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Turning Electronic Waste Into Gold

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UN Refugee Chief Visits Sudan, Hopes to Improve Conditions for All Refugees in the Country

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Ban Urges Non-Confrontational Approach in Dealing with Non-Proliferation Issues

There continues to be insufficient progress in nuclear disarmament as well as a lack of universal adherence to nuclear safeguards agreements.

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

UN Security Council Calls for an End to Hostilities in Somalia

The UN Security Council has demanded that all parties in Somalia comply fully with international humanitarian law, protect the civilian population, and guarantee complete, unhindered and secure access for humanitarian assistance.

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

Somalia in Middle of a Major Human Tragedy: UN

Somalia is in the middle of a major human tragedy.

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

UNHCR to Invest in Emergency Programmes in Eastern Sudan: Guterres

The UN refugee agency -UNHCR- has decided to invest in emergency programmes in Eastern Sudan, hoping to reduce malnutrition, problems of health and gender-based violence.

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

WFP Chief Urges Better Security to Bolster Gains in Fighting Malnutrition

Dramatic progress has been made by the World Food Programme -WFP- in reducing malnutrition in Ethiopia, Sudan and Chad.

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

Security Council Calls for Talks on Western Sahara

The UN Security Council has urged Morocco and the Polisario Front to start direct UN-sponsored talks without pre-conditions with a view to achieving a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution which will provide self-determination for the people of Western Sahara.

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

  • A UN advisory group is struck by the magnitude of challenges in Haiti
  • Trinidad and Tobago’s representative says CARICOM institutions are playing a role in the development of Haiti
  • A special committee dealing with decolonization matters plans a regional meeting for Grenada to discuss the remaining Non-self governing territories in the region
  • Donors pledge more than US$45 million to the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance reserve fund in the event of natural disasters
  • The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and Germany agree to deeper cooperation
  • 27 Apr 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    UN Expert on Rights of Migrants to Visit the U.S.A.

    The United Nations Special on the Human Rights of Migrants, Jorge Bustamante will visit the United States starting on Monday next week at the invitation of the government.

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

    UNHCR Will Improve Situation of Refugees and Displaced People in Sudan

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres has promised to improve the situation of refugees and internally displaced people in Sudan.

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

    UN Health Agency Calls For Prevention Work-Related Cancer

    The World Health Organization has called on governments and the industry to take adequate measures to prevent occupational cancer.

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

    Women and Children Lose Out in Eastern European and Central Asian Growth

    Millions of people in Eastern Europe and Central Asia are not benefiting from the strong economic growth in the region.

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

    Global issues dominate talks between Ban and EU Commissioner

    Matters of global concern were the focus of talks Friday when UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

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

    Mogadishu a No-Go Zone: OCHA

    The city of Mogadishu has been a no-go zone since the start of renewed hostilities and movement in areas around the capital also remains difficult.

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

    WFP concerned about new wave of displacement in eastern DRC

    The UN food agency,WFP,has expressed concern about the condition of tens of thousands of people in eastern areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo who renewed fighting in recent weeks.

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

    A Study of the social Reintegration of Female Prisoners in Afghanistan

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

    A Teenager Studies Drug Use among His Peers

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

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  • On the first anniversary of peace in Nepal the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General warns that a date for Consituent Assembly Elections needs to be set soon and must include the views of the many marginalized groups including women.
  • And can women prisoners in Afghanistan hope to reintegrate into their society once they are released from prison? Louise Potterton of our Vienna office has the answer from an expert in prison reform.

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  • 27 Apr 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

  • Fighting in Mogadishu Displaces More Somalis
  • WFP Cuts Food Rations to Displaced People in Northern Uganda
  • Africa Malaria Day is Observed With Optimism
  • 26 Apr 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    UN Expert Urges Protection of Children from Violence and Exploitation in the Context of Cyber Crime and Gang Violence

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

    UN Hails Progress in Nepal’s Peace Process

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

    Ban Urges Resolution to Iranian Nuclear Stand-Off

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he has strongly encouraged Iran and the international community led by the European Union to resolve the nuclear stand-off as soon as possible.

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

    Security Situation in Somalia Very Worrying: UN

    The security situation in Somalia is extremely worrying.

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

    Guterres Calls for Improved Security in Refugee Camps

    Security is a key component for humanitarian workers trying to help the displaced.

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

    Advisory Group Sees a Measurable Degree of Political Stability in Haiti

    A just-concluded UN mission to Haiti says it was struck by the magnitude of the challenges facing the country.

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

    UNRWA Chief Urges Europe to Do More for Palestinians

    The European Union has been urged to do more to alleviate the crisis in the Palestinian territories caused by international sanctions and a devastated economy.

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

    WHO Meeting Agrees Global Stockpile of H5N1 Vaccine ‘Feasible’

    Industrialized and developing countries and vaccine manufacturers have agreed that a global stockpile of the H5N1 vaccine to prevent the spread of bird flu is feasible.

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

    Africa Malaria Day Is Observed with Optimism

    25 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Fighting in Mogadishu Causes Concern at UN

    25 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Official Warns of Humanitarian Tragedy in Mogadishu

    There’s been a major escalation in fighting between Islamic and government forces in Somalia which is creating a humanitarian tragedy.

    25 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Malaria Control Essential to Save Lives of African Children

    In Africa, a child dies every 30 seconds from malaria.

    25 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Situation in Mideast Region Fragile: Pascoe

    Political and diplomatic initiatives aimed at rejuvenating peacemaking efforts in the Middle East continue to evolve in a mostly positive fashion.

    25 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Iraqi Institutions Fail to Protect Life and Dignity of all Iraqis: UN

    Despite some progress, there have been frequent failures of Iraqi institutions to protect the life and dignity of all Iraqis in a manner that conforms to international humanitarian and human rights laws.

    25 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    WHO Facilitates Vaccine Technology Transfer to Developing Countries

    Six developing countries are being awarded grants to establish manufacturing capacity for influenza vaccine.

    25 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • AIDS Drugs Reaching More People, but Not Enough Expectant Mothers
  • New International Initiative on Human Trafficking Launched
  • Women’s Organization Supports Education in Sudan
  • 25 Apr 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    News Update-WHO Facilitates Vaccine Technology Transfer to Developing Countries

    Six developing countries are being awarded grants to establish manufacturing capacity for influenza vaccine.

    25 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update-Postponement of Nepalese Election Not a Setback: Martin

    Postponement of planned constituent assembly elections in Nepal should not be seen as a major setback.

    25 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    International Campaign Urges Countries to Support an Arms Trade Treaty

    24 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Children Bear the Brunt of the Conflict in the Middle East

    24 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Chief Describes Talks with Syrian President as ‘Constructive’

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Tuesday with Syrian President Bashar Assad for talks which he has described as ‘constructive’.

    24 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Tells of Growing Chaos, Somalis Fleeing Fighting in Mogadishu

    In Somalia, thousands of people continue to flee fighting in the capital Mogadishu.

    24 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Fierce Fighting in Mogadishu Despite Calls for Cessation of Hostilities

    Meanwhile, there are reports of heavy artillery shells and mortars raining down on Mogadishu as Islamic fighters clash with allied Ethiopian and Somali government forces in what’s been described as the worst fighting in 15 years.

    24 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Violent Clashes Bring New Misery to Congolese Civilians: WFP/UNHCR

    Renewed fighting between militia and government forces in the northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo has forced more than 60-thousand people to flee their homes.

    24 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    ILO Says Working Poor in Africa to Increase 20 Per Cent

    The number of people working in extreme poverty in Africa would increase by 20 per cent by 2015.

    24 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Security Council Fact-Finding Mission Headed to Kosovo

    A Security Council fact-finding mission is headed to Belgrade and the UN-administered province of Kosovo to get updated information on the political, economic and social situation in Kosovo.

    24 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Global Road Safety Week Focuses on Young People

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

    UNEP Gets Energy Globe Award for Solar Loan Project in India">UNEP Gets Energy Globe Award for Solar Loan Project in India

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

    Secretary-General Deplores Use of Heavy Weapons against Civilians in Mogadishu

    Following reports of heavy fighting in Mogadishu, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed grave concern about the situation in the Somali capital.

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

    Secretary-General Wants More Time for Diplomacy to Work in Darfur

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Security Council members to give more time for negotiations to work in Darfur, before considering sanctions against the Sudanese government.

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

    Deputy Secretary-General Assures DRC of Continued UN Support for Development

    UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro met in Kinshasa with President Joseph Kabila and other government officials of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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

    UN Global Road Safety Week Opens with Youth Assembly

    Young people from more than a hundred countries gathered today in Geneva for the first ever World Youth Assembly for Road Safety.

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

    UNESCO Adopts Landmark Decision on Old City of Jerusalem

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has adopted a landmark decision reaffirming the universal value of the Old City of Jerusalem, marking the first time that Israelis and Palestinians have worked together to protect the World Heritage site.

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

    News Update: Security Council Sends a Mission to Kosovo to Help Resolve Future Status

    The UN Security Council will be sending a mission on Tuesday to Belgrade and Kosovo to get a firsthand look at the political, economic and social situation on the ground.

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

    News Update: Secretary-General Saddened to Learn of Death of Boris Yeltsin

    Learning of the death Boris Yeltsin, the first democratically elected President of the Russian Federation, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon extended his condolences to Mr. Yeltsin's family and to the people and government of the Russian Federation.

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

    News Update: UN Expert Says Children Deeply Affected by Middle East Violence

    More than 500 children have been killed in the Middle East. UN Special Rapporteur Radhika Coomaraswamy says children are bearing the brunt of the violence in the region.

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

    News Update: UN Urges Countries to Collect Data to Fight Organized Crime

    The head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime is urging states to develop a more coherent global regime for fighting organized crime.

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

  • Barbados says it’s caught in the cross-hairs of the global emergency of climate change:
  • Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says all countries should recognize that climate change requires a long-term global response:
  • The Alliance of Small Island States creates a new bureau to focus on initiatives to reduce the environmental and economic impact on its members:
  • The World Health Organization says the Caribbean and Latin America have increased the number of people receiving treatment for HIV and AIDS:
  • Road traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among young people:
  • 20 Apr 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

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  • Asia’s growth, impressive in recent years despite uncertain times. However, regional leaders need to carefully watch potential challenges to the economy and the cost of gender inequality in 2007- Dr. Shamika Sirimanne, Chief of the Socio-Economic Analysis Section ESCAP.
  • India makes strides in health bio-technology which could have significant global impact says Dr. Peter Singer McLaughlin-Rotman Center for Global World Health.

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  • 20 Apr 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    UN to Launch International Compact for Iraq

    The United Nations will launch an International Compact for Iraq on 3 May in Sharm el-Sheik as part of ongoing efforts to bring security and political stability to the country.

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

    Aid Agencies Concerned About Access to Small Somali Town with Thousands of Displaced People

    There’s increasing concern among aid agencies about the lack of access to the small Somali town of Afgooye.

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

    WFP Forced to Cut Food Rations to Displaced in Uganda

    A shortage of contributions has forced the World Food Programme to cut rations to more than a million Ugandans, including refugees, internally displaced people and victims of drought.

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

    Next Few Weeks and Months Critical for Peace in Somalia: Report

    The current situation in Somalia provides an opportunity to re-establish solid institutions of governance and to finally turn the page on 16 years of instability and the subsequent suffering of the Somali people.That’s the conclusion of a new report on Somalia.

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

    UNICEF and WHO to Begin Major Vaccination Campaign in Iraq

    Thousands of vaccinators will set out across Iraq this weekend in one of the biggest humanitarian operations in the country in two years to prevent a possible outbreak of measles among Iraqi children.

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

    Rwanda Genocide is Reminder of Responsibility to Protect

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

    Urban Crime to Top Agenda of Crime Commission Meeting in Vienna

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

    US Proposes Lifting Ban on Liberian Diamonds

    Liberia will be allowed to resume diamond exports under a draft UN resolution introduced in the UN Security Council on Wednesday.

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

    UN Chief Expresses Outrage over Scale of Violence in Iraq

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his outrage at the callousness and scale, with which innocent civilians are being slaughtered on an almost daily basis in Iraq.

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

    UN Envoy Expresses Outrage over Series of Bombings in Iraq

    The top UN official in Iraq has expressed outrage and strongly denounced the series of bombings over the past two days, which have killed and wounded more than 500 innocent civilians.

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

    South and Central Somalia Now Getting Humanitarian Aid

    A senior UN official has warned that a humanitarian catastrophe is looming in Somalia unless heavy fighting subsides and access for relief aid is opened up around the capital Mogadishu.

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

    Rights Chief Concerned over Escalating Violence in Northeastern Uganda

    High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour has expressed concern over escalating violence against civilians in northeastern Uganda.

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

  • Sudan Agrees to UN Heavy Support Package for Darfur
  • Children in Conflict Situations Face Many Challenges
  • Rwanda Genocide is Reminder of Responsibility to Protect
  • 19 Apr 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Road Traffic Crashes Leading Cause of Death among Youth: WHO

    Road traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among young people between 10 and 24 years.

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

    Humanitarian Access Critical in Somalia to Prevent Looming Crisis

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

    Investment in Solar Energy Can Contribute to Fight against Global Warming

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

    Security Council Urges Probe of Illegal Arms Movement across Syrian-Lebanese Border

    The UN Security Council has expressed serious concern about increasing information on illegal arms movements across the Lebanese-Syrian border in violation of the resolution that ended the hostilities between Israel and Hezbollah last August.~

    18 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Ban Concerned about Sudan’s Violation of Arms Embargo

    The UN is investigating reports of Sudan’s use of airplanes disguised as UN aircraft to transport arms to Darfur. A UN spokesperson says an investigation is ongoing about the whereabouts of the planes and how many are being used.

    18 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    International Conference Agrees on Urgent Need to Help Displaced Iraqis

    There’s been recognition of the need to stem the continuing displacement of Iraqis while ensuring that those uprooted will receive humanitarian assistance.

    18 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Sub-Saharan Africa Shows Major Gains in HIV/AIDS Treatment

    Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced the most dramatic increase for any region in access to anti-retroviral treatment for HIV/AIDS.

    18 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Asia-Pacific Region Becoming Locomotive of Global Growth: UN

    Management of exchange rates is the biggest challenge facing Asia-Pacific economies in 2007.

    18 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    AIDS Drugs Are Reaching More People, but Obstacles Remain

    18 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Investigation of Complaints Underway as Preliminary Results in First Round of Timor Presidential Election Are Announced

    18 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

  • Bridging the Gap in Anti-Trafficking Education and Advocacy
  • The Importance of Providing Reproductive Health Information to Young People.
  • 18 Apr 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    UN Begins Process to Deploy Troops to Darfur

    The UN Security Council is moving swiftly to begin the process of deploying the first significant UN peacekeeping force in war-ravaged Darfur following the approval of the Sudanese government.

    17 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Sudan Sees a Need to Augment the African Union Force in Darfur

    Sudan says it is not a matter of reluctance that it took so long to give the UN the green light to implement the second phase of the peacekeeping operation in Darfur.

    17 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Developed Countries Should Assist Vulnerable Countries to Adapt to Climate Change: South Africa

    The developed countries should take the lead in providing new and additional funding to assist vulnerable countries to adapt to climate change.

    17 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Chief Calls for Sustained Humanitarian Effort for Iraq

    There’s been a call for a sustained international humanitarian effort for Iraq.

    17 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Ban Says Conference Is Crucial in Focusing Attention on Situation in Iraq

    At the same time, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed the hope that the conference will galvanize international support to provide Iraqis with more protection and assistance:

    17 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Progress Lags in Treating Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV: Report

    More than two million people in lower and middle income countries have started anti-retroviral treatment to fight HIV/AIDS; that according to joint report by the World Health Organization, UNAIDS and UNICEF.

    17 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Sudan Agrees to the Deployment of a Joint UN/African Union Force in Darfur

    17 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Conference on Iraq Looks at Problems of Displaced People

    17 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Conference on Iraq Looks at Problems of Displaced People

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    News Update: UN-AU vow to move swiftly to implement second phase of Darfur plan

    The United Nations and the African Union ended two days of talks Tuesday vowing to move swiftly to implement the second phase of its plan for Darfur -the so called heavy support package.

    17 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update: UN Calls For Coherent Forest Policies

    There’s been a call for coherent and predictable forest policies which recognize all forest benefits.

    17 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update: WFP warns of developing crisis in Central African Republic

    The UN food agency – WFP – has appealed for increased international donor support to avert a deepening humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic where it says hundreds of thousands of people displaced by war and civil conflict are in urgent need of food assistance.

    17 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update: Secretary-General distressed by deaths of UN staff in Afghanistan

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the “despicable acts of violence against civilians” in Afghanistan.

    17 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN and African Union Discuss the Way Forward for Darfur

    There’s been some positive movement in getting UN troops into Darfur.

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

    UN Mission in Sudan Condemns Killing of African Peacekeeper in Darfur

    The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) has strongly condemned the killing of an African peacekeeper by unknown gunmen in El Fasher, in north Darfur on Saturday.

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

    More than 25 Million Internally Displaced Globally

    The number of people displaced by conflict and abuse has risen sharply to around 25 million worldwide.

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

    Give Adequate Voice to Smaller Economies where World’s Poor Live: Ban

    The world’s financial and trade institutions have been urged to give greater voice to developing countries in international economic decision-making.

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

    UN Housing Chief Calls for Efforts to Combat Rising Urban Poverty

    A new initiative aimed at tackling rising urban poverty was unveiled Monday at a meeting of the governing council of the UN housing agency.

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

    Global Problem of Internally Displace People Is Increasing

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

    UN Legal Chief Heads to Lebanon to Help Break Impasse over Tribunal

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

  • Guyana warns that changing population structures increase the challenges to development in the region
  • Haiti says while it has one of the youngest populations in the region, government is yet to define policies on aging
  • Anguilla’s chief minister says the government is in the process of updating its constitution as the territory undergoes an economic boom
  • Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon calls for renewed multilateral cooperation to eliminate the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
  • United Nations member states say conventional weapons bring death and destruction every day in conflicts across the globe
  • 13 Apr 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Security Council Condemns Baghdad Suicide Bomb Attack on Parliament

    The Security Council has strongly condemned Thursday’s suicide bomb attack on Iraq’s parliament, which killed one parliamentarian and wounded 22 other people.

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

    IOM Says Thousands Iraqis Are Displaced Daily

    The International Organization for Migration says thousands of people are displaced daily in Iraq, where there are now two million people, who have been forced to leave their homes.

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

    UNHCR Says People Continue to Flee Mogadishu

    The United Nations refugee agency says people continue to flee the Somali capital of Mogadishu, where clashes have resumed between the Ethiopian-backed transitional federal government forces and the insurgents.

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

    Security Council Extends Mandate of Monitors of Georgia Abkhazia Ceasefire

    The Security Council extended the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in Georgia for another six months to monitor a cease-fire between the government and Abkhaz separatists.

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

    WHO to Expand Effort to Eliminate Neglected Parasitic Disease

    An expanded global effort to eliminate Chagas, a neglected parasitic disease was announced by the World Health Organization with the support of Bayer HealthCare, which is donating drugs to treat 30,000 patients over 5 years.

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

    The Silent Emergency of Iraq’s Displaced

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

    UN Agriculture Agency Helps Poor Fishermen in Yemen Raise their Income

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

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  • The Ambassador of Timor Leste talks with UN Radio about the recent elections and the state of the country’s economy and security.
  • Meet Elisea “Bebet” Gozun one of 2007 winners of the UN Environment Programmes Champion of the Earth award.

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  • 13 Apr 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    News Update: Secretary-General Sends UN Legal Chief to Help Lebanon Set Up Hariri Tribunal

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, after consultations with the Security Council, announced that he is sending the UN’s legal chief Nicolas Michel to Lebanon on Monday, to aid in ending the impasse over setting up a special tribunal to try the suspected killers of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri.

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

    Investment in Health Care and Other Services Key for Young People

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

    A Call for the Recognition of a Right to Equal Security of All States

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

    UN Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Iraqi Capital’s ‘Green Zone’

    The United Nations has strongly condemned Thursday’s attacks in Baghdad, one of them at the Iraqi Parliament, which killed at least eight people, among them two Parliamentarians.

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

    Runoff Presidential election set for Timor Leste amid calls for recount of votes

    A runoff election for the presidency in Timor Leste has been set for May 8th between the current prime minister Jose Ramos Horta, and the President of the Parliament, Franciso Guterres of the ruling Fretilin party.

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

    Secretary-General Encouraged by Progress in Negotiations on Darfur Force

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is encouraged by progress in the UN’s discussions with Sudan over deploying a joint UN-African Union force in Darfur.

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

    WTO sees trade growth slowing in 2007

    Following strong growth in 2006, world trade is set to slow down somewhat this year.

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

    WFP Shifting from Emergency Relief to Longer Term Recovery Aid in South Sudan

    The World Food Programme,WFP, says, that after more than 20 years of delivering food aid to southern Sudan, it will gradually shift its operations there from emergency relief to longer term recovery.

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

  • UN Commemorates 13th Anniversary of Rwanda Genocide
  • South Africa Says Zimbabwe Should Not be on Security Council Agenda
  • Roles of Grandparents and Grandchildren Are Changing in Africa
  • 12 Apr 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Secretary-General Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Algerian Capital

    Two terrorist bombings in Algeria’s capital, which have killed at least 20 people and injured over 150 others, have drawn strong condemnation from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

    11 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Humanitarian Activities Continue to Face Insecurity in Darfur

    The UN Mission in Sudan says that humanitarian activities continue to be hampered by insecurity in Darfur.

    11 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Secures Departure of Senator Jean-Pierre Bemba from DR Congo for Portugal

    UN troops provided security as Senator Jean-Pierre Bemba left Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for Portugal on Wednesday.

    11 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Europe set for warmer northern winters, hotter southern summers: IPCC

    Having just experienced the warmest winter on record, Europeans can expect more of the same in the future.

    11 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Race to North Pole begins with British pair aiming to raise funds for UN Refugee Agency

    A race to the North Pole kicked off this week from the last inhabited outpost in northern Canada.

    11 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Europe Set For Warmer Winters And Hotter Summers

    11 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Poorer Countries Suffering More from Cancer

    11 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Refugee Agency Reports More Deaths in South-Eastern Chad

    As many as 400 people have died in an attack on the villages of Tiero and Marena in South-Eastern Chad two weeks ago.

    10 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Condemns Recent Violence in South Afghanistan; Calls for Redoubling Efforts to Stabilise the Country

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed deep concern over the level of insecurity in Afghanistan.

    10 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Says Thousands of People are Fleeing Homes in Colombia

    Thousands of people are fleeing their homes to escape fighting and insecurity in the Narino region of southern Colombia.

    10 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Partial Results in Timor Leste Presidential Poll Indicate Need for Runoff Election

    Voters in Timor Leste will likely have to return to the polls for a run-off election to choose a new president.

    10 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Congratulates Timor Leste on Peaceful Elections; Calls for Accepting Results

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated the many Timorese, who took part in the country’s first presidential elections since independence in 2002.

    10 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    IOM Says Serbians in Switzerland Help Poor at Home

    Remittances from Serbians living in Switzerland are helping to alleviate poverty among older, rural households in Serbia. That, according to a study released by the International Organization for Migration. The author of the report says IOM conducted the survey among over three hundred households in Central and Eastern Serbia.

    10 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    The World’s Changing Age Structure

    10 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Photograph Exhibition for World TB Day

    10 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Voters in Timor Leste Presidential Elections Turn Out in Large Numbers

    Voters in Timor Leste turned out in high numbers for Monday’s Presidential poll. Prime Minister Jose Ramos-Horta, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, is one of eight candidates seeking to replace Xanana Gusmao, who is stepping down.

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

    Secretary-General Ban Says ‘Eyes of the World’ Are on Timor-Leste’s Election

    On the eve of the elections in Timor Leste, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated its citizens on reaching this milestone in democracy.

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

    On 13th Anniversary of Rwanda Genocide, Secretary-General Says More Remains to Be Done on Preventing Genocide

    Marking the 13th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, in which more than 800,000 innocent civilians died, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says two messages should be paramount as we remember one of humankind’s darkest chapters: “First, never forget” — and “Second, never stop working to prevent another genocide.”

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

    Secretary-General Hopes to Revitalize Disarmament Agenda

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the field of disarmament is in a rut, where setbacks have become the norm, not the exception.

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

    WFP Welcomes Release of Food Aid Ship Hijacked in Somali Waters

    The World Food Programme has welcomed the release of a ship used for delivering food aid, 40 days after it was hijacked off the coast of Somalia.

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

    13 Years after the Genocide in Rwanda a Survivor Talks About her Ordeal

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

    Five Years after Gaining Independence Timor Leste Holds its First Presidential Elections

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

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  • 9 Apr 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

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    International Health Security is The Top Concern on World Health Day

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

    Latest Climate Change Report Warns Billions At Risk

    Floods in many places, droughts in others and shortages of food and water face billions of people around the world as a result of global warming.

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

    Solomon Islands Facing Health Risks As A Result Of Tsunami

    The Solomon Islands face potentially serious health problems in the wake of Monday’s deadly tsunami.

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

    Central African Republic Seeks International Force In The Northeast Of The Country

    The Central African Republic is calling for an international force to stabilize the northeast of the country, where almost 300,000 villagers have been displaced in the past year because of clashes between rebels and Government forces.

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

    Seizure of Drugs in Guinea Bissau Brings Praise From UN Office of Drugs and Crime

    The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has praised the police in the West African nation of Guinea Bissau for their seizure of 635 kilograms of cocaine.

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

    Lebanon Tribunal To Be International in Character

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    UN Humanitarian Chief Says Darfur Crisis Could Get Worse

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

    Plan for Final Status of Kosovo Reviewed

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

    UN And AU Are Set To Meet With Sudanese Officials on Darfur on Monday

    The United Nations and African Union officials are to hold a technical level meeting with Sudanese officials to discuss the proposed deployment of a joint UN/AU force to protect the displaced people in Darfur.

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

    Security Council Members Call for Free and Fair Elections in Timor Leste

    Members of the Security Council have appealed to all the parties in Timor Leste to ensure that presidential elections next Monday are free, fair and peaceful.

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

    WFP Steps UP Emergency Relief Aid for Flood Victims in Afghanistan

    The World Food Programme has stepped up delivery of food to thousands of people affected by floods in Afghanistan.

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

    Children Speak Out Against Violence on Palestinian Child’s Day

    Hundreds of children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory gathered on Thursday to demand an end to violence.

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

    Security Council Plans to Send Mission to Serbia and Kosovo

    The UN Security Council will send a delegation to Kosovo later this month in connection with the proposed future plans for the Serbian province.

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

  • South Africa Pushes the African Agenda in the Security Council
  • Fighting Causes Suffering to Thousands of Somalis
  • Guinea Bissau Becomes Transit Point for Drugs to Europe
  • 5 Apr 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Making Children Aware of the Dangers of Mines

    4 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    “Stop Disasters” Game Teaches Kids How to Reduce Devastation from Natural Disasters

    4 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Secretary-General Urges Countries to Sign Anti-Landmine Treaty

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has encouraged countries which have not signed international treaties banning the use of landmines to do so “as soon as possible.”

    4 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    John Holmes Says Humanitarian Operation in Darfur is in Danger

    The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes has warned that the humanitarian operation in the troubled Darfur region of Sudan is increasingly fragile.

    4 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Emergency Response Team Helps Tsunami-Hit Solomon Islands

    A United Nations emergency response team is on the ground in the Solomon Islands helping in the recovery from the recent earthquake and tsunami.

    4 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Envoy Says Process of Resolving Future Status of Kosovo Has Started

    The Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for Kosovo, Marti Ahtisaari, says that the process of resolving the future status of the UN-administered territory has started.

    4 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNICEF Says Women and Children Suffer in Central African Republic

    The representative of UNICEF in the Central African Republic says that women and children are suffering as a result of fighting between government and rebel forces.

    4 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Update: UNICEF Says Women and Children Suffer in Central African Republic

    The representative of UNICEF in the Central African Republic says that women and children are suffering as a result of fighting between government and rebel forces.

    4 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Update: Two UN Agencies Are Concerned About Political Manipulation of Children in Nepal

    Children in Nepal must be protected against political manipulation, according to the UN agencies concerned with children’s welfare and human rights.

    4 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease is Under Control in North Korea

    The Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Organization for Animal Health have said that the recent outbreak of the highly contagious Foot-and-Mouth disease in North Korea was probably a single case.

    4 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN High Commissioner Calls for Protection of Civilians in Mogadishu

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, has called on the warring parties in the Somali capital of Mogadishu to grant civilians free passage and allow humanitarian aid to reach those who have been affected by the recent fighting.

    3 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Somalia in the Grips of Escalated Fighting

    3 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    South African Ambassador Reflects on his Security Council Presidency

    3 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UNICEF Sends Assessment Mission to Tsunami-Hit Solomon Islands

    The United Nations children’s agency, UNICEF, has sent two staff members on an assessment mission to the Solomon Islands which were hit by a tsunami on Monday.

    3 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Fighting Displaces More People in South-East Chad

    Fighting has displaced more people in south-eastern Chad. The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and its partners are now dealing with a new wave of displacement following a deadly attack over the weekend in the villages of Tiero and Marena.

    3 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Africa’s Economic Growth Momentum Rests on Fragile Foundation

    African economies have continued to sustain a growth rate of more than five per cent over the past three years.

    3 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNRWA Gets Lowest Response to Appeal for Funding

    The United Nations Relief Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) has received the lowest response to its appeal for funds to help the people in the Gaza and West Bank.

    3 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Cancer Cases Will More than Double between 2000 and 2030

    The International Agency for Research on Cancer estimates that the number of cancer cases will more than double between the year 2000 and 2030.

    3 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Unexploded Bombs Dropped by the U.S. Air Force Continue to Plague Laos

    Unexploded bombs dropped by the United States air force during the Indo-China war continue to plague Laos.

    3 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update: Security Council Deplores Recent Outbreak of Violence in DR Congo

    The Security Council has deplored the recent outbreak of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between Congolese security forces and the security guards of Senator Jean-Pierre Bemba.

    3 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update: OCHA Provides $130 Million Worth of Aid through Its New Fund

    The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says it has provided some 130 – million dollars worth of life-saving aid during the first quarter of this year through its year-old Central Emergency Response Fund.

    3 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update: UNESCO Director General Calls for Release of Alan Johnston in Gaza

    The Director General of UNESCO, Koichiro Matsuura today called for the release of Alan Johnston, the BBC journalist who was abducted in Gaza on March 12.

    3 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update: Close to 2,000 Observers Register For April 9 Elections in Timor Leste

    Nearly 1,900 national observers from more than 50 Timorese organizations have registered to observe the April 9 Presidential elections in Timor-Leste.

    3 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Updated: FAO Forecast Increase in Cereal Crop for 2007

    World cereal production in 2007 is forecast to increase by more than four per cent to over 2,000 million, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

    3 Apr 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Secretary-General Deplores Killing of AU Peacekeepers in Darfur

    The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) has strongly condemned the killing of five African Union peacekeepers in Darfur on Sunday.

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

    Deputy Secretary-General Says Rural Development Crucial to Fight Poverty

    Increased agricultural productivity is crucial to the improvement of the lives of poor people in rural areas.

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

    WHO Chief Says All Nations Are At Risk of Epidemic-prone Diseases

    The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, says that all nations are at risk of outbreaks of epidemic diseases.

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

    OCHA Appeals to Warring Parties to Act with Humanity in Somalia

    The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has appealed to the warring parties in the Somali capital of Mogadishu to prevent unnecessary suffering of civilians.

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

    FAO Recommends Continued Vigilance Despite Reduction in Bird Flu Cases

    The Food and Agriculture Organization is reporting fewer cases of bird flu this year when compared with the same period in 2006.

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

    African Union Peacekeepers Killed in Darfur

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

    Fighting In Somalia Affects Women in Children

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

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