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  • A 17 Year Old Bangladeshi Girl Devotes Her Time to Improving Hygiene and Health of Her Neighborhood in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • A Masai Woman Speaks Out at The Nairobi Climate Change
  • Sexual Violence and Reproductive Health in Darfur
  • 30 Dec 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    UN Mission in Burundi Comes to a Close">Successful UN Mission in Burundi Comes to a Close

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

    The Imam and the Pastor: a tale of religious reconciliation

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

    UN Refugee Agency Prepares for Potential Somali Exodus

    The UN Refugee Agency is preparing for a possible exodus of Somalis fleeing fighting in their country.

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

    World Food Programme Resumes Flights to Somalia

    The World Food Programme (WFP) has resumed operations in Somalia now that humanitarian flights into the country are allowed.

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

    UN Military and Police Officers Arrive in Darfur

    Twenty-five uniformed UN personnel have arrived in Darfur as part of a phased plan for the troubled region.

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

    High Commissioner Arbour on Saddam Hussein’s Death Sentence

    The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights has called for restraint following an appeal court judgement upholding the death sentence for former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and two co-defendents.

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

  • UN Envoy Urges Parties to Negotiate for Peace in Somalia
  • Priority Projects to be Funded in Africa’s Great Lakes Region
  • Head of UN Peacekeeping Takes Stock of Burundi’s Transformation from a Focus on War to a Focus on Development
  • 28 Dec 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    The Benefits of Making the Internet Accessible to People with Disabilities

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

    WMO">2006 – One of the Warmest Years on Record: WMO

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

    Secretary-General Appeals to Somalia’s Neighbors to Stay out of the Country’s Fighting

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appealed once again for Somalia’s neighbors to stay out of the fighting in the country.

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

    Secretary-General Says Darfur Plan to Be Implemented Very Quickly

    The UN support plan for Darfur will be implemented “very quickly”, according to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

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

    The UN Security Council Welcomes Sudan’s Decision to Allow UN peacekeepers into Darfur.

    In a letter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir reconfirmed his country’s commitment to agreements to bring about the cessation of hostilities, the revitalization of the political process, and immediate implementation of a three-phase plan culminating in a hybrid UN-African Union force for Darfur.

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

    Sudanese Ambassador Says UN Will Backstop African Union in Darfur

    Sudan’s Ambassador to the United Nations is stressing the UN’s logistical and technical contributions to the hybrid force for Darfur.

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

    Secretary-General Recommends Reduction of Troops in UNMEE

    Ethiopia and Eritrea’s lack of cooperation with the UN peacekeeping mission guarding their border has prompted Secretary-General Kofi Annan to propose a major reduction in the number of troops there.

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

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  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • 2006 HIGHLIGHTS: It’s Asia’s turn for a UN Secretary-General; the UN Security Council takes action on North Korea, Myanmar, Nepal and Timor Leste; avian flu efforts shift from Asia to Africa; UN Envoy for Tsunami Recovery Bill Clinton makes his last trip to the region … and more

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

  • We take a look back at some of the major developments here at the United Nations which impacted the Caribbean region and in which regional governments had their say. And we start with the swearing in of a new chief executive of the United Nations.
  • 28 Dec 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    UN Envoy Urges Warring Parties to Negotiate Peace in Somalia

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

    Trend of Increasing Natural Disasters Linked to Climate Change: ISDR

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

    Secretary-General Calls for Review of Disaster Risks in West Africa in Wake of Nigeria Pipeline Explosion

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed deep concern about the latest explosion of a fuel pipeline in Lagos, Nigeria that killed nearly 270 people on Tuesday.

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

    UN Envoy Asks Security Council to Urge Ethiopia to Withdraw its Troops from Somalia

    Somali government troops supported by Ethiopian forces have reportedly captured a major town on their way to the capital Mogadishu, which is being held by the Union of Islamic Courts.

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

    Security Council to Meet on Darfur

    Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir has affirmed his government’s readiness to allow UN peacekeepers into Darfur.

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

    Somali Fighting Threatens to Create More Displaced

    Meanwhile, the intensified fighting in Somalia is undermining relief assistance to some 2 million Somalis affected by the conflict and by floods in the south central part of the country.

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

  • Progress for women in the Arab world: will conflict and the threat of terrorism hinder full equality for Arab women?
  • Nations in Africa’s Great Lakes region sign a pact for security, stability and development. Women in the region make sure their concerns are included
  • 27 Dec 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Security Council Takes Up Fighting In Somalia

    The UN Security Council holds an emergency meeting today on intensified~fighting between Ethiopian forces and Somalia’s Union of Islamic Courts.

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

    UN Military Observers Due in Darfur This Week

    The first group of UN military observers will arrive in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region this week.

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

    IAEA Chief Calls for Talks on Iran Nuclear Issue

    The head of the United Nations atomic energy watchdog agency has called for negotiation and mutual accommodation to achieve a long-term solution to the issue of Iran’s nuclear programme.

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

    Second Family Member in Egypt in Two Days Succumbs to Bird Flu

    A girl in Egypt has died of bird flu in a Cairo hospital.

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

    Countries Still Recovering Two Years After the Indian Ocean Tsunami

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

    Discrimination Against Arab Women Holding Up Development in the Region: UNDP

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

    Special Christmas Edition of UN Today

    It’s Monday, the 25th of December and this is United Nations Radio.

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

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan Reminisces about His Ten Years in Office

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

    The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra performed at the United Nations recently in honour of Mr. Kofi Annan, the Secretary-General of the United Nations

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

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  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • The Alliance for Civilizations aims to bridge Muslim and Western societies – co-sponsor PM of Turkey pays tribute to Mevlana Rumi, Sufi advocate for religious tolerance
  • Ten years in office – Kofi Annan speaks candidly about his best and worst moments in office.

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

  • Haiti stands to benefit from a nearly $100 million appeal by the United Nations for humanitarian and development needs:
  • The Food and Agriculture Organization plans to provide technical assistance to boost Haiti's agricultural recovery:
  • Jamaica says its goal is to have universal education with an input from local communities
  • Secretary-General Kofi Annan says the Iraq war was the worst moment of his tenure at the UN
  • 22 Dec 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    More Cooperation, Local Leadership Needed After Major Disasters: UN Report

    International agencies must better define their own roles in the early stages of a major disaster.

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

    Security Council Urges Continued Dialogue On Stability In Burundi

    The UN Security Council has called for continued efforts to shore up stability in Burundi as it consolidates peace.

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

    UNHCR Chief Reiterates The Agency’s Commitment To Aid Refugees In Chad

    Thousands of desperate Darfur refugees and internally displaced persons in south eastern Chad pleaded with UN refugee chief Antonio Guterres for better protection against mounting violence in the area.

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

    Security Council Pays Tribute To Annan

    The UN Security Council Friday expressed its deep appreciation to Secretary-General Kofi Annan for his dedication to the purposes and principles enshrined in the Charter and to the development of friendly relations among nations.

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

    Sudan May Agree To Deployment Of Joint AU/UN Force: Annan

    Outgoing Secretary-General Kofi Annan says Sudan may shortly agree to a full ceasefire in Darfur and to the deployment of a joint African Union United Nations peacekeeping force.

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

    Integrated DDR Standards Seek to Ensure Long-term Stability

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

    Priority Projects to Be Funded in Africa’s Great Lakes Region

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

    Britain Expects Security Council Vote on Iranian Sanctions Friday

    The United Kingdom says the Security Council will vote on Friday on a draft resolution mandating targeted sanctions against Iran over its refusal to stop its enrichment of uranium.

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

    Russia Says A Couple Issues Are Still To Be Resolved

    The draft text has been bogged down by disagreement over a proposed travel ban on 12 officials directly linked to Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programme.

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

    Sachs Optimistic about Achieving MDG on Poverty Reduction

    There is reason for optimism that the world is inching closer to meeting UN targets for reducing poverty by 2015.

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

    More Needs to be Done for Children of the Tsunami Generation: UNICEF

    It’s less than a week before the second anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed more than 200 thousand people and devastated parts of India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Myanmar and Somalia.

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

    UN Peacekeepers Prepare To Leave Burundi

    The UN Security Council was meeting Thursday in consultations on Burundi.

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

    UN Urges Restraint among Somalia’s Warring Factions

    The United Nations has urged warring sides in Somalia to show restraint, especially as the Organization tries to deliver aid to hundreds of thousands affected by floods.~

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

    Security Council Hears Latest Report on Hariri Assassination

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

    UNDP Gives Out Awards for South/South Cooperation

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

  • Secretary-General Kofi Annan proud of his accomplishments and hopeful of progress on Dafur
  • Close Advisor to the SG says his African legacy links security, development and human rights
  • Celebrities and ordinary citizens demand action from international community on Darfur
  • 21 Dec 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

  • TEN YEARS IN OFFICE: Kofi Annan looks back at his tenure as the 7th UN Secretary-General, speaking candidly about his best and his worst moments -about his achievements and his frustrations – and about what he will do next. Also featured is his wife Nane Annan, one of the most active UN first ladies ever.
  • 21 Dec 2006 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

  • Why defending women’s human rights requires fighting poverty
  • A new vaccine against cervical cancer
  • How women’s status affects the health and wellbeing of their children
  • 21 Dec 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Alliance of Civilizations Promotes Understanding between the West and the Islamic World

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

    Security Council Urges Rapid Deployment of UN-AU Force in Darfur

    The UN Security Council has called on all parties concerned to facilitate the quick deployment of a joint UN-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region.

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

    Annan Appoints Former GA President as Special Envoy to Deal with Darfur

    Meanwhile, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has announced that former General Assembly President Jan Eliasson of Sweden, has been appointed as a special envoy to deal with Darfur issues.

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

    General Assembly Adopts Convention to Prevent Enforced Disappearances

    The UN General Assembly on Wednesday passed an international convention aimed at preventing the abduction of foreigners by states in the form of “enforced disappearance.”

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

    Cote d’Ivoire Facing Funding Shortfall to Clean Up Toxic Waste

    A UN agency has warned that Cote d’Ivoire has run out of funds needed to clean up thousands of tones of toxic waste dumped in the capital, Abidjan.

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

    2006 One of the Warmest on Record: WMO

    It’s less than two weeks to go before the end of the year, but 2006 has already been one of the warmest years on record.

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

    Rural Land Reform Urgently Needed in China: UNDP

    China urgently needs a new rural land reform mechanism to guarantee farmers’ legal rights and security.

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

    Male Circumcision Cuts Risk of Contracting HIV

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

    Annan Says Failure to Stop Iraq War the Worst Moment of His Tenure

    “I think the worse moment of course was the Iraq war which as an organization we couldn't stop and I really did everything I can to try to see if we can stop it.”~

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

    More Funds Needed to Help Africa Detect and Adapt to Climate Change

    Africa is perhaps the most vulnerable continent in the world to climate variability and change.

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

    UN Refugee Chief to Assess Situation of Refugees in Chad

    United Nations refugee chief Antonio Guterres plans to visit Chad later this week to assess the deteriorating situation.

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

    Sexual Exploitation of Children in Kenya at Alarming Levels: Study

    Child prostitution is reaching alarming levels in Kenya, with one in 10 children involved in sex work under 10 years old.

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

    WFP to Begin Airdrops of Food in Somalia and Kenya

    In the Horn of Africa, heavy rains and floods continue to threaten thousands of Somalis and have cut off vital supplies to refugees in Kenya.

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

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan Gives Valedictory Press Conference at UN

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

    HABITAT Upgrades Slums to Improve the Lives of the Poor

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

    Save Darfur Coalition Delegation say the Humanitarian Situation in Sudan is Worsening

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

    International Migrants Day Draws Attention to Plight of Immigrants Caught in Natural and Man-Made Disasters

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

    Turkey Urges Understanding and Tolerance between Cultures

    Turkey stands ready to do whatever it can to ensure the Alliance of Civilizations initiative achieves its purposes.

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

    UN Envoy Condemns Violence and Terror in Iraq

    The UN’s top envoy in Iraq has condemned recent acts of violence and terror that have further deteriorated the fragile security situation in Baghdad and other parts of the country.

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

    IOM announces emergency evacuation fund for migrants

    Meanwhile, the International Organization for Migration has announced plans to create an emergency fund for economic migrants caught in conflicts–such as those of foreign workers trapped in Lebanon last summer.

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

    UN Appeals for Nearly $100 Million for Haiti

    The United Nations on Monday appealed for $98 million to help Haiti in its transition to stability after years of political violence.

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

    UN Outlines New Measures for Post-conflict Countries

    A new set of measures to help war-torn societies in their transition back to stability, ranging from disarmament and demobilization to longer-term integration was launched Monday by the United Nations.

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

    International Migrants Day PSA

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

    Migration Has Created Opportunities as Well as New Challenges: Annan

    Migration is a strong expression of an individual’s will to overcome adversity and live a better life.

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

    Security Council is central to the process of revitalizing the United Nations
  • Jamaica says the transportation of radioactive waste through the Caribbean Sea is of paramount concern to the region
  • The General Assembly commemorates the 60th anniversary of UNICEF">
  • South Korea’s Ban Ki-moon takes the oath of office to be the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations promising to breathe new life into the Secretariat
  • Grenada joins in paying tribute to outgoing Secretary-General Kofi Annan praising his leadership during a “tumultuous era”
  • Annan says the United Nations has re-oriented itself becoming more transparent
  • Barbados says reform of the UN Security Council is central to the process of revitalizing the United Nations
  • Jamaica says the transportation of radioactive waste through the Caribbean Sea is of paramount concern to the region
  • The General Assembly commemorates the 60th anniversary of UNICEF
  • 15 Dec 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

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  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Ban Ki-Moon is sworn in as the next UN Secretary-General
  • Forest management: the UN begins drafting an international agreement – a look at the situation in Malaysia

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  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 15 Dec 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    ICC Prosecutor Says Darfur Cases Almost Ready For Submission To Judges

    The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court says he’s almost ready to bring cases about some of the worst war crimes committed in the Darfur region of Sudan.

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

    Sudan Says It Will Prosecute Whoever is Committing Crimes in Darfur

    Meanwhile, Sudan’s representative Ambassador Abdalmahmood Abdalhaleem says his government has issued indictments.

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

    African Leaders Ink Pact For Security And Development in Great Lakes Region

    African leaders signed a landmark agreement Friday calling for US$2 billion for security and development.

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

    Incoming UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Outlines Goals For UN

    Incoming UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he plans to lead by example.

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

    UN Appeals For $45 Million For Emergency Aid To Philippines

    The United Nations has appealed for $46 million to help hundreds of thousands of people affected by a series of devastating typhoons in the Philippines.

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

    Great Lakes Security and Development Pact Signed in Nairobi by African Leaders

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

    Ban Ki-moon Sworn in as New UN Secretary-General

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

    Annan will Leave a Lasting Legacy: Assembly President

    “Kofi Annan will leave a lasting legacy.”

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

    UN has Remolded and Reoriented Itself: Annan

    Meanwhile, Annan says he’s proud of the many achievements of the United Nations over the past decade, despite many difficulties and some setbacks.

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

    Ban Pledges to Breathe New Life and Inject Renewed Confidence in UN

    “I Ban Ki-moon…”

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

    Progress in the Great Lakes Region

    African leaders on Thursday lauded progress towards peace in the Great Lakes region, but said more needs to be done to overcome the challenges to lasting stability and development.

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

    UN Says US$1.8 Billion Needed for Recovery and Development in Sudan

    Sudan needs US$1.8 billion for humanitarian and development programmes in 2007.

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

    The General Assembly Says Farewell to Outgoing Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Welcomes his Successor, Ban Ki-moon

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

    Towards an International Agreement to Protect Forests

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

  • UN Human Rights Council Decides To Send A High-Level Mission To Sudan’s Darfur Region:
  • UNICEF Report Highlights the Importance of Gender Equality for Children:
  • Great Lakes Summit Takes Up Security, Stability and Development:
  • 14 Dec 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

  • The transmission of AIDS from mother to child – it’s preventable
  • A campaign to eliminate gender-based violence
  • Nan Annan introduces her husband to the International Women’s Forum
  • 14 Dec 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Great Lakes Conference To Discuss Peace, Security, Good Governance

    African heads of state and government meet in Nairobi, Kenya over two days beginning Thursday for an International Conference on the Great Lakes region to discuss peace and security issues and good governance.

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

    General Assembly Adopts Convention On Rights Of Persons With Disabilities

    The General Assembly adopted by consensus on Wednesday a treaty to protect the rights of the 650 million disabled people in the world.

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

    Human Rights Council Agrees To Send High-Level Team To Darfur

    The UN Human Rights Council has agreed to send a five-member high-level mission to assess the worsening human rights situation in Darfur and the needs of Sudan in that regard.

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

    Southern Africa Future Hinges On Coping With HIV/AIDS: UN Envoy

    Food security and HIV/AIDS represent serious humanitarian challenges, particularly for orphaned children in Southern Africa.

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

    Activist Welcomes Adoption of the Convention on Human Rights of Disabled Persons

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

    Chief Humanitarian Coordinator Reflects On The World’s Crises

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

    Revised Draft Resolution On Iran Circulated In Security Council

    A revised European draft UN resolution seeking to impose sanctions on Iran for its failure to suspend its uranium enrichment activities, is being circulated among all members of the Security Council.~

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

    Britain Says Resolution Aims To Stop Nuclear Proliferation

    The draft was presented by both France and Britain.

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

    Annan Urges Human Rights Council To Investigate Darfur Atrocities

    The UN Human Rights Council has been urged to send a team of independent experts to investigate the latest escalation of abuses in Sudan’s Darfur region.

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

    Action Needed Now To Protect The People Of Darfur: Arbour

    UN human rights chief warns that the unrelenting tragedy in Darfur demands the equal engagement and vigilance of the Human Rights Council.

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

    Annan Calls For A New And Urgent Push For Peace In The Middle East

    The Middle East today faces grim prospects with the region in profound crisis.

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

    UN Secretary-General Calls for US Leadership in Addressing Global Crises

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

    Regional and International Action Needed to Reduce Violence in Iraq

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

    Human Rights Day Commemoration Focuses on Poverty

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

    UNICEF Says Gender Equality Benefits Both Women and Children

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

    UNICEF Urges Empowerment of Women to Help Children

    Eliminating gender discrimination and empowering women will have a profound and positive impact on the survival and well-being of children.

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

    World Has Moral Obligation to Protect Human Rights: GA President

    The world has a moral obligation to fight poverty and address the human rights concerns of the most vulnerable.

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

    A Collective Sense of Urgency and Compromise Needed in Iraq: Qazi

    If Iraq is to stand any chance of avoiding a national catastrophe, a collective sense of urgency, resolve and compromise are essential.

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

    UN Fact-Finding Mission to Beit Hanoun Still Awaiting Israeli Authorization

    An investigative mission into the killing of 19 Palestinians by the Israeli Army has been delayed due to lack of cooperation by the Israeli government.

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

    Only through multi-lateral institutions can states hold each other to account: Annan

    “It is only through multi-lateral institutions that states can hold each other to account.”

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

  • The Bahamas describes the General Assembly resolution marking the abolition of slavery as a most significant event
  • Guyana says the forced transportation of millions of Africans as slaves continues to impact the lives of dependants
  • Jamaica says no forward movement has been made on the stalled Doha trade negotiations
  • Barbados wants to have one university graduate per household in the island
  • There’s a warning that Caribbean youth are contracting HIV at an alarming rate
  • 8 Dec 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

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  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Nepal: UN to help monitor peace agreement with Maoists and prepare for constituent assembly elections – the monarchy may be at stake
  • New Zealand’s Maoris: their claim to indigenous land is supported by UN human rights expert Rudolfo Stavenhagen

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

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

    A Convention to Fight Corruption Worldwide

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

    Annan Says Sudanese Government Failing to Protect Darfur Citizens

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has warned that the Sudanese Government has failed in its responsibility to protect the citizens of Darfur from killings, rape and other violence.

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

    UNHCR Concerned about Extremely Volatile Situation in Eastern Chad

    The situation in eastern Chad remains extremely volatile, with ongoing military movements as well as inter-communal tensions.

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

    Human Rights Day to Focus on the Fight against Poverty

    Sunday is World Human Rights Day.

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

    UNICEF Appeals for Funds to Address Needs of Floods Victims in Horn of Africa

    The UN children’s agency –UNICEF- has launched an appeal for nearly $25 million to address the immediate needs of those affected by the floods in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.

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

    WHO Warns of Major Health Risks in Flooded Horn of Africa

    The UN health agency -WHO- has expressed concern over the health situation of people in the flood affected areas in the Horn of Africa.

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

    Kofi Annan’s Remarks on International Human Rights Day

    The United Nations has a special stake and a special responsibility in promoting respect for human rights worldwide.

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

    Making the Internet More Accessible for the Disabled

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

  • World Conference in Bamako Seeks $1.5 Billion to Fight Bird Flu in Africa
  • A Liberian Girl Accuses UN Peacekeeper of Sexual Abuse
  • Kimberly Process Succeeds to Reduce Trade in Conflict Diamonds
  • 7 Dec 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    The UN Appeals for More Support to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)

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

    Security Council Authorizes Africa Force to Protect Somalia

    The UN Security Council has authorized an African force to protect Somalia’s government against an increasingly powerful Islamic Courts militia, with the hope of restoring peace and averting a broader conflict in the region.

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

    Annan Alarmed by Darfur’s Deteriorating Effects on Surrounding Region

    There is mounting concern about the worsening situation in Darfur and its consequences for the wider region, including Chad and the Central African Republic.

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

    General Assembly Takes Step Towards Treaty to Regulate Conventional Arms

    The UN General Assembly has overwhelmingly adopted a resolution launching a process that could lead to a treaty to prevent the transfer of weapons used in conflicts around the world.

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

    Annan Welcomes General Assembly’s Resolution

    Meanwhile, there was quick reaction to the General Assembly’s resolution.~Secretary-General Kofi Annan says the resolution represents the first formal step towards developing common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms.~

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

    Annan Calls for Continued Support for Central Emergency Response Fund

    It’s been just eight months since the United Nations launched its Central Emergency Response Fund.

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

    Women Making Gains But Still Not Realizing Full Potential: UN Report

    Women in the Arab world are not realizing their full potential and are still denied equality of opportunity.

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

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  • Further Delay in the Adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Recognition of the rights of the world’s 350 million indigenous persons will remain on hold because a UN General Assembly Committee voted against the adoption of the Declaration – for now. There was disagreement over the definition of an indigenous person and fears of claims to the land. The objections were led by Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States, and subsequently by an African group headed by Namibia. In this program, the UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples, Dr. Rudolfo Stavenhagen, talks to UN Radio about the Declaration which has been 20 years in the making and why it is so important that it be adopted as soon as possible.
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    President of Botswana Says Mechanism to Curb Conflict Diamonds Works

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

    Africa Should be Top Priority in Battle to Contain Bird Flu: FAO

    Africa must now be a top priority for resources and technical assistance in the battle against avian influenza.

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

    Reconciliation Crucial in DRC: Annan

    The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo reports that Joseph Kabila was sworn in earlier today in Kinshasa as the first democratically-elected Congolese president in four decades.

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

    UN Evacuates Non-Essential Staff from Darfur Capital

    The United Nations has airlifted dozens of its own staff and other agencies out of the main Darfur town of El Fasher.

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

    Web Sites Depriving Disabled Proper Access

    Many Web sites around the world are beyond the reach of disabled persons, but could be easily improved to meet international standards for accessibility.

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

    UN Appeals for $18 Million for Flood Relief in Somalia

    The United Nations says it’s seeking $18 million to assist flood relief efforts in Somalia.

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

    UN University Study Shows Richest Two Percent Own Half of the World’s Wealth

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

    Ongoing Conflict Means More Female-Headed Households in Iraq

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

    UN to Monitor Peace Accord in Nepal

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

    Rising Violence Forces UNHCR to Reduce Staff in Refugee Camps

    The deteriorating security situation along the Chad/Sudan border is forcing the UN refugee agency -UNHCR- to reduce its staff to a bare minimum and cut back on programmes for 100 thousand refugees in camps.

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

    WFP Suspends Food Aid in Eastern Chad Amid Growing Violence

    The UN food agency -WFP- has warned that humanitarian operations in eastern Chad are becoming increasingly difficult, with rising violence forcing the agency to temporarily suspend all non-emergency activities in parts of the region.

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

    IAEA Calls for Immediate Resumption of North Korean Nuclear Talks

    The head of the UN nuclear agency has called for an immediate resumption of talks on North Korea’s nuclear programme.

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

    Insecurity Still a Threat to Civilians During Conflict: Egeland

    That’s what the UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland told reporters Monday.

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

    Volunteers Providing Grassroots Solutions to Humanity’s Needs: Annan

    Volunteers are providing grassroots solutions to humanity’s most pressing needs.

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

    Kofi Annan Deplores the Seizure of Power in the Republic of Fiji

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has strongly deplored the seizure of power in the republic of Fiji by the military leadership.

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

    Bamako Bird Flu Conference Seeks Additional Aid to Africa

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

    Sexual Abuse in Liberia

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

    Annan Calls for a Culture that Prevents Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

    Significant progress has been achieved across the UN system to acknowledge and seriously address the problem of sexual exploitation and abuse.

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

    Egeland on Protection of Civilians

    The opportunities to strengthen protection of civilians lie in the hands of the Security Council.

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

    Introduction of Rough Diamonds into Legitimate Diamond Trade Threatens Credibility of Kimberley Process: Botswana

    There is overwhelming evidence that the introduction of a certification scheme has had a positive impact on reducing the trade in conflict diamonds.

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

    Annan Says Iraqis Need Help from Neighbors, International Community

    Iraqis need help from the international community and their neighbors to refocus efforts on improving the situation in the country.

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

    Global Strategy Calls for Effective Malaria Vaccine by 2025

    There’s been a call for joint action to accelerate the development and licensing of a highly effective malaria vaccine.

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

    REMARKS ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD AIDS DAY">THE SECRETARY-GENERAL’S REMARKS ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD AIDS DAY

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

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    Secretary-General Urges Accountability to Win Struggle Against AIDS

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

    Children in Kenya Learn How to Protect Themselves from AIDS

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

    UN Secretary-General Calls on Everyone to Fight AIDS

    The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan has called on everyone to play their part in fighting the AIDS pandemic.

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

    Archbishop Tutu to Head Gaza Investigation Team

    The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa will lead a UN Human Rights Council mission to the town of Beit Hanoun, where 18 Palestinians were killed during Israeli military operations in early November.

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

    UNHCR Is Concerned About Ethiopians Detained in Yemen

    The United Nations refugee agency has expressed concern about the plight of more than 120 Ethiopians, who have been arrested by Yemeni authorities after landing on the coast by boat.

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

    UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Says Rape Is Widespread

    The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Jan Egeland has raised alarm about sexual abuse of women in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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

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