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Members of Security Council Generally Support UN Force for Chad

Members of the UN Security Council are reported to be in favor of deploying a UN force in Chad and the Central African Republic to protect civilians, who have fled the fighting and to monitor the borders to reduce cross-border attacks.

28 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

More Animal and Plant Species Up for Protection from Trade in Endangered Species

The UN body regulating the convention on trade in endangered species (CITES) has unveiled some 40 new government proposals to change wildlife trading rules to be considered at its meeting in June.

28 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Concerned About Staff Security after ICC Accuses Sudanese of War Crimes

The UN mission in Sudan has expressed fears for the security of its staff after the International Criminal Court accused two Sudanese officials of war crimes in Darfur.

28 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Ban Urges Creativity and Persistence in Pursuit of Middle East Peace

The path to a peaceful solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has been filled with obstacles, frustration and tragedy.

28 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Ban Deplores Expanded Aerial Bombing by Sudanese Government Forces

The increase in violence and tension in Darfur during the past three months has stretched the capacity of the African Mission in Sudan (AMIS) to the limit. ~

28 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Volatile Situation in Chad Remains Unpredictable

28 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Science Panel’s Report for UN Outlines Plan for Cutting Risks from Climate Change

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News Updated: Neurological Disorders Affect Millions Globally: WHO

A new report from the World Health Organization shows that neurological disorders, ranging from epilepsy to Alzheimer disease, affect up to one billion people worldwide.

28 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

New Report Says Africa is The New Crossroads For Heroin And Cocaine

Africa has become one of the main crossroads in the traffic of heroin and cocaine.

28 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNRWA Appeals For $26 Million To Improve Living Conditions For Palestinian Refugees

The UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees UNRWA has appealed for $26 million to improve the living conditions of some 18-thousand Palestinian refugees living in the Neirab camp near Syria.

28 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

News Updated: More Animal and Plant Species Up For Protection From Trade in Endangered Species

The UN body regulating the convention on trade in endangered species CITES has unveiled some 40 new government proposals to change wildlife trading rules to be considered at its meeting in June.

28 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

International Criminal Court Receives Evidence on Darfur War Crimes

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UN Envoy Calls for Political Consensus in Nepal

27 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UNICEF Says Keeping Mozambique’s Children Safe is Urgent Priority

The humanitarian window is now open for assistance to Mozambique, reeling from a dual emergency brought on initially by heavy rains and then compounded by tropical cyclone Favio, which hit the coastal areas.

27 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR Appeals for Additional Funds to Protect Displaced in Eastern Chad

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, launched an appeal Tuesday for more than $6 million to provide protection and assistance to thousands of internally displaced people in eastern Chad.

27 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Conference on Social and Economic Benefits of Weather, Climate and Water Services Carded for Spain

Weather, climate and water-sensitive decisions are made by millions of people worldwide each day.

27 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Has an Opportunity to Support Nepal’s Best Hope for Sustainable Peace: Martin

The peace process in Nepal is at a critical juncture and the UN now has an opportunity to support the country’s best hope for sustainable peace. That according to the UN envoy to Nepal, Ian Martin.~

27 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

ICC Names Darfur War Crimes Suspects

The International Criminal Court has named a Sudanese militia leader and Sudanese minister as suspects it would like to have tried for war crimes in Sudan’s Darfur region.

27 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

News Updated: Ban Hails Appointment of A Consensus Prime Minister in Guinea

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has hailed the decision by President Conte of Guinea to appoint a consensus prime minister in conformity with the agreement reached with labor leaders and civil society organizations.

27 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

It’s Essential That UN Remains Focused on Its Fundamental Objective in Peacekeeping: Guehenno

UN peacekeeping exists to enable men, women and children around the world to emerge from the scourge of war so as to pursue lives of dignity and basic humanity.

27 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Secretary-General Ban Condemns Sri Lanka Rebel Attack

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned an attack on a helicopter airfield by Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels.

27 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Four Men Arrested For Hijacking UN Ship

Somalia authorities have arrested four men who are reported to be part of a group that hijacked a UN-chartered vessel delivering food aid to Somalia.

27 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WFP Food Aid Ship Hijacked Off Coast of Somalia

26 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Discusses Strategies to Stop Violence and Discrimination Against Girls

26 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Gender equality must remain the mandate of the entire UN family: DSG

Gender equality must and will remain the mandate of the entire UN family.

26 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN envoy emphasizes special contribution female police unit can make to stability in Liberia

The UN’s top envoy to Liberia has hailed the contribution of an all-female formed police unit serving with the UN peacekeeping mission in the country.

26 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

ICJ rules Serbia failed to prevent genocide in Bosnia

The world court has cleared Serbia of direct responsibility for the massacre of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica during the 1992-95 Bosnian war.

26 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Pirates hijack WFP-contracted ship off Somali coast

The UN food agency (WFP) has expressed concern over the hijacking of a ship it has contracted to deliver food to Somalia.

26 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN anti-drug office proposes plan to improve border security between Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan

The UN Office charged with fighting drugs and crime has proposed an action plan to improve border security between Afghanistan and its neighbors Iran and Pakistan.

26 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • UN Caribbean Magazine, our personality of the month is Lt. Errol Edwards of the Security and Safety Service:
  • Caribbean leaders urge the UN to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade:
  • Barbados says the Millennium Development Goals will only be achieved if the eighth goal of a global partnership for development is fully addressed.
  • 23 Feb 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

  • Haiti says young people are often the first victims of unemployment and social and economic exclusion:
  • Cuba says there’s not enough clarity on how security sector reform should be evaluated:
  • Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says security is a crucial condition for peace-building after conflict:
  • The UN Food and Agriculture Organization publishes a training guide promoting the cold preservation process of coconut water:
  • Barbados’ Ambassador to Geneva calls for an examination of the impact of regional integration movements:
  • 23 Feb 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Ban Deeply Concerned by Iran’s Refusal to Comply with Security Council Resolution

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he’s deeply concerned that Iran has not met the deadline set by the Security Council to suspend uranium enrichment.

    23 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    United States Urges Additional Security Council Measures against Iran

    The UN Security Council should take additional measures to communicate to Iran that its non-compliance is unacceptable.

    23 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Threat of Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction an Urgent Task to Tackle: Tanaka

    Much work remains to be done to reduce the threats from the global proliferation or terrorist acquisition of weapons of mass destruction.

    23 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Nuclear Watchdog Agency Chief to Visit North Korea

    The head of the UN nuclear watchdog agency says he’s been invited to North Korea for talks on its nuclear programme.

    23 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Appeals for Help in Resettling Iraqis

    The United Nations will hold a conference in mid-April to discuss the four million Iraqis displaced or made refugees by the war in their country.

    23 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Agencies Help Mozambique, Hit by Cyclone and Major Floods

    23 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Unicef Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow Sounds the Alarm for Chad and the Central African Republic

    23 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • International Organization for Migration is worried about people who illegally emigrate from south Asian countries
  • UN Food and Agriculture Organization promotes urban farming in effort to combat hunger and malnutrition incities
  • And the Peace operation in Timor Leste gets extended for another year

    LISTEN TO UN PROGRAMS IN:
  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 23 Feb 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    Ban Hopes IAEA Chief Visit to North Korea Brings Progress in Six-party Agreement

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed word of the pending visit to North Korea by the head of the UN nuclear watchdog agency.

    23 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Reports Progress in Peace Process in Nepal

    UN special envoy to Nepal says the UN mission has completed the first stage of registration of combatants and weapons at the Maoist army cantonment sites.

    23 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Launches $9 Million Appeal for Bolivia

    The UN has launched a six-month appeal for more than $9 million to help flood survivors in Bolivia.

    23 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • Ban Ki-moon Awaits Response from Sudanese President on Darfur
  • Security Council Authorizes African Union Mission to Stabilize Somalia
  • Former Sierra Leonean Child Soldier Recalls His War Experiences
  • 22 Feb 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Iran Continuing Enrichment-Related Activities: IAEA

    Iran has not suspended its uranium enrichment-related activities as demanded by the UN Security Council last December.

    22 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Quartet Hopes for Continued Dialogue Between Israeli/Palestinian Leaders

    The diplomatic Quartet on the Middle East has expressed the hope that the result-oriented dialogue between Israeli and Palestinian leaders will continue as part of a renewed political process.

    22 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Britain Calls for Negotiations to Stop Production of Nuclear Bomb-Making Materials

    In Geneva, the Conference on Disarmament has been urged to launch negotiations to halt production of nuclear bomb-making fissile material.

    22 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Warns of Food Insecurity Among Palestinians

    Two United Nations agencies have warned that rising unemployment and poverty in the West Bank and Gaza Strip are posing acute challenges to food security.

    22 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Water Forum Urges Priority for Water-Related Disasters in Asia-Pacific Region

    A regional forum of international experts has urged Asia-Pacific leaders to put better management of water resources and water-related disasters on top of their national agendas.

    22 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Atomic Agency Reports Iran Continues its Uranium-Enrichment Programme

    22 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Eliminating Violence Against Girls: Strategies that Work

    22 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Security Council Authorizes African Union Force for Somalia

    21 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    ‘A Long Way Gone’: The Memoir of a Former Child Soldier

    21 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Security Council Condemns Bombing of Indian Train Bound for Pakistan

    The UN Security Council has condemned the terrorist bombing of a Pakistan-bound train in India that killed more than 60 people.~~

    21 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Security Council Gives Green Light for African Union Mission in Somalia

    The UN Security Council voted to authorize the African Union to establish a force for six months to help stabilize Somalia.

    21 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Somalis Have a Choice for Reconciliation: France

    Following the council’s action, French ambassador Jean-Marc de la Sabliere told reporters the resolution gives the Somali people the chance to make the right choice of reconciliation:

    21 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Report Warns of Risks in Deploying UN Force in Eastern Chad

    The deployment of a UN peacekeeping force into Eastern Chad “carry distinct and serious risks.”

    21 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Kosovo Status Talks Open in Vienna

    Serbian and ethnic Albanian representatives remain far apart on the future of Kosovo.

    21 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Says It’s Still Able to Carry Out Humanitarian Operations in Guinea

    The UN refugee agency UNHCR says it’s still able to carry on its humanitarian operations for thousands of refuges in Guinea.

    20 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    ICRC to Provide Shelter to a Hundred Thousand in Mozambique

    The International Federation of the Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal for more than $5 million to support the Mozambique Red Cross in responding to flooding in the country.

    20 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Appeals for $14 Million to Fund Work in Colombia This Year

    An appeal for $14 million was launched Tuesday to fund the work of the UN refugee agency for hundreds of thousands of people displaced by armed conflict in Colombia.

    20 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Agencies Appeal for Money from UN Central Emergency Response Fund to Aid Mozambique

    United Nations aid agencies have expressed fears that the situation in Mozambique could deteriorate as an approaching cyclone threatens to bring further heavy rains.

    20 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Security Crucial for Peace-Building: Ban

    Security is a crucial and immediate condition for peace-building after conflict.

    20 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    FAO Urges Nigeria to Increase Bird Flu Measures

    Nigeria has been urged to increase control measures on poultry farms and markets to prevent the spread of bird flu and reduce the risk of more human cases.

    20 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    IOM Predicts Bleak 2007 for Internally Displaced People in Iraq

    20 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Radio Interviews Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

    20 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

  • A Tribute to a Defender of Women’s Rights
  • A Sudanese Lawyer Defends the Rights of Displaced People
  • A Soap Opera in Colombia Deals with Human Trafficking
  • 20 Feb 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    News Update: UNHCR Appeals for $14 Million to Fund Work in Colombia this Year

    An appeal for $14 million was launched Tuesday to fund the work of the UN refugee agency, UNHCR for hundreds of thousands of people displaced by armed conflict in Colombia.

    20 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update: Secretary-General Ban Heads to Berlin for Quartet Meeting

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is headed to Berlin for Wednesday’s meeting of the diplomatic Quartet.

    20 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update: Qazi Holds Talks with Iranian Foreign Ministry Officials

    UN Special envoy for Iraq Ashraf Qazi held talks Monday with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouschehr and his Deputy on the important role neighboring States can play in reducing violence and promoting stability in Iraq.

    20 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    A Partners’ Forum Meets to Support Rebuilding in Post-Civil War Liberia

    19 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Limited Resources and Exploding Population Are Straining the Economy of Gaza

    19 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

  • Exclusive interview with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon conducted by UN Radio’s Carlos Araujo. Topics covered include the Middle East, Darfur, North Korea, Climate Change and UN Reforms.
  • 19 Feb 2007 | Posted in UN in Transition | Read More »

    Fight against terrorism is our common mission: Ban

    The fight against terrorism is our common mission.

    19 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Liberia facing a myriad of problems: UN envoy

    Liberia is facing a myriad of problems, from replacing a lost generation of professionals to averting the growing insecurity along its borders with Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire.

    19 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN study">A third of Iraqis impoverished: UN study

    About one-third of Iraqis are impoverished with more than five percent living in extreme poverty.

    19 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Ban sees this week’s Quartet meeting as part of a re-energized process

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sees this week’s meeting of the Quartet on the Middle East to assess the Palestinian power-sharing deal agreed to in Saudi Arabia as a re-energized process.

    19 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Guinea gets more than $2 million from UN fund

    The United Nations has allocated more than $2 million from an emergency fund to provide humanitarian aid to Guinea which is reeling from a nationwide strike.

    19 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • Exclusive interview with Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon conducted by UN Radio’s Carlos Araujo. Topics covered include the Middle East, Darfur, North Korea, Climate Change and UN Reforms.
  • 17 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Ordinary citizens bear witness to its effect, businesses call on their governments to act on it, and the new UN Secretary-General says it will be one of his top priorities. This radio program looks at the reality of climate change.

    Our world is warming, and there’s little doubt that our emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are causing the earth’s temperature to rise. A report compiled by the world’s leading scientists and climate experts, released in Paris in February, confirmed with a 90 per cent certainty that human activity is responsible for climate change. Nelly Damaris, a farmer in Western Kenya, is living first hand the effects of climate change.

    16 Feb 2007 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

    UN Human Rights Team Unable to Visit Darfur

    The UN Human Rights Council fact-finding mission has traveled to Chad after their planned visit to Darfur fell through because of visa problems.

    16 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Over 100 People Die as They Cross Gulf of Aden to Yemen

    The United Nations Refugee Agency says that more than one hundred Somalis and Ethiopians have died as they tried to cross the Gulf of Aden to Yemen.

    16 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    IOM Warns that Violence Could Displace One Million Iraqis

    Unrelenting violence in Iraq could force as many as one million people to flee their homes this year as borders with neighbouring countries might be closed.

    16 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Half of People Displaced by Floods in Mozambique are Children

    The UN children’s agency says that half of the over eighty thousand people displaced by floods in Mozambique are children.

    16 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • The UN Integrated Mission in Timor Leste is renewed for 12 months: a look at the debate in the Security Council and the views of Prime Minister Jose Ramos Horta, and many of its neighbours in the region, on the road to re-establishing law and order
  • Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial Executions Philip Alston, on a visit to the Phillippines, expresses hope that the Human Rights Council will significantly improve its way of working at its next session

    LISTEN TO UN PROGRAMS IN:
  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 16 Feb 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    Looting Costs WFP 1,000 Tonnes of Food in Guinea

    Looters in Guinea have stolen over one thousand tones of food from the warehouses of the World Food Programme since the turmoil started in the West African country.

    16 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    New Developments Favour Progress on Middle East Peace, but Challenges Remain: UN Envoy

    16 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Timor-Leste Requests More UN Police Support as First Elections Approach

    16 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

  • Haiti says the introduction of new technologies has had a major impact on the structure of the economy:
  • Jamaica says achieving full employment and ensuring decent work are still proving difficult:
  • The UN Security Council votes to extend the mandate of the UN mission in Haiti:
  • Caribbean and Latin American States mark the 40th anniversary of the treaty banning nuclear weapons in the region:
  • Barbados’ Central Bank governor says monetary policies in developing countries have to do much more than focus on price stability and inflation reduction:
  • 16 Feb 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

  • Political Impasse Continues in Cote d’Ivoire
  • More People Die As They Cross the Gulf of Aden to Yemen
  • Nigerian Authorities Fight Trafficking in People
  • 15 Feb 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    UN to Hold Iraq Refugee Donor Conference in April

    The United Nations will hold a donors conference in April to raise funds to help hundreds of thousands of Iraqi refugees inside Iraq and in neighboring countries.

    15 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Ban to Attend Quartet Meeting in Berlin

    A Palestinian power-sharing deal to end internal fighting and international financial sanctions reached in Mecca, Saudi Arabia last week will be the focus of discussion when the Quartet on the Middle East meets in Berlin next week.

    15 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    South Africa Urges an Easing of Palestinian Sanctions

    Meanwhile, South Africa has called for the lifting of sanctions against the Palestinians.

    15 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    WFP Begins Helicopter Rescue and Food Deliveries in Mozambique

    The UN food agency-WFP says it has chartered a helicopter that has begun rescue and food delivery missions in Central Mozambique where the worst flooding in years has forced more than 80-thousand people to flee their homes.

    15 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Ban Urges a Strengthening of Partnership and Solidarity with Africa

    There’s been a call for the strengthening of the spirit of partnership and of solidarity with Africa’s people.

    15 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Security Council Extends Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti

    The UN Security Council voted to extend the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti for another eight months until October 15th 2007.

    15 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Tennis Star Maria Sharapova Appointed UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

    15 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Chinese Investment: What’s Africa’s end of the Bargain?

    15 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Security Council Condemns Lebanon’s Terror Attack

    The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the deadly bomb blasts on two buses in the north-east area of Beirut, Lebanon.

    14 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Ban Condemns Terrorist Attack in Iran

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the terrorist attack on a bus in the southeastern city of Zahedan carrying Iranian security officers.

    14 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNICEF Report Shows Scope for Improvement in Child Well-being

    A new report on the well-being of children in developed countries has ranked the Netherlands as the best followed by Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

    14 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Rights Team to Darfur Denied Visas

    A UN human rights mission to assess the human rights situation in Sudan’s Darfur region has cancelled a planned visit to the area over uncertainty on whether the team would get visas.

    14 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Liberians have reason to be hopeful about their future: Ban

    Liberia is fast emerging as a pillar of stability in the West Africa region.

    14 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    FAO Calls for Efficient, Sustainable Management of Scarce Water

    Nearly two billion people could be left without water and two-thirds of the world’s population may end up living under stressful water conditions by 2025.

    14 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    New UNICEF Report Reveals Concerns of Children in Developed Countries

    14 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Security Operation Helps Stabalize Haiti’s Cite Soleil

    14 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Tennis Star to Promote UN Anti-poverty Goals

    Tennis champion Maria Sharapova has become the latest celebrity to be appointed goodwill ambassador of the UN Development Programme, UNDP, pledging to galvanize support for the fight against world poverty.

    14 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Establishes Rights Office in Bolivia

    The United Nations has signed an agreement with Bolivia to establish a human rights office in the country.

    14 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN to Hold Iraq Refugee Donor Conference in April

    The United Nations will hold a donors conference in April to raise funds to help hundreds of thousands of Iraqi refugees inside Iraq and in neighboring countries.

    14 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Rights Mission to Darfur Still Awaiting Visas from Sudan

    A UN human rights team due to assess the situation in Darfur is still waiting for its Sudanese visas.

    13 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Chief Condemns ‘Callous Terrorist Attack’ on Lebanese Civilians

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned what he describes as “the callous terrorist attack” on innocent civilians that took place in Lebanon onTuesday.

    13 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Looks Forward to Positive Developments in Israeli-Palestinian Talks

    A top UN official is hoping for positive mutually-reinforcing developments from two initiatives now under way on the Israeli-Palestinian track.

    13 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Launches Appeal for $60 Million for DRC Refugees and Displaced

    The UN refugee agency-UNHCR says it’s seeking more than $60 million to help hundreds of thousands of Congolese refugees and internally displaced people within the Democratic Republic of the Congo-DRC.

    13 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Agencies Warn of Worsening Floods in Mozambique

    UN humanitarian officials are warning that the situation in Mozambique is likely to get worse in the next few days as severe flooding continues.

    13 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Managing the Floods in Mozambique

    13 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Bird Flu Expert Urges Continued Vigilance in Combating Virus

    13 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    News Update: Ban Welcomes Progress Towards a Non-Nuclear Korean Peninsula

    Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the accord reached at the six party talks in Beijing on initial actions to implement plans for denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.

    13 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    WFP Condemns Looting of Food Warehouses in Guinea

    The UN food agency WFP has condemned the looting of three food warehouses in Guinea over the weekend, resulting in the loss of nearly 450 tons of food aid.

    13 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Ban Deplores Deadly Violence In Guinea

    Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has deplored the continued loss of lives and the wanton destruction of property in Guinea.

    13 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    More Somalis and Ethiopians Die Trying to Reach Yemen: UNHCR

    At least 30 Somalis and Ethiopians died by drowning Monday when the boat smuggling them from Somalia to Yemen capsized off the Yemeni coast.

    13 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN/AU Envoys Arrive in Sudan in New Bid for Peace

    Envoys from the United Nations and the African Union arrived in Sudan Monday in a bid to re-energize the political process in the troubled Western Sudanese region of Darfur.

    12 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Situation in Timor Leste Still Volatile: UN Envoy

    The situation in Timor Leste is still volatile with occasional spikes in violence, although there are longer periods of calm.

    12 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Envoy Warns Ivorians: “Don’t Blow Chance to Resolve Differences”

    Ivorians have a historic chance of getting out of their stalemate as President Laurent Gbagbo is sitting down for direct talks with rebel leader Guillaume Soro.

    12 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Lebanese, Israeli Military Agree to UNIFIL Recommendations to Prevent Hostilities

    Senior Lebanese and Israeli military officials have agreed with recommendations submitted by the UN Interim Force in Lebanon – UNIFIL to improve its liaison and coordination with both sides to prevent a recurrence of last week’s exchange of fire between Lebanese and Israeli forces across the Blue Line separating the two countries.

    12 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Cote d’Ivoire Still at a Stalemate: Outgoing Special Representative of the Secretary-General Pierre Schori

    12 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Book on Globalization “Flat World, Big Gaps” Tries to Stimulate Debate

    12 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    New update – Kosovo Pro-Independence Protestors Stone UN Police Officers

    The UN Mission in Kosovo reports that autopsies are being done on the bodies of two protestors who died following a violent demonstration in Pristina over the weekend.

    12 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    MONUC Satisfied By Results of Disarmament, Demobilization Campaign

    The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo MONUC has expressed satisfaction that the disarmament, demobilization and re-insertion campaign in the region around the town of Beni has begun to show results.

    12 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Timor Leste Appeals For More Portuguese Police Ahead of Elections

    Prime minister Jose Ramos-Horta of Timor Leste has urged the United Nations to consider deploying another Portuguese police unit to bolster security in the country ahead of presidential elections.

    12 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • Lessons of the Holocaust:
  • The views of two women and a hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where women can heal from sexual violence
  • 9 Feb 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

  • Governor of the Barbados Central Bank says the Caribbean’s macro-economic policies are geared towards improving economic and social conditions of the people
  • Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon reiterates the UN’s commitment to helping the Caribbean address problems of poverty, drug-trafficking, crime and HIV/AIDS
  • Jamaica calls for a more pro-active peace-building commission to help countries emerging from conflict
  • Plans are moving ahead for the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade on March 26th
  • The UN’s champion for women’s equality, Angela King of Jamaica, has died
  • 9 Feb 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • UN refugee agency expresses reflief at Thai authorities rescinding deportation orders against 153 Lao Hamong refugees:
  • Flood waters recede in Jakarta but the threat of disease remains a challenge
  • The Chinese expert on The Women Rights Committee says progress has been made in achieving rights for Asian woman but more needs to be done to overcome stereotypes and to put women in political and decision making positions.

    LISTEN TO UN PROGRAMS IN:
  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 9 Feb 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    UN Human Rights Mission Departing for Sudan Without Necessary Visas

    A mission set up by the UN Human Rights Council to report on the human rights situation in Sudan leaves Geneva on Saturday for Addis Ababa to meet African Union officials.

    9 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    ILO, UNDP Join Forces to Promote Decent Jobs

    Two United Nations agencies have agreed to strengthen their collaboration and partnership in a major new effort to bolster UN actions to reduce poverty and create more decent work.

    9 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Chief Urges More Support for Iraqi Refugees

    The top UN refugee official has called for broader international involvement to ease the humanitarian burden on the Mideast region.

    9 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Still a Possibility of an Outbreak of Bird Flu Pandemic: Nabarro

    The UN official leading the fight against bird flu has urged countries to maintain focus on avian influenza because there is still the possibility it can be transmitted to humans.

    9 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    More than 30,000 Children Under Five Affected by Jakarta Floods: UNICEF

    More than 30,000 children under five years old have been displaced by floods in Indonesia.

    9 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Former Congolese War Lord to Stand Trial for Recruiting Child Soldiers

    9 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Commission for Social Development Tackles “Jobless Growth”">Commission for Social Development Tackles “Jobless Growth”

    9 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

  • An Indian Police Contingent serving in Liberia makes history
  • Ending female genital mutilation
  • A study reveals the horrible psychological and physical abuse endured by trafficking victims
  • 9 Feb 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    News Update: Secretary-General Appoints Senior Officials in his Administration

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointments of senior officials in his new administration.

    9 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update: Volatile Security Situation in Darfur Continues to Pose Risks to Aid Workers: UNHCR

    The UN refuge agency-UNHCR reports that the volatile security situation continues to pose serious constraints to relief work in Darfur.

    9 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update: Floods Wreak Havoc in Parts of Southern Africa

    Floods across southern Africa are wreaking havoc for tens of thousands of people caught by rising water that has washed away crops, homes and claimed the lives of dozens of people.

    9 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update:UN Strongly Committed to Helping CARICOM : Ban

    The United Nations remains strongly committed to helping Caribbean Community-CARICOM members address concerns like poverty, drug trafficking, crime and HIV/AIDS.

    9 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    The Secretary-General Welcomes Formation of a Government in DR Congo Following Historic 2006 Elections

    8 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Political and Peacekeeping Processes on Darfur Must Run in Parallel: Guehenno

    The UN’s Special Envoy for Darfur, Jan Eliasson, and his African Union counterpart Salim Ahmed Salim, will travel to Sudan next week to try to revive the stalled peace process.

    8 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Final Status of Kosovo Still Subject to Constructive Negotiation: Ahtisaari

    The way ahead on Kosovo’s future status is being discussed in New York by UN Special Envoy Martti Ahtisaari in his meetings with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and with members of the Security Council.

    8 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Child Soldiers-Paris Conference

    Fifty eight countries have pledged to end the unlawful recruitment and use of children in armed conflict.

    8 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Avian Influenza in Cats Should Be Closely Monitored: FAO

    The lethal strain of bird flu that has infected and killed more than a hundred people globally can also be carried by cats, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

    8 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNESCO Concerned About Israeli Construction Work in Jerusalem

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has expressed concern over construction work Israel has initiated in Jerusalem’s Old City.

    8 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Ennio Morricone Performs at the United Nations

    8 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Briefs Security Council on Trip to Africa:
  • Thomas Lubango Dyilo is to Stand Trial for War Crimes in DR Congo:
  • UN-HABITAT Chief Anna Tibaijuka Says Housing Is Key to Fighting Poverty:
  • 8 Feb 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    News Update: UN Human Rights Chief Files Brief to Prevent Death Sentence in Iraq

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, has submitted a “friend of the court” brief requesting that Iraq not to impose a death sentence on former Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan.

    8 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update: Secretary-General Ban Concerned about Exchange of Fire between Israel and Lebanon

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply concerned about the exchange of fire between the Lebanese and Israel forces across the Blue Line dividing Israel and Lebanon Wednesday night.

    8 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update: Security Council Briefed on Secretary-General’s Report on Sudan

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned the parties to the conflict in Sudan that they must stop using militias as proxy forces, and make the integration of armed groups a top priority.

    8 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update: UN Assists with Severe Flooding Jakarta

    Severe flooding has affected the capital of Indonesia since the end of January.

    8 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Awaiting Positive Response from Sudan on UN-AU Hybrid Force: Ban

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon says he’s encouraged by his recent meeting with Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir in that there was agreement to re-energize the political process.

    7 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Sense of Frustration on Darfur Permeates Security Council: US

    The UN Security Council has expressed frustration at the lack of action to halt the violence in Darfur.

    7 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Climate Change will Result in Bigger and More Frequent Natural Hazards: ISDR

    That report last week that global warming caused by human activity is real and will be with us for hundreds of years spells increased risks of natural disasters.

    7 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Full Employment and Decent Work are Daunting Challenges: Ocampo

    The challenges of promoting full employment and decent work for all are daunting but not insurmountable.

    7 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNRWA Official Urges Arab Donors to Increase Their Contributions.

    Arab donors have been urged to increase their contributions to the efforts undertaken by the UN to alleviate the deteriorating conditions of the Palestinians.

    7 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Arab Countries Asked to Increase Assistance to Palestinian Refugees

    7 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Population Fund Working to Reduce Female Genital Mutilation

    7 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Security Council Urges International Community to Support DRC

    The Democratic republic of Congo still needs international support.

    7 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Welcomes Formation of Government in DRC

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the announcement of the formation of the government in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    7 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Says World Must Provide More Support to Iraqi Refugees

    The international community must do ore to ease the plight of 4 million Iraqis who have fled their homes.

    7 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    WFP Responds to Indonesia’s Request for Food Aid

    The UN World Food Programme has begun providing immediate food aid to people displaced by floods in the capital Jakarta in Indonesia.

    7 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN HABITAT Says Housing is Essential to Improving People’s Lives">UN HABITAT Says Housing is Essential to Improving People’s Lives

    6 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Working Group Investigates Racial Profiling

    6 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Approaching Darfur Crisis Through Political and Peacekeeping Processes

    The United Nations is attempting to solve the crisis in Darfur on two fronts.

    6 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Conference on Child Soldiers Concludes with Commitment to Stop Recruitment of Children

    Representatives of more than 50 countries meeting in Paris have committed themselves to putting an end to the unlawful recruitment and use of children in armed conflict.

    6 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Chief Recommends Extension of Mandate of UN Mission in Timor-Leste

    The overall situation in Timor-Leste has improved, although the security situation remains volatile and the political climate fluid.

    6 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    WFP Warns of Pending Food Crisis in Burundi

    The UN food agency (WFP) has warned of a looming food crisis in Burundi.

    6 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Concerned Over Deaths of Refugees Crossing the Gulf of Aden

    The UN refugee agency has expressed concern over the continued smuggling of Somalis across the Gulf of Aden to Yemen.

    6 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update: Secretary-General Briefs Security Council on Recent Talks with African Union Leaders

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon briefed the Security Council Tuesday on his recent meetings with African Union leaders at their summit in Ethiopia, in particular developments in Darfur.

    6 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update: UNFPA Urges End to Female Genital Mutilation

    The UN Population Fund has called for an end to female genital mutilation and urged intensified efforts to stop the practice in all its forms.

    6 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update: UN Urges Somali Warring Factions to Avoid the Deaths of Children

    The UN children’s agency-UNICEF has called on the warring sides in Somalia to engage in dialogue to avoid the deaths of children and innocent civilians, as happened last week when three youngsters were killed in Mogadishu.

    6 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Tourism Worldwide">2006: Another Record Year for Tourism Worldwide

    5 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    FAO Assists Increasing Number of Urban Farmers">FAO Assists Increasing Number of Urban Farmers

    5 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Should Act as a Bridge Among States to Confront Challenges: Deputy SG

    It is important for the UN to act as a bridge and build a consensus among states to confront challenges together.

    5 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Agencies Alarmed at Upsurge of Violence in Gaza

    Several United Nations agencies working in the Occupied Palestinian Territory have expressed alarm at the deteriorating security situation in Gaza.

    5 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Expert Warns of More Outbreaks of Bird Flu in Coming Months

    The world should expect more bird flu outbreaks in the coming months.

    5 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNICEF">Much More Remains to be Done in Ending Practice of Child Soldiers: UNICEF

    A global conference to address the issue of children in armed conflict opened in Paris Monday with a call to help children caught in the wars of adults, and to protect, release and reintegrate child soldiers.

    5 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Ban">World is at a Critical Stage in Exercising Responsible Environmental Stewardship: Ban

    Degradation of the global environment continues unabated and the world’s natural resource base is being used in an unsustainable manner.

    5 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update: Secretary-General Briefs Member States on Plans for Restructuring UN Secretariat

    A United Nations spokeswoman says the Secretary-General has told member States about the need for restructuring to enhance UN efforts in the fundamental areas of peacekeeping operations and disarmament.

    5 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update: Secretary-General Alarmed by Precarious State of Palestinian Economy

    Only a permanent political settlement which ends the occupation can provide a sustainable solution to the economic and humanitarian problems of the Palestinian people and lasting security for Israel.

    5 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women:
  • An NGO Talks about the Netherlands and CEDAW:
  • A Group of Female Police from India Arrives in Liberia:
  • 5 Feb 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    News Update: Former Tanzanian Foreign Minister takes Oath as Deputy Secretary-General

    Tanzania’s former Foreign Minister Asha-Rose Migiro took the oath of office Monday as UN deputy Secretary-General pledging to press UN reform.

    5 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update: UN Envoy Strongly Condemns Upsurge in Violence in Iraq

    The UN special envoy for Iraq has strongly condemned the upsurge in violence in the country-violence which he says is targeted at innocent civilians in popular markets and universities.

    5 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • UN envoy Mr. Edmond Mulet in Haiti says there’s been a positive evolution in Haiti over the past year:
  • Trinidad and Tobago is looking to share its expertise in energy diversification with African countries:
  • Jamaica says the Non-Aligned Movement places significant value on the UN Peace-building Commission:
  • The World Bank announces a new interim strategy to enhance economic governance in Haiti:
  • 2 Feb 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Mr. Ban discloses his finances for public scrutiny; how significant is this action in the new UN culture of ethics?
  • First all-female contingent of Indian peacekeepers arrives in Liberia
  • An Asian perspective on marking the International Day of Commemoration in memory of Holocaust victims

    LISTEN TO UN PROGRAMS IN:
  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 2 Feb 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    New report blames global warming on human activity

    Global warming caused by human activity is real and will be with us for hundreds of years.

    2 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Climate report spurs calls for speedy action

    Reaction to the report was quick. The head of the UN Environment Programme Achim Steiner says “the public should not sit back and say there’s nothing we can do.” ~~

    2 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    We need to invest more in green technologies: Ban

    And UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a more coherent system of international environmental governance.

    2 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Human rights chief critical of Afghan plan for amnesty for criminals

    Human Rights chief Louise Arbour has expressed concern over a plan by ~Afghanistan’s Parliament to grant amnesty to war lords and others accused of war crimes.

    2 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Refugee chief on mission to Middle East

    The UN’s top official dealing with refugees is on a week-long mission to the Middle East aimed at strengthening cooperation between the UN refugee agency and its partners in four countries in the region.

    2 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN envoy unveils Kosovo proposal

    A long-awaited plan for Kosovo was unveiled Friday recommending internationally-supervised statehood for the UN-administered province.

    2 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Turning National Budgets into Human Rights Tools

    2 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Climate Change Panel Warns that Global Warming Is Unequivocal

    2 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    News Update: Quartet Calls For Palestinian State

    The international group mediating the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians has reaffirmed its commitment to creating a Palestinian state living side by side in peace and security with Israel.

    2 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Humanitarian Activities Hampered By Insecurity In Eastern Chad: UNHCR

    Rampant insecurity continues to wreak havoc on humanitarian activities across eastern Chad, disrupting access to refugees and displaced populations.

    2 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Seeking $50 Million For Central African Republic

    The United Nations is seeking US$50 million to try to stabilize the Central African Republic against waves of violence along its borders with Chad and Sudan’s Darfur region.

    2 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Ban considering increasing UN presence in southern Afghanistan

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he’s considering increasing the UN’s presence in southern Afghanistan.

    1 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Peace in Southern Sudan needs renewed and sustained attention: Ban

    Much remains to be done if Sudanese parties are to establish an inclusive and constitutional democracy in which unity is made attractive to voters in Southern Sudan.

    1 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Sudanese authorities commit to reinforce child protection

    Two UN officials have called on Sudanese to end recruitment of child soldiers and release all children associated with their forces.

    1 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Police arrests nearly 50 linked to gang violence in Timor Leste

    United Nations police have arrested nearly 50 people in Timor Leste allegedly involved in violent clashes between rival martial arts gangs.

    1 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNEP warns of risks of rapid globalization

    Rampant globalization and an increased demand for the natural resources may, in fact, aggravate the crippling effects of poverty, rather than relieve them.

    1 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Ban urges the arrest of Bosnian Serb war crimes fugitives

    It is crucially important for international peace and security that the rule of law is firmly established to bring an end to the impunity of war criminals.

    1 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Glaciers Melting Indicates Climate Change

    1 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Passing on the Lessons of the Holocaust

    1 Feb 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

  • Ban Ki-moon visits African countries as new head of the United Nations
  • Tanzanian Foreign Minister says Peacekeepers are Needed in Sudan and Somalia
  • UN-backed Sierra Leone Court is ready to try Charles Taylor in June
  • 1 Feb 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

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