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Security Council Expresses Shock and Distress at Israeli Shelling in Qana

The UN Security Council on Sunday expressed "extreme shock and distress" at the Israeli Defence Forces' shelling of a residential building in southern Lebanon which has caused the killing of dozens of civilians, mostly children.

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

Annan Urges Security Council to “Condemn” Israeli Action

Earlier, Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on the Security Council to “condemn” the attack.

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

Israel Expresses Sorrow for Tragic Incident

Meanwhile, the representative of Israel Ambassador Dan Gillerman called it a “horrible, sad and bloody Sunday.”~

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UN Security Council Urges Iran to Halt Uranium Enrichment

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution giving Iran until the end of August to suspend uranium enrichment activity or face the threat of economic sanctions.

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

Iran Has Not Given Any Indication It’s Ready to Engage Seriously: UK

The Representative of the United Kingdom, Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry, says London is deeply disappointed that Iran has not given any indication that it is ready to engage seriously on the proposals put forward in June to suspend negotiations nor taken the steps needed to allow negotiations to begin.

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

Iran Says Its Peaceful Nuclear Programme Poses No Threat to Peace and Security

But the representative of Iran, Ambassador Javad Zarif, says Iran’s peaceful nuclear programme poses no threat to international peace and security.

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

Annan Describes DRC Elections As a Milestone in the Peace Process

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has described Sunday’s elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo as “a milestone in the country’s peace process.”

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

Security Council Deplores Israeli Attack on Lebanese Village

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

Congolese Vote in Large Numbers to Elect President and Parliament

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Bloody war
2 – Rebuilding a Free Town
3 – A special tour of the Army Barracks
4 – A trip to Makeni
5 – Live saving response
6 – Give me your diamonds
7 – The power of Radio ">Maha Fayek explores the living conditions in post war Sierra Leone.
1 – Bloody war
2 – Rebuilding a Free Town
3 – A special tour of the Army Barracks
4 – A trip to Makeni
5 – Live saving response
6 – Give me your diamonds
7 – The power of Radio

31 Jul 2006 | Posted in UN in Transition | Read More »

  • Gender-based Violence during Conflict
  • Israeli and Palestinian Women Call for an End to Hostilities
  • The Rights of Migrant Women Workers
  • 28 Jul 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

  • The World Health Organization Issues Guidelines for the Airline Industry to Minimize the Risk of Tuberculosis and other Infectious Diseases Being Spread among Passengers
  • United Nations Officials Say Violence and Kidnapping are on the Increase in Haiti
  • 28 Jul 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Congolese People Head to Elections with Cautious Optimism

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

    Power is Restored and Lights Are Turned on in Monrovia on Liberia’s Independence Day

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

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  • Helping Asian Migrant Workers Caught in the Lebanon Conflict
  • Building Safer Schools in Banda Aceh
  • Standing Up for Children in Armed Conflict

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  • 28 Jul 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    UNICEF Worried About Condition of Displaced Persons in Southern Lebanon

    UNICEF has expressed concern about the physical and mental health of the 800,000 displaced people in Lebanon due to the rapidly deteriorating conditions, in which they are living.

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

    UNHCR Hopes to Send Emergency Relief Supplies into Lebanon Next Week

    The UN refugee agency UNHCR says it’s finally getting the green light to send 500 tons of emergency relief supplies to needy people in Lebanon.

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

    WFP Rushes More Food Aid into Southern Lebanon

    The UN food agency WFP says one in five Lebanese is now homeless as a result of continued hostilities.

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

    UN Withdraws Unarmed Observers from Israeli-Lebanese Border

    The UN Interim Force in Lebanon has decided to temporarily relocate all unarmed military observers from posts along the Israeli-Lebanese border to UNIFIL positions.

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

    UN Urges All Congolese Voters to Go to the Polls Sunday

    Sunday is Election Day in the Democratic Republic of Congo.~

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

    Annan Asks International Community to Strenghthen Lebanese Government

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan says there is a broad understanding from this week’s conference in Rome on the need for a political agreement and framework that would allow for a military force in the south of Lebanon to help strengthen the sovereignty of the country.

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

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Counts Down to Elections Three Militia Groups Lay Down Arms
  • WFP Warns of Food Possible Food Shortages
  • UN Official Says Elections Pose Challenges
  • 27 Jul 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    First UN Humanitarian Supplies Convoy Reaches South of Lebanon

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

    IOM Repatriates Third Country Nationals Caught Up in the Conflict in Lebanon">IOM Repatriates Third Country Nationals Caught Up in the Conflict in Lebanon

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

    Security Council seeking consensus on statement on UN observers’ deaths

    The UN Security Council has been meeting behind closed doors in an effort to agree on a statement on the killing of four UN peacekeepers in Lebanon.

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

    France condemns killing of UN observers

    The President of the Council for this month Ambassador Jean-Marc de la Sabliere of France says there’s still no agreement on how to qualify the incident.

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

    Humanitarian situation worsening in south Lebanon: UN official

    Meanwhile, on the ground in Lebanon, UN spokesman Khaled Mansour says the situation in the south of the country is worsening.

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

    Egeland reiterates call for end to hostilities

    At the same time, the UN humanitarian chief says food to feed 10,000 people for a month has arrived in southern Lebanon.

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

    Militia groups in eastern DRC lay down arms: UN

    Three main militia groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have agreed to lay down their arms and allow free passage for voters in this weekend’s elections.

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

    Process towards stabilization of Cote d’Ivoire has begun: UN

    The process towards elections and stabilization of Cote d’Ivoire has started.~That according to the UN High Representative for Elections in Cote d’Ivoire, Gerard Stoudmann.~

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

    Annan Calls for Multi-National Force to Stabilize Southern Lebanon

    An international conference on the crisis in Lebanon concluded in Rome Wednesday with participants expressing their determination to work for a sustainable ceasefire.

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

    US Secretary of State Says Ceasefire Must Be Sustainable

    Meanwhile, United States Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice warned that there cannot be a return to the status quo of political uncertainty and instability in Lebanon.

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

    UN Sends First Aid Convoy to Southern Lebanon

    The UN food agency WFP on Wednesday sent the first convoy of food and medical supplies from Beirut to the port city of Tyre in southern Lebanon.

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

    Annan Shocked by Israeli Attack on UN Post in Lebanon

    Earlier, Secretary-General Kofi Annan expressed shock and deep distress over what he termed the apparently deliberate targeting by the Israeli Defence Forces of a United Nations observer post in southern Lebanon which resulted in the deaths of three UN peacekeepers with a fourth observer feared dead.

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

    “This Was Clearly a Very Tragic Incident”: Israeli Ambassador

    Here in New York, Israeli Ambassador Dan Gillerman told UN Radio one has to assume there was either some error of communication or miscommunication.

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

    MONUC Warns of Increase in Rights Abuse in Run Up to Elections in DRC

    A new report has warned of an increase in the number of human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo since the start of the electoral campaign.

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

    Rome Conference Agrees to Work towards Cease-fire in the Middle East

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

    Rome Conference Agrees to Work towards Cease-fire in the Middle East

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    UNICEF Helps Children Affected by Bombing of Lebanon

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

    UNICEF Helps Children Affected by Bombing of Lebanon

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

    WFP Says its First Convoy to Leave Wednesday for South Lebanon

    United Nations aid agencies have expressed fears for the safety of staff in Lebanon and urged the Israeli army to guarantee safe passage of humanitarian convoys.

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

    Children are Paying the Price Twice in the Mideast conflict: UNICEF

    The UN children’s agency (UNICEF) says it’s also sending supplies to Tyre with the UN food agency (WFP).

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

    UNRWA Condemns Israeli Forces’ Actions in Gaza

    The UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) has condemned the actions of Israeli forces in Gaza.

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

    Annan Welcomes Planned Donors’ Conference for Haiti

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed the holding of an international donors’ conference for Haiti, urging donors to pledge generously in support of national priorities including direct support for the country’s budget. ~

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

    WFP Says Food Stocks Stretched to Breaking Point in DRC

    The UN food agency (WFP) warns that its food stocks are now stretched to the breaking point in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a result of violence and the displacement of tens of thousands of people.

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

    Upcoming Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

    Security Council Calls for Stronger Efforts to Protect Children in Areas of Armed Conflict

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

    UNHCR Frustrated by Lack of Access to Displaced in Lebanon

    The UN refugee agency UNHCR says its relief supplies for over 20,000 displaced people in Lebanon are still sitting in Syria waiting to get in.~

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

  • World Population Day Focuses on Young People and their Challenges
  • Elder Abuse and its Effects on Women
  • Women’s Network Advocates Gun Control
  • 24 Jul 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    UN Appeals for $150 Million to Aid Lebanon

    UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland on Monday issued an emergency appeal for $150 million in humanitarian aid to help Lebanon through the next three months as a result of the worsening crisis gripping the country.

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

    Annan Heads to Rome for Mideast Conference

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan is headed to Rome to attend an emergency conference searching for a solution to the Middle East crisis.

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

    Children Continue to Suffer in Situations of Armed Conflict: UN envoy

    Children continue to suffer in situations of armed conflict, even though there’s been a marked improvement in their situation in countries such as Sierra Leone, Burundi, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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

    UNICEF Warns Children Continue to be Victims of Violence in DRC

    A new report says more than 600 children die everyday in war ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo, and even more are displaced, sexually abused and kidnapped by armed groups.

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

    Security Situation in Darfur Remains Volatile: UN mission

    The UN Mission in Sudan says the security situation in Darfur remains volatile, so much so that its access to beneficiaries is less than 80 per cent – a figure well below the rates achieved in 2004.

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

    UN Envoy Says a Desperate Struggle is on in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

    The UN special envoy on AIDS Stephen Lewis says there is still a desperate struggle to conquer the pandemic.

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

    Annan Recommends Extending UNIFIL Mandate by One Month

    Hostilities between Hezbollah and Israel over the past two weeks have radically changed the context in which the UN Interim Force in Lebanon –UNIFIL is operating.

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

    UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Launches Appeal for Lebanon

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

    As DRC Election Count-Down Begins: UNICEF Issues Children Alert Report:

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

  • World Population Day Focuses on Young People and their Challenges
  • Elder Abuse and its Effects on Women
  • Women’s Network Advocates Gun Control
  • 24 Jul 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

  • World Population Day Focuses on Young People and their Challenges
  • Elder Abuse and its Effects on Women
  • Women’s Network Advocates Gun Control
  • 24 Jul 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

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  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
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  • Timor Leste: UN Envoy Ian Martin on the proposed creation of a new UN peacekeeping force
  • Indonesia: getting it right in handling tsunami disasters
  • RadioAsia 2006 conference: broadcasters call for more national programming

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

  • Jerry Pasqua of the International Organization for Migration talks about that agency’s efforts to address the problem of migration in the Caribbean in general and Trinidad and Tobago in particular
  • Law enforcement officials should be on the look out a new and more dangerous breed of marijuana says author of the recent drug report on cannabis
  • 21 Jul 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Serious Obstacles to a Comprehensive Ceasefire in the Middle East: Nambiar

    The UN Security Council opened a public debate on the Middle East situation Friday with the head of the mediation team sent to the region last week, calling for some form of cessation of hostilities.

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

    Egeland Headed to Lebanon to Deal with Humanitarian Catastrophe

    The UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland is traveling to Lebanon Friday to deal with what he describes as the looming humanitarian catastrophe.~

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

    Children Bearing the Brunt of the Hostilities: UNICEF

    United Nations relief agencies say the humanitarian situation in Lebanon is deteriorating rapidly as the country becomes more isolated because of damage to roads, bridges and other infrastructure caused by the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah.

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

    UNHCR Emergency Team Headed to Beirut to Spearhead Relief Operations

    The UN refugee agency – UNHCR says an emergency team is headed to Lebanon to carry out preliminary assessments of the needs of tens of thousands of displaced people who have fled to the mountain valleys outside Beirut for safety.

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

    IOM Appeals for Funds to Assist Stranded Migrants and Displaced Persons

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says it is receiving an increasing number of requests from governments to help their nationals.

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

    Aid Work Suspended in Darfur Area after Killing of Aid Workers

    Aid agencies have suspended operations in refugee camps in the Zalinge area of Sudan’s Darfur region after three water workers were killed by a mob.

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

    Annan Concerned about Reported Increased Tensions in Somalia

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed concern about reports of increased tensions and the potential outbreak of violence near Baidoa, in Somalia.

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

    Security Council Continues Diplomatic Work on the Middle East

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

    UN Calls for Dialogue as Ethiopian Troops Reportedly Enter Somalia

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

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  • Preventing Human Trafficking in northern Thailand: this program features some of the prevention projects by UNESCO, ILO and local NGO’s to help provide alternative incomes for the vulnerable hill tribes – where tourists can stay with the hill tribes, take village tours, and other media initiatives

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

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  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Preventing Human Trafficking in northern Thailand: this program features some of the prevention projects by UNESCO, ILO and local NGO’s to help provide alternative incomes for the vulnerable hill tribes – where tourists can stay with the hill tribes, take village tours, and other media initiatives

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

  • A Mother’s Plea to End Gun Violence
  • A South African Woman Who is Fed Up with Poor Housing
  • The Effect of Guns on Small Children
  • 20 Jul 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    ECOSOC Panel Finds Gender Violence Pervasive During Conflict and Humanitarian Emergencies

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

    Annan Calls for Immediate End to Fighting in the Middle East

    “I repeat: hostilities must stop.”

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

    UNICEF Calls for a Safe Corridor to Deliver Aid to Displaced in Lebanon

    UNICEF, the UN’s Children’s Fund, says the situation of civilians in Lebanon is critical with displaced people crowding into schools, fleeing to the mountains and staying with families.

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

  • Fifty-one people are stranded off the coast of Malta but Malta is reluctant to allow them to enter its shores
  • What does the latest UN human rights report say about the conflict in Darfur following the May 5th Agreement
  • President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia says her government has made progress six months into her term
  • 20 Jul 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Member States call for Reform of UN Security Council

    Calls for reform of the UN Security Council echoed through the halls of the General Assembly Thursday as it took up the question of equitable representation on and increase of the membership of the Council.

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

    UN study urges creation of jobs in manufacturing and industrial sectors in LDC’s

    A new report says the next 15 years will be critical for the development of the least developed countries or LDC’s as they’re called, and aid must be used to improve the lives of the poorest people in the long term.

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

    Israeli and Palestinian Women Call for an End to Hostilities">Israeli and Palestinian Women Call for an End to Hostilities

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

    World Food Programme 2006: Hunger and Learning

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

    France Circulates Non-paper on Mideast Crisis

    France has circulated what it calls “a non-paper” among members of the Security Council to start discussion on a solution to the crisis in the Middle East.

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

    Rights Chief Warns against Indiscriminate Shelling of Cities

    High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbor on Wednesday expressed grave concern over the continued killing and maiming of civilians in Lebanon, Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.

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

    UN Agencies Working to Meet the Health Needs of Lebanese

    Two United Nations agencies – UNICEF –the UN Children’s Fund and the World Health Organization -WHO – have both expressed serious concern about civilian casualties and new risks to health from the escalating violence in Lebanon and Israel.

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

    UN Mission Concerned about Growing Number of Casualties in Iraq

    A new report by the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq raises alarm at the growing number of casualties among the civilian population during indiscriminate or targeted attacks by terrorists and insurgents, as well as militias and criminal groups.

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

    UN Envoy Urges Long-term Commitment to Timor Leste

    UN Special Envoy for Timor Leste, Ian Martin, has called for a long-term engagement with the country.

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

    UN Rights Official Condemns Recent Violations in DRC

    The head of the human rights division at the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Fernando Castanon, has condemned recent human rights violations in the country.

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

    Young People Express Their Concerns to The Group of Eight

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

    Evaluation of International Tsunami Response Highlights Inequities in Aid Spending

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

    Annan Reiterates Call for Concrete Action to Deal with Middle East Crisis

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has reiterated his call for concrete action to deal with the crisis in the Middle East and for a cessation of hostilities.

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

    UN High-Level Delegation Presents “Concrete Ideas” to Israeli Officials

    A high-level UN delegation to the Middle East on Tuesday presented Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and other senior officials with concrete ideas on how to resolve the current crisis and reach an end to the hostilities.

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

    Annan Says There’s Now a Precious Window of Opportunity to End Darfur Conflict

    A strengthened African Union Mission in Sudan and a transition to a United Nations operation will help the Government of Sudan ensure that its people in Darfur are protected and live in peace and prosperity.

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

    No Improvement in Human Rights Situation in Darfur: UN report

    A new report says there’s been no improvement in the human rights situation in Sudan’s Darfur region since the signing of the peace agreement in early May.

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

    UN Agencies Move Quickly to Assist Tsunami Victims in West Java

    United Nations agencies are moving to offer assistance to Monday’s earthquake and tsunami victims in West Java.

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

    UNHCR Monitoring Situation in Lebanon

    The UN refugee agency -UNHCR says it’s closely monitoring and assessing the situation in Lebanon.

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

    The Crisis in Lebanon as Seen through the Eyes of UNIFIL

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

    UN Needs More Money for Humanitarian Aid

    The United Nations says it’s facing a shortfall of three billion dollars to fund its aid activities to 30 million people worldwide.

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

    Diabetes has Developed into a Silent Epidemic

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

    North Korea Rejects Unanimous Security Council Resolution Condemning Missile Tests

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

    Annan Calls for End to Hostilities in Middle East

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for an end to hostilities between Israel and Hezbollah to allow time for an international force along the Lebanon-Israel border.

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

    Middle East Now in a Situation of Open War: Gambari

    The UN’s top political affairs official briefed the Security Council Monday on the spiraling violence in the Middle East.

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

    UN Team Holds Productive Round of Meetings with Lebanese Officials

    A United Nations team trying to negotiate a ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah says it has “made some promising first efforts on the way forward”.

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

    UN Denies Allegations It’s Not Helping Lebanese Civilians

    The United Nations has denied allegations in the Lebanese media that its peacekeeping force in Lebanon is not helping civilians.

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

    US Urges Delay of Council Action until UN Team Returns from Mideast

    The United States feels the UN Security Council should delay any action on the deteriorating military situation in the Middle East.

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

    Security Council Condemns North Korea’s Missile Launches

    The UN Security Council has condemned the recent test-firing of a series of missiles by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and demanded that it suspend all ballistic missile-related activity.

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

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  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
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  • Vanuatu: why it’s been ranked as the ‘happiest nation in the world’
  • Abkhaz conflict: Georgia calls for replacing Russian peacekeepers with international troops
  • North Korea: UN Security Council adopts unanimous resolution condemning missile tests but North Korea rejects it adding that it has not violated any agreements

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  • 14 Jul 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

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  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Vanuatu: why it’s been ranked as the ‘happiest nation in the world’
  • Abkhaz conflict: Georgia calls for replacing Russian peacekeepers with international troops
  • North Korea: UN Security Council adopts unanimous resolution condemning missile tests but North Korea rejects it adding that it has not violated any agreements

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  • 14 Jul 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    UN Security Council Fails to take Action to Defuse Tension in Middle East

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

    The President of Liberia Assesses Progress in the Country and Remaining Challenges

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

    Security Council Discusses Israeli-Lebanese Conflict

    The Security Council met on Friday to discuss the escalating conflict between Israel and Lebanon and the broader crisis in the Middle East.

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

    A UN Team to Help Defuse the Crisis in the Middle East

    Meanwhile, a team of three United Nations officials sent by the UN Secretary-General to help defuse the crisis arrived in Cairo today, where they will meet with the Egyptian Foreign Minister and the head of the League of Arab States.

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

    UN Human Rights Official Condemns Targeting of Civilians in Middle East

    United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, has added her voice to those urging Israel and Lebanese Hezbollah militants to avoid attacking civilians in the current renewed fighting.

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

    WFP Says It is Difficult Provide Relief Aid Because of Conflict in DRC

    The UN food agency says that clashes between the Congolese army and rebels in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are making it difficult to provide humanitarian assistance to displaced people there.

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

    A Report on 2004 Tsunami Says Funding Was Fast and Enormous

    A report on the response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami says most funding by donors in the wake of the disaster was fast and flexible and record amounts of money were donated in record time.

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

    UNRWA Thanks US Government for Donation of $50.8 Million

    The United Nations Relief Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East(UNRWA) today thanked the government of the United States for their contribution of close to $60 million to the agency’s Emergency Appeal for 2006.

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

  • US vetoes UN Security Council resolution on the situation in the Middle East as violence continues to escalate.
  • New report says hunger in childhood can lead to irreversible mental stunting.
  • “Having protected sex is not a norm in the Caribbean. It has to become a norm certainly for this generation otherwise we are in trouble.”Dr. Karen Sealy on what needs to be done to address the problem of HIV- now the leading cause of death in the Caribbean in the age group 15-44.
  • OAS Assistant Secretary General says people need to be informed of the process in the lead up to September elections to have the confidence to vote.
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  • Five UN peacekeepers are released but a journalist is killed as DRC prepares for elections
  • UN Relief Coordinator assesses Somalia’s humanitarian situation
  • WFP says it may stop feeding thousands of Angolans unless it receives new donations
  • 13 Jul 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan Alarmed at Escalation of Violence in Lebanon and Israel

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed his deep alarm at the escalation of violence in Lebanon and Israel.

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

    Kofi Annan Dispatches Special Envoy to the Middle East

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has decided to send a high-level team to the Middle East to try and help defuse the growing crisis in the region.

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

    Security Council Seeks Compromise Draft on North Korea

    Key members of the UN Security Council have been meeting to reach a compromise proposal aimed at censuring North Korea for its recent missile tests.

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

    Political Climate in Guinea-Bissau Remains Fragile: Report

    In Guinea-Bissau, the political climate remains fragile as deep antagonisms between political actors continue to hamper a frank and open national dialogue.

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

    Undernourished Children Under Perform in the Classroom: UN Study

    A new report says hunger in childhood can lead to irreversible mental stunting, lower IQ’s and reduced capacity to learn.

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

    The World Food Programme Warns it Is Running out of Money to Help Feed Refugees in Angola

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

    Bird Flu Remains a Global Threat that Requires Urgent Funding: UN Senior Coordinator

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

    UN-OCHA Still Needs Resources to Help Indonesia’s Earthquake Victims

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

    Annan extremely concerned about developments in Middle East

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan is extremely concerned about what is happening in the Middle East.

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

    Israel says kidnapping of two soldiers is a declaration of war

    Israel says war has been declared on its northern border.~Ambassador Dan Gillerman says the Israeli government regards the actions of Hezbollah which resulted in the deaths of Israeli soldiers and the kidnapping of two others as a declaration of war by Lebanon on the state of Israel.

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

    UN Special Envoy condemns Hizbollah attack

    The UN special envoy for Lebanon has condemned Wednesday’s Hezbollah attack in the strongest possible terms.

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

    Security Council continues hold on draft to censure North Korea

    The UN Security Council is still to decide on whether to vote on a draft resolution that would impose sanctions on North Korea over its missile tests.

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

    China and Russia offer compromise UN resolution on North Korea

    China and Russia have offered the UN Security Council a compromise draft resolution on how to respond to North Korea’s recent missile tests.

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

    UN humanitarian chief says Darfur facing new wave of violence

    Sudan’s Darfur region is facing a new wave of indiscriminate killings, mass rapes, beatings, looting and the burning of villages.

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

    Avian Flu still expanding in Africa: FAO

    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that bird flu is still expanding in Africa and will remain a threat for years to come.

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

    Dialogue between Parties in Somalia Allows for Stepping Up Humanitarian Aid

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

    Vote on draft resolution on North Korea delayed

    The main sponsors of a draft resolution that would have the UN Security Council impose sanctions on North Korea have again deferred asking for a vote in the Council.

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

    Russia supports a strong presidential statement on North Korea

    Meanwhile, Russia says its main concern is that the Security Council should send a strong signal commensurate with North Korea’s action in launching the test missiles.

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

    Egeland calls for massive political, security investment in Somalia

    Somalia has been the most difficult case for the humanitarian community over the past 15 years.

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

    WFP appeals for aid to continue Angola food programme

    The UN food agency (WFP) warned Tuesday that it will have to cease distribution of food aid to more than 700,000 Angolans, mostly children and returning refugees, unless new donations are received by the end of the month.

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

    UN reform not complete without Security Council reform: Annan

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he believes that no reform of the United Nations would be complete without the reform of the Security Council.

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

    World Population Day Focuses on Young People and their Challenges, including AIDS

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

    Tanzania Using Sports as Social Engineering Tool

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

    Security Council postpones action against North Korea

    Members of the UN Security Council have agreed not to press for a vote on Monday on a draft-resolution that would have imposed sanctions on North Korea.

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

    China urges responsible action to avoid negative consequences

    Meanwhile, China says it shares the views of a number of Council members that the Security Council needs to send a strong message over the missile tests.

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

    UN humanitarian agencies alarmed at situation in Gaza

    United Nations humanitarian agencies have expressed alarm at the deteriorating situation in Gaza saying the latest developments have seen innocent civilians, including children, killed in the occupied Palestinian territory.

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

    UN official calls for more financing to prepare for bird flu

    Avian influenza, or Bird Flu as it is called, is moving into more countries at a speed that is a continuing and serious concern.

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

    Annan welcomes establishment of new government in Timor-Leste

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed the establishment of a new government in Timor Leste.

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

    Discussions Underway at the UN to Resolve the North Korean Missile Issue

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

    Tuberculosis, Aviation, and the World Health Organization

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

  • The UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL FIRST SESSION: will it be business as usual, or will a new work ethic prevail? While several conflicts resurfaced and politicized the Council, at the same time members managed to set their differences aside to adopt two landmark documents: the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances and the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples (Photo: Louise Arbour, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights)
  • 7 Jul 2006 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

  • Caribbean hopes a follow-up mechanism which addresses its concerns emerges from discussions on small arms and light weapons
  • Caribbean consumers needs to be more aware of what threatens their food security – says FAO sugregional officer
  • CEDERA warns that predictions of less hurricanes in the region this season should not mean being less prepared
  • 7 Jul 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    WFP Says Closing of Crossing Points Puts Strain on People of Gaza

    The World Food Programme says that the frequent closing of the Karni and other crossing points into Gaza and ongoing hostilities between Israelis and Palestinians continue to put strain on the people of Gaza.

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

    Over 10,000 Sudanese Refugees Return Home from Uganda

    More than ten thousand Sudanese refugees have now returned home from northern Uganda.

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

    UNHCR Says Situation Remains Tense in Southern Colombia

    A United Nations refugee agency’s team, which has just returned from Colombia says the situation in the southern department of Narino remains tense.

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

    Militiamen Fire at UN Helicopter and Injure a Pilot

    A pilot of a helicopter of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is undergoing treatment for an injury he sustained while on a mission in the northeastern part of the country on Thursday.

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

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
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  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • D P R Korea launches test missiles defying moratorium – UN Security Council divided over form of response: a resolution or a presidential statement?
  • Jogyakarta quake victims: UN still needs 60 million dollars for tents, medicine and food

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

    Rwanda Tribunal Reduces and Increases Sentences for Two Rwandan Men

    The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda today changed sentences for two men convicted of participating in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

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

    Kofi Annan Looks Back on his Visit to West Africa and the AU Summit

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

    Ammunition Key to Curbing the Trade in Illicit Arms

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

  • Women and Human Rights under the newly established UN Human Rights Council
  • A Recent World Urban Forum Recognizes the role women play ensuring adequate housing for families
  • UN-backed conference Calls for Zero Tolerance for Sexual Violence during conflict
  • 7 Jul 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Human Rights Council Decides to Dispatch Urgent Fact-Finding Mission to the Occupied Palestinian Territory

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

    Meeting Agrees on Steps to Revamp Cote d’Ivoire Peace Process

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

    Israeli Military Actions Criticized at First Human Rights Council Special Session

    The first ever special session of the new Human Rights Council has demanded that Israel end its military operations in the occupied Palestinian territory, and urged Israel to immediately release the arrested Palestinian ministers and members of the Palestinian Legislative Council.

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

    UN Rights Experts Call on the International Community to help Expedite Closure of Guantanamo

    UN Human rights experts are calling on the international community to collaborate actively, constructively and urgently with the United States authorities to ensure the closure of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay can take place as soon as possible.

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

    “Mini-Summit” in Cote d’Ivoire Reaches Agreement on Key Issues to Move Peace Process Forward

    At a “mini-summit” chaired by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to try to advance the faltering peace process in Cote d’Ivoire, African leaders agreed on a disarmament timetable. UN Radio’s Ben Malor, who is traveling with the Secretary-General, reports.

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

    Security Council Hears Report on Democratic Republic of the Congo

    The Security Council on Thursday met to hear a report on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as preparations got underway for presidential elections on the 30th of July.

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

    Deputy Secretary-General Meets with Leaders in Iraq

    Deputy United Nations Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown is meeting with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad about Iraq’s initiative for a new partnership with the international community, known as the International Compact for Iraq.~

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

  • Secretary-General Kofi Annan Visits Africa andAddresses the African Union:
  • President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia discusses with UN Radio some of Africa’s Problems and Challenges:
  • UN Secretary-General Says UN Will Continue to Help Reconstruction in Liberia
  • 6 Jul 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Security Council Discusses North Korea’s Missile Launches

    The Security Council has been discussing the ballistic missiles which have been launched by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

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

    Human Rights Council Holds Special Session on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    The United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva today held its first ever special session to discuss the crisis in the Middle East following the capture of an Israeli soldier and Israel’s military response.

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

    UN Envoy is Appalled by Bomb Explosions in Kabul

    The United Nations special envoy in Afghanistan, Tom Koenigs, says he is appalled by several bomb explosions that occurred yesterday and today in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.

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

    High-Level ECOSOC Meeting Focuses on Promoting Decent Work to Cut Poverty

    Government leaders and international employment experts are concluding a three-day meeting in Geneva to find solutions to a growing decent work deficit.

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

    World Food Agency Gets $30 Million from Southern Sudan Government

    The World Food Programme today received 30 million dollars from the Government of Southern Sudan to improve the region’s road system.

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

    UN Helping Move Peace Process in Cote d’Ivoire Forward

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

    ILO Director-General Juan Somavia Says ‘Decent Work’ is a Democratic Demand and Political Imperative

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

    Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing Calls on Cambodian Government to Stop Evictions

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

    UNICEF Teaches Acehnese Youth How to Make Films

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

    UN Secretary-General Addresses Liberian Parliament

    UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, addressed a special joint session of Liberia’s parliament during a visit to the war-affected country, where the United Nations currently deploys nearly 15,000 UN peacekeepers in one of the largest peacekeeping missions in the world. UN Radio’s Ben Malor is traveling with the Secretary-General and now reports.

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

    UNRWA Welcomes Easing of Border Blockades into Gaza; Warns Against their Renewal

    The UN relief agency for Palestinians, known as UNRWA, has welcomed Israel’s decision to ease the intensified border blockades into Gaza and has appealed to Israel not to renew them for fear of a humanitarian catastrophe.

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

    World Health Organization Works with Palestinian Health Ministry to Maintain Basic Health Supplies

    Meanwhile, the World Health Organization, WHO, says it is working with the Palestinian Ministry of Health to ensure the availability of essential drugs.

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

    UN and IOM Recommend Facilitating Remittances by Migrant Workers to Least Developed Countries

    Money sent home by migrant workers from developing countries totaled more than 170-billion US dollars in 2005.

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

    Japanese Optometrist Wins 2006 Nansen Refugee Award

    The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, is giving the Nansen Refugee Award for 2006 to Dr. Akio Kanai, a Japanese optometrist, who over more than two decades has improved the quality of life of over 100,000 uprooted people around the world.

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

    Addresses African Union Summit in Banjul, The Gambia">Kofi Annan Addresses African Union Summit in Banjul, The Gambia

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

    President Yahya AJJ Jammeh of the Gambia on African Development

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

    Annan, al-Bashir Agree to Strengthen AU Force in Sudan

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he will work with the African Union to strengthen its 7-thousand strong peacekeeping force in Sudan’s Darfur Region.

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

    Annan Concerned about Israeli Military Action against Palestinian Institutions

    The deteriorating situation in Gaza is of increasing concern to Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

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

    UN Official Urges Israelis, Palestinians to Step Back from the Brink

    Israel and the Palestinians have been urged to “step back from the brink” and give dialogue a chance in order to avert a full-scale confrontation that would only lock them in deeper and deadlier conflict.

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

    Malloch-Brown">World on Track to Meet Milennium Development Goals: Malloch-Brown

    The world as a whole is on track to meet the goal of cutting in half the number of people living on a dollar a day or less, by the year 2015.

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

    AU Extends Mandate of Troops in Sudan until Yearend

    The UN special envoy to Sudan, Jan Pronk, has welcomed the decision made by the African Union summit to extend the mandate of its troops in Darfur to the end of this year.

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

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