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  • UNICEF Supports Education for Girls in Egypt
  • The Rise in Women Parliamentarians across the Globe
  • An Iraqi Mother and Daughter on How Life Goes On, Even During Wartime
  • 30 Mar 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    UN Secretary-General Wraps Up Visit to Middle East in Lebanon

    The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today met with the Lebanese Prime Minister, Fuad Siniora on the first day of his visit to Lebanon. UN Radio’s Carlos Araujo reports:

    30 Mar 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities Opens for Signature

    The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its optional protocol were opened for signature in the General Assembly Hall today.

    30 Mar 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Says Fighting In Somalia Aggravates Humanitarian Situation

    The United Nations refugee agency says that the recent displacement of thousands of people as a result of fighting in the Somali capital of Mogadishu is aggravating an already very serious humanitarian situation.

    30 Mar 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Inter-Agency Committee Launches Appeal for $8.8 Million for Zambia

    United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations have launched an appeal for over eight million dollars to help people displaced by floods in Zambia.

    30 Mar 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Thousands of Displaced People in Eastern Chad Are Running Out of Food

    The World Food Programme has warned that thousands of people Chadians are running out of food in the eastern border region with Sudan.

    30 Mar 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Malawi Launches Road Map to Prevent Maternal Death

    Malawi today became the first African country to launch a road map to prevent maternal death.

    30 Mar 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Treaty for Persons with Disabilities Opens for Signature

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    Carlos Araujo interviews Lyn Pascoe, Under Secretary General for Political Affairs

    30 Mar 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
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  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
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  • Outgoing Police Adviser Mark Kroeker Praises UN “Blue Berets” from Asia
  • The Demographic Transition in Asia
  • The face of AIDS in Asia

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  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 30 Mar 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

  • Prime Minister Douglas of St.Kitts-Nevis says the 200th Commemoration of the Anniversary of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade seeks to ensure that it doesn’t happen again
  • Vice-Chancelor Emeritus of the UWI, Rex Nettleford says we’re a living laboratory of the movement of peoples over the past 500 years
  • A professor of Afro-American history at John Hopkins says the slave trade was commerce and a form of immigration
  • Barbados says Human Rights Education is an essential contribution to the long term prevention of human rights abuses
  • 30 Mar 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Outgoing Police Adviser Mark Kroeker Praises UN “Blue Berets”

    29 Mar 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Fighting Intensifies in Somalia, Causing Loss of Life

    29 Mar 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Secretary-General Begins Two-day Visit to Lebanon

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is on the last leg of his official visit to the Middle East, with a two-day visit to Lebanon. UN Radio’s Carlos Araujo is traveling with the Secretary-General and sent us this report:

    29 Mar 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN is Deeply Concern about Escalation of Fighting in Mogadishu

    Fighting has escalated in the Somali capital of Mogadishu as Ethiopian and government forces launched attacks on insurgents using tanks, heavy artillery and helicopter gun ships

    29 Mar 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    The Secretary-General is Disturbed by Fighting in Somalia

    Meanwhile, the Secretary-General has expressed his concern about the intensification of fighting in Mogadishu today.

    29 Mar 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Wraps up Visit to Chad

    The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, John Holmes, today expressed concern about the humanitarian situation in the eastern part of Chad.

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    UNEP Says Building Sector Can Help Combat Climate Change

    The UN Environment Programme, UNEP, says the building sector can play a key role in combating climate change.

    29 Mar 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • UN Commemorates 200 years of Abolition of Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
  • Kinshasha Returns to Normal Following Last Week’s Clashes
  • 29 Mar 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Bilateral Talks Take Place between Secretary-General and Iranian Foreign Minister

    Bilateral talks took place on Thursday between UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Motaki concerning the detained British marines and sailors in Iran.

    29 Mar 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    OCHA Is Concerned About Food Situation in Zimbabwe

    The head of the New York Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance,OCHA, Rashid Khalikov, has expressed concern about the food shortages in Zimbabwe.

    29 Mar 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • The United Nations Commemorates the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade
  • St.Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas demands that leaders of nations that profited from the slave trade apologize for their actions
  • The United Kingdom says the slave trade remains a scar on the conscience of mankind
  • South Africa says Africa is still nursing the wounds of slavery
  • Barbados tells the UN Human Rights Committee that it has a long tradition to the protection and promotions of Human Rights
  • 28 Mar 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    UNESCAP Marks Its 60th Anniversary

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

    Male Circumcision Recommended for HIV Prevention

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

    UN Secretary-General Lays Out Vision for Arab League/UN Cooperation

    The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the leaders gathered at the Summit of the League of Arab States in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to reaffirm their commitment to the Arab Peace Initiative. UN Radio’s Carlos Araujo reports.

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

    UN Secretary-General Commends Ivorian Leaders for Implementing Accord

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended President Laurent Gbagbo and Guillaume Soro, the leader of Forces Nouvelles in Cote d’Ivoire for the steps they have taken to date to implement the political agreement they recently reached in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

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

    South Calls for Strengthening of Cooperation between the UN and AU

    The Foreign Minister of South Africa, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has called on the United Nations to look into ways of strengthening its relationship with regional organizations in the maintenance of international peace and security.

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

    WHO and UNAIDS Announce Recommendation on Male Circumcision

    The World Health Organization and UNAIDS today announced recommendations by health experts that male circumcision be recognized as an additional measure to reduce the risk of HIV infection in men through sexual intercourse.

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

    Lack of Funding Threatens UN Food Assistance to Vulnerable North Koreans

    The World Food Programme, WFP, is readying to increase food assistance to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, following a “new openness” by the government.

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

    UNESCAP Commemorates 60th Anniversary in Bangkok

    The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia, ESCAP, and the Pacific today commemorated its 60th in Bangkok, Thailand, under the theme “Building an Asia-Pacific Century”.

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

    Pacific Island States Urged to Strive for Disability Inclusiveness

    Pacific Island governments are being urged to show a greater commitment to their disabled citizens.

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

    Asian Countries Expected to Invest More in Africa

    Rapid economic growth in Asia could fuel increased investment in Africa, according to a joint report by two UN agencies dealing with trade and development.

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

    WFP Says Insecurity in Darfur Threatens to Destabilize Heart of Africa

    The World Food Programme says that insecurity in the troubled Darfur region of Sudan has spread to Chad and is threatening to destabilize the heart of Africa.

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

    UN Refugee Agency Opens New Field Office in Cameroon

    The United Nations refugee agency has opened a new field office in the Cameroonian town of Bertoua, some four hundred kilometers east of the capital Yaoundé.

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

    IOM and UNICEF Help Duped Young Footballers Return Home

    The International Organization for Migration and the United Children’s Fund are helping a group of thirty-four young footballers from Cote d’Ivoire to return home after their dreams of fame in Europe were shattered.

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

    Secretary-General Arrives in Riyadh for Arab League Summit

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to take part in the League of Arab States Summit.

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

    Kinshasa Returns to Normal after a Bloody Conflict

    The capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kinshasa, has resumed its normal pace following last week’s clashes between government forces and body guards of Jean-Pierre Bemba.

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

    UN Deputy Special Envoy for Cote d’Ivoire on the Situation in the Country

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

    Special Envoys Reinvigorate Peace Process in Darfur

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

    News Update: Security Council Votes to Extend Commission into Hariri Assassination

    The UN Security Council has unanimously voted to extend the independent commission investigating the assassination of Former Lebanese President Rafik Hariri.

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

    News Update: WFP Could Abandon Djibouti Operation that Feeds More than 50,000 People

    More than 50,000 people in Djibouti could go hungry because the World Food Progarmme (WFP) cannot afford to feed them.

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

    News Update: UN Expert speaks out against Juvenile Executions in Iran

    A UN Expert on the death penalty is speaking out against the “wholly unacceptable situation” of juvenile executions in Iran.

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

    News Update: Deadly Worm Disease could be Eradicated Within Two Years

    A debilitating worm disease that has afflicted generations could be history within the next two years.

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

    UN Secretary-General Urges Israelis to Grab Opportunity for Peace

    On his second and last day of his visit to Israel, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged all Israelis to assess carefully and grab a new opportunity for peace that is emerging in the Middle East.

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

    General Assembly Marks 200th Anniversary of Abolition of Slave Trade

    The United Nations General Assembly today commemorated 200 years of the abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

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

    Secretary-General Calls on Iran to Implement Nuclear Resolution

    The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Iran to fully implement the resolution adopted by the Security Council on Saturday demanding that Iran stop its nuclear enrichment programme.

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

    UN Secretary-General Conveys Kosovo Plan to Security Council

    The UN Secretary-General today conveyed to the President of the Security Council the report on the future status of Kosovo.

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

    At least 100 People are Dead or Missing Off Coast of Yemen

    The UN refugee agency says that at least 29 people are confirmed dead and more than 70 others reported missing after knife-wielding smugglers forced over four hundred Somalis and Ethiopians into stormy seas off the coast of Yemen.

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

    Forum on Information and Technology and Disability is Held in New York

    The first forum in a series of global and regional forums on information and technology to empower persons with disabilities was held at United Nations headquarters today. Representatives of the industry, governments, academia and civil society are attending the whole day meeting.

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

    Secretary-General’s First Official Visit to the Middle East

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

    Commemorating the End of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

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

    UN Secretary-General Ban is currently in the Middle-East getting a first hand look at the situation on the ground and meeting the political leaders in the region. Mr. Ban has made it clear that addressing the problems of the Middle East is a priority for him. Though violence continues in the region and the economic hardship for the Palestinians continues to be a source of worry; a number of other developments have provided what may be described as a "window of opportunity" to made the peace process forward. This edition of perspective sums up some of the latest views expressed in the Security Council about new possibilities for achieving last peace and stability in the Middle East.

    26 Mar 2007 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

    UN Secretary-General Ban is currently in the Middle-East getting a first hand look at the situation on the ground and meeting the political leaders in the region. Mr. Ban has made it clear that addressing the problems of the Middle East is a priority for him. Though violence continues in the region and the economic hardship for the Palestinians continues to be a source of worry; a number of other developments have provided what may be described as a “window of opportunity” to made the peace process forward. This edition of perspective sums up some of the latest views expressed in the Security Council about new possibilities for achieving last peace and stability in the Middle East.

    26 Mar 2007 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

  • Jamaica plans a regional forum on drug abuse prevention
  • Suriname says it is givinng particular attention to measures against the trafficking of women and girls
  • Barbados says it has made significant strides in addressing viollence and discrimination against women and girls
  • United Nations agencies tell of their work in reducing poverty in Dominica
  • The United Nations will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the trans-Atlantic slave trade on Monday
  • 23 Mar 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

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

    Drug Resistant TB Threatens HIV-Infected People in Africa

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

    Secretary-General Continues Visit to the Middle East

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Egypt on Friday as he continued his first official visit to the Middle East.

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

    Iraqis Top List of Asylum Seekers in Industrialized Countries

    Meanwhile, the volatile situation in Iraq continues to force Iraqis to flee their homeland in record numbers.

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

    Security Council Continues Debate on Draft Resolution Against Iran

    The UN Security Council is set to meet this weekend on whether to launch a new round of sanctions against Iran.

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

    Global Tuberculosis Levelling Off but Not Wiped Out

    All governments should place tuberculosis higher on the global political agenda.

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

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  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • UNESCO Oversees Return of Cultural Artifacts to the National Museum of Afghanistan
  • Opium Cultivation in Afghanistan
  • UN ESCAP Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

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  • 23 Mar 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    UN Agency Celebrates Largest Repatriation of African Refugees in a Decade

    A ceremony will be held in the Angolan capital, Luanda, to mark the successful conclusion of the largest refugee repatriation programme in Africa in the last decade.

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

    Deaths in Exodus Across the Gulf of Aden

    A renewed surge of people-smuggling from Somalia to Yemen has left 28 people dead from beating, drowning or asphyxiation.

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

    Security Council to Continue Debate on Iran Resolution

    The UN Security Council is expected to resume debate Thursday on a draft resolution regarding Iran’s nuclear programme.

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

    Secretary-General Pays Surprise Visit to Baghdad

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid a surprise visit to Baghdad on Thursday, at the start of his first official visit to the Middle East.

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

    Coping with Water Scarcity is the Focus of World Water Day 2007

    Some 1.2 billion people live in areas where water is scarce and 500 million more also have little or no access to water.

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

    Eradicating Opium Cultivation: A Mixed Picture

    Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Antonio Maria Costa, has painted a mixed picture of international efforts to eradicate opium cultivation in Afghanistan.

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

    Liberia Politically Stable, But Challenges Remain

    As Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf grapples with the complexities of post conflict reconstruction and reconciliation, the overall political situation in Liberia remains stable.

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

  • SG’s Envoy Finds Loopholes in Cote d’Ivoire Agreement
  • WHO Says Drug Resistant TB Poses Threat To Fight Against HIV/AIDS
  • An NGO Report Says Minorities Are At Risk in Africa
  • 22 Mar 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Opium production declines in central and northern Afghanistan but increases in the south: UN anti-drug czar

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

    New York Students Bring “Water for Life” To Africa

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

  • An international conference at UN Headquarters addresses human trafficking
  • “Girls Speak Out” against violence and discrimination
  • The International Labour Organization reports on global employment trends for women
  • 22 Mar 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    UN Independent Expert Says Minorities Face Poverty and Discrimination

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

    International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Observed

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

    Renewed fighting in Central African Republic Forces Tens of Thousands to Flee

    Tens of thousands of inhabitants in the Central African Republic have fled fighting between government and rebel forces in the northeastern town of Birao.

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

    UN Marks International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

    Racism hurts not only its victims, but also limits the promise of entire societies where it is tolerated.

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

    Commissioner Reports “Significant Progress” in Hariri Assassination Investigation

    The independent commission into the assassination of Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has “significantly” narrowed its enquiries into the motive to kill Mr. Hariri, which it now believes is linked to his political activities.

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

    Despite Sanctions, Aid to Palestinians Grew in 2006

    International aid to the Palestinians grew from about 1 billion dollars in 2005, to more than 1.2 billion dollars in 2006.

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

    Venezuela Donates $4.6 Million for Agriculture in Africa

    Small farmers in the west African nations of Mali and Burkina Faso will benefit from a contribution from Venezuela in the amount of 4.6 million dollars.

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

    Quartet Reaffirms Respect for Palestinian Democracy

    The Middle East Quartet has reiterated its respect for Palestinian democracy and expressed the hope that the new government will help end intra-Palestinian violence and ensure calm.

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

    UN Experts Concerned About Events in Pakistan

    Two United Nations experts on Wednesday called on Pakistan to safeguard the independence of the judiciary.

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

    Russia urges more negotiations on the future of Kosovo

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

    UNESCO Oversees Return of Cultural Artifacts to the National Museum of Afghanistan

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

    Security Council to Consider Sanctions Against Iran

    South Africa is calling for a grace period to allow Iran and the other parties to resume negotiations towards a solution of its uranium enrichment programme.

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

    Russia Denies Giving Iran an Ultimatum

    Meanwhile, Russia has denied press reports that it has warned Iran it will withhold nuclear fuel for Iran's Bushehr power plant unless Iran suspends its uranium enrichment as demanded by the UN Security Council.

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

    UN Agency Moves Chadian Refugees Deeper into Sudan

    The United Nations refugee agency is helping to move hundreds of Chadians from a volatile border area to a camp deeper inside Sudan.

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

    Fundamental Differences Mean Darfur Force is “a long way off”

    There is still a long way to go before the United Nations and the Sudanese government can resolve their differences over the situation in Darfur and the proposed hybrid UN-African Union force to be deployed there.

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

    Swedish Government Donates $3.6 Million to IOM for Returning Zimbabweans

    The Swedish Government has made a donation of $3.6 million dollars to the International Organization for Migration toward humanitarian operations in Zimbabwe.

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

    News Update: UN Envoy for Afghanistan Urges Greater Efforts to Stabilize the Country

    The top United Nations Envoy for Afghanistan on Tuesday called for more efforts to bring lasting stability to the country. The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tom Koenigs, called on donors to ensure meaningful participation of their representatives in international meetings on Afghanistan's future.

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

    News Update: Swedish Government Donates $3.6 Million to IOM for Returning Zimbabweans

    The Swedish Government has contributed more than $3 million dollars to the International Organization for Migration humanitarian operations in Zimbabwe.

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

    News Update: WFP Appeals for Funds to Feed those Displaced by Fighting

    Heavy fighting in eastern Sri Lanka has forces tens of thousands of people to flee, dramatically increasing the number of displaced persons in the region in need of humanitarian assistance.

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

    Cases to Resolve Disputes over Cybersquatting Are on the Rise: WIPO

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

    Update on Children and Armed Conflict in the DRC and Burundi

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

    Security Council Takes Up the Issue of Kosovo

    The UN Security Council has held consultations on Kosovo, the province of Serbia administered by the United Nations since 1999.

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

    Japan Contributes $4.2 Million to UNRWA’s Food Aid Programme

    Japan has given $4.2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA).

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

    Egyptian Girl Contracts Avian Influenza

    The World Health Organization says that the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population has announced a new human case of avian influenza or bird flu.

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

    Portable Device Could Revolutionize Bird Flu Detection

    A small mobile testing device has the potential to revolutionize the fight against bird flu and many other livestock diseases.

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

    UNICEF Sets Target for School Enrollment of Girls in Afghanistan

    The United Nations Children’s Fund, ~UNICEF, has said it wants to enroll 400,000 more girls in basic education programs in Afghanistan, as the country prepares to welcome six-million returning children to school this week.

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

    Secretary-General Condemns Chlorine Attack in Iraq

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday strongly condemned the recent terrorist bombings using chlorine gas in Iraq.

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

    International Community Must Help Afghanistan Consolidate Peace

    In his latest report on Afghanistan, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on the international community to help the country consolidate its accomplishments of the last six years.

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

    UNESCO Convention on Cultural Expressions enters into force

    A convention that aims to reinforce the links between culture, sustainable development and dialogue entered into force on Sunday.

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

  • The Federation of St. Kitts-Nevis says it has measures in place to protect the girl child:
  • Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says all society benefits when women are fully employed and engaged:
  • Haiti says its actions are geared towards protecting the rights of women and girls:
  • Jamaica says it regards legislation as one of the most effective tools for eliminating discrimination against women:
  • A new UN report urges Caribbean States to take advantage of the changing age structure in the region:
  • 16 Mar 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

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  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
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  • UNICEF and WHO respond to measles outbreak in the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. Gopalan Balagopal, UNICEF’s representative on the ground updates us on on-going immunization campaign
  • Most recent survey on opium production in Afghanistan predicts production will rise in the country in 2007
  • China’s women are making progress in promoting and protecting women’s rights

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  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 16 Mar 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    International Community Urged to Take Urgent Action to Protect People of Darfur

    The international community must take urgent action to protect the people of Darfur from the atrocities of killings, rape and abuse.

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

    Sudan Questions Legitimacy of High-Level Report to Human Rights Council

    But the legitimacy of the report is being questioned by several members of the 47-nation council as well as Sudan.

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

    “We Cannot Leave Iraq on Its Own to Cope with the Challenges Ahead”: Ban

    A framework for normalizing the situation in Iraq is required now more than ever.

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

    UK Calls for Briefing on Zimbabwe’s Humanitarian Situation

    The United Kingdom has requested a briefing to the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe.

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

    WFP to Cut Rations in Half for Northern Uganda

    The UN food agency-WFP says it would cut food rations in half for more than a million people uprooted by war in northern Uganda due to lack of funds.

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

    Human Rights Team Headed by Jody Williams Recommends Urgent Action in Darfur

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

    Green Wall Sahara Initiative for Better Land Management from Senegal to Djibouti

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

    News Updated:UN Convoy Attacked By Masked Men In Gaza

    The UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees UNRWA says a three car UN convoy traveling between the Erez Crossing and Gaza City was attacked and fired upon by masked men on Friday.

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

    News Updated: More Than 15 Hundred Killed By Meningitis In Africa: WHO

    Meningitis has infected nearly 16 thousand people and killed more than 16 hundred in sub-Saharan Africa in the last two months.

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

    News Updated: Qazi Warns Against Danger Of Exacerbating Iraq’s Tragedy

    UN special envoy for Iraq Ashraf Qazi has urged the international community to help Iraq achieve stability and economic viability.

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

    News Updated: Liberia Remains Relatively Stable: UN Report

    Liberia has remained relatively stable in recent months despite some divisions among members of the legislature.

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

    Balancing Work and Life

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

    OIC Supports Sudan in Rejecting UN Human Rights Report on Darfur

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

  • UN Human Rights Mission Says Gross Violations Continue in Darfur
  • UN Secretary-General Condemns Violence Against Opposition Leaders in Zimbabwe
  • UN Envoy Says Insecurity Remains Major Problem in Mogadishu
  • 15 Mar 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Permanent Members of UN Security Council and Germany Agree on New Sanctions Against Iran

    The major powers in the UN Security Council — Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States — working in collaboration with Germany, have reached agreement on a package of new sanctions against Iran.

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

    IAEA Chief Invites North Korea to Return to the Nuclear Watchdog Agency

    The head of the UN nuclear watchdog agency, the IAEA, says he hopes to continue working with North Korea with the objective of making the Korean peninsula a nuclear weapon free zone.

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

    Islamic States Support Sudan’s Efforts to Block Report on Darfur in Human Rights Council

    Islamic countries have threatened to stop the UN Human Rights Council from considering a report by a high level UN team accusing Sudan of atrocities in Darfur.

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

    No Country Immune to Human Rights Problems: UN Rights Chief

    No country is immune from human rights problems.

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

    Security Council Hails Peace Deal in Cote d’Ivoire

    The UN Security Council has welcomed a peace accord reached this month in Cote d’Ivoire.

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

    News Update: General Assembly Votes to Strengthen the Capacity of UN Peacekeeping Operations

    The General Assembly voted by consensus Thursday to strengthen the capacity of the United Nations on peacekeeping operations and also on advancing the disarmament agenda.

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

    News Update: General Assembly Supports Establishment of Office for Disarmament Affairs

    In a second action, the Assembly supported the establishment of an Office for Disarmament Affairs, while maintaining the budgetary autonomy and the integrity of the existing structures and functions of the current Department of Disarmament Affairs.

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

    News Update: Ban Sees Improvement in West Africa’s Security Environment

    The overall security environment in West Africa continues to improve, notably in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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

    UN Envoy Says Security Situation Remains Big Problem in Mogadishu

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

    World Population to Top Nine Billion in 2050

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

    Challenges to Progress in Mideast Remain Formidable: Pascoe

    The challenges to progress in the Middle East remain formidable today.

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

    Israeli Foreign Minister Urges a Tightening of Sanctions on Iran

    The challenges facing the Middle East region were the focus of discussions Wednesday between UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.

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

    UN Security Council to Discuss Further Sanctions against Iran

    The UN Security Council meets Wednesday afternoon to discuss possible sanctions against Iran.

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

    Arbour Urges Cooperation with Rights Investigators

    Human Rights High Commissioner Louise Arbour has urged the Human Rights Council to encourage States to increase cooperation with its special investigators, and groups who examine human rights in specific countries and abuses such as torture and arbitrary detention.

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

    Iraqis Working on Abolishing the Death Penalty

    Iraq says it plans to abolish the death penalty.

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

    Security Council Deplores Violence in Somali Capital

    The UN Security Council has expressed concern at the continuing violence in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.

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

    Security Council Powers Close to Agreement on New Iranian Sanctions

    The major powers in the UN Security Council are closer to agreement on a new package of sanctions against Iran.

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

    Sudan Urges Human Rights Council Not to Consider High-Level Mission Report

    Sudan has accused a UN panel of bias and has asked the UN Human Rights Council not to consider the report of its high-level mission on the human rights situation in the country.

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

    UN Rights Chief Hails Legal Ruling by Zimbabwe’s High Court

    UN human rights chief Louise Arbour has welcomed a legal ruling by Zimbabwe’s High Court calling for the country’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to be tried Tuesday or freed immediately.

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

    World Population Continues to Get Older; Will Increase by 2.5 Billion by 2050

    You and I are not the only ones getting older. The UN today announced that the World population is ageing and is on track to surpass 9 billion persons by 2050.

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

    UN Refugee Chief Urges International Support for Ecuador

    There’s been a call for more international cooperation to help thousands of Colombian refugees in Ecuador.

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

    Head of Human Rights Team to Sudan on the Team’s Visit

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

    UN Drugs Office Predicts of an Increase in Opium Cultivation in Afghanistan

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

    WHO Anti-countefeiting Coalition Examines Technologies to Prevent Fake Drugs

    More than 20 technology companies are meeting in Prague, the Czech Republic to assess technologies which could improve the global prevention, tracking and detection of counterfeit medicines.~

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

    UN Appeals for Relief Fund to Help Mozambique

    The United Nations is appealing for more than $17 million to support the Mozambican Government’s relief efforts following severe flooding and a cyclone which together affected hundreds of thousands of people last month.

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

    Fierce Fighting Displacing Thousands of Sri Lankans: UNHCR

    More than 40-thousand civilians have fled fierce fighting in eastern Sri Lanka over the past week pushing the number of displaced from the region to more than a 125-thousand.

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

    IFAD">Cell Phones Help Farmers Negotiate Fair Market Prices: IFAD

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

    UN Peacekeepers Exchange Fire with Armed Robbers in Northern Liberia

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

    Ban Urges Human Rights Council to Promote Universal Approach to Human Rights

    All victims of human rights abuses should be able to look to the Human Rights Council as a forum and a springboard for action.

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

    Arbour Urges Rights Council to Act Decisively Where There Are Deprivations of Human Rights

    Meanwhile, the top UN human rights official urged members not to get bogged down in designing the perfect Human Rights Council, but rather focus on the ills that it is mandated to correct.

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

    UN Rights Team Says Sudan Failed to Protect Darfur Population from Large-scale Crimes

    The Government of Sudan “has manifestly failed to protect the population of Darfur from large-scale international crimes, and has itself orchestrated and participated in these crimes.”

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

    Ban Urges Constructive Role in Support of Iraq’s Stability

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he’s encouraged by discussions held in Baghdad Saturday in preparation for a meting of foreign ministers of countries neighboring Iraq.

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

    Talks on Kosovo’s Future End in Deadlock

    Special UN envoy on the talks for the future of Kosovo, Maarti Ahtisaari, says he’s finalizing a proposal for submission to the UN Security Council this month.

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

    News Update: UN Chief Calls for Release of Political Leaders in Zimbabwe

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the reported beating of opposition leaders in police custody in Zimbabwe.

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

    News Update: UN continues its involvement in law enforcement and development activities in Haiti

    The UN mission in Haiti stepped up its law enforcement and other activities on the weekend leading to the arrests of five presumed members of the Evans Criminal gang in the Cite Soleil neighborhood of Port au-Prince.

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

    News Update: UN Forces in Shoot-Out with Armed Gang in Liberia

    A United Nations patrol exchanged fire with a gang of armed men in northern Liberia over the weekend, killing one member of the group.

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

    News Update: UN Refugee Chief Visits Refugees on Ecuador/Colombia Border

    The top UN refugee official is in Ecuador as part of a week-long visit that will also take him to Colombia.

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

    UN Welcomes Demolition of Wall Separating Turks and Greek Cypriots

    The United Nations has welcomed the demolition of a wall in Nicosia, symbolizing the division of Greek and Turkish Cypriots following the 1974 conflict between the two communities.

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

    Special Envoy Urges Security Council to Support Pact on Great Lakes Region

    The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region, Ibrahima Fall, has called on the Security Council to support a pact signed by the region’s leaders in Nairobi last year to prevent further bloodshed.

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

    UNHCR Opens New Corridors for Return of Refugees to South Sudan

    The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has opened two new repatriation corridors for the return of refugees from Ethiopia to South Sudan.

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

    UNHCR Officials Go to Middle East to Boost Protection of Uprooted Iraqis

    The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, is planning to strengthen programmes to protect and assist hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who have been forced to flee their homes.

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

    Sweden Donates Over $6 Million to Fight HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa

    The Swedish Development Agency (SIDA) has contributed more than six-million US dollars to help reduce the incidence and impact of HIV/AIDS on migrating people and their families in Southern Africa.

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

    WFP Says Insecurity in Eastern Chad is Hampering Efforts to Help IDP’s

    The World Food Programme says the deterioration of the security situation in eastern Chad during the past week has hampered efforts by United Nations humanitarian agencies to help thousands of refugees and displaced people in that area.

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

    International Women’s Day Observed

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

    Mary Robinson: The Importance of Women in Decision-Making

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

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • As the UN marks International Women’s Day with the spotlight on curbing gender-based violence, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon in a message to women around the world says the Organization must be at the forefront of efforts to transform relations between men and women.
  • And the Head of the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Indonesia gives an update on the situation on the island of Sumatra following Wednesday’s quake.

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

    UN Secretary-General Receives Reply from Sudanese President

    UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has received the long-awaited response from President Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan to a letter he had sent him on the 24th of January.

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

    UN Secretary-General Welcomes EU Moves on Climate Change

    UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the decision of the European Union leaders to establish targets for energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources.

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

  • Security Council Awaits Sudan’s Response to Proposed Force for Darfur
  • Nigerian Authorities Fight Corruption
  • UN Relief Officials Say It Is Time to Return to Somalia
  • 8 Mar 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Secretary-General Calls for New UN Women’s Agency

    Marking his first International Women’s Day in office, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon endorsed the idea of creating a new women's agency within the UN system.

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

    UNIFEM Links Development to Ending Violence against Women

    In her statement for International Women’s Day, the head of the UN Development Fund for Women, Noeleen Heyzer, emphasizes that violence against women threatens to destroy the progress achieved by women in the political and economic spheres.

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

    ILO Study Warns about Feminization of Working Poverty

    The International Labour Organization says more women than ever before are working, but there are also more women who are unemployed, or are stuck in low productivity jobs in agriculture and services, or are receiving less money for doing the same jobs as men.

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

    Indonesian Government Handling Earthquake Recovery with Available Resources: OCHA

    The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, says no international appeal for funds will be issued for Tuesday’s earthquake in Indonesia’s West Sumatra province.

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

    Southern Africa Headed for Poor Harvests Due to Extreme Weather: WFP

    The World Food Programme, WFP, has expressed deep concern over erratic weather patterns in southern Africa, which have devastated harvest prospects for millions of people.

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

    ILO Reports Women Still Face Employment, Education and Wage Gaps

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

    Girls Speak Out!

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

  • Empowerment of Girls Key to Breaking Cycle of Discrimination and Violence
  • Creating a Space for Girls
  • UN Population Fund Helps Victims of Gender-Based Violencein the Central African Republic
  • 8 Mar 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

  • Antigua and Barbuda warns that discrimination against the girl child is an obstacle to achieving equality, development and peace
  • Barbados says the persistence of violence against women and girls is due largely to a cultural mindset
  • Jamaica says it continues to make efforts to promote gender equality and human rights
  • The Bahamas says much more is required in terms of policy and programme development to achieve better results
  • Jamaica says peacekeeping is without doubt one of the critical instruments in maintaining international peace and security
  • 8 Mar 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Chad Not Allowing Advance Mission to Prepare for UN Peacekeeping Force

    The Government of Chad is refusing to allow the United Nations to send an advance mission to prepare for a possible deployment of UN peacekeepers in the eastern part of the country, bordering Darfur.

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

    UN in Sudan Condemns Killing of African Union Peacekeepers

    The UN mission in Sudan has condemned the killing of two African Union peacekeepers and the injuring of five others in south Darfur on Monday.

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

    Six Countries Discuss Further Sanctions against Iran for Its Refusal to Suspend Uranium Enrichment

    Ambassadors from the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany met Tuesday for a second day to try to reach agreement on the measures to include in a new UN resolution to increase pressure on Iran to suspend uranium enrichment.

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

    Response Continues to Earthquake in Indonesia’s West Sumatra Province

    Search and rescue efforts are continuing following the earthquake that hit Indonesia’s West Sumatra province on Tuesday.

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

    Secretary-General Urges DPR Korea’s Cooperation in Audit of UN Activities

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to help facilitate an external audit of the UN’s funds and programmes there.

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

    Security Council Awaits Sudanese Response to A Proposed Force for Darfur

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

    UNDP Suspends Operations In The DPRK

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

    Security Council Reaffirms Its Commitment to Increase Women’s Contribution to Peace

    Following up on its resolution on Women, Peace and Security of 2000, the UN Security Council today reaffirmed the crucial role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts.

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

    UN Reports Grave Human Rights Abuses by All Sides in DR Congo’s Transition from War

    Human rights abuses continue at an alarming rate in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in a climate of total impunity. That’s according to the latest United Nations report on the issue, which looks at the second half of 2006.

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

    Group of Six Ambassadors Meets to Negotiate Possible Sanctions on Iran for Refusing to Suspend Its Uranium Enrichment Activities

    Six UN ambassadors are meeting in New York to negotiate possible new sanctions on Iran, because of its continued refusal to suspend its enrichment of uranium.

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

    Secretary-General Says More Prosperous Societies Are Conditional on Women’s Empowerment

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for the transformation of relations between men and women in all levels of society in order to improve the situation of women.

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

    UNHCR Appeals for $56.1 Million to Help Sudanese Return Home

    The United Nations refugee agency has appealed for 56-million dollars to help more than a 100-thousand Sudanese refugees and 25-thousand internally displaced people return home.

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

    Human Rights Chief Regrets Sudan’s Refusal to Allow Mission to Darfur

    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, finds it regrettable that the Government of Sudan did not issue visas last month for a high level mission to assess the situation in Darfur.

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

    At Cricket, World Cup UNICEF Highlights Issue of Children and AIDS

    UNICEF and UNAIDS have teamed up with the Caribbean Broadcast Media partnership to launch a new international campaign on HIV/AIDS.

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

    New Humanitarian Agency Head Makes Sudan His First Priority

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

    Modern Day Slavery: Human Trafficking Violates Human Rights

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

    Sides in Darfur Conflict Agree not to Seek Military Solution to Conflict: UN Envoy

    The UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Darfur, Jan Eliasson, says the government of Sudan and the different movements opposing it have indicated there can be no military solution to their conflict and they are willing to participate in a negotiated solution.

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

    UN Team on Standby to Help in Response to Indonesian Earthquake

    The United Nations has sent a team of experts to Indonesia to assess the damage and the response to Tuesday's earthquake in the west Sumatra province. Between 70 and a hundred people are reported to have been killed, and more than 70 others injured.

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

    Deputy Secretary-General Calls for Ratification of Anti-Trafficking Treaty

    The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Asha-Rose Migiro, has called on member States that have not yet done so to ratify a protocol against trafficking in human beings.

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

    Only Negotiation Can Resolve Iran’s Nuclear Question, Says IAEA Chief

    The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency the IAEA, Mohamed El Baradei, has reiterated that it is only through negotiation that a comprehensive and durable solution to the Iranian nuclear question can be obtained.

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

    Former Prime Minister of Kosovo Stands Trial for War Crimes

    The trial of the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity, began at The Hague today.

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

    New Emergency Relief Coordinator Plans to Go to Sudan and Chad

    The new United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, John Holmes, has announced that his first mission will be to Sudan, Chad and the Central African Republic.

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

    UNHCR Chief Calls for International Solidarity to Help Displaced Iraqis

    The head of the United Nations refugee agency, Antonio Guterres, has called for international solidarity to ease the plight of Iraqis fleeing conflict in their country.

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

    Humanitarian Coordinator Reports Renewed Optimism in Mogadishu

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

    Governments to Consider New CITES Trade Controls for Marine and Timber Species, and for Elephant Ivory

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

    IAEA Chief Calls on Iran to Cooperate in Verifying its Nuclear Programme

    The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed El Baradei has called on Iran cooperate fully with his agency in verifying its nuclear programme.

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

    Cote d’Ivoire: Ban Ki-moon hails rival parties’ accord, calls for full implementation

    Welcoming the signing of an agreement between rival leaders in Cote d’Ivoire, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the parties to implement “in full and in good faith” the accord in the West African country that has been divided between the Government-controlled south and the rebel-held north since 2002.

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

    The Plight of Girl Children in Armed Conflict

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

    Well-Being of Girls Should Be Underpinned by Robust Set of Laws

    One of the surest ways to combat discrimination and violence against girls is through their empowerment.

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

    The Story of the End of the Slave Trade Deserves to Be Told at the United Nations: Ban

    An exhibition on Slavery opened late Thursday with a call for the story of the end of the slave trade to be told at the United Nations.

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

    UN Refugee Chief to Focus on Plight of Displaced Iraqis

    The top UN refugee official is headed to Egypt for a three-day mission at the invitation of the League of Arab States.

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

    UN Agencies Call For The Inclusion of Refugees in HIV/AIDS Treatment Programmes

    United Nations agencies are calling on governments everywhere to include refugees in their national HIV/AIDS policies and programmes and give them the same access to treatment as their own citizens.

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

    Floods, Drought Threaten Lives of Children in Madagascar: UNICEF

    UNICEF, the UN children’s agency, has described Madagascar as the “classic silent emergency”.

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

    Growing Trade in Counterfeit Medicines Poses Health Threat: INCB

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

  • The UN opens an exhibition on slavery as it commemorates the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
  • Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the Slave trade was a blight to the world for too long
  • Trinidad and Tobago says slavery persisted long after the infamous Middle Passage had come to an end
  • The head of UNESCO says commemorating the Slave trade provides a chance to recall the tragedy
  • A senior UN official calls for a broader vision to improve the humanitarian situation in Haiti
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines says colonialism is not yet a relic of the past
  • 2 Mar 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

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  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Human Rights expert says the military in the Philippines is responsible for the high number of extra judicial killings in the country:
  • Female Indian peacekeepers are ready to confront danger in Liberia;
  • The Special Rapporteur for Education talks about what Malaysia must do to ensure that all of its people have access to education.

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

  • The Tenth Anniversary of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women
  • The UN Commission on the Status of Women Discusses Violence against Girls
  • UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow Says Chad and the Central African Republic Need Help
  • 1 Mar 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

  • UN Adviser on Sport Goes to Liberia to Launch Sport for Peace Programme
  • Situation Remains Volatile and Unpredictable in Eastern Chad
  • Former Sierra Leonean Child Soldier Recalls His War Experiences
  • 1 Mar 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Courts Are the Most Effective Human Rights Instrument:UN Human Rights Chief

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

    Senior UN Official Promotes Sport for Peace and Development in Liberia

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

    Ban likens the dangers of climate change to war

    The danger posed by war to all humanity is at least matched by the climate crisis and global warming.

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

    Arbour wants credible judicial review for US detainees

    The top UN human rights official has expressed concern over recent legislative and judicial actions in the United States, which she says have left hundreds of detainees without any way to challenge their indefinite imprisonment.

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

    WHO chief urges new drive to stamp out polio

    The UN health agency, WHO, has called for a new drive to eradicate polio.~Director-General Margaret Chan warns that “if we don’t meet this virus with an immediate surge of commitment, the virus may win.”~

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

    World has never been closer to goal of eradicating polio: US

    Meanwhile, a US health official says the world has never been closer to the global goal of eradicating polio.

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

    UN agency uses video game to show how to reduce disasters

    Video games are being used to teach children how to save lives and livelihoods.

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

    News Updated: Narcotics Control Body Warns of Danger of Fake Medicines

    There’s a warning out that counterfeit medicines flooding many countries could have fatal consequences for consumers.

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

    UN Announces US$35 Million Allocation To Sierra Leone

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced an allocation of US$35 million will be made from the Peace-building Fund to support of Sierra Leone.

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

    UN Peacekeepers Conduct Another Security Operation In Haiti

    The UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti reports that UN Peacekeepers on Wednesday completed another security operation in the Cite Soleil neighborhood of the capital Port au Prince.

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

    Situation In Jakarta Back To Normal After Heavy Floods

    The general situation in Jakarta has returned to normal a month after the Indonesian capital was hit by floods.

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

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