totally dependent on international aid.

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

    WHO Working to Prevent Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

    Officials at the World Health Organization are meeting to consult on how to stop the transmission of HIV from mothers to their newborn children.

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

    Marking First Mine Action Day, UN Calls for Continued Support for Mine Clearance

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

    Prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone on the First Appearance of Charles Taylor Before the Court

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

    More WFP food arrives for Palestinians in Gaza

    More food is on the way to vulnerable Palestinians.

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

    More Palestinians flee Baghdad for Iraq-Jordan border area

    A group of more than 30 Palestinians have decided to flee the insecurity in Baghdad to join nearly a hundred others at the Iraq-Jordan border.

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

    African ministers urged to improve lives of urban slum dwellers

    A senior United Nations official has called on African ministers to address housing concerns in order to improve the lives of millions of slum dwellers throughout the continent.

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

    Problem of land mines can be solved sooner rather than later: UN

    A senior UN official also says the problem of landmines can be solved sooner rather than later.

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

    Landmines have no place in civilized society: Annan

    The goal of a world without landmines and explosive remnants of war appears achievable in years, not decades as was previously thought.

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

    Annan regrets Sudan’s decision to bar UN official from visiting Darfur

    The UN’s top humanitarian official on Tuesday canceled plans to visit refugees from Sudan’s Darfur region in Chad after Sudan denied permission to use its airspace to travel to the neighboring country.

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

    Sudan blocks the UN Humanitarian Coordinator from visiting the troubled region of Darfur

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

    Africa Second in the World in Loss of Forests

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

    WHO Panel Say Poor Countries Should Have Access to Patented Medicine

    An independent panel set up by the World Health Organization to look into the issue of intellectual property rights and public health has called for action to ensure that developing countries have access to medicines and vaccines.

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

    WFP Says Horn of Africa Continues to Face Serious Food Shortages

    The Director of Operations of the United Nations food agency Jean-Jacques Graisse has warned that the Horn of Africa continues to face serious food shortages.

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

    UN Humanitarian Chief Jan Egeland Is Not Welcome in Sudan

    The United Nations Mission in Sudan has expressed regret at the decision of the government of Sudan not to welcome the visit of the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Jan Egeland.

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

    Hundreds of Thousands of Children in Southern Sudan Go to School

    A massive campaign to get hundreds of thousands of children into school was launched in Juba, the capital of Southern Sudan today.

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

    Former Liberian President Pleads Not Guilty

    The former President of Liberia Charles Taylor today pleaded not guilty to charges of crimes against humanity committed during the civil war in Sierra Leone.

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

    2006 “Women Together” Award to Honor Microcredit Founder and Others

    Several women will receive awards on Monday evening at the United Nations from the organization “Women Together”.

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

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