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Women’s Participation in Peacemaking Found Still Lacking as UN Marks 6th Anniversary of Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security

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Greenhouse Gases on the Rise

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Africa’s Economy Continues to Grow at More Than 5 Per Cent: Annan

Africans have undertaken a remarkable struggle to confront the global challenges of security, better development and human rights and the rule of law.

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

Security Council Urges Disbanding Of Militias In Lebanon

The UN Security Council has again pressed for the disarming and disbanding of militias in Lebanon as called for in a 2004 resolution.

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

UN Mideast Envoy Concerned About Arms Smuggling Across Lebanese Border

The question of arms being smuggled across the Lebanese border was highlighted Monday by the UN special envoy in the Middle East.

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

WFP Wraps Up Humanitarian Operations in Lebanon

The UN food agency WFP has wrapped up a three-month operation in Lebanon, during which it provided food assistance to more than 800,000 Lebanese affected by the war earlier this year between Israel and Hezbollah.

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

Situation of Children in Sudan’s Darfur Region

There has been an improvement in the situation of children in Sudan’s Darfur region.

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

Annan Welcomes North Korea’s Pledge To Return To Six-Party Talks

News that North Korea has agreed to resume talks on its nuclear programme has been welcomed by the UN chief, Kofi Annan.

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

UN Mission Satisfied with Sunday’s Runoff Presidential Elections in the DRC

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

Youth Leaders Search for Answers at Global Youth Leadership Summit

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

Wide Differences Among Countries and Regions in Reducing Hunger: FAO

Global efforts to reduce hunger by 2015 are so far showing mixed results.

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

UN Warns of Rise in Global Warming Gases

Emissions of greenhouse gases by industrialized countries are growing again despite efforts under the Kyoto Protocol to reduce them and prevent global warming.

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

Counting Begins In Congo After Largest- Ever Election Operation By UN

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, vote-counting has begun after Sunday’s large turn out to choose a democratically-elected President for the first time in more than 40 years.

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

Annan Urges Youth to Join Efforts to Realize Millennium Development Goals

A United Nations Global Youth Leadership Summit opened in New York Sunday with a call for young leaders to remind governments of their pledges to translate the Millennium Development Goals into reality.

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

North Korea’s Nuclear Test a Matter of Deep Concern to the IAEA: Elbaradei

The reported nuclear test carried out earlier this month by the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (the DPRK) is a matter of deep and serious concern to the UN nuclear watchdog, IAEA.

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

  • Indigenous Women Take a Stand Against Violence
  • Singing to Save Children’s Lives in Ghana
  • Slavery in the Modern World
  • 30 Oct 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • HUMAN RIGHTS IN NORTH KOREA AND MYANMAR: the situation is deteriorating in these two troubled nations, according to the UN rights experts who continue to be barred from entering the countries

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

    More People Experiencing Hunger Every Year: Ziegler

    One in every six people in the world- slightly more than 850 million – is gravely, permanently undernourished.

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

    Annan Concerned About Increasing Violence in Run up DRC Vote

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan is concerned about the increasing level of violence in the run-up to Sunday’s election in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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

    UN Mission Reinforces Security for Sunday’s Poll in DRC

    Meanwhile, the UN Mission in Congo (MONUC) says it has reinforced security and placed military observers in strategic points across the capital Kinshasa and the rest of the country.

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

    Pronk to Return to Sudan until the End of the Year: UN

    UN special envoy to Sudan, Jan Pronk, will continue in his post until the end of the year when his contract expires.

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

    UN Official Urges New Efforts to Protect Women

    A senior UN official has called for fresh efforts to ensure the safety of women in countries emerging from conflict, to provide them with jobs, and ensure that they receive justice, including compensation for rape.

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

    UNHCR to Resume Transfer of Somali Refugees to Camps in Kenya

    UNHCR spokesman Ron Redmond says the Kenyan government suspended the transfer of refugees to UNHCR camps, after it was found that Kenyan nationals were presenting themselves as refugees.

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

    Protecting Human Rights While Combating Terrorism

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

    Selecting the UN Secretary-General: a Historical Perspective

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

  • VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN: The UN Secretary-General has just released two separate reports which for the first time cover the full range and scale of violence against a majority of the world’s population – a violence that is committed mostly behind closed doors and often socially approved. This program explores why there is so much resistance from both men and women and even governments to recognize that violence against women and children is a violation of human rights, that it is discrimination and that it is an illegal act that should be punished accordingly.
  • 27 Oct 2006 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines expresses disappointment over the suspension of the Doha Round of trade talks:
  • Guyana says CARICOM attaches high priority to issues concerning women:
  • Suriname warns that the development of children is often inhibited by poverty, lack of education and other ills:
  • Jamaica says there can be no justification for the forced recruitment of children as soldiers:
  • Trinidad and Tobago says the UN Department of Pubic Information has a critical role to play in telling the UN story:
  • 27 Oct 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    UN Officials and Diplomats Agree that Elections in Cote d’Ivoire Must Take Place in 2007

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

    UN Human Rights Expert Concerned About Food Aid in North Korea

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

    UN Human Rights Expert Warns Against Suspending Rights in Fighting Terrorism

    A UN human rights expert says states should not suspend guarantees of freedom of assembly and association in their fight against terrorism.

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

    Women’s Associations Can Be Powerful Forces for Peace: Mayanja

    Women can be powerful forces for peace and reconciliation in their own societies.

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

    UN Officials Encouraged by Support for Resolution to Promote Free Elections in Cote d’Ivoire

    There’s strong support in the Security Council for a resolution that would give Cote d’Ivoire one last chance to hold free and fair elections.

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

    General Assembly Still Deadlocked on Filling Non-Permanent Seat on Security Council

    The UN General Assembly has failed to choose between Guatemala and Venezuela to occupy a non-permanent seat on the Security Council for Latin America and the Caribbean.

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

    Shortage of Donations Impacting Sahrawi Refugees in Algeria: WFP

    The UN food agency,WFP, says it’s facing increasing difficulties in providing food assistance to Sahrawi refugees living in remote camps in southwest Algeria.

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

  • DRC Prepares for Run-off Elections
  • Africans Risk Their Lives to Get to Yemen
  • UN Blue Helmets Patrol Cote d’Ivoire/Liberia Border
  • 26 Oct 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Study Uncovers Need for More Efficient Tools to Diagnose Tuberculosis

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

    Congolese People Count Down to Presidential Run-Off on Sunday

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

    WHO Says Inadequate Screening Hurts TB Control Efforts

    The World Health Organization has warned that inadequate screening for tuberculosis or TB as we know it, is hurting efforts to control the disease.

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

    Escalating Violence Leaves Six Dead in Timor Leste: UN

    In Timor Leste, the situation is reported to be calm after a recent wave of violence left six people dead and more than 50 injured since Sunday.

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

    FAO Conference Seeks to Speed development through communication

    Effective communications have the potential to change the lives of millions by planting the seeds of knowledge and hope among the world’s poor.

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

    Head of Climate Change Convention Calls for New Climate Compact to Combat Global Warming

    There’s been a call for a new global initiative to combat climate change.~The call comes from the head of the UN Climate Change Convention, Yvo de Boer.~

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

    UNIFIL Concerned by Israeli Air Violations in South Lebanon

    The top military official at the UN Interim Force in Lebanon has expressed serious concern over the increasing number of air violations over Southern Lebanon by Israeli planes.

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

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

    Security Council Battle of the Ballots:voting to Resume on Security Council Seat for Latin America">Security Council Battle of the Ballots:voting to Resume on Security Council Seat for Latin America

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

    In a message for UN Day, Annan warns much still needs to be done

    Today, the 24th of October, is UN Day and this year marks the UN’s 61st birthday.

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

    UN Human Rights Expert Concerned about the Right to Food in North Korea

    The human rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is extremely grim, and has been made worse by a rise in hunger.

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

    UN Expert on Torture Insists on Access to Prisons and Detainees

    Many states are still not aware of the seriousness of torture, and few cases of torture are ever brought to justice.

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

    Averting HIV Epidemics in Asia-Pacific Countries

    Asian and Pacific countries with low rates of HIV infection can still prevent serious epidemics, and at a relatively low cost.

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

    Secretary-General Designate Ban Ki-moon plans to resolve challenges facing the international community by using his experience “as a harmonizer” to find common ground among divergent views. In a joint interview with UN Radio and Dawn Daily of Pakistan, Mr. Ban Ki-moon promised to support the resumption of six-party talks to resolve the issue of the Democratic Republic of Korea’s nuclear programme.

    23 Oct 2006 | Posted in UN in Transition | Read More »

    Political Freedoms Continue to Decline in Myanmar: Human Rights Rapporteur

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

    Report Predicts Palestinian Economy Could Collapse Next Year

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

    Special envoy in Sudan headed to New York for consultations: UN

    The UN’s top official in Sudan Jan Pronk is en route to New York for what a UN spokesman calls “consultations”.

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

    Negative turn of events in Cote d’Ivoire in past three months: Annan

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has warned that events in Cote d’Ivoire have taken a negative and disappointing turn over the past three months.

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

    Urgent action needed to avert Palestinian economic collapse: UNCTAD

    The economy of the occupied Palestinian territory is on the verge of collapse.

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

    More viral outbreaks of bird flu in 2006 than any previous year: Nabarro

    There’s still a need for continuous vigilance and quite a lot of investment to stop the outbreak of an influenza pandemic.

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

    WHO/UNICEF call for increased vaccine supply in case of influenza pandemic

    The World Health Organization and UNICEF are calling for immediate and sustained action and funding to increase vaccine supply in case of an influenza outbreak.

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

    International Women’s Tribune Center ">
  • Scientists Worry About an Emerging Form of Exploitation
  • Ms. Universe Launches the “Get Tested-It’s in Fashion” AIDS Awareness Tour
  • Is War Making Husbands More Violent?
  • International Women’s Tribune Center
  • 20 Oct 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

  • The General Assembly postpones further voting for a non-permanent seat on the Security Council for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • St. Lucia says promoting sustainable tourism is the cornerstone of its approach to developing the industry
  • A top regional media official calls for a stronger working relationship between the media and the tourism sector
  • CARICOM welcomes progress made in key priority areas of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development
  • 20 Oct 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    UNHCR Concerned about Smuggling Across the Perilous Gulf of Aden

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR)has expressed concern over the continued smuggling of Somalis, Ethiopians and Sudanese across the Gulf of Aden to Yemen.

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

    GA suspends voting for Latin American seat on Security Council

    Voting has been suspended in the General Assembly for a non-permanent ~seat on the UN Security Council for the Latin America and the Caribbean Group of States.

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

    Liberia Needs to do More for Diamond Embargo to be Lifted

    Members of the Security Council have decided to retain a ban on trade in Liberian diamonds, saying the country has not made enough progress to ensure that the diamonds can be tracked properly.

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

    Human Rights Institutions to Focus on Migration at Bolivia Gathering

    National human rights institutions from more than 70 countries will meet in Bolivia next week to discuss how they can best ensure the protection of the rights of migrants.

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

    UN Suspends Refugee Repatriation to South Sudan

    The UN refugee agency says it has suspended the repatriation of refugees from camps in northern Uganda to southern Sudan after a series of deadly massacres this week.

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

    UN Force Commander Reports Significant Progress in Lebanon since End of Conflict

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

    Security Council Wants Eritrea to Remove its Troops from the Temporary Security Zone: Eritrea Responds

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

    Problem of Israel and Palestine at the Heart of MidEast Conflict: De Soto

    In the Middle East, crisis and opportunity exist side-by-side, in a daily struggle for dominance over the fate of Israelis, Palestinians, Lebanese, Syrians and the region as a whole.

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

    Considerable Progress Being Made in Lebanon: Pellegrini

    Considerable progress has been made since the adoption of the Security Council resolution calling for an end to hostilities between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon earlier this year.

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

    Annan Recommends a Final Extension for Elections in Cote d’Ivoire

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has recommended one final extension for Cote d’Ivoire’s long-delayed elections.

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

    Curbing Coastal Pollution Can Aid in Recovery of Damaged Coral Reefs: UNICEF

    The UN Environment Programme has warned of new threats to the world’s oceans.

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

    Child Soldiers

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

    Investment in Agriculture for Food Security

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

    Overall Malnutrition Levels in Darfur Stabilized in 2006: UN

    Overall malnutrition levels have mostly stabilized in 2006 and food insecurity has improved slightly despite the deteriorating security situation in Darfur.

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

  • Poverty Exposes Children To Violence in Africa
  • Mozambique Fights Poverty by Investing in Agriculture
  • TV and Radio Station Gives Somalis a Voice In Mogadishu
  • 19 Oct 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • UN Secretary-General designate Ban Ki-Moon receives advice on his new job
  • North Korea sanctions: despite voting for them, some UN Security Council Members express reservations

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

    UNICEF Sees Stark Disparities in Child Well-Being in Former Soviet and Eastern European States

    The UN Children’s Fund says that while the number of children living in extreme poverty has decreased in South-Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, there’s still a wide gap between the well-being of children and the opportunities they are given.

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

    Security Council Urges Eritrea to Remove Troops From Zone with Ethiopia

    The Security Council has called on the government of Eritrea to immediately withdraw its troops from the Temporary Security Zone between Eritrea and Ethiopia.

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

    NGOs Campaign for Arms Trade Control Treaty

    Campaigners for a treaty to control trading in arms on Wednesday physically ran to the missions of all 192 United Nations member countries ahead of a vote to start work on the treaty next week.

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

    UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Visits Haiti

    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has reiterated her support for human rights in Haiti at the end of a two-day visit to the Caribbean nation.

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

    How Cartoons Can Draw Us Closer to Achieving World Peace

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

    Harvesting and Trafficking in Human Eggs: an Emerging Form of Exploitation of Women

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

    UN Marks International Day for Eradication of Poverty

    The United Nations is today observing the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

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

    UNRWA Says Sanctions Are Impoverishing Palestinians in Occupied Lands

    The United Nations campaign against poverty comes at a time when the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip are being impoverished day by day by international sanctions, despite living under occupation.

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

    General Assembly Committee Debates Declaration on Indigenous Issues

    The General Assembly’s committee dealing with social, humanitarian and cultural issues is continuing its debate on the adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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

    UNICEF Says Lebanese Children Going Back to School Face Trauma

    The United Nations Children’s Fund says that many children, who have gone back to school in Lebanon are still bearing psychological scars caused by the conflict between Israeli forces and Hezbollah fighters.

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

    OCHA Appeals for $35 Million for Somali Refugees in Kenya

    The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has appealed for 35 million dollars to help Somali refugees in Kenya.

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

    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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

    Declaration on Rights of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Discussed by the General Assembly

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

    UN Secretary-Designate Urges North Korea to Comply With Security Council Resolution

    The United Nations Secretary-General designate, Ban Ki-moon has urged North Korea to comply with a resolution adopted by the Security Council on Saturday imposing sanctions against the country.

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

    On World Food Day FAO Stresses Importance of Investment in Agriculture

    The United Nations today marks World Food Day under the theme “Investing in Agriculture”.

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

    Secretary-General Is Concerned About Eritrean Incursion into Security Zone

    The UN Secretary-General has expressed deep concern about the report that Eritrean forces have moved troops and tanks into the Temporary Security Zone between Eritrea and Ethiopia.

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

    UNICEF Lebanese Government Launch Back To School Campaign

    The United Nations Children’s Fund and the Ministry of Education of Lebanon today launched the National Back-to-School Campaign in south Lebanon in the Ansarieh Public School in southern Lebanon.

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

    Secretary-General’s Envoy Visits North Darfur in Sudan

    The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Sudan, Jan Pronk, has visited North Darfur to inform the population about the United Nations support package for the African Union Mission in Sudan.

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

    UN Secretary-General Designate Ban Ki-moon

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

    World Food Day 2006: Investing in Agriculture for Food Security

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

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • North Korea: UN Ambassador Pak Gil Yon explains why DPRK is building up its nuclear arsenal
  • Malaysia: One-Stop Centers provide victims of domestic violence multiple services under one roof

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

    Security Council is Set to Vote on Sanctions on North Korea on Saturday

    The Security Council is expected to vote on a resolution to impose sanctions on North Korea following its claim that it has conducted a nuclear test.

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

    UNICEF Concerned about Impact of Sanctions on North Korean Children

    Meanwhile, the United Nations Children’s Fund has expressed concern about the impact that possible sanctions on North Korea can have on the country’s children.

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

    Violence Forces Thousands of Iraqis to Leave Their Home

    The United Nations refugee agency says that the ongoing violence in Iraq has displaced thousands of people within the country and forced thousands of others to flee to other countries.

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

    Pioneers of Microfinance Movement Are Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

    The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed the awarding of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to Professor Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh.

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

    Shortage of Funds Forces WFP to Stop Feeding Angolans

    The World Food Programme has warned that lack of funds is forcing it to wind down its operation of providing food to the needy people in Angola.

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

    Palestinian Child Deaths Nearly Double That of 2005

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

    Standing Up for Millennium Development Goals

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

  • A New Report on Violence Against Women
  • Women NGOs on the North Korean Nuclear Test
  • Trafficking as a Human Rights Issue
  • 13 Oct 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Ban Ki-moon Appointed New Secretary-General

    Ban Ki-moon of the Republic of Korea will be the next Secretary-General of the United Nations when Kofi Annan steps down at the end of this year.

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

    Secretary-General Designate Ban Ki-Moon Meets the Press

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

    Study Calls for Prevention of Violence against Children

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

    General Assembly Scheduled to Appoint New Secretary-General on Friday

    The United Nations General Assembly is expected to officially appoint the next Secretary-General on Friday afternoon.

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

    Security Council Continues Discussions on DPR Korea Nuclear Test

    The United Nations Security Council is continuing its discussions over what action to take against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea after its reported nuclear test.

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

    Forgotten Emergencies Receive a Boost from Central Emergency Response Fund

    Forgotten and under-funded emergencies such as last year’s crisis in Niger are now getting the attention they deserve thanks to a six-month old response fund that is enabling the international community to respond quickly to urgent crises.

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

    General Assembly Takes Up the Issue of Malaria

    Every 30 seconds a child dies of malaria, a disease that is both preventable and curable.

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

    The UN Peacebuilding Fund Is Launched

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

  • UN Human Rights Office Calls for Independent Probe into Attacks in Darfur
  • Jan Egeland Says World Must Pressure Sudan to Accept UN Force
  • UN Envoy Sees Hope for Democracy in the Gambia
  • 12 Oct 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

  • Caribbean nations to table a resolution in the General Assembly on the Bicentenary of the act abolishing the slave trade
  • CARICOM states express concern over drug trafficking through the region
  • The Bahamas reiterates its commitment to regional global security and the UNGlobal Counter Terrorism Strategy
  • Dominica says South-South cooperation is especially important in contributing to its development
  • CARICOM urges UN Member States to offer unconditional support to the International Criminal Court
  • 12 Oct 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    On International Day for Disaster Reduction, UN Calls for More Commitment to Reduce the Impact of Natural Disasters

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

    Annan Says DPRK Actions Complicate an Already Difficult Security Situation

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged North Korea not to escalate an already difficult situation any further.

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

    Egeland Says Aid to North Korea Should Continue

    UN Humanitarian Coordinator Jan Egeland says humanitarian assistance should be exempt from any sanctions package against North Korea.

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

    UN Launches Peace-Building Fund to Help Countries Emerging from Conflict

    The international community now has at its disposal a new and well-designed peace-building platform.

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

    UN Report Shows Most Member States Without Laws to Protect Women from Violence

    Violence against women and girls is a global phenomenon affecting one in three females in rich and poor countries alike.

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

    More Than 250 Disasters Recorded by End of August: Egeland

    The world has witnessed an “explosion of misery” over the past three decades as a result of natural disasters.

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

    Study Provides Picture of Nature, Extent and Causes of Violence against Children

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

    Security Council Continues Discussion on US Draft

    The UN Security Council was meeting Tuesday to discuss at the expert level a draft resolution in response to North Korea's announcement that it has tested a nuclear device.

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

    China Says North Korea Should Face “Some Punitive Actions”

    Shortly before the meeting, China’s Ambassador Wang Guangya reiterated Beijing’s position that the Council’s response should be firm, constructive and appropriate, but prudent.

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

    Congolese Armed Forces Remain Main Human Rights Violators in DRC: UN

    Congolese Armed Forces remain the main human rights violators in the Kivus, Ituri District and Katanga provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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

    UNICEF Remains Concerned About Cluster Bombs in Lebanon

    The UN children’s agency, UNICEF, is reiterating its concern about unexploded ordnance in Lebanon as children prepare to go back to school next week.

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

    UNHCR to Move Thousands of Sudanese Refugees Deeper into Chad

    The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, says it would urgently move more than 40,000 Sudanese refugees deeper into Chad after heavy fighting between the Sudanese army and rebels along the border.

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

    More Somali Refugees Pour into Kenya

    The UN refugee agency is expanding camps in eastern Kenya as Somali refugees continue to pour into the country in record numbers.

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

    Civil Society Reacts to Reported North Korean Nuclear Test

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

    Public Service Providers and Government Institutions Join Forces in Combating Violence Against Women

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

  • New Manual on Fighting Trafficking in Persons
  • How Micro-Credit Improves the Lives of Rural Women in Kenya
  • Making Clean Water and Sanitation a Development Priority
  • 9 Oct 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Security Council Nominates South Korean to be Next Secretary-General

    The Security Council Nominates a South Korean to be the next Secretary-General.

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

    Council Members React to Nomination of South Korean to be Next UN Chief

    The reaction to the announcement was quick.

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

    Annan Welcomes Security Council’s Nomination of Next UN Chief

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed the Council’s decision to recommend Mr. Ban Ki-moon for appointment to succeed him as the next chief of the United Nations.

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

    Security Council Condemns North Korea’s Nuclear Test

    Members of the Security Council have strongly condemned North Korea’s nuclear weapons test and once again urged Pyonyang to refrain from further testing.

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

    North Korea’s Nuclear Test Aggravates Regional Tensions: Annan

    North Korea’s nuclear test has drawn sharp reaction and condemnation from the international community.

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

    China Says Door to Diplomatic Solution in North Korea’s Test Still Open

    China says it is firmly opposed to North Korea’s nuclear test.

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

    IAEA Deeply Regrets North Korea’s Reported Nuclear Test

    The UN nuclear agency has expressed serious concern and regret over the reported nuclear test.

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

    North Korea Warns the Danger of Nuclear War Increasing Daily

    The danger of a nuclear war is increasing with each passing day.

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

    The IAEA Urges a Negotiated Solution in the Aftermath of Nuclear Test by North Korea

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

    Humanitarian Crisis in The Central African Republic

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

  • CARICOM States Call For a Resumption of the Doha Round of Trade Talks
  • A Caribbean Forum on Effective Disaster Management Outlines a Roadmap for Reducing Disaster and Getting Ready for Them
  • Dominica Says Recent Global Events Relating to Trade Have Not Been Encouraging
  • Antigua and Barbuda Outlines Its Strategy of Economic Diversification
  • St. Kitts-Nevis Says Regional Leaders Have Moved to Ensure the Developmment of Their Citizens
  • Trinidad and Tobago Says Global Peace and Security Is Threatened by Failure to Change Trade, Economic and Financial Relations
  • 6 Oct 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • South Korean candidate expected to get top UN job
  • North Korea unsettles world with nuclear test plan
  • Australia calls for immediate ban on bottom trawling

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

    UN Secretary-General Welcomes Sudan’s Acceptance of AU and UN Help

    The Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed the decision of President Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan to accept a package that the United Nations and the African Union have proposed to help the African Union mission in Darfur.

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

    Former U.S. President Bush Says More Is Needed For Pakistan Earthquake

    Former United States President George Bush Sr. has said that much more is needed to help the victims of the earthquake which struck Pakistan in October last year.

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

    More Somalis Flee Into Kenya As Islamists Advance to More Towns

    The number of Somalis fleeing into neighbouring Kenya has increased dramatically in the last two days as fighters of the Union of Islamic Courts advance to more towns in Somalia.

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

    IOM Sends Relief Aid to People Displaced By Fighting in Afghanistan

    The International Organization for Migration has delivered its first consignment of blankets to thousands of families displaced by the upsurge of fighting between insurgents and NATO-led troops in the southern provinces of Afghanistan.

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

    The Progress of Pakistan One Year After Deadly Earthquake

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

    ASEAN Parliamentarians Welcome the Engagement of the Security Council on Myanmar

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

    UNHCR Chief Is Concerned About Displaced and Migrants

    The UN High commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres has expressed concern about the plight of internally displaced people and migrants around the world.

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

    Security Council Urges North Korea to Drop Plans to Test a Nuclear Bomb

    The Security Council has just adopted a statement which urges North Korea to drop plans to test a nuclear bomb.

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

  • UN Presses for Deployment of Peacekeepers in Darfur
  • Liberia Needs Continued Support to Promote Human Rights, Says UN expert
  • UN official Warns that Violence Undermines Stability in Central African Republic
  • 5 Oct 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Guehenno Rejects Sending UN Peacekeepers to Sudan Without Government Permission

    The top UN peacekeeping official says a firm political agreement is needed for UN peacekeepers to be deployed in Sudan’s Darfur region.

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

    Annan Warns Darfur at a Critical Stage

    Darfur is at a critical stage and unless security improves, the world is facing the prospect of having to drastically cut back on a desperately needed humanitarian operation.

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

    US Calls Emergency Meeting of Security Council to Discuss Sudanese Letter

    The United States has called for an emergency meeting of the Security Council to protest a letter warning African and Arab countries against contributing to a proposed UN peacekeeping force Darfur.

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

    Annan Reminds Cote d’Ivoire Leaders of Need to Protect Foreigners

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has deplored remarks by the president of the Ivorian Popular Front political party which contained threats against citizens of other West African countries living in Cote d’Ivoire.

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

    WHO Challenges World to Improve Air Quality

    The UN health agency, WHO, is challenging governments around the world to improve air quality in their cities to protect the health of their citizens.

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

    Threat of Heroin Overdose Higher Due to Strong Afghan Opium Crop: UN

    Health authorities around the world are being warned to prepare for a significant increase in the number of deaths from heroin overdoses following a dramatic surge in opium production in Afghanistan this year.

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

    Unprecedented Surge in UN Peacekeeping Operations

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

    Human Rights Violations on Both Sides of the Recent Lebanon Conflict

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

    Sigourney Weaver Joins Appeal for a Ban on High Seas Bottom Trawling

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

    Israel and Hezbollah Guilty of Violating Humanitarian Law: UN Experts

    Both Israel and Hezbollah violated humanitarian law during their recent conflict.

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

    Israel Critical of Report on Rights Violations

    Israel’s Ambassador in Geneva Itzhak Levanon was critical of the report. He said it failed to refer to any Lebanese responsibility for the war.~

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

    Security Council Working on Firm response to North Korea’s Planned Test

    The UN Security Council met in consultations Wednesday to come up with what the council president describes as a “firm, appropriate response.”

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

    Annan Shares Global Concern Over North Korea’s Planned Nuclear Test

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has voiced concern over North Korea’s “declared intention” to test a nuclear weapon.

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

    China Urges Restraint in Response to North Korea’s Planned Nuclear Test

    China has appealed for restraint in the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear programe.

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

    Dumping of Toxic Waste in Cote d’Ivoire Contrary to Basel Convention on Hazardous Waste

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

    UN Peacekeeping Forces Likely to Reach 140,000: Guehenno

    The United Nations now has more than 90,000 personnel in the field in its peacekeeping missions.

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

    UNODC Issues Guidelines on Preventing HIV Transmission Within Prisons and Providing Treatment for Prisoners Living with HIV/AIDS">UNODC Issues Guidelines on Preventing HIV Transmission Within Prisons and Providing Treatment for Prisoners Living with HIV/AIDS

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

    Moving Closer to the Selection of a New Secretary-General

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

    Security Council Continues Effort to Elect New Secretary-General

    The UN Security Council meets next Monday to formally recommend a candidate for the post of Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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

    UN Human Rights Expert Wants to Assess Countries Record in War on Terror

    A United Nations human rights expert has called on several governments to formally invite him to assess their record in the war on terror.

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

    Palestinian Children Bearing the Brunt of Unrest

    The situation in the occupied Palestinian territories continues to deteriorate.

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

    UNHCR Concerned About Internally Displaced in Afghanistan

    The UN refugee agency – UNHCR has expressed concern about the increasing number of internally displaced people in southern Afghanistan as a result of recent hostilities between government forces, NATO and insurgents.

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

    WMO Warns of Expanding Hole in Ozone Layer Over the Antarctic

    The World Meteorological Organization has warned of an expanding hole in the ozone layer.

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

    Guinea-Bissau’s Socio-Economic Situation Remains Dire: UN

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan says a strong commitment to improve the political climate in Guinea-Bissau continued to emerge over the past three months.

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

    The UN Prepares to Support African Union Peacekeepers in Darfur

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

    World Habitat Day – Cities as “Magnets of Hope”">World Habitat Day – Cities as “Magnets of Hope”

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

    EU Plans Joint African Strategy to Achieve Millennium Development Goals

    The European Union plans a joint strategy with African States aimed at achieving the Millennium Development Goals with a key focus on sustainable development, security and good governance.

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

    Annan Urges Genuine Collective Security Among Central African States

    The Central African sub-region remains fragile and its future continues to be uncertain.

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

    Top UN Disarmament Official Calls for Higher Priority for Disarmament

    The UN’s top disarmament official has urged member States to step up efforts to give higher priority to disarmament and non-proliferation issues.

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

    UNIFIL Confirms Israeli Withdrawal from Southern Lebanon

    The Lebanese armed forces have begun deploying along the border area between Israel and Lebanon – called the Blue Line – after the Israeli Defence Forces withdrew from South Lebanon on Sunday.

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

    Annan Calls for Partnership to Manage Urban Growth

    Today is World Habitat Day.

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

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