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  • Preserving ancient and endangered languages and cultures – Maori, Aboriginal and Sanskrit
  • Asian nations review efforts to curb the illicit trade in small arms

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  • 30 Jun 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    UN Special Adviser on African Issues on the Secretary-General’s Visit to the Gambia

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

    Human Rights Council Adopts Long-Awaited Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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    UN Security Council to meet in emergency debate on situation in Gaza

    The UN Security Council has scheduled an emergency open meeting on the Israeli military incursion in Gaza.

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

    Concern mounting over Israeli military action in Gaza: WFP

    Meanwhile, UN agencies are expressing concern over the humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip, at a time when more than half of Gaza’s power supply has been knocked out, and roads and water pipes have been damaged by Israeli air strikes.

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

    New UN panel to investigate causes of unrest in Timor Leste

    A newly appointed UN commission of inquiry will go to Timor Leste in early July to look into the cause of the recent violent incidents in the country.

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

    Annan headed to West Africa for African Union summit

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is headed to West Africa, where he will address a gathering of African leaders at the African Union Summit, in Banjul, The Gambia.

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

    GA to hold high-level dialogue on international migration and development

    The UN General Assembly is scheduled to hold a high-level dialogue on international migration and development in mid-September.

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

  • New drug report calls for a fresh look at effects of marijuana
  • Region threatened by presence of small arms: Amb. of Barbados, speaking for CARICOM
  • Increased community outreach needed to curb small arms trade: Director of Strategic Services Agency, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Montengro becomes the UN’s 192nd member state.
  • 30 Jun 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

  • The UN Expert on Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy Talks about Her Recent Visit to Uganda
  • The Need for Deployment of UN Peacekeepers in Darfur
  • A Kenyan Developer Talks about the Challenges of Building Houses in Kenya
  • 29 Jun 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    UN Humanitarian Chief Appeals to Security Council for Better Protection of Civilians

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

    UN Special Representative on Children and Armed Conflict Reports Remarkable Decline in Recruitment of Child Soldiers in the DRC

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

    UN budget committee lifts spending cap

    The UN General Assembly’s budgetary committee has decided to lift a $950 million dollar spending cap on the Organization’s budget.

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

    United States opposes lifting of UN spending cap

    The spending cap was adopted by the General Assembly last year in an effort to speed the reform process of the United Nations.

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

    Annan urges restraint among Palestinians, Israelis and Syrian

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on all parties in the Middle East – the Palestinians, Israelis and Syrians – to exercise restraint and prevent an escalation of the current crisis caused by the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier.

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

    UN agencies step up humanitarian activities for Palestinians

    Meanwhile, United Nations agencies have stepped up their activities to assist Palestinians affected by the Israeli military activity in Gaza.

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

    Security Council condemns ‘horrific’ murders of Russian diplomats

    The UN Security Council has strongly condemned what it describes as the “horrific” murder of members of the Russian Diplomatic mission in Iraq “who had been kidnapped by a terrorist group and later ruthlessly and in cold blood executed by their captors.”

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

  • AIDS experts and activists focus on the feminization of the AIDS pandemic
  • At the World Urban Forum, a Jamaican construction worker trains other women to get the best deal they can
  • A Native American writer feels responsibility to those who will follow her
  • 29 Jun 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Violence Against Women, A Human Rights Issue

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

    Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Visits Uganda to Stop Recruitment of Child Soldiers

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

    UN Peacekeeping Official Wants to Beef Up African Union Force in Sudan

    The top UN peacekeeping official has recommended a peacekeeping force of 17,000 troops for Sudan's Darfur region.

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

    Montenegro Becomes 192nd UN Member State

    Montenegro today became the 192nd Member State of the United Nations.

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

    Annan Following Situation in Gaza Closely

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan is following the situation in Gaza closely.

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

    Political and Security Situation in Burundi Remains Fragile: Annan

    The Government of Burundi continues to make progress towards consolidating peace, including further steps towards institution-building and long-term socio-economic development.

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

    UN Says Violence in Timor Leste Could Hamper Food Distribution

    The UN Office in Timor-Leste says that after a period of relative calm, violence has broken out again in Dili, threatening to hamper food distribution to displaced persons in camps.

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

    Africa a major transit point for drug trafficking: UN

    Africa has become a major transit point for drug trafficking.

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

    Horn of Africa humanitarian crisis a silent tsunami: UN envoy

    The special UN envoy for the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa has described the crisis in the region as 'a silent tsunami'.

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

    UN refugee head to discuss global refugee situation with Netherlands

    The Netherlands remains one of the top donors to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and one of a very few countries in the world that implements a refugee resettlement programme.

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

    Two kidnapped UN peacekeepers freed by Congolese militiamen

    Two kidnapped UN peacekeepers taken hostage in the Democratic Republic of Congo last month were released by militias on Tuesday.

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

    Africa’s wealth of nature-based resources key to economic prospects: UNEP

    A new report says Africa must harness its mineral, freshwater, tourism and land resources to help fight poverty.

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

    Small Arms Survey 2006 Authors Call for Greater Transparency on Weapons Stockpiles"> Small Arms Survey 2006 Authors Call for Greater Transparency on Weapons Stockpiles

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

    Agency Assisting Palestinians Struggles to Provide Assistance">Agency Assisting Palestinians Struggles to Provide Assistance

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    International Day in Support of Victims of Torture Special Rapporteur Calls for Observing Absolute Prohibition of Torture">On International Day in Support of Victims of Torture Special Rapporteur Calls for Observing Absolute Prohibition of Torture

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

    International Day to Prevent Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking focuses on the young">International Day to Prevent Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking focuses on the young

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

    UN meeting to review progress on eradicating illegal arms trade

    A major UN conference to review efforts to eradicate the illegal trade in small arms opened in New York Monday with a call for governments to introduce or update legislation to meet the standards adopted five years ago.

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

    NGOs call for global treaty to curb the illicit trade in small arms

    Meanwhile, the International Action Network on Small Arms – an alliance of some 600 non-governmental organizations – has called for a treaty to ban the illicit trade in small arms.

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

    Annan calls for renewed efforts to end torture and cruel, degrading and inhuman treatment

    Today is being observed as the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

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

    Arbour urges emphasis on prevention of torture

    In Geneva, High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour stressed the collective concern of the international community on the continued erosion on the bedrock prohibition on torture.

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

    Drug control efforts working: UNDOC

    Worldwide efforts to fight the illegal use of drugs are working.

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

    Special envoy welcomes initiative on national reconciliation in Iraq

    The special UN envoy for Iraq Ashraf Qazi has welcomed the broad-ranging initiative of Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki on National Reconciliation in Iraq.

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

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  • How slum dwellers in India and in Thailand are improving their lot
  • The UN Human Rights Council: will age-old conflicts in Asia obstruct a new work ethic?

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

    Review Conference to Address Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons

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

    Human Rights Chief Stresses Importance of Human Rights in War on Terror

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has stressed that, in the fight against terrorism, human rights must be protected.

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

    Angola Becomes First Chair of the UN Peacebuiding Commission

    The newly-elected chairman of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission has called on the international community to support the new body, which was established by the Security Council and the General Assembly last year in response to the Secretary-General's reform proposal.

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

    World Urban Forum Concludes in Vancouver

    The Third World Urban Forum to discuss challenges posed by urbanization and the increase in slums ends today in Vancouver, Canada. UN Radio’s Ben ~Malor filed this report.

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

    WFP Delivers Food to Drought Communities Hit by Drought in Nepal

    The World Food Programme has started to transport food assistance to communities affected by drought in western Nepal.

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

    UN Secretary-General Welcomes Somalia Accord

    The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the agreement reached between the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and representatives of the Union of Islamic Courts in Khartoum on Thursday.

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

    UN Envoy Calls for Unity in Timor Leste

    The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Timor Leste, Sukehiro Hasegawa today called on the people of Timor Leste to reject attempts to divide the nation.

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

    The World Urban Forum Concludes: UN Habitat Chief Anna Tibajuka

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

  • Secretary-General Appeals to New Human Rights Council to Ensure that the Unique Opportunity to Turn Over a New Leaf in the Struggle for Human Rights is Not Squandered
  • The Third Session of the World Urban Forum in Canada Calls for Improved Lives for Slum Dwellers and Better Financial and Political Support for Local Governments-We hear from two Jamaican sisters who are doing their bit to achieve these goals.
  • Cuba Expresses Itself on Its Elections to the Human Rights Council Which Provokes A Right of Reply from the US
  • 23 Jun 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

  • UN Human Rights Council holds its First Session in Geneva
  • Refugee All Stars of Sierra Leone Keep the Flame of Hope Alive With Music
  • UN-Habitat Ambassador Joaquim Chissano Talks About Need to Develop African Youth
  • 22 Jun 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    New UN Human Rights Body: New Approach to Promotion of Universal Human Rights

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

    World Urban Forum: UN Housing Rights Expert Calls on Governments to Stop Forced Evictions

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

    Secretary-General Hopeful On UN Force For Darfur

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is hopeful that ongoing talks between the UN and the government of Sudan will convince the Sudanese authorities to accept a UN force in their country.

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

    UN Rights Expert Calls For Stepped Up Diplomacy in Occupied Palestinian Territory

    A UN official just back from the Occupied Palestinian Territory is calling for intensified diplomatic action by the United Nations and the European Union to relieve deteriorating conditions in the territory.

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

    Montenegro on Track to be Latest UN Member

    The Republic of Montenegro is on track to becoming the 192nd member of the United Nations.

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

    UNFPA conference aims to tackle sexual violence ‘in conflict and beyond’

    A three-day international symposium on Sexual Violence in Conflict and Beyond is taking place through Friday in Brussels, Belgium.

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

    Security Council Debates Strengthening International Law

    At a UN Security Council debate Thursday on strengthening international law.

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

  • The International Violence against Women Survey
  • Four Women Are Running for President in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • A New Study Shows FGM Can Lead to Increased Risk at Childbirth
  • 21 Jun 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    UN Secretary-General Calls for Revival of Nuclear Disarmament

    United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for returning the issue of nuclear disarmament back onto limelight of the international agenda.

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

    UN Envoy to Iraq Condemns Killing of Hussein Defense Lawyer

    The UN’s top envoy for Iraq, Ashraf Qazi, has condemned the abduction and killing of a defense lawyer in the Iraqi Higher Tribunal.

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

    Secretary-General Deplores Killing in Gaza

    United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has deplored the killing of three children and the injury of bystanders in an attempted Israeli targeted killing of alleged militants in Gaza.

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

    Security Council Hears Briefing on the Middle East

    Meanwhile, the heightened tension and violence between Palestinians and Israel, and among Palestinians, was the subject of a briefing to the Security Council on Wednesday.

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

    Violence and Bureaucracy Block Darfur Humanitarian Relief

    Violence and bureaucracy continue to block the distribution of humanitarian aid to the Darfur region of Sudan despite the signing of a Peace Agreement in May between the government and the largest rebel group.

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

    Darfur Humanitarian Aid Decreases Due to Insecurity and Lack of Funding

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

    World Urban Forum: Women’s Collective Trains Jamaican Women in Construction Work

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

    Songs of Hope from the Refugee All Stars

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

    A Vancouver Coach Driver on the Beauty of His City, Host to the World Forum on Cities

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

    UN Special Envoy Says Situation for Serbs Remains Difficult in Kosovo

    The situation for many Serbs in Kosovo remains difficult. This according to UN Special Representative for Kosovo, Soren Jessen-Petersen.

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

    Security Council Decides to Lift Sanctions against Liberia

    The UN Security Council today decided to lift sanctions imposed on the import of all round log and timber products from Liberia.

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

    Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is Transferred to the Netherlands

    United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed the transfer of Charles Taylor to the Netherlands to stand trial for war crimes.

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

    UNHCR Chief Says it is Everyone’s Responsibility to Help Refugees

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, has called on everyone to take responsibility to help refugees keep hope alive.

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

    Human Rights Council Continues Its High Level Segment

    Day two of the newly formed Human Rights Council, which is meeting in Geneva, heard ministers from several countries reaffirm their expectations that the Council would trigger a new beginning in the promotion and protection of human rights.

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

    Human Rights Council Is Told in Inaugural Session to Redress Shortcomings of the Past

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

    World Forum on Cities Opens in Vancouver with a Focus on the Growing Number of Slums

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

    Human Rights Council Opens New Era in UN Human Rights Work: Annan

    The UN Human Rights Council opened its first-ever session Monday with hopes that it will overcome the shortcomings of its predecessor – the human rights commission.

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

    World Urban Forum Opens in Vancouver

    A major international conference on the rapid growth and expansion of cities across the world opened Monday in the Canadian city of Vancouver.

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

    Quartet Agrees on Plan to Aid Palestinian People

    The Middle East Quartet –- made up of the United Nations, the European Union, Russia and the United States –have endorsed a European Union proposal for a temporary international plan to channel aid to Palestinians for health care, utilities and social services.

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

    Somalia a Matter of Concern to International Community: UN Envoy

    The situation in Somalia is of concern not just to its neighboring States, but many other countries.

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

    UN Sees Improvement in Security Situation in Darfur

    There’s been an improvement in the security situation in Darfur due to a significant reduction of fighting between government forces and the Sudan Liberation Army.

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

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  • The UN’s Decolonization Committee urges the United States to expedite Puerto Rico’s self-determination process
  • ILO’s Annual Conference Adopts a series of standards and measures addressing health, safety and flexible working arrangements
  • Jamaica’s new Ambassador to the UN presents his credentials
  • Antigua and Barbuda once again take the US to arbitration over its refusal to allow internet gambling
  • Caribbean representatives speak out on child labour and decent work at the ILO Conference in Geneva
  • Ambassador John Ashe Interview (in its entirety)ashe-interview
  • 16 Jun 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    UNHCR Stepping up Relief Operations in Timor-Leste

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has stepped up its emergency relief operations in Timor-Leste by reaching out to tens of thousands of people who fled violence in the capital, Dili.

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

    More than a Billion People will Live in Slums in 2007: UN-Habitat

    More than a billion people will live in slums by 2007.~

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

    UN Observes Day of the African Child

    The United Nations is observing the Day of the African Child today.

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

    Special Envoy Pays Tribute to Africa’s Children Affected by Conflict

    Meanwhile, the special envoy of the Secretary-General for Children affected by armed conflict Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy paid tribute to Africa’s children, especially those caught up in armed conflict.

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

    Almost a Quarter of all Diseases Caused by Environmental Exposure: WHO

    The World Health Organization says more than 13 million people die each year from preventable environmental causes.

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

    UN appeals for aid to combat food shortage in Mauritania

    The United Nations has appealed for $4 million dollars in aid to help combat possible food shortages in Mauritania.

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

  • The winners of this year’s Population Awards
  • Keeping women and children safe from bird flu
  • 16 Jun 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Red Cross Steps Up Assistance to the Occupied Territories

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

    Day of the African Child is Celebrated in New York

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

    Report on Forced Labour in Myanmar

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

    Criminal Court Prosecutor Vows Justice for Darfur

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

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan Meets Journalists

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

    UN Occupied with Solving Global Problems: Annan

    Much of what is going on in the world today finds its way to the United Nations.

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

    To Have a Plan for a Country, You Must Engage It: Annan

    Mr. Annan was asked about recent efforts by several States to promote concerted action and coordination in Somalia.

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

    Security Council Delegation Hopes for Sudan’s Agreement for UN Force

    The recent Security Council mission to Sudan feels it has come closer to the possibility that the Sudanese Government will accept the deployment of a UN peacekeeping force.

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

    UN Launches Campaign to Protect School Children from Disasters

    The United Nations today launched a campaign to reduce the impact of disasters on children.

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

    No Conclusions on Genocide Until After Investigation: ICC Prosecutor

    The UN-backed court investigating war crimes in Darfur has gathered significant evidence on crimes such as thousands of civilian deaths and alleged rapes committed in Darfur.

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

  • CAMEROON-NIGERIA: Handing Over Bakassi and Avoiding Open Conflict
  • SIERRA LEONE SPECIAL COURT: Interview with Prosecutor De Silva
  • 15 Jun 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

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  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
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  • Dr. Halida Hanum Akhter, co-winner of the 2006 UN Population Award for pioneering family planning in Bangladesh
  • Timor Leste wants UN peacekeepers to return in wake of unrest – the response of the international community

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  • 15 Jun 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    UN Rights Experts Urge the Closure of Guantanamo Detention Centre

    Five United Nations human rights experts have called for the closure of the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, saying last week’s suicides at the detention facility were expected given the harsh conditions.

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

    Annan hints at new UN peacekeeping force for Timor Leste

    Secretary-general Kofi Annan says he will send a team to Timor Leste to prepare for the return of UN peacekeepers.

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

    Annan Concerned About Incidents of Violence in Kosovo

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he remains concerned about incidents of violence directed against people and religious sites in Kosovo despite the current stable security situation.

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

    Tanzania Proposes Extended UN Presence in Timor Leste

    Tanzania has proposed an extended United Nations presence in Timor Leste as the country heads into elections.

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

    New Forms of Violence at Work on the Rise: ILO

    Violence at work is increasing worldwide and has reached epidemic levels in some countries.

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

    Considerable Progress Made in Probe of Hariri Assassination: Brammertz

    The head of the international independent commission investigating the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri says considerable progress has been made in understanding the circumstances of the murder.

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

    Envoy: Timor Leste Wants More UN Help Following Recent Violence

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

    ILO called “Decent Working Time: New Trends, New Issues”

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

    Rule of Law and Elections form Strong Foundation for Genuine Democracy, UN Human Rights Commissioner Says

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

    UN Decolonization Committee Takes Up Puerto Rico">UN Decolonization Committee Takes Up Puerto Rico

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

    Attention Should Focus on Closing Guantanamo Prison: UN

    In Geneva, the UN human rights office says last weekend’s suicide of three inmates at the United States detention centre at Guantanamo Bay highlights the need to shut down the facility.

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

    UNICEF Says More Funding Needed for Palestinian Children

    One in three sick newborn babies risk dying from basic diseases because of a shortage of medical treatment and supplies in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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

    Violence and Unrest in Timor Leste Particularly Painful: Annan

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appealed to the Security Council to stand united in supporting Timor Leste’s return to normality so that its citizens can resume their work to build a peaceful and prosperous nation.

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

    UNHCR Moves to Ease Overcrowding in Makeshift Camps in Timor Leste

    Meanwhile, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says the recent arrival of shelter supplies will go a long way in improving the living conditions of thousands of displaced people in the overcrowded and unsanitary makeshift camps around the capital Dili and neighboring districts.

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

    Security Council Delegation Pleased with Preparations for DRC Elections

    A Security Council delegation has ended a two-day visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo expressing satisfaction with the state of preparations for the landmark July 30 elections.

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

    Security Council Votes to Ease Arms Embargo on Liberia

    The UN Security Council has decided to ease the UN arms embargo on Liberia to allow government security forces to establish law and order in the West African country.

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

    Secretary-General Mediates between Presidents of Cameroon and Nigeria

    The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has today succcessfully mediated an agreement between Presidents Paul Biya of Cameroon and Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria to resolve their border dispute.

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

    The Security Council Delegation Meets Congolese Leaders in Kinshasa

    A delegation of the Security Council met in Kinshasa today with the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Joseph Kabila and four vice presidents.

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

    Cote D’Ivoire Says Its Sovereignty Has Been Violated

    The Ambassador of Cote d’Ivoire to the United Nations has complained that French forces in the country are acting on their own accord.

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

    The Red Cross Says Palestinians Are Facing More Hardships

    The International Committee of the Red Cross says that Palestinians are facing more hardships as a result of an increase in inter-Palestinian tension and hostilities between Palestinian factions and Israel.

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

    OCHA Appeals for 19 Million to Help Timor-Leste

    The United Nations has appealed for nearly nineteen million dollars to provide humanitarian assistance to Timor Leste.

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

    Cameroon and Nigeria Sign Agreement on Bakassi Peninsula

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

    Timor Leste (East Timor) Tries to Deal with Outbreak of Violence

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

    Signs of Hope in Cote d’Ivoire

    9 Jun 2006 | Posted in Today's Features, UN Calling Asia | Read More »

  • The UN General Assembly elects its third-ever woman president
  • The UN Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti refutes media reports of carelessness in the death of a Canadian Peacekeeper
  • And a private non-profit organization in Haiti shares the 2006 UN Population Award with a Bangladeshi doctor
  • 9 Jun 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Women and AIDS

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

    Security Council Completes Mission in Sudan by Visiting Darfur

    The Security Council mission to Sudan, led by Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry of the United Kingdom is completing its mission in the country today.

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

    UNHCR Says Number of Internally Displaced People Has Increased

    The United Nations refugee agency says the number of internally displaced people increased last year, while the number of refugees worldwide has reached its lowest since 1980.

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

    As World Cup Kicks Off Secretary-General Stresses Importance of Football

    As the World Cup kicks off in Germany today, the United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has stressed the importance of football in the work of the Organization.

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

    IOM Launches Campaign to Counter Trafficking During World Cup

    In related news, the International Organization for Migration, IOM, and its partners today launched a public service announcement campaign to raise awareness among football fans that many women will be trafficked into Germany and forced into sexual slavery.

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

    UN Racism Expert Visits Russian Federation to Probe Racism

    A top United Nations expert on racism, Doudou Diene, is preparing to go to Russia on Monday to gather first hand information on the issue of racism and other forms of intolerance.

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

  • What’s Next for the War-Ravaged Somalia
  • The UN Waits Anxiously for the Deployment of UN Troops to Darfur
  • President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Talks about Key Labour Issues
  • 8 Jun 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    United Nations Urges Somalis to Redeem their Country

    The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged the people of Somalia to work together to stabilize their country.

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    Security Council Delegation Meets Southern Sudanese Leaders

    The United Nations Security Council delegation, led by Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry of the United Kingdom, has visited the southern town of Juba in Sudan.

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

    Deputy Secretary-General Says United Nations Needs U.S. Leadership

    he United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Mark Malloch Brown, has reiterated his appeal for the United States to play a leading role in the United Nations.

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

    United Nations Welcomes Completion of Government in Iraq

    The United Nations Mission in Iraq has welcomed the completion of a new cabinet in Iraq.

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    General Assembly Elects Woman to Preside Over Next Session

    The United Nations General Assembly has elected Ambassador Haya Rashed Al Khalifa of Bahrain as its president for the next session which starts in September.

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

    Migration a Major Feature of International Life: UN Report

    With roughly more than 190 million people worldwide living outside their home countries in 2005, migration is a major feature of international life.

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

    Deputy Secretary-General Elaborates on Speech Characterized by US Ambassador as Un-American

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    Child Labour Picture Improving Although Many Kids Still Forced to Work

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  • THE HIGH LEVEL MEETING ON AIDS has produced a Declaration of Commitment that has surprised UN officials with its strong language, but do members of civil society feel the same way? This programe also looks at the status of HIV and AIDS today worldwide, new language recommended by UNAIDS, the achievements so far and what remains to be done to prevent and treat a virus that kills 8,000 people a day and where 40 million people are infected, featuring the views of governments, UN officials and advocates (14 minutes – contact us for a transcript).
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  • The dramatic decline in child labour
  • Could a woman be the next UN Secretary-General?
  • Songs and music from indigenous women
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    Global Migration Tops 190 Million People in 2005

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    The UN Envoy Promotes Dialogue among Warring Parties in Somalia

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    UN Envoy Plans to Go to Somalia to Help End Conflict

    A United Nations delegation is preparing to go to Somalia to facilitate dialogue between the Transitional Federal government and the Union of Islamic Courts which has taken control of a large part of Mogadishu.

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

    UN Prosecutor Reiterates Call for Arrest of War Crimes Fugitives

    The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, has reiterated her call for speeding up the arrest of remaining indictees at large.

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

    Angry US Response to Deputy Secretary-General Call for Stepped Up US Engagement with the UN

    A speech by UN Deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown calling for greater engagement by the United States with the UN, has prompted US ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, to call the contents of the speech “a very grave mistake”.

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

    Liberian President Urges ILO to Help Fight Unemployment in Her Country

    The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has appealed to the members of the ~International Labour Organization to help fight unemployment in her country.

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

    AIDS and young people

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    Security Council Delegation Discusses With Sudanese Officials

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    UNHCR Concerned by Janjaweed Attacks on Chadians

    The UN refugee agency is extremely concerned about continuing attacks by janjaweed militia in eastern Chad and the potential for more internal displacement of local Chadians.

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

    FAO Calls For More Than $5 Million to Help Quake Farmers in Indonesia

    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization says it needs more than $5 million to help Indonesian farmers hit by the May 27th earthquake to quickly resume farming and livestock production.

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

    UN and FIFA Appeal for Support in Development and Peace

    The United Nations and the World Football Federation have called on football fans to support peace and development goals around the world.

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    Annan Urges All Aides in Somalia to End the fighting

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has reacted to ongoing clashes in the Somali capital of Mogadishu and surrounding areas.

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

    UNICEF to Vaccinate Thousands of Children Against Preventable Disease

    The UN children’s Fund (UNICEF), says it will vaccinate 130,000 children against preventable diseases in the area hit by last month's earthquake in Indonesia.

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

    Security Council Mission Holds talks with Sudanese officials

    Head of the UN Security Council mission to Sudan, Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry of the United Kingdom, says the mission is in the country to listen to the Government of Sudan and all parties on how the United Nations, and specifically the Security Council, can support the African Union and assist the people of Sudan and Darfur.

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

    World needs 430 million new jobs by 2015: ILO

    More than 400 million new jobs will be needed over the next ten years to keep pace with the growth of the labour force, especially in developing countries.

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

    Annan urges governments to focus on challenges of life on desert margins

    Today is being observed as World Environment Day.

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

    Report warns of threats to world deserts

    A new report warns that the world’s deserts are under threat as never before with global warming making a lack of water an even bigger problem for the dry regions.

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    Governments adopt declaration committed to fighting HIV/AIDS

    Heads of state and government, as well as ministers representing more than 120 countries have adopted a declaration reaffirming their political will in the fight against AIDS.

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

    Annan welcomes governments commitment to action on HIV/AIDS

    Meanwhile, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has reacted to the adoption of the political declaration.

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    UN mission condemns increased violence in Iraq

    The UN mission in Iraq has expressed its deep concern at the continuing acts of violence committed against innocent civilians in Iraq.

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    People Living With HIV Disappointed that AIDS Declaration Doesn’t Go Far Enough

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  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 2 Jun 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    Annan">AIDS the Greatest Challenge of Our Generation: Annan

    Heads of State and government and ministers from more than 140 countries are reporting on their efforts to fight the AIDS pandemic as a high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS ended at UN headquarters on Friday.

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

    AIDS Deserves Equal Priority as Economic Growth and Security: UNAIDS

    Meanwhile, the head of the UN agency coordinating the fight against the disease (UNAIDS) has called for a new generation free of HIV.

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

    UNHCR Sending Additional Help to Timor Leste

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is sending an emergency team to Timor Leste to reinforce staff already on the ground.

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    Somalia a Major Humanitarian Problem: McNamara

    The UN special adviser on displacement has called attention to the plight of displaced persons in Somalia.

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    WFP Moving to Step Up Food Distribution in Indonesia

    Meanwhile, the UN food agency ~(WFP), says it has so far managed to move more than 170 tons of food into the earthquake zones in Indonesia.

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    The Heavy Toll of the 1994 Genocide on Rwandan Women

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  • The Special Session reviewing progress made since 2001 in combating the disease attracts a large number of People Living With Aids.
  • UN Secretary-General calls for more to be done to address the problems of HIV/AIDS as it affects women and girls.
  • The Prime Minister of Saint Kitts Nevis says the region will be ready to meet the target providing access to treatment Ffor all affected by HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean by 2010.
  • More work needs to be done to educate children and to ensure women’s rights to effectively address HIV and Aids in Trinidad and Tobago says NGO.
  • And the UN celebrates the International Day of the UN Peacekeeper, we highlight the work of John Charles of Grenada serving as a photographer in the peacekeeping mission in Sudan.
  • 2 Jun 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

  • UN Holds a High-Level Meeting on AIDS
  • Senior UN Officials Say Global Mixture of Pandemic is Mixed
  • Civil Society Members Expect More Help to Fight AIDS
  • 1 Jun 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Global Fund Facing Shortfall of Billions of Dollars: UN AIDS Envoy

    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is facing a financial shortfall this year of $5 billion and that figure will reach $23 billion by 2008.

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

    Annan Urges Timorese to Stand Firm against Efforts to Divide Them

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged the people of East Timor to stand firm against efforts to divide the country along regional or ethnic lines, saying they should not allow anyone to deprive them of their hard-won freedom.

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

    Security Council votes to reduce UNMEE troop strength

    The UN Security Council has voted to reduce the number of peacekeepers deployed in Eritrea and Ethiopia while extending the mandate of the UN mission for another four months.

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

    UN Agencies Continue Effort to Help Indonesia Quake Survivors

    In Indonesia, UN agencies are continuing their effort to help quake survivors.~

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    The 2006 High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS Continues

    The 2006 High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS is continuing with a number of round-table and panel discussions taking place on Thursday.

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    Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission Calls for Action

    The Chairman of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission, Dr. Hans Blix, has presented a list of recommendations to help rid the world of those weapons.

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

    Hans Blix Releases The Book Weapons of Terror: Freeing The World of Nuclear, Biological And Chemical Weapons

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    President of UN General Assembly Encouraged by Interactive Session Between Member States and Civil Society

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