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Most Countries Short of Goals in Fight against HIV/AIDS: Annan

A high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS opened Wednesday with a warning that the vast majority of countries have fallen far short of meeting the goals made five years ago to fight HIV/AIDS.

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

UN Says Medical Care, Water, Shelter are Priorities in Quake Zone

In Indonesia, United Nations aid workers say survivors of last weekend’s earthquake need urgent medical care, clean water and shelter as soon as possible.

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

Timor Leste Reported to be Calm

In Timor Leste, the UN reports a decrease in the number of security incidents, although it says youth gangs are still on the street.

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

International Labor Conference Opens Focusing on the Workplace

The International Labor Organization opened its annual conference in Geneva on Wednesday focusing on the changing patterns in the world of work.

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UN Pays Tribute to Fallen Peacekeepers

The United Nations today commemorated the International Day of UN Peacekeepers.

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On World No Tobacco Day, Stronger Regulation of Tobacco Products

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AIDS Reports Review Progress, Sets Targets For The Future

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Indonesia on the Recovery Following Massive Weekend Earthquake

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

A Nepalese Peacekeeper Dies in the DRC

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

WFP Sends Food to People Displaced by Fighting in Timor Leste

The World Food Programme is planning to send rice and high-energy biscuits to approximately one hundred thousand people displaced by the current fighting in Dili, the capital of Timor Leste.

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

Secretary-General Says Situation in Timor Leste is Sad and Tragic

Meanwhile, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says it is sad and tragic to re-live the experience of violence in Timor Leste.

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

Secretary-General Disappointed by Continued Detention of Aung San Suu Kyi

The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed his deep disappointment that the authorities in Myanmar have decided to extend the house arrest of the opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

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

On Eve of UN Meeting on AIDS, Progress Seen but More Needs to be Done

On the eve of a high–level meeting to assess progress in combating HIV-AIDS, a new report indicates that the epidemic appears to be slowing down globally, even as new infections increase in a number of countries and regions.

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

UN Mission Searches for Seven Nepalese Peacekeepers in DR Congo

The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is searching for seven Nepalese peacekeepers who went missing during a firefight between militias and soldiers from the Congolese army.

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

UN Rushes Hospitals, Tents to Indonesia Quake Victims

UN agencies and aid organizations rushed emergency supplies into the earthquake-devastated areas of Java, Indonesia Monday as the death toll soared to more than five thousand.

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

Security Council Delegation Headed to Africa

The UN Security Council will send a delegation to Africa next week to press for peace in Sudan and to monitor preparations for a multi-party election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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

Children Are the Missing Face of AIDS: UNICEF

The head of the UN children’s fund has called for simple diagnostic tests for children affected by HIV/AIDS.

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

UN Humanitarian Envoy Condemns Violence in Mogadishu

The UN humanitarian coordinator for Somalia has condemned violence in Mogadishu, urging warring factions to act with humanity.

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

Peacekeeping from the Eyes of a Female Civilian Police Officer

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

Native American Poets in Their Own Words

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

  • UNAIDS enlists the help of a female film star to launch its new campaign
  • Meeting women’s energy needs
  • A conversation with the UN’s Special Adviser on Gender issues
  • 26 May 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

  • A look at the situation of indigenous people in Belize
  • UNICEF and FIFA partner for children: an eleven year old girl in Haiti shares her story of how sport makes a difference in the midst of difficult circumstances
  • 26 May 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Dr. Lee Jong-wook Director-General of WHO: 1945 – 2006
  • Timor Leste: soldiers firing on unarmed police escorted by UN leads to wider unrest
  • Myanmar opens doors to UN Envoy for the first time in two years

  • LISTEN TO UN PROGRAMS IN:
  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 26 May 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    Security Council Urges Timor Leste Government to Take all Necessary Steps to End Violence

    The UN Security Council has urged the government of Timor Leste to take all necessary steps to end the violence that has gripped the country and to restore a secure and stable environment.

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

    Annan Calls for the Release of Aung San Suu Kyi

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appealed to the military leader in Myanmar to release pro-democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi when her house arrest comes up for review this weekend.

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

    UNHCR Concerned Over Rebels Infiltration of Refugee Camps

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned that it could be forced to suspend aid operations in Chad because the camps are being infiltrated by rebels from neighboring Sudan’s Darfur region.

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

    IAEA Chief Says Nuclear Disarmament Possible When States Create Alternative Approach to Security

    Unless the world abandons the idea that nuclear weapons guarantee security, it risks a return to the mutual assured destruction policy that kept the world on edge during the Cold War.

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

    Annan calls for Sudanese Rebels to Choose Peace Over Conflict

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed concern that there are still Sudanese rebel leaders who haven’t yet signed the Darfur Peace Agreement.

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

    Seasoned UN Envoy On His Way To Timor Leste

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

    WHO Investigating Family Cluster of Bird Flu Deaths in Indonesia

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

    UN Envoy Meets With Myanmar Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi

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

    Jan Egeland Talks about his Recent Visit to Sudan

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

  • Sudan – Darfur: A Special Interview with Jan Egeland
  • DR Congo: Arrest of Alleged Foreign Coup Plotters as Elections Draw Near
  • Angola: Devastating Outbreak of Cholera
  • 25 May 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    International peacekeepers arrive in Timor Leste amid fierce fighting

    We begin today’s news with the deteriorating situation in the former UN- administered country of Timor Leste as international peacekeepers arrive to restore order in the capital Dili where at least nine people have been killed and more than a dozen wounded in fierce fighting Thursday.

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

    UN Security Council appeals for end to violence in Timor Leste

    Here in New York, the UN Security Council has appealed for an end to the fighting between the government troops and rebel soldiers.

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

    Annan sends envoy to Timor Leste to assess situation

    Meanwhile, Secretary-General Kofi Annan, currently in Viet Nam as part of an Asian tour, has dispatched a special envoy to assess the security situation in Timor Leste.

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

    Sudan agrees to UN/African Union assessment mission

    Sudan has agreed to allow an African Union-UN assessment mission to visit the Darfur region.

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

    UN envoy condemns fresh surge of violence in Mogadishu

    UN special envoy for Somalia Francois Fall has condemned an outbreak of factional fighting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu that has left at least 20 dead and more than 50 injured

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

    Annan says Africa undergoing major political changes

    Africa is undergoing enormous political changes.

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

    UN Peacekeeping Official Wants More Troops for Cote d’Ivoire

    The top UN peacekeeping official has called for additional troops for the peacekeeping force in Cote d’Ivoire where a civil war has raged for three years.

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

    UN Officials Continue Talks in Sudan

    Special UN envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, and the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping, Hedi Annabi, are continuing to meet with Sudanese officials to convince them to allow a technical team to plan the deployment of UN troops to the Darfur region.

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

    Annan Praises Viet Nam’s Cooperation with the UN

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan met Viet Nam’s President and Foreign Minister on Wednesday, praising the country’s cooperation with the United Nations and its successes in reducing poverty.

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

    UN Says Ethnically Motivated Crimes in Kosovo on the Decline

    The UN mission in Kosovo says crime statistics show that ethnically motivated crimes are on the decline in the province, despite a recent spate of attacks against Serbs.

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

    UN Relief Agency Calls for a Resumption of Aid to Palestinians

    The head of the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) has urged the international community to resume aid to the Palestinians.

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

    Ethnic Crimes On The Decline In Kosovo

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

    An Outbreak of Cholera in Angola Affecting More than 30-thousand people In Three Months

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

    China’s Increasing Role in Global Affairs

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

    Development Marketplace Awards Honor 30 Innovative Environmental Projects

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

    Sudan Falling Short on Human Rights Commitment: UN Report

    Sudanese authorities are failing to uphold many of the commitments made last year under a deal to end a decades-old civil war.

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

    Annan Concludes Successful Visit to China

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has concluded his five-day visit to China and is now in Viet Nam, the fourth leg of his Asian tour.

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

    Refugees Flee Abuse in Myanmar

    More than 400 refugees from Myanmar have crossed into Thailand in the last week, and many more could follow as they flee renewed conflict and human rights abuses.

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

    WHO Urges Relentless Push to Achieve Universal Access by 2010

    Universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS still faces significant~challenges. ~

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

    Growing Insecurity Undermining Human Rights in Iraq: UN

    The enjoyment of human rights in Iraq continues to be severely undermined ~by growing insecurity, high levels of violence, and a break down in law and ~order resulting from the action of militias and criminal gangs.~

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

    Recovery Plan">Pakistan To Get $300 Million Earthquake Recovery Plan

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

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan Underscores China’s Role in the UN

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

    Annan Urges Intensified Diplomatic Efforts on Iran’s Nuclear Programme

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for intensified diplomatic efforts to find a solution to the nuclear standoff with Iran.

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

    Chinese Leaders Praise Annan for Strengthening UN’s Role

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has been praised by Chinese leaders for his contribution during his ten-year tenure.~

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

    WHO Chief Lee Jong-Wook Dies Suddenly

    The Director-General of the World Health Organization Dr. Lee Jong-Wook died in Geneva on Monday. He was 61.

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

    Annan ‘Shocked, Saddened’ by Death of WHO Chief

    Meanwhile, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed his shock and deep sadness at the news of Dr. Lee’s death.

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

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Kofi Annan focuses address in Japan on nuclear proliferation – receives honorary degree from Tokyo University
  • ‘Despite oil crisis, Asian governments are not taking action’ – energy advocate
  • Pakistan quake survivors: UN launches 12 month recovery plan
  • New UN Ethics Office is headed by a senior Malaysian official

  • LISTEN TO UN PROGRAMS IN:
  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 19 May 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    Annan Discusses Broad Range of Issues with China’s President

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan met with Chinese President Hu Jintao on Friday and discussed the standoff over the Iranian and North Korean nuclear issues.

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

    SG Sees Unique Role for China’s President in International Affairs

    Meanwhile in a dispatch from Beijing, UN Radio’s Hak Fan Lau says the Secretary-General told President Hu Jintao that China has a unique role to play in international affairs.

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

    UN Committee Urges United States to Close Secret Prisons

    The UN Committee against Torture has urged the United States to close any secret prisons abroad and the Guantanamo Bay, facility saying they violate international law.

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

    Next Few Weeks Critical for Millions in Darfur, Chad: Egeland

    The next few weeks will be absolutely critical for millions of people in Darfur and Eastern Chad.

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

    Arbour Urges Cambodia to Strengthen Judicial Reform

    The top UN human rights official has asked Cambodia to strengthen its judicial reform.

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

    The Outgoing Head of UN Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti Says Country Moving In The Right Direction

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

    UN Rapporteur on Torture Discusses Report on US Treatment of Prisoners

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

  • The Security Council Congratulates Haitian President on His Innaugaration and Underscores to the New Parliament that Many Challenges Remain to be Tackled
  • Jamaica Is Elected to Serve for One Year on the Organizational Committee of the New Peacebuilding Commission
  • Haiti’s Recent Census Shows a Drastic Lack of Jobs, Education and Maternal Health Services
  • The Outgoing Special Envoy to Haiti Talks About the Role of MINUSTAH in the Post Elections’ Phase in Haiti
  • 19 May 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

  • UN Responds To Accusations of Sexual Abuse in Liberia
  • Cleaner Fuels Means Healthier Women and Children
  • Afropop Singer Anjelique Kidjo Uses Her Voice To Reach Children
  • 18 May 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

  • Somalia: More than 100 people are killed in Mogadishu as Islamists fight opposing warlords
  • Assistant Minister Koigi Wa Wamwere Talks about Corruption in Kenya
  • South Africa: An indigenous citizen speaks about the challenges of old ways and modern means
  • 18 May 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Somalia Factions Enter Ceasefire after Mogadishu Clashes Kill 150 Civilians: UN Special Representative for Somalia

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

    Indigenous Music and Dancing on Display at UN Headquarters

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

    UN Secretary-General Warns of Continuing Danger of Nuclear Weapons">UN Secretary-General Warns of Continuing Danger of Nuclear Weapons

    The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has warned of the increasing danger of nuclear weapons.

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

    Situation Remains Tense in Somalia Following Recent Fighting

    The situation remains tense in the Somali capital of Mogadishu where fierce fighting between warring armed factions has killed over one hundred people and injured two hundred others.

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

    Cholera Kills Over One Thousand Angolans

    More than one thousand people have died of cholera in Angola.

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

    Ibrahim Gambari Arrives in Myanmar to Push for Democracy

    The head of the United Nations department of political affairs, Ibrahim Gambari has arrived in Myanmar for a three-day visit to meet with senior officials.

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

    UN Official Welcomes Sudan’s Donation of Cereals for Darfur

    The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan, Manuel Aranda da Silva has welcomed the recent announcement by the Government of Sudan to contribute cereals to feed the people of Darfur.

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

    Militia leader Is in Custody of Congolese Judicial Military Authorities

    The United Nations Mission in the Democratic of the Congo says that Kyungu Mutanga, the Mayi-Mayi militia leader who surrendered to peacekeepers in Katanga province last week, is now in the custody of the Congolese judicial military authorities.

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

    Ten Stories the World Should Hear More About">Ten Stories the World Should Hear More About

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

    Annan meets Japanese Prime Minister on reforms

    United Nations reform and the North Korean nuclear issue were at the top of the discussions Wednesday between UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.

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

    UN launches rebuilding phase of Pakistani quake recovery effort

    The United Nations has launched a year-long $300-million plan to begin rebuilding areas of northern Pakistan devastated by an earthquake last October.

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

    Security Council encourages formal diplomatic ties between Syria-Lebanon

    The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution strongly encouraging Syria to establish formal diplomatic ties with Lebanon and to demarcate their common border, especially in those areas where the border is uncertain.

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

    Annan calls for countermeasures to enhance cyber security

    Today is World Information Society Day.

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

    Special envoy says Kosovo talks could go on beyond end of year

    UN special envoy for Kosovo Martti Ahtisaari has warned that talks on the final status on the UN-administered province might not conclude by the end of the year.

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

    Secretary-General Annan Discusses Japan’s UN Role with Japanese Parliamentarians

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

    UNAIDS">Actress Naomi Watts Takes on New Role as Special Representative of UNAIDS

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

    UN Reform">Director of UN Information Centre in Tokyo on the Secretary-General’s visit to Japan UN Reform

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

    UNHCR concerned over military recruitment in refugee camps

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has expressed concern over reports of the recruitment of males in refugee camps in eastern Chad.

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

    Annan arrives in Japan on Asian tour

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has arrived in Japan on the second leg of an Asian tour focused on reforming the organization and easing regional tensions.

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

    UN appeals for $.6 million for Guinea-Bissau

    The United Nations says it needs more than three and a half million dollars to provide assistance for 20-thousand people in Guinea-Bissau left uprooted or vulnerable by two months of armed conflict in the country.

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

    Senior UN official to visit Myanmar to urge reforms

    A senior UN official is to visit Myanmar this week to urge the country’s leaders to respect human rights and restore democracy.

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

    Human rights experts deplore military attacks on civilians in Myanmar

    Six United Nations human rights experts have denounced attacks by the military in Myanmar against unarmed civilians, calling on the government to end the counter-insurgency which they say, is targeting Karen ethnic minority groups.

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

    Security Council calls for accelerated planning for UN force in Darfur

    The UN Security Council has called on the parties to the recent Darfur Peace Agreement – the government and the Sudan Liberation Army – to work with the African Union, the United Nations and member States to accelerate planning for transition to a United Nations peacekeeping force.

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

    International Day of Families: the Changing Structure of the Family">International Day of Families: the Changing Structure of the Family

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

  • A Champion of Justice for the Voiceless Women in Pakistan
  • How Energy Issues Impact Women: a View from India
  • A Push by Non-Governmental Organizations for a Woman Secretary-General
  • 15 May 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    UN Forum on Indigenous People">Lakota Nation Representatives Participate in UN Forum on Indigenous People

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

    Annan urges urgent action on nuclear standoff with Iran, North Korea

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for urgent action to end the nuclear standoff with Iran and for an early return to negotiations with North Korea.

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

    Egeland sees opportunity for tackling worst humanitarian emergencies

    The next two to three months will be absolutely critical to turn the corner on the two worst humanitarian emergencies in the world — in Congo and Sudan.

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

    UNICEF says 40,000 children at risk in Horn of Africa

    Months of scorching drought have placed 40,000 children in the Horn of Africa at the risk of dying of hunger.

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

    Indigenous peoples seek action on health, education and inclusion in decision-making

    Hundreds of the world’s indigenous peoples have begun a two-week session to discuss challenges facing their communities and to come up with strategies for improving their plight.

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

    Secretary-General to Travel to China, Japan, Republic of Korea and Viet Nam

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

    After Five-Month Interruption World Food Programme to Resume Food Aid to DPRK

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

    On World Press Freedom Day, the Committee to Protect Journalists launched at the UN its report on the Ten Most Censored Countries: North Korea, Myanmar, Turkmenistan, Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Eritrea, Cuba, Uzbekistan, Syria and Belarus. CPJ Executive Director Anne Cooper discusses the report
  • This program also examines censorship on the internet; the cartoon controversy; and the situation in Zimabawe, with Geoffrey Nyarota, Laureate of the 2002 UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize.
  • 12 May 2006 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

    Arbour warns of humanitarian and human rights crisis in Palestinian territory

    The top UN human rights official has warned that Israel and the Palestinians are on the brink of a human rights and a humanitarian crisis.

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

    Annan Urges Nations to Provide Decent Work for Youth

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on all nations to provide youth with decent jobs, so that they can play a full role in the lives of all our societies.

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

  • The General Assembly elects its new Human Rights Council including 8 members from Latin America and the Caribbean
  • In a speech to some 60 heads of State from the Caribbean Latin America and Europe Latin America, UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, calls on governments to address the growing problem of youth unemployment
  • Flooding in the Interior of Suriname displaces some 37,000, OCHA is assisting with relief efforts
  • 12 May 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    UNHCR opens new camp for Chadian refugees in Darfur

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has opened a new camp for Chadian refugees in Darfur.

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

    Annan Concerned About Increasing Violence in Mogadishu

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed concern at the increasing violence in the Somalia capital of Mogadishu.

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

    Commission on Sustainable Development Wraps Up 2-Week Session

    The Commission on Sustainable Development is wrapping up a 2-week session today.

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

    WFP Appeals for Funds to Feed Tanzanians Facing Severe Hunger

    The UN food agency (WFP), has appealed for more than $16 million to feed half a million Tanzanians facing hunger due to a severe drought that has affected millions of people in the country.

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

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Timor Leste: FM Ramos Horta seeks UN police assistance for upcoming elections
  • Child Labour: ILO reports an 11% decline but in Asia 122 million children still go to work every day
  • Vanishing bananas: FAO urges India, the largest producer, to monitor declining species

  • LISTEN TO UN PROGRAMS IN:
  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 11 May 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    Arbour Urges ICC to Take Robust Action on Darfur

    The UN human rights chief Louise Arbour has urged the International Criminal Court to take robust action over war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sudan's Darfur region.

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

    Annan Urges Iran to Remain open to Discussions on its Nuclear Programme

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged Iran to remain open to discussions on its uranium enrichment programme and back away from its aggressive posture.

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

    Security Council Urges Nations to Respect Arms Embargo on Somalia

    The UN Security Council has urged all nations to adhere to the existing arms embargo in Somalia.

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

    UNCTAD Urges Palestinian Authority to use Aid for Long-Term Development Planning

    The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has called on the Palestinian Authority to reduce its economic dependence on Israel through better management of its economy.

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

    UN Report Tells of Upsurge of Human Rights Violations in DRC

    The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reported an upsurge of rapes, killings and torture by security forces in the country.

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

    UN’s top Human Rights Official callson the International Criminal Court to take more robust action on Darfur.

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

    South African Minister on Alternative Sources of Energy

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

    SUDAN/DARFUR: A special UN Security Council Meeting and Way Forward After the Abuja Peace Agreement
  • MUSIC STAR AND UNICEF GOODWILL AMBASSADOR, ANGELIQUE KIDJO: On her ten-day visit to drought-affected parts of Kenya and Zimbabwe
  • 11 May 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Middle East Diplomatic Quartet Endorses Mechanism for Direct Aid to Palestinians

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

    Rights Chief Welcomes Election of Members of Human Rights Council

    UN Human Rights Commissioner, Louise Arbour, has welcomed the election of members of the new Human Rights Council, calling it a beginning in international efforts to protect and promote fundamental freedoms.

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

    Key Security Council Members Mull Incentives for Iran to Suspend Nuclear Programme

    Key members of the UN Security Council have agreed to present Iran with a choice of incentives to suspend its uranium enrichment programme.

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

    Quartet Announces Temporary Aid Plan for Palestinians

    The Middle East diplomatic Quartet says it will back a temporary international mechanism to ensure direct delivery of humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people.

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

    Security Council Urges Rebels to Sign Darfur Peace Deal

    The UN Security Council has urged those rebel movements that have not signed last week’s peace accord at the Intra-Sudanese peace talks in Abuja, Nigeria to do so without delay.

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

    Annan Calls for a Revolution in Energy Efficiency

    Secretary-general Kofi Annan has called for a revolution in energy efficiency as well as a reduction in the pollution generated by fossil fuels.

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

    Security Council Discusses Urgency of UN Force for Darfur

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

    The United States Defends its Human Rights Record in War on Terror

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

    Elections to the New Human Rights Council

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

    General Assembly Meeting to Elect Members for New Human Rights Council

    The A HREF=”http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=18411&Cr=rights&Cr1=council”target=_blank>General Assembly was meeting in plenary throughout the day Tuesday to hold the first elections for the 47 members of the Human Rights Council.

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

    Diplomatic Quartet Meeting to Revive Mid East Peace Process

    International mediators have begun a series of crucial meetings here at UN Headquarters in New York to explore ways of reviving the stalled peace process in the Middle East and avert a deepening humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.

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    General Assembly Approved UN Management Reforms

    The UN General Assembly has approved a recommendation calling for adjustments to the Secretary-General’s reform proposals to reinvigorate the United Nations management structure.

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    European Union Votes Against Management Reform Resolution

    The European Union and a number of other States voted against the resolution.

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    Donors Legally Obliged to Aid Sudan: UN Envoy on Right to Food

    The UN special envoy on the right to food has expressed deep concern over aid cuts to Sudan saying donors are legally obliged to help the country.

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

    UNHCR agrees to refugees demands to go back home after 40 years

    The UN refuge agency (UNHCR)has begun repatriating more than 800 Congolese refugees from Juba in south Sudan to Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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    Household Air Pollution: The Killer in the Kitchen

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

    Peace Will be Difficult in Darfur: Egeland

    The top UN humanitarian official says peace will not come easily to Darfur despite last Friday’s signing of a peace treaty by the government and the main rebel group to end the crisis.

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

    Egeland Leaves Darfur Camp after Crowd Manhandles Interpreter

    Meanwhile, the UN humanitarian chief hurriedly left a Darfur camp for displaced persons on Monday when a crowd demonstrating for UN peacekeepers attacked a translator.

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    Annan Condemns Attacks on Staff in Sudan and Chad

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has condemned the recent attacks on staff serving in Sudan and Chad.

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    US Tells UN Panel All Government Employees Prohibited from Torture

    United States officials have responded to questions by the UN Committee against Torture on Washington’s compliance with international human rights law, saying government employees are prohibited from torturing detainees.

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    UN Mission in Liberia Taking Measures to Curb Sexual Exploitation

    The UN Mission in Liberia says it’s committed to prevent, identify and sanction “the abhorrent practice of sexual abuse and exploitation” in full compliance with its policy of zero tolerance.

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    Accusations by Save The Children of Sexual Abuse in Liberia

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    Iran Says UN Resolution Aims to Provoke Confrontation

    Iran has responded to the proposed resolution on its nuclear programme introduced in the UN Security Council this week by Britain and France.

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    Sudan, Rebel Group Sign Peace Deal

    The Government of Sudan and the largest rebel group in Darfur on Friday agreed to sign a peace plan.

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    Impunity Remains The Norm in Darfur: Arbour

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour has concluded a 1-week visit to Sudan saying the situation in Darfur is just as critical, and in some respects worse than during her visit 18 months ago.

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    UN Refugee Chief Concludes Talks with US Congressional and State Department Officials

    The UN high commissioner for refugees wrapped up a four-day mission to Washington DC after meeting with US State department officials and members of Congress to discuss the refugee agency’ global operations and funding requirements.

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    US Defends Its Human Rights Record Before the UN Anti-Torture Committee

    The United States is committed to eradicating torture and other cruel and inhuman treatment, and provides for severe sanctions against such abuses by its nationals, both at home and abroad.

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    Human Rights Watch Concerned About US Position on Convention Against Torture

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    Angelique Kidjo Speaks Up for Children in Africa

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    Annan Welcomes Darfur Peace Agreement

    Meanwhile, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed the agreement signed between the Government of Sudan and the main rebel group at the inter-Sudanese talks in Abuja, Nigeria.

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    ILO’s Global Report on Child Labour

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    Israeli and Palestinian Women Leaders Call for a Return to Peace Talks – Interview with Colette Avital

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    World Bank Reports Progress on Millennium Development Goals in Some Countries

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    Britain, France introduce draft on Iran in Security Council

    The UN Security Council was meeting behind closed doors Thursday afternoon to discuss a draft resolution on Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons programme.

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    Russia says it has some issues with the current draft resolution

    Russia’s ambassador Vitaly Churkin says the current draft is not the definitive word of the Security Council.

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

    ILO says progress being made to end child labour

    Significant progress is being made in the global effort to end child labour.

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    Egeland headed to Darfur to seek improved security for relief workers

    The top UN humanitarian official is headed to Sudan’s western Darfur region to draw attention to the desperate need for money to help millions of people in the conflict-ridden area.

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

    Piot urges African leaders to take bold action against HIV/AIDS

    The UN’s top official in the fight against HIV/AIDS has called for bolder action by African leaders against HIV/AIDS.

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    War Crimes Tribunal Critical of Belgrade for not Delivering Mladic

    The UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague has criticized Serbia-Montenegro for missing the April 30 deadline to arrest and transfer the war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic to the court.

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

    Arbour Expresses Concerns to Sudanese Officials

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour is now into the fourth day of a visit to Sudan, including the Darfur region.

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

    Internally Displaced Complains of Insecurity in Darfur Camps

    Meanwhile, the UN mission in Sudan reports a demonstration of about 2,500 internally displaced persons (IDP’s) in the Karma camp near the African Union compound in Darfur.

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

    Rising Tensions Lead to Grim Food Outlook in Eastern Chad: WFP

    The UN food agency (WFP) has warned of a looming food crisis for more than 70-thousand people who have fled the continuous armed incursions in Eastern Chad.

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

    UN Envoy Promises more Humanitarian Aid to Somalia

    A senior UN humanitarian official has promised more humanitarian support to Somalia.

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

    Annan Urges Media Not to be Vehicles for Spreading Hatred

    Today is World Press Freedom Day.

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

    UNICEF Says Signed Peace Agreement Abuja Will Facilitate Its Humanitarian Work in Darfur

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    Media Watchdog Looks At Effect Of Censorship On Citizens

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    Secretary-General Kofi Annan Launches Counter Terrorism Strategy

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Tuesday launched his recommendations for a Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy saying the recommendations stem from a fundamental conviction that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations committed by whomever, wherever and for whatever purpose is unacceptable and can never be justified.

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

    UNICEF Urges Poor Nations To Do More For Undernourished Children

    Developing nations must do more for their undernourished children to meet the long-term UN goal of reducing hunger by half by 2015.

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

    UN Envoy Concerned About Increasing Violence in Darfur

    The UN’s top envoy in Sudan has expressed concern over the deteriorating situation in Darfur.

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

    UN Official Urges States to Explore Cleaner Energy Options

    A 2-week meeting on sustainable development was into its second day on Tuesday aimed at assessing long-term energy solutions to spur global economic growth, while reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions blamed for climate change.

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

    Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

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    UNICEF Says Countries Are Failing Goal to Provide Children with Proper Nutrition

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    UN Budget Committee Approves Management Reform Text by Recorded Vote

    A long tradition of reaching decisions by consensus has been broken in the UN General Assembly’s committee that deals with administrative and budgetary matters.

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

    US, EU Vote Against Management Reform Text Put Forward by G-77

    But the representative of the United States Ambassador, John Bolton, said ~that without top to bottom management reform, the United Nations will continue to be ill-equipped to meet the current demands that member States place upon the Organization.

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

    Annan Urges Sudanese Parties to Redouble Efforts for Agreement on Darfur

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on the parties to the Inter-Sudanese Peace Talks — the Sudan Liberation Movement Army and the Justice and Equality Movement — to redouble their efforts to come to an agreement without delay, so that the suffering and destruction in Darfur can be brought to an end.

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

    UN Official Warns of Serious Security and Humanitarian Situation in Darfur

    The UN’s deputy humanitarian coordinator has warned that the security and humanitarian situation in Darfur is serious.

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    UN Envoy Warns Humanitarian Crisis Could Deepen in Kenya

    UN special humanitarian envoy Kjell Magne Bondevik has warned that the humanitarian crisis in Kenya could deepen.

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    Alternative Energy Sources Focus of UN Commission On Sustainable Development

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

    ILO Highlights Links Between Decent Work, Occupational Safety and Health and AIDS

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