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  • Barbados says the Millennium Development Goals can only be achieved if the eighth goal of global partnership for development is addressed;
  • Secretary-General Kofi Annan calls on developing countries to live up to their commitments to achieve the goals;
  • The General Assembly adopts a resolution recognizing the slave trade and slavery as among the worst violations of human rights in the history of humanity;
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines says March 25th 2007 will be a significant day for the international community;
  • Jamaica urges the international community not to forget the horrific middle passage which was responsible for the deaths of millions of Africans;
  • The Bahamas describes the General Assembly resolution marking the abolition of slavery as a most significant event;
  • 30 Nov 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Special Rapporteur Discusses Significance of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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    Zlata and Ishmael: Two Children of War Become Advocates for Peace

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    Clashes in Southern Sudan — a Violation of the Peace Agreement

    Sudanese armed forces and members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, the SPLA, have exchanged heavy fire in and around the southern Sudanese town of Malakal.

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

    Security Council Concerned About Fiji

    The UN Security Council is concerned about a possible coup d’etat in Fiji.

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    Security Council Extends Mandate for Somalia Monitoring Group

    The Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution asking countries to comply with an arms embargo against Somalia.

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

    BBC Claims of Sexual Abuse By UN Peacekeepers

    A report by the BBC that UN troops in Haiti and in Liberia have sexually abused young girls is being investigated by the United Nations.

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

    Launch of 2007 Humanitarian Appeal

    More than 140 organizations – UN agencies, the Red Cross, Red Crescent and national and international organizations – today launched Humanitarian Appeal 2007 to raise funds for millions of needy people worldwide.

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

  • UN Secretary-General Urges Leaders to Declare that “AIDS Stops with Me”
  • UNAIDS Official Notes Progress in Reducing HIV Infections in Africa
  • Kenyan Teacher Helps Children Understand HIV and AIDS
  • 30 Nov 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Arbour Urges Support for International Criminal Court Action on Darfur

    High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour is urging global support for efforts by the international Criminal Court to ensure those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur will be held accountable.

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

    Annan Calls for Commitment to Breathe New Life into Mideast Peace Process

    A peaceful settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains elusive.

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

    Annan Urges Human Rights Council to Deal with Darfur Rights Violations

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged the UN Human Rights Council to hold a special session on violations in the Darfur region of Sudan.

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

    The World Woke Up Too Late on Darfur: Egeland

    The world woke up too late to take action and stop the atrocities in Darfur from spreading.

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

    Progress Made in Bringing Bird Flu under Control: Nabarro

    Much progress has been achieved in bringing the highly pathogenic bird flu caused by the H5N1 virus under control, particularly in Southeast Asia, in the Far East and in Europe during the past few months.

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

    Human Rights Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory Is Grave and Worsening: Human Rights Commissioner

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

    UN Humanitarian Chief Jan Egeland Looks Back on Humanitarian Emergencies of the Past Three Years as He Prepares to Step Down

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

    Security Council Briefed on Myanmar’s “Small Steps” towards Democracy

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

    Growing Connection: Connecting Children for Sustainable Food Production

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

    Annan Urges Security Council to Consolidate Gains Made in Protecting Children in Armed Conflict

    There’s been significant progress in efforts by the international community to protect children from being recruited and used as soldiers in armed conflict.

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

    Annan Urges Neighboring States Not to Get Drawn into the Somali Conflict

    It is important that neighboring countries do not get drawn into the internal conflict in Somalia.

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

    Human Rights Council Urges All Parties to Sign Darfur Peace Agreement

    In Geneva, the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday called on all parties to sign the Darfur peace agreement signed in Abuja and to cooperate fully on its implementation.

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

    WFP Says Looters Dealt a Serious Blow to its Operations in Chad

    The looting of 500 tons of food aid destined for refugees of eastern Chad over the weekend underscores the fragility of the aid lifeline in Chad.

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

    UNHCR Steps Up Airlift of Emergency Supplies to Stranded Refugees

    The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has stepped up the airlift of emergency supplies to thousands of refugees in northeastern Kenya, cut off by heavy floods over the past three weeks.

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

    UN Human Rights Group Urges Iraq Not to Carry Out Death Sentence on Saddam Hussein

    A group of United Nations human rights experts has called on the Iraqi government not to carry out the death penalty passed on former president Saddam Hussein.

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

    Fighting Erupts in the Eastern Part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as the Country Awaits a Ruling on Election Results

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

    Microcredit Provider Grameen Phone Proves that “Connectivity Is Productivity”

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

    Attaining MDG’s Would be Single Greatest Service for Humanity: Annan

    Development simply will not happen if the developing world doesn’t get its own house in order.

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

    Annan Urges Strict Commitment to Israeli/Palestinian Ceasefire

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed the reported agreement between President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to establish a mutual ceasefire in Gaza.

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

    Annan Calls for Urgent Steps to Arrest Deteriorating Situation in Iraq

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has warned that Iraq could fall into a civil war unless urgent steps are taken to arrest the deteriorating situation in the country.

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

    UN Peacekeepers Battle Rebel Forces in DRC

    United Nations peacekeepers battled rebels Monday after coming under attack in and around the town of Sake in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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

    UN Agencies Urge a Return to Order in Eastern Chad

    Two United Nations agencies have called for the rapid restoration of order in eastern Chad following a weekend of unrest in which mobs looted warehouses storing vital aid supplies.

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

    UN Report Says Nearly Two Million Displaced by Darfur Crisis

    More people have fled their homes in Sudan’s Darfur region than at any time since the conflict started there nearly four years ago.

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

    UN Envoy Condemns Recent Attacks on Civilians in Iraq

    The Secretary-General’s envoy in Iraq Ashraf Qazi has strongly condemned what he called despicable violent crimes that have killed hundreds of Iraqis over the past few days, particularly the attacks on Sadr City in Baghdad on Thursday

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

    UN Food Agency Sends Helicopters to Help Flood Victims in East Africa

    The World Food Programme is sending two helicopters to provide relief items to a remote south eastern region of Ethiopia affected by floods.

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

    Human Rights Office Says Sudanese Army Deliberately Attacked Civilians

    An assault by the Sudanese army more than two weeks ago was an apparent deliberate attack against internally displaced people, or IDPs, in Darfur.

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

    Over 20,000 Mainly Somalis Cross Gulf of Aden to Yemen This Year

    The United Nations refugee agency says that more than 20,000 people have crossed the Gulf of Aden from Somalia to Yemen this year in smugglers’ boats.

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

    Secretary-General Reiterates Call for End of Violence Against Women

    The UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has reiterated his call for an end to violence against women.

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

    Israeli Activities in Gaza Continue To Make Life Difficult for Palestinians

    The activities of the Israeli army in Gaza continue to make life difficult for Palestinians.

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

    International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: UNIFEM Director Says There Is a Big Increase in Laws Against Domestic Violence

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

    Remittances through the Post Office Help Fuel Development

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    UN Humanitarian Chief Says Record 4 Million People Need Assistance in Darfur

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

    Rap Star Jay-Z Brings Attention to the Global Water Crisis

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

    Troops Loyal to Jean-Pierre Bemba Are Moved From Kinshasa

    Close to fifty troops loyal to Jean Pierre Bemba, who has been serving as Vice President in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, have been moved from the capital Kinshasa.

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

    Secretary-General Says He is Worried About Situation in Lebanon

    The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he is worried about the situation in Lebanon where Pierre Gemayel who was Minister of Industry was assassinated on Tuesday.

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

    A Record Four Million People in Darfur Need Assistance

    Roughly four million people in Darfur are in need of assistance, according to the UN Humanitarian Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland.

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

    Annan Awaiting Letter from Sudan on Joint UN-AU Force

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he should soon receive a letter from Sudanese President Omer Hassan Al-Bashir concerning last week’s agreement on a joint UN-African Union force for Darfur.

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

    Envoy Calls on LRA to Release Children in Northern Uganda

    A UN Envoy for Children has called on the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) to immediately release children, women and non-combatants being held in northern Uganda.

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

  • St.Vincent and the Grenadines warns against using the Human Rights Council to cater to political agendas
  • Suriname says Caricom States fully recognize their responsibility in guaranteeing human rights and fundamental freedoms
  • A Caribbean jurist says there’s been a groundswell of enthusiasm by states to improve the status of women
  • Cuba expresses grave concern over the continued deterioration of the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
  • Jamaica warns of the impact of sea-level rise on Caribbean States
  • 22 Nov 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Egeland Calls For An End To Atrocities In Sudan’s Darfur Region

    There been a call for immediate action to finally stop the atrocities against the people of Darfur.

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

    More Than a Million African Babies Die in First Month of Life: Report

    More than a million babies in sub-Saharan Africa die before they are a month old because of a lack of essential healthcare.

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

    The Security Situation Remains Worrying in Afghanistan: Oshima

    The rise in the Taliban-led insurgency and other social ills including the upsurge in illegal drug production and trafficking have given rise to a sense of despondency and disillusionment among the people of Afghanistan.

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

    UNAMI Concerned About Alarming Levels of Violence in Iraq

    Nearly four thousand Iraqi civilians were killed in October, making it the highest monthly toll since 2003.

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

    UNHCR Relocating Thousands of Refugees in Northern Kenya

    The UN refugee agency-UNHCR- has begun to relocate thousands of people from flooded refugee camps in northern Kenya to drier ground.

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

    Global AIDS Epidemic Continues To Grow

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

    London – Model City for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Deputy Mayor

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

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • A Bangladesh success story – how three key personalities are helping eradicate poverty:
  • Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank, recipients of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Iqbal Quadir, MIT Professor and founder of Grameen Phone
  • Rabeya Yasmin, BRAC, projects for the ultra poor

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  • 22 Nov 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

  • UN Official Optimistic About DR Congo Despite Tension
  • WHO Says Africa Can Overcome Health Crises
  • UN Secretary-General Won’t Stop Working
  • 22 Nov 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Situation In Iraq Very Difficult: Annan

    The situation in Iraq is very, very difficult and there’s a need to find creative means of bringing it under control.

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

    Past Month Saw An Alarming Escalation Of Violence In Mideast: Gambari

    There’s been an alarming escalation of violence between Israelis and Palestinians this past month.

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

    HIV Infection On The Rise Throughout The World

    The number of people living with HIV is growing, with more than 39 million people worldwide infected with the virus that causes AIDS.

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

    ICRC Report Significant Deterioration In Palestinian Households Economies

    A growing number of households in the West Bank and Gaza are becoming impoverished.

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

    Annan Expresses Shock On Assassination Of Lebanese Minister

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed shock on learning of the assassination of Lebanon’s Minister of Industry Pierre Gemayel.

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

    Supporters of Jean Pierre Bemba Stage A Violent Protest In Kinshasa

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

    Africa is Developing Solutions for Fighting Disease and Improving Health: WHO

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

  • An Indigenous Kenyan Woman Bears Witness to Climate Change
  • What South Africa is Doing to Combat Violence against Women;
  • How European Governments Are Handling the Challenge of Sexual Trafficking
  • 21 Nov 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Annan Urges Unity Against Biological Weapons Terror

    There’s been a call for nations to step up their efforts to combat biological weapons and to address the threat posed by terrorists.

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

    UN Rights Chief Says Gaza Suffering Massive Violations

    The UN’s top human rights official says the Gaza Strip has suffered massive human rights violations and calls on all sides try and end the violence.

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

    New WHO Report Chronicles Africa’s Effort To Face Its Health Challenges

    Africa is developing its own solutions for fighting disease and improving the health of its people.

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

    Annan Calls For Sustained Drive To Expand Africa’s Economic Base

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for a strong and sustained drive to expand and diversify Africa’s economic base.

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

    Annan Urges Action To Settle The Cypriot Problem

    Greek and Turkish Cypriots have been urged to make progress on ending the division of Cyprus.

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

    Mohammad Yunus of the Grameen Bank, Winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize

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

    Secretary-General Calls for Action to Stop Threat of Biological Weapons

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

  • Grenada says the Caribbean region remains concerned over the continuing increse in natural hazards
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines says poverty remains the greatest global challenge
  • Guyana believes the eradication of poverty is not just a development objective but also one of human rights
  • Belize says there’s a growing awareness of the obstacles indigenous people face in preserving their culture
  • The UN Security Council expresses regret over the deaths of two Jordanian UN peacekeepers
  • 17 Nov 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Sri Lanka Child Soldiers: UN Envoy Allan Rock finds both rebel and government forces are forcibly recruiting Tamil children
  • Rebuilding Homes in Indonesia: tsunami-stricken Aceh residents are getting new homes. But is enough being done?

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  • 17 Nov 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    Jan Egeland Denied Access to Camps Housing Darfuris

    UN Humanitarian Chief Jan Egeland cut short his trip to Darfur on Friday and returned to Khartoum after being denied access to camps housing Darfuris, who have fled rape, murder and pillage.

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

    Agreement Reached on Peacekeepers in Darfur

    There’s been agreement to a joint African Union, United Nations peacekeeping force for Sudan’s Darfur region.

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

    UNHCR Says Displacement Continues along Chad/Sudan Border

    More than 180 people have been reported killed over the past week in areas of Chad bordering Sudan’s Darfur region.

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

    UN Rights Chief Calls for Urgent Action to Prevent a Catastrophe in Chad

    High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour has called for urgent action to prevent a human rights catastrophe in Chad.

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

    UNHCR to Start Emergency Airlifts to Somali Refugees in Kenya

    The UN refugee agency -UNHCR- says it plans to start emergency airlifts of humanitarian supplies to tens of thousands of homeless and desperate Somali refugees in camps affected by floods in Kenya.

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

    WFP to Step up Food Distribution to Somali Refugees in Kenya

    Meanwhile, the UN food agency -WFP- says it has begun distributing seven-day rations of food to the hardest hit IFO camp where floods have affected thousands of refugees.

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

    Climate Change Conference Makes Progress on Helping Developing Countries: UNFCCC Spokesman">Climate Change Conference Makes Progress on Helping Developing Countries: UNFCCC Spokesman

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    UN Special Adviser Says Both Sides in Conflict in Sri Lanka Are Recruiting Child Soldiers

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

    Talks on Darfur Crisis Open in Addis

    High-level talks aimed at seeking solutions to the ongoing violence in Sudan’s Darfur region opened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Thursday between the UN, African, Arab and European leaders.

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

    Egeland Promises to Tell the World of the Concerns of Displaced in Darfur

    The top UN humanitarian official has vowed to tell the world of the concerns of more than two million people displaced by conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region.

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

    UN Considers Sending Peacekeepers to Chad: Annan

    The United Nations is considering sending forces to Chad to halt a spillover of the violence gripping neighboring Darfur.

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

    Security Council Regrets Deaths of Jordanian Peacekeepers in Haiti

    Members of the Security Council have expressed deep regret over the deaths of two Jordanian peacekeepers killed in Haiti last Friday.

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

    Progress Made in Rebuilding Tsunami Devastated Communities: Clinton

    There’s been significant progress in reconstructing communities devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, but many people still have no homes.~That’s what the top UN envoy for the Indian Ocean tsunami recovery effort, Former US President Bill Clinton, says.~

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

  • UN Intensifies Efforts to Reinforce African Peacekeepers in Darfur
  • Kenyan Indigenous Woman Talks about Impact of Climate Change
  • Floods Destroy Shelters for Somali Refugees in Kenya
  • 16 Nov 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Adapting to Climate Change in East Africa: World Wildlife Fund

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

    Study on Violence against Children Released">Study on Violence against Children Released

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

  • Proposal for a New Women’s Agency
  • How Armed Conflict Affects Girls’ Lives
  • Women’s Voices from the Youth Summit
  • 16 Nov 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    UNODC Urges Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan to Share Intelligence on Drug Trafficking">UNODC Urges Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan to Share Intelligence on Drug Trafficking

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

    UN Forum Investigates Ways to Eradicate Poverty

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

    Annan Warns of Frightening Lack of Leadership in Tackling Climate Change

    World leaders have been urged to give global warming the same priority as they do to curb the spread of weapons of mass destruction.

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

    Human Rights Council to send mission to Beit Hanoun

    The UN Human Rights Council has voted to send an urgent mission to examine the impact of Israel’s deadly attack on Palestinian homes in Beit Hanoun in Gaza.

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

    UN Proposes Joint Peace Operation for Darfur

    The United Nations has outlined a new three-step proposal aimed at giving new momentum to the stalled peace process in Sudan’s Darfur region.

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

    Eradicating Poverty One of the Greatest Challenges: Ocampo

    Eradicating poverty is one of the greatest challenges of our time and it can only be done by working together.

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

    Arbor to Travel to Israel, Occupied Palestinian Territory

    The top UN human rights official is headed to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

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

    Developing Countries Need Aid to Adapt to and Reduce Climate Change: UNFCC Secretary

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

    Black Gold: Ethiopian Coffee and International Trade Policies

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

    Annan Calls for High-Level Meeting on Darfur

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for a high-level meeting this week involving the United States, European Union, Russia and China to discuss the deteriorating security situation in Darfur.

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

    UNHCR Worried about Deteriorating Security Situation in Chad

    The UN refugee agency UNHCR says it’s extremely worried over the continued deterioration of an already volatile situation in Chad.

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

    UNICEF, WHO Conduct Polio Vaccination Campaign in Iraq

    The UN children’s agency UNICEF and the World Health Organization have begun a national polio immunisation drive to protect nearly five million Iraqi children.~

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

    World Observes Diabetes Day

    Today is World Diabetes Day.

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

    Climate Change Meeting Agrees to Set Up Adaptation Fund

    In Nairobi, Kenya there’s been a major breakthrough at the conference on climate change where delegates have agreed to set up an Adaptation Fund after being deadlocked for more than a week.

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

    Egeland Urges Ugandan Rebel Leader to Return Abductees

    The UN’s top humanitarian official has urged Uganda’s rebel Lord’s Resistance Army to do more to protect the civilian population and to return the people they have abducted.

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

    Education Key to Building Bridges between Islam and the West: Annan

    Any strategy to build bridges between Islam and the West must depend heavily on education – not just about Islam or Christianity, but about all religions, traditions and cultures.

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

    UN Urges Intelligence Sharing among Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan

    The United Nations has urged Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan to share intelligence on drug trafficking.

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

    African Peacekeepers in Sudan to Get More than $70 Million from UN

    The African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region is to get more than $75 million from the United Nations.

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

    Plight of Sahrawi People Must Not Be Forgotten: WFP Chief

    The international community is being urged not to forget the plight of the Sahrawi refugees in Algeria.

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

    Lech Walesa Supports International Human Solidarity Day ">Lech Walesa Supports International Human Solidarity Day

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

    Healthy Projections for Global Tourism in 2007

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

  • General Assembly urges the United States to end its embargo against Cuba
  • St. Lucia says the Caribbean community continues to oppose the imposition of punitive measures on Cuba
  • Trinidad and Tobago calls for measures to strengthen the rule of law both nationally ad internationally
  • Guyana says respect for an international order based on the rule of law should be the aim on which all UN goals must be oriented
  • Suriname warns that the proliferation of conventional weapons poses a threat to international peace and securit
  • 10 Nov 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Top job in the World Health Organization goes to Dr. Margaret Chan from China – her priorities will be Africa and women.
  • A reporter from Bhutan participates in the Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalists’ Fellowship Program at UN HQ

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  • 10 Nov 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    New WHO Leader from China Vows to Focus on Africa and Women

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

    Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign

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

    UN Rights Chief Warns of More Darfur Attacks

    The top UN human rights official has warned that unless the Sudanese government disarms militia in West Darfur, there could be more atrocities similar to an attack last month that killed 50 people and displaced thousands.

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

    Security Council Delegation Headed to Ethiopia

    The UN Security Council is sending a delegation to Addis Ababa for talks on Sudan.

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

    UNRWA Says There’s Extensive Destruction in Beit Hanoun

    There’s extensive destruction throughout the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun with dozens of houses destroyed, hundreds more damaged, roads torn up, and water and electricity installations severely damaged.

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

    Children Suffer Most from Israeli Incursion in Beit Hanoun: UNICEF

    Meanwhile the UN children’s agency,UNICEF, is highlighting the plight of children in Gaza.

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

    UN Expert Urges Israel to Stop Destruction of Palestinian Houses

    A United Nations expert has called on Israel to stop the destruction of houses in the Gaza Strip.

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

    UNHCR Says Violence Spreading in Eastern Chad

    Ethnic violence is spreading in eastern Chad sending residents fleeing from the region.

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

  • UN expert says Africa Needs Capacity to Deal with Impact of Climate Change
  • Security Council Gives Cote d’Ivoire Parties One Year to End Political Impasse
  • International Criminal Court Hears First Case of a Man accused of Recruiting Child Soldiers in DR Congo
  • 9 Nov 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    High-Level Panel Urges UN To Streamline Operations

    The United Nations needs to consolidate its development, humanitarian assistance and environment programmes to avoid duplication and waste of resources.

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

    Annan to Push for Early Implementation of Panel Recommendations

    Meanwhile, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he’ll be pressing for early action in the area of business practices on the recommendation of the high-level panel.

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

    Dirty Water Claims More Lives than AIDS: UN Report

    A lack of access to clean water kills nearly two million children a year and holds back economic growth particularly in developing countries.

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

    UN Official Calls for a Return to Dialogue between Israelis, Palestinians

    A senior United Nations official has urged Israel and the Palestinians to pause and reflect on the fact that their conflict will not be solved by force.

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

    Israel Says It Does Not Attack Civilians

    The representative of Israel said since Israel withdrew from Gaza, more than a thousand rockets and mortar shells have been fired into Israeli communities.

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    UNHCR Calls for International Action to Halt Violence in Chad

    The head of the UN refugee agency, Antonio Guterres, has called for urgent international action to halt a wave of violence in eastern Chad, warning that the conflict in the nearby Darfur region of Sudan was spilling over.

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    Human Development Report

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    Japanese NGO Helps African AIDS Orphans through Soccer

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  • An organization in Sierra Leone helps women affected by war rebuild their lives
  • A project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo helps vulnerable women attain food security
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    Special Envoy for the Middle East Expresses Shock at Palestinian Deaths

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    Postponed Peace Talks on Somalia to be Held in December

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    UNRWA Condemns Israeli Military Operations in Beit Hanoun

    There’s been strong condemnation of the Israeli shelling of the Palestinian village of Beit Hanoun.

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

    Palestinian Observer Calls for Urgent Meeting of Security Council

    The Palestinian observer to the United Nations Riyad Mansour says the “continuous aggression by the Israeli forces is not being met with seriousness by the Security Council and the international community.”

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

    Annan Expreses Shock Over Israeli Operations in Gaza

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed shock to learn about the Israeli military operation carried out early today.

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    Indigenous Peoples Call for Full Participation in Efforts to Fight Climate Change

    Representatives of indigenous peoples complained Wednesday that they are being ignored as the world moves ahead with efforts to deal with global warming.

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    WHO Nominates China’s Candidate for Top Job

    China’s candidate has been nominated to be the next head of the World Health Organization.

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

    UN Envoy Warns Against Using Somalia for Proxy War

    Postponed peace talks for solving the crisis in Somalia, now scheduled for mid-December, offer the best hope for the war-torn country.

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

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    Youth Leadership Summit 2006: Youth Around the Globe Gather to Share Problems and Solutions

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    UN Humanitarian Chief Demands Immediate Freeze on Use of Cluster Bombs

    The top UN humanitarian official has called for an immediate global freeze on cluster bombs.

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

    Palestinian Envoy Calls for Ceasefire in Gaza Strip

    There’s been a call for a mutual ceasefire to end the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip that has killed more than 50 Palestinians.

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

    UNRWA Says There are No Safe Havens in Gaza

    Meanwhile, in Geneva, the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees-UNRWA- says Israeli forces pulled out from the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun early Tuesday.

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

    Global Warming Threatens World Heritage Sites

    Rising sea levels and ocean temperatures linked to global warming are threatening natural and man made cultural sites around the world.

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    Panama Wins Non-Permanent Seat on Security Council

    Panama was elected on Tuesday as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2007.

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

    Climate Change a Serious Threat to Humanity: Kibwana

    Climate change is rapidly emerging as one of the most serious threats to humanity.

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

    UN Urges Support for Africa in Curbing Global Warming

    A new United Nations report indicates that Africa’s vulnerability to climate change is much more acute than previously thought.

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    UN Rights Chief Urges Moratorium on Iraqi Executions

    The ~UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour has urged Iraqi authorities not to execute former President Saddam Hussein and two others sentenced to death by hanging by an Iraqi court.

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

    Annan Welcomes China’s Decision to Double Aid to Africa

    A weekend announcement by China to double its aid to Africa has been hailed by UN chief Kofi Annan.

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    UN Urges Greater Effort to Prevent AIDS Among Asia-Pacific Women, Children

    There’s been a call for greater efforts to prevent and treat AIDS among pregnant women and newborns in the Asia-Pacific region, where nearly a million people became infected last year.

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    A New Report Points to Africa’s Vulnerability to Climate Change

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    Alliance of Small Island States to new and renewable sources of energy
  • Guyana says the Latin American and Caribbean region has suffered significantly from natural disasters
  • Jamaica says it supports measures to promote effective and efficient peacekeeping operations
  • Cuba says the option to produce nuclear energy should not become the monopoly of a few">
  • Antigua and Barbuda says it has achieved mixed results in its efforts to achieve a decent standard of living
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines says the trade in and enslavement of Africans was a monstrous crime against humanity
  • St. Lucia stresses the commitment of the Alliance of Small Island States to new and renewable sources of energy
  • Guyana says the Latin American and Caribbean region has suffered significantly from natural disasters
  • Jamaica says it supports measures to promote effective and efficient peacekeeping operations
  • Cuba says the option to produce nuclear energy should not become the monopoly of a few
  • 3 Nov 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

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  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
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  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tom Calma, calls for a more positive attitude towards Australia’s 150 indigenous tribes
  • India’s street children find shelter, health and and education in railway platform schools – a project originally launched in Orissa State by Inderjit Khurana

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  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
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  • Women, peace and security – a look at how women are using a Security Council resolution to make a difference in women’s lives
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  • Vote Counting Continues After Second Round of Presidential Elections in DR Congo
  • African Ambassadors to Japan Launch an Initiative Help AIDS orphans in Africa
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    UNICEF to Launch Major Immunization Campaign in Sudan

    More than seven million children in Sudan will be vaccinated against polio in a massive immunization campaign beginning Sunday.

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

    Human Rights Office Condemns Attacks Militia Attacks on Civilians in Darfur

    Meanwhile, the High Commissioner for Human Rights has also condemned the attack on the camp for internally displaced persons.

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

    UNHCR Calls Attention to Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq

    There’s been a call for a renewed focus on the humanitarian crisis in the Persian Gulf region.

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    Annan Condemns Attacks on Settlements in Darfur

    The United Nations has condemned the large scale military attacks on civilian settlements in Darfur, Sudan, that have left 50 people dead.

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    Annan Deeply Concerned by Israeli Military Operation in Gaza

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed deep concern about the continuing escalation of violence and rising death toll caused by the Israeli military operation in northern Gaza.

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

    First Case of Child Soldier Recruitment Goes Before the International Criminal Court

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    Early Childhood Education Determines a Child’s Future: Education for All Report 2007

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    Security Council Extends Transitional Government in Cote d’Ivoire

    The transitional government in Cote d’Ivoire has been given a final year with new powers for the prime minister to implement a peace plan and prepare for long-delayed elections.

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

    President and Prime Minister Will Cooperate for Good of the Country: Cote d’Ivoire’s Ambassador

    There was quick reaction from Cote d’Ivoire’s representative at the United Nations.

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

    UNICEF Ready to Help 2 Million People Return Home as Truce is Renewed in Northern Uganda

    A renewed truce between the Ugandan government and the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army has bolstered faltering talks aimed at ending their almost 20-year war.

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

    UN Envoy Warns of Conflict After Collapse of Somali Peace Talks

    The collapse of peace talks between the Somali government and the Union of Islamic Courts risks sparking conflict in the Horn of Africa nation.

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

    Panama Named Compromise Candidate for Seat on Security Council

    Panama is now the sole nominee for the Latin American and Caribbean seat on the Security Council.

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

    US Detains UN Employee on Internal Fraud Charges

    A United Nations procurement official has been detained by US authorities in connection with internal fraud charges.

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

    NGOs Race to End Illicit Arms Trade

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    Youth Delegate from Darfur, Sudan Talks about his Troubled Region

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    Security Council Puts Off Vote on Cote d’Ivoire

    There’s division within the UN Security Council on a draft resolution that would extend the transitional government in Cote d’Ivoire for another year until elections can be held.

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

    Palestinians Contend with Israeli Occupation and Unrelenting Armed Conflict: UNRWA

    The occupied Palestinian territory has become a byword for violations of international law and the hardship and deprivation of the Palestine refugee experience.

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

    Israel Launches Major Military Operation into Gaza

    Israeli Defence Forces have launched a major military operation into northern Gaza, killing several Palestinians.

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

    Guatemala and Venezuela Still Deadlocked for Council Seat

    Guatemala and Venezuela remain deadlocked in their battle for a seat on the UN Security Council after nearly 50 rounds of voting since mid-October.

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

    Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health at a Tipping Point Says Global Study

    A global study on sexual and reproductive health shows a picture of declining financial support, increased political interference and an overall reluctance to tackle threats to sexual and reproductive health.

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

    Palestinians in Gaza Continue to Suffer Military Attacks and Revenue Loss: UNRWA

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    Desertification and its Consequences

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