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Security Council Votes to Establish Hariri Tribunal">UN Security Council Votes to Establish Hariri Tribunal

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WHO: Smoke-Free Environments Save Lives">WHO: Smoke-Free Environments Save Lives

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  • UN Secretary-General Lays a Wreath in Honour of Fallen Peacekeepers
  • Peacekeepers Share Thoughts on International Day of UN Peacekeepers
  • Two Kenyan Peacekeepers Talk about UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea
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    Security Council Reiterates Strong Support for Haiti

    Members of the UN Security Council have reiterated their strong support for the Government of Haiti in its efforts, together with the UN mission – MINUSTAH – to maintain stability and achieve progress in the country.

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    We Face a Severe Problem: Lead Author of Latest Report on Climate Change

    “We face a severe problem – one that’s extremely threatening but one that we have the capability to deal with.”

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    WHO Calls for 100% Smoke-Free Work Place

    Today is being observed as World No-Tobacco Day.

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    Quartet Calls for Immediate Ceasefire in the Mideast Region

    International mediators in the Middle East conflict have called on the Palestinians to end the violence in Gaza and stop firing rockets into Israel.

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    Continued Insecurity Preventing Aid from Reaching Somalis in Need: OCHA

    The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – OCHA – says UN agencies and humanitarian partners have provided aid to more than 90 per cent of the nearly 400-thousand Somalis displaced by fighting in Mogadishu since February.

    31 May 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Official Urges Countries to Accept Standards of Conduct for Peacekeepers

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    Health Officials Track Highly Infectious Strain of Tuberculosis

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

    Ban Calls for Concerted Cooperation on Mideast Peace Process

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his commitment to facilitate the ongoing peace process in the Middle East.

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

    UN to Vote on Establishing Tribunal in Murder of Former Lebanese Prime Minister

    The UN Security Council is expected to vote Wednesday afternoon on a resolution authorizing an international tribunal to try those suspected of assassinating Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafik Hariri.

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

    Security Council Gravely Concerned over Breakdown of Ceasefire in Gaza Strip

    Members of the UN Security Council have expressed their grave concern at the breakdown in the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and the resulting increase in violence among Palestinians.

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

    Council’s Statement a Small Step in the Right Direction: Palestinian Observer

    The Council’s statement was welcomed by the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations.

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

    Israel Says Fighting among Palestinians is a Tragedy of Enormous Proportions

    Meanwhile, Israel welcomed the Council’s decision to intervene and call for the Palestinians to implement an immediate ceasefire.

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

    Ban Strongly Condemns Attacks on Villages in DRC

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the unprovoked attacks on two villages in South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo in which 19 civilians, including women and children,were killed.

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

    News Update-UN Security Council Approves Tribunal to Prosecute Suspects in Hariri Murder

    The UN Security Council has approved a resolution to establish an international tribunal to tribunal to prosecute suspects in the assassination of Lebanon’s for mer Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

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

    News Update-WHO/UNAIDS Issue New Testing Guidelines for HIV

    Today, approximately 80 per cent of people living with HIV in low and middle-income countries do not know they are HIV-positive.

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

    News Update-World Economy Still Robust Despite Slight Slowdown: UN

    The world economy has slowed from a growth rate of 4 per cent in 2006 to 3.4 per cent this year.

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

    Secretary-General Ban Hails UN Peacekeeping Achievements, Urges More Reform

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has paid tribute to all the men and women serving in the 18 United Nations peacekeeping operations on four continents, describing their work as “a source of pride” for the Organization.

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

    Ban Lays Wreath to Commemorate Sacrifice of Fallen Peacekeepers

    Meanwhile, Secretary-General Ban on Tuesday laid a wreath at UN headquarters to commemorate the sacrifice of the 100 peacekeepers killed on the job last year and the fallen colleagues of previous years.

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

    UN Rights Expert Urges Quartet to Deal with Israel and Palestinians Equally

    An independent human rights expert has called on the diplomatic Quartet on the Middle East – made up of the United Nations, the European Union, Russia and the United States – to deal with the Israelis and Palestinians on an equal basis.

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

    UNHCR Appeals for an Immediate Return to Calm among Refugees in Nepal

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says it’s deeply concerned over an outbreak of violence in a refugee camp in eastern Nepal in which two refugees have died and several others injured.

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

    There is No Safe Level of Exposure to Second-hand Tobacco Smoke: WHO

    Only a 100 per cent smoke-free environment can adequately protect you from the dangers of second-hand smoke.

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    UN Peacekeeper Praises Work Being Done in Haiti

    There are more than 100-thousand peacekeepers deployed by the United Nations – men and women who leave their families and the comfort of their homes to provide peace, security and hope to hundreds of millions of people.~But how do they feel about their work?~

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

    5th International Day of UN Peacekeepers Observed at Headquarters and Peacekeeping Missions Around the World

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    A Bangladeshi Officer Encourages Women to Participate in Peacekeeping

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    News Update-Secretary-General Ban Working for a Comprehensive Solution to the Darfur Crisis

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he’s working for a comprehensive solution to the Darfur crisis.

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

    Africa Headed For Six Per Cent Economic Growth This Year: UN

    Africa’s economy is expected to grow by around six per cent in 2007, but most of the continent’s countries will still fail to meet poverty-reduction targets.

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

    Seven Out of 10 Households in Poverty in Occupied Territories: ILO Report

    A new report by the International Labor Organization paints a grim picture of the plight of workers in the occupied Palestinian territories, saying their situation continues to worsen dramatically.

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

    More Than 350 Afghan Civilians Killed In Violence This Year: UN

    More than 350 Afghan civilians have been killed in fighting between Taliban insurgents and Afghan and international forces this year.

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

    UN Female Police And Peacekeeping Troops Are Role Models: GA President

    Female United Nations police and peacekeeping troops serve as role models in the war-torn countries where they are deployed.

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

    UN Welcomes New Election Agreement In Timor-Leste

    The UN mission in Timor Leste has welcomed the signing of a document by the country’s political parties aimed at fostering a free and fair election at the end of June.

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

    Global Forum on Disaster Reduction to Be Held in Geneva Next Month

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    An Award-Winning Native American Singer Shares Her Heritage With The World

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  • Caribbean regional seminar on non-self-governing territories ends in Grenada with a call for…
  • Grenada says decolonization is integral to the successful completion of the regional integration process;
  • The special committee on decolonization is told that positive developments are expected in some non-self-governing territories;
  • Montserrat expresses concern over the direction of its constitutional review talks with the United Kingdom;
  • The Cayman Islands says its economic independence governs decision of the majority of its people;
  • The US Virgin Islands to vote to create a constitution that will advance the goal of greater self-determination;
  • The economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean touts its efforts to assist the territories in the region;
  • 25 May 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    World Leaders Urged to Adopt Treaty on Indigenous Rights

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

    Ban Ki-moon Regrets Myanmar Government’s Decision to Keep Opposition Leader under Detention

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed deep regret at the decision of the government of Myanmar to extend once again the detention under house arrest of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, despite his direct appeal to Myanmar’s senior leadership and the many public calls worldwide for her release.

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

    UNRWA Helps Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

    The United Nations agency helping Palestinian Refugees, UNRWA, and its partners are distributing food supplies to thousands of Palestinians who have fled the Nahr El Bared camp in Lebanon.

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

    UN Warns of Large Scale Displacement of People in Eastern DRC

    The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, has warned of a deteriorating humanitarian situation in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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

    UNHCR Rushes to Help Refugees in Malawi after Government Closes Camp

    The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, is responding to Malawi’s closure of a refugee camp housing thousands of people by shoring up other facilities to shelter them.

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

    Independent Team to Assess Security of Lebanese-Syrian Border

    The UN’s head of Political Affairs, Lynn Pascoe has announced that an independent border assessment team will arrive in Lebanon on Monday as called for in the Security Council resolution, which ended the conflict between Hezbollah and Israel last August.

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

    United Nations Promotes Sport for Development

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    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Newly elected President Jose Ramos Horta is sworn in. Praises UN for role in supporting nation building in Timor Leste
  • BAN: “We cannot win the fight for development if we do not stop the spread of HIV.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon comments on global efforts to control the spread of HIV/AIDS
  • and the Permanent Indigenous Forum focuses on the human rights of indigenous people in Asia:

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

    News Update: Security Council Approves Structure of UN/African Peacekeeping Force in Darfur

    The UN Security Council today called for the immediate implementation of a joint report of the United Nations and the African Union (AU) that sets out the mandate and structure for the planned hybrid UN-AU peacekeeping mission for Sudan's Darfur region.

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

  • The new Director-General of the World Health Organization calls on global leaders at the World Health Assembly to build a “health legacy” for women
  • The problem of growing urbanization and its effect on women
  • Violence against indigenous women is discussed at the UN
  • 24 May 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    International Criminal Court Will Probe War Crimes in Central African Republic
  • UNICEF Calls for More Support to Zimbabwean Children
  • UN Special Envoy for Darfur Stresses Need for a Political Solution">
  • International Criminal Court Will Probe War Crimes in Central African Republic
  • UNICEF Calls for More Support to Zimbabwean Children
  • UN Special Envoy for Darfur Stresses Need for a Political Solution
  • 24 May 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    General Assembly Elects President of 62nd Session

    The UN General Assembly has elected Ambassador Srgjan Kerim of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia as the President of its next session starting in September.

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

    Political Affairs Chief Warns of Escalating Violence in Middle East

    The UN’s head of Political Affairs says 32 Lebanese soldiers and 22 members of Fatah al-Islam have been killed in the fighting in north Lebanon.

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

    UNICEF Appeals for $42 Million to Help Iraqi Children

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    UN Committee Hopes to Eradicate Colonialism in Two Years

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    Secretary-General Welcomes Appointment of AMIS Force Commander

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the appointmentof General Martin Agwai of Nigeria as Force Commander of the African Union Mission in Sudan, AMIS.

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

    IAEA Chief Worried about Inability to Monitor Iran’s Nuclear Programme

    The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the IAEA, has expressed concern about Iran’s growing nuclear capacity and the agency’s inability to monitor its nuclear programme.

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

    ICRC Sends Humanitarian Assistance to Lebanon

    The ~International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) reports that it has succeeded in delivering relief supplies to the Nahr Al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon.

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

    Equator Prize Rewards Sustainable Development

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

    UNICEF Says Zimbabwean Children Need Support

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

    UN Is Investigating Allegations of Peacekeepers Trafficking in Arms and Gold in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    The United Nations is investigating allegations that in 2004 and 2005 peacekeepers from Pakistan serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were involved in trading weapons for gold.

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

    Thousands of Palestinians Flee Refugee Camp because of Fighting between Lebanese Army and Militants

    The UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, says that the humanitarian situation in the Palestinian refugee camp Nahr Albared is rapidly deteriorating.

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

    UN Humanitarian Coordinator Calls for Access to Palestinian Refugee Camp in Lebanon

    Meanwhile in New York, the UN’s Humanitarian Relief Coordinator, John Holmes, called Tuesday’s attack on the UN convoy in Nahr Albared camp in Lebanon “outrageous and completely unacceptable.”

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

    UNICEF Seeks Funds to Provide Critical Services to Iraqi Children

    The UN Children’s agency, UNICEF, has appealed for 42 million US dollars to meet the urgent needs of Iraqi children for the next six months.

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

    World Health Assembly Agrees to Revamp Virus Sharing Procedures

    Member countries of the World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva have agreed to revamp the procedure by which they share samples of viruses for research and development of vaccines.

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

    UN Relief Convoy Attacked While Trying to Deliver Aid to Palestinian Camp in Lebanon

    Trucks carrying UN relief supplies were shelled as they attempted to enter the Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, where government troops have been fighting Islamic militants since Sunday.

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

    International Criminal Court Opens Probe into Central African Republic

    The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, announced that he will start an investigation into alleged crimes committed in the Central African Republic during the conflict in 2002 and 2003.

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

    UN Refugee Chief Visits Nepal to Help Resolve Long-Standing Situation of Bhutanese Refugees

    The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, has arrived in Nepal for talks aimed at resolving the fate of more than a hundred thousand refugees from Bhutan, who have been stuck in Nepal since the early 1990′s.

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

    UN Secretary-General Calls for Completion of Decolonization

    A United Nations Committee responsible for decolonization throughout the world has been urged to continue working to find the appropriate format and timing for the completion of the decolonization process. Donn Bobb reports from St. George’s, Grenada:

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

    On International Biological Diversity Day Global Campaign Exceeds Pledges for Planting a Billion Trees

    As the world marks International Biological Diversity Day, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced that the five month-old Billion Tree Campaign has surpassed its initial goal seven months ahead of schedule.

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

    International Criminal Court to Investigate War Crimes in Central African Republic">International Criminal Court to Investigate War Crimes in Central African Republic

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    Fighting in Lebanon Kills Dozens

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    Dr. Jose Ramos Horta was Sworn in Sunday as President of Timor Leste

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

    Secretary-General Promises to Keep AIDS Response a Priority

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the international community to invest more in tools to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS.

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

    Humanitarian Chief Calls for Urgent Increase in Relief to Displaced Somalis

    The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, John Holmes, has stressed the need to urgently increase relief efforts for the nearly 400-thousand Somalis who have fled fighting in Mogadishu since late April.

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

    WFP Urges International Action against Somali Piracy after New Attack on Aid Ship

    The World Food Programme (WFP) has appealed for international action against piracy following a deadly attack on a ship carrying food aid in the waters off Somalia. ~~

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

    Human Rights High Commissioner Calls for Release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is urging the Government of Myanmar to release Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, whose current term of detention is set to expire soon.

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

    Secretary-General Gravely Concerned about Violent Clashes in Lebanon

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has expressed grave concern about fierce clashes between Lebanese Army soldiers and Islamic militants near a Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Tripoli, clashes that have left dozens dead or injured.

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

    The UN General Assembly Focuses on the AIDS Epidemic

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

  • Challenges for Women in Afghanistan
  • The Taboo Subject of Sanitation for Girls and Women
  • Russian Journalist Anna Politkovskaya Receives UNESCO Press Freedom Award
  • 21 May 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Recent Violence in Gaza Impacts on UN Humanitarian Work

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

    Indigenous People Concerned About Loss of Control over Genetic Resources

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

  • The Commission on Sustainable Development concludes its session without agreement on decisions to advance long-term solutions:
  • Jamaica says access to energy resources is a key condition to eliminating climate change:
  • Guyana says adaptation to climate change is necessary for the survival of developing countries:
  • Suriname says it has take measures to mainstream environmental management:
  • Grenada says the very existence of a number of countries is threatened by global warming:
  • 18 May 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    OCHA Official Says Situation in Gaza is Critical

    The head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, David Shearer, says the situation is critical in Gaza as a result of factional fighting between Hamas and Fatah.

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

    WFP Warns that Piracy is Threatening Food Supply Routes to Somalia

    The World Food Programme has warned that piracy is threatening its main supply routes to Somalia.

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

    UN Mission in Haiti Condemns Assassination of Journalist Alix Joseph

    The UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti has strongly condemned the assassination on Thursday of Haitian journalist Alix Joseph, the director of programming for Radio Provinciale which is based in Gonaives.

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

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Four Asian Nations elected to the Human Rights Council:
  • The Economic Commission for Asia holds its annual meeting in Central Asia for the first time in 60 years. On the agenda for the consideration of the 300 business leaders and policy makers in Almaty is the issue of how to diversifythe region’s economies and increase its international competiveness:
  • and Dr. Somnath Chatterji WHO expert talks about challenges to health care in Asia posed by people living longer:

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

    Paul Wolfowitz Resigns as Head of World Bank

    After lengthy talks with the World Bank’s Board of Directors, Paul Wolfowitz has said he will leave the bank at the end of June.

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

    Human Rights Chief Calls for Probe of Authorities Role in Attacks in South Darfur

    United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour has called for an independent investigation into the involvement of Sudanese security forces in attacks on villages in South Darfur.

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

  • Insecurity in Mogadishu Discourages Somalis from Returning Home
  • UN Information Centres in Sub-Saharan Africa Launch Websites
  • Head of UN-Habitat Says Africa is Urbanizing Rapidly
  • 17 May 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    UN Urges Calm Following Unrest At Refugee Camp

    Tensions erupted at a camp in southwestern Pakistan on Wednesday when authorities began bulldozing a compound in the camp as a first step towards closing it next month.

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

    UN Humanitarian Chief Meets Displaced Ugandans

    The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator has expressed concern that humanitarian problems in northern Uganda are still a long way from being solved.

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

    On World Telecommunication and Information Society Day Secretary General Urges More Access To Technology

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon today urged policymakers and industry leaders to work together with young people to give more of them access to information and communications technology.

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

    Counter-Terrorism Symposium To Examine Progress On Implementing Global Strategy

    A two day symposium in Vienna seeks to give impetus to the UN’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy.

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

    UN Information Centres In Sub-Saharan Africa Launch New Websites Today

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    UN Information Centres In Sub-Saharan Africa Launch New Websites Today

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    Kalahari Bushmen Celebrate Recent Court Victory In Botswana

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    WHO Chief Calls for Building of ‘Health Legacy’ for Women

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

    An Indigenous American Says land is Everything to Her People

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

    Ban Concerned Over Continuing Violence Among Palestinians

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he’s gravely concerned over escalating violence among Palestinians in the Gaza Strip after a third day of deadly violence.

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

    UN Concerned by Escalation of Violence in Gaza

    Meanwhile, a United Nations spokesperson says the “deadly factional fighting has included unacceptable attacks on Palestinian Authority installations, institutions and personnel, and endangers civilians throughout Gaza.”

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

    Bosnian Serbs Urged to Continue Serious International Engagement

    Bosnia and Herzegovina needs to start urgent constitutional reform to better serve its citizens and become an effective functioning state.

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

    Ouagadougou Agreement Takes Ivorian Peace Process to a Unique Point

    A new report on Cote d’Ivoire recommends the UN adjust its role in the country to boost support for the peace process, including rationalizing and redistributing the UN military presence.

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

    Global Health Partners Mobilize to Counter Yellow Fever

    The effort to contain the deadly yellow fever disease received a boost Wednesday with the launch of a Yellow Fever Initiative, backed by a US$58 million contribution from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations.

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

    Colombian Musician Turns Guns into Guitars to Promote Peace

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

    Health Systems Must Reach the Poor to Work as a Poverty Reduction Strategy: WHO

    One of the biggest challenges facing health development is to increase the number of people who get the health care services they need.

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

    Society Has Responsibility to Persons With Disabilities and Their Families: Ban

    There’s been a call to assist families to fulfill their role in ensuring that persons with disabilities enjoy full human rights and dignity, and flourish as individuals.

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

    Arbour Urges DRC Authorities to Fight Against Impunity

    Human rights chief Louise Arbour is in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the first leg of a visit to Africa’s Great Lakes region.

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

    UNHCR seeks urgent health care for Palestinians

    The UN refugee agency says it’s very concerned about the living conditions for hundreds of Palestinians stuck at a refugee camp close to the Iraq-Syrian border.

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

    WFP Urges Support for New Logistics Operation in CAR

    The international community is being urged to redouble its efforts in support of the humanitarian operation in the war-torn Central African Republic.

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

    Representatives of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Gather at the UN to Discuss Land and Natural Resources

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

    Security Council Extends Mission in DRC Until Yearend

    The UN Security Council has voted to extend the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo until the end of the year.

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

    News Update-Ban Hopes for Security Council Action on Hariri Assassination Tribunal

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed the hope that the UN Security Council will take action to establish a special tribunal on the assassination case of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri.

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

    IFAD Helps Farmers in Jordan Collect Precious Water">IFAD Helps Farmers in Jordan Collect Precious Water

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

    Alvaro De Soto Reflects on his 25-Year Career as UN Negotiator

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

    Fall Calls for Continued Political Dialogue in Somalia

    The top UN special envoy for Somalia Francois Fall has urged the Transitional Federal Government to reach out to all parts of Somali society.

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

    Aid Not Reaching Most Somalis Affected by War: UN Envoy

    Aid workers are only reaching about a third of the thousands of Somalis affected by the worst fighting in Mogadishu in 16 years.

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

    UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Opens Two-Week Session

    Lack of effective participation of indigenous peoples in development continues to be a major shortcoming of efforts at the national level.

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

    Qazi Reiterates Commitment of UN to Assist Iraqi Constitutional Review

    A committee reviewing Iraq’s constitution has been urged to find consensus among all the political blocs by continuing to work in a manner aimed at building consensus and fostering compromise.

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

    Urgent Action Needed to Improve Access to HIV Prevention and Treatment Services for People Who Inject Drugs: UNAIDS

    Most people who inject drugs are still being denied access to basic HIV prevention and treatment services.

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

    News Update: CSD concludes session with policy decisions on energy, industrial development, air pollution and climate change

    The Commission on Sustainable Development concluded its fifteenth session Friday night unable to agree on policy decisions on practical measures to advance long-term energy solutions that can fuel economic and social development, while reducing air pollution and the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change.

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

  • Together, the slave trade and slavery represented one of the longest, most sustained assaults on the dignity and self-worth of human beings in the history of humankind. Lasting almost 400 years, the slave trade orchestrated the capture and forced migration of more than 12 million Africans from their homelands to the far reaches in the western hemisphere.For the vast majority of these Africans, the enslavement process began in the interior of the West Coast of Africa. Some were seized in wars or raids and sold from one trader to another until they reached the coast. Others were kidnapped or enslaved for indebtedness or alleged crimes. They were marched from the interior under force of arms in slave coffles or imprisoned in castles and other baracoons. until they were sold to be shipped to the Americas.
  • 11 May 2007 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

  • Barbados says it has achieved significant progress using its own resources despite its vulnerabilities:
  • Jamaica says events such as hurricane Ivan serve as a stalk reminder of the vulnerability of small island states to climate change:
  • World Bank officials defend their report on Crime and violence in the Caribbean:
  • Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for sustained action to tackle the problems of climate change:
  • The Alliance of Small Island States says climate change is a barrier to their development:
  • 11 May 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Jose Ramos Horta on course to be Timor Leste’s new President
  • UN Rights Experts call for the release of Aung San Suu kyi and all remaining political prisoners
  • Alistair Wilkinson, the Regional Adviser of the Pacific Operations Centre on UN’s efforts to assist Pacific NGOS make their societies more responsive to the needs of people with disabilities

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  • 11 May 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    Human Rights Chief Concerned By Aerial Attacks In North Darfur

    There’s continued concern among United Nations officials over reports of aerial bombardments in North Darfur over the past three weeks.

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

    Many Residents of Mogadishu Unable To Return Home: UNHCR

    Thousands of people displaced by recent fighting in the Somali capital Mogadishu are returning home.

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

    OCHA Launches $23 Million Appeal For Displaced Chadians

    The United Nations has launched a $23 million appeal to help an additional 100 thousand displaced Chadian people in the eastern part of the country on the border with Darfur.

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

    Somali Leaders Urged To Hold The Door Open For Dialogue

    Somali leaders are being urged to reach out to each other and hold the door open for dialogue.

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

    Commission On Sustainable Development Told New, Diverse Energy Sources Must Be Explored

    New and diverse energy sources must be explored in order to put the world, and developing countries in particular, on a greener path to economic growth.

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

    Ban Urges Uganda’s Lords Resistance Army To End Child Recruitment

    Leaders of Uganda’s Lord’s resistance Army have been urged to take immediate steps to end child recruitment and the use of child soldiers and to release children associated with their forces.

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

    Darfur Peace Process At A “Crossroads” UN Envoy

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

    Climate Change is Creating Environmental Refugees

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

  • The Women’s Foreign Policy Group
  • Solar Cookers in Kenya
  • A New Eminent Advocate for Children
  • 11 May 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Killing the Messenger World Press Freedom Day observed each year on 3 May reminds us that freedom of expression and freedom of the press are basic human rights, and that in a number of countries these freedoms are under attack. 2006 has been described as one of the worst years for reporters since 1994, with 84 journalists killed and nearly 1,500 journalists physically attacked or threatened. In this programme we explore the theme of this year’s observance — the safety of journalists — in light of the increased attacks on journalists, not only in war zones, but in democracies, and even on bloggers trying to get their message across on the Internet.

    11 May 2007 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

  • Head of UN Peacekeeping Says Darfur Situation Remains Bad
  • Africa Stands to Benefit from an Arms Trade Treaty
  • Veteran African Diplomat Says Only Talks Can Help Zimbabwe Crisis
  • 10 May 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Ban Urges Sustained, Constructive Intercultural Dialogue

    There’s a need to reassert the truth that diversity is a virtue, [and] not a threat.

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

    Workplace Discrimination Persists Despite Major Progress: ILO

    There’s been some progress in fighting discrimination at the work place but there are still considerable inequalities in income and opportunities.

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

    Public Policies Failed to Keep Pace with Challenges of Energy and Climate Change: Tibaijuka

    2007 will witness the decisive transformation of human beings into an urban species.

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

    Situation in Kosovo Remains Calm but Tense: Security Council Report

    The overall security situation in Kosovo remains calm but tense.

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

    Now is the Time to Mobilize Efforts for the Political Process in Darfur: Eliasson

    The political process aimed at bringing peace to Darfur is in high gear as the UN prepares for negotiations.

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

    Combatants in Darfur Must Abandon Military Option: UN Peacekeeping Chief

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

    The UN Prepares for 2008: the International Year of Sanitation

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

    News Update-UN Rights Experts Urge the Release of Political Prisoners in Myanmar

    UN human rights experts have called on the government of Myanmar to unconditionally release opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi who has been under house arrest for most of the past 10 years.

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

    News Update-Secretary-General Ban Congratulates Timor Leste on Peaceful Elections

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday congratulated Timor Leste on its peaceful elections, saying he was greatly encouraged.

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

    News Update-Sierra Leone Elections on Track, but Still Needs Assistance: Ban

    Calling preparations for the upcoming national elections in Sierra Leone a “remarkable success,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community to remain engaged in helping the West African country continue its recovery from a brutal civil war.

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

    Ban Calls For Urgent Action To Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Climate change is a matter of urgency that requires sustained, concerted and high level attention.

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

    Timor Leste Holds Peaceful Presidential Run Off Election

    The people of Timor Leste held a peaceful presidential election Wednesday with election officials describing voter turn out as very high.

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

    Ban Concerned By Aerial Bombardment In North Darfur

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly urged the Government of Sudan to cease all attacks and to comply fully with the Darfur Peace Agreements, the Security Council resolutions and international humanitarian law.

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

    A Way Must Be Found To Stabilize Situation In Darfur: UN – AU Special Envoy

    The joint United Nations – African Union special envoy for Darfur says the Darfur situation has to be analyzed in depth to see what strategies are needed to bring an end to the violence.

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

    UN Will Support Efforts To End 40-Year Occupation of Palestinian Lands: Ban

    The United Nations will continue to support international efforts aimed at bringing an end to the occupation of Palestinian territories that began 40 years ago, and to achieve a two state solution.

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

    Timor Leste Voters Choose Their President In Runoff Election

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

    Three Special Envoys For Climate Change Apponted

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

    News Update: FAO launches Free e-Course on Causes of Malnutrition

    The causes and nature of malnutrition are the focus of a free e-learning course launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization with the aim of improving the collection, analysis and dissemination of food security information.

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

    News Update: The Time to Act to Combat Climate Change is Now: Brundtland

    Industrialized nations have been urged to assume responsibility for having filled up the atmosphere.

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

    Security Council Remains Deeply Concerned By Ethiopia/Eritrea Impasse

    Members of the Security Council have expressed concern about the impasse in the Eritrea – Ethiopia peace process and by the growing tension between the two countries.

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

    UNHCR Appeals For Funds For Its Voluntary Repatriation Programme

    The UN refugee agency UNHCR says it urgently requires an additional $15 million for its voluntary repatriation and integration programme.

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

    WFP Begins Food Distribution In Mogadishu

    More than 16 thousand residents and people returning to the heavily damaged districts of Mogadishu have begun receiving food aid from the United Nations.

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

    Ban Urges Peaceful Reaction To Results of Timor Leste Vote

    The people of the tiny Pacific country of Timor Leste go to the polls Wednesday to vote in a second round run-off election for president.

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

    UN Concerned About Continued Illegal Arms Trafficking Into Lebanon

    Illegal arms traffic into Lebanon through the Syrian – Lebanese border is undermining the authority of the Lebanese government.

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

    UN Report Weighs Impact of Biofuels

    The fast growing bio energy industry offers many opportunities, but also involves a number of risks.

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

    UN Weighs Impact of Bioenergy

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

    Secound Round Preparation For Timor Leste Presidential Elections

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

    Ban Urges Palestinian National Unity Government To Ensure Law and Order

    There’s been reaction to Sunday’s shooting outside a school run by the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip.

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

    Political Culture A Serious Impediment To Human Rights In Central Asia: Arbour

    There are some similarities in the Central Asia region that are deeply rooted in the political culture and serve as a pretty serious impediment to the flourishing of human rights.

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

    UN Urges Calm For Timor Leste’s Run-Off Elections

    The United Nations has called for calm in Timor Leste in the run-up to this week’s presidential election.

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

    Right To Food A Legal Obligation: FAO

    The Right to Food is the right of every person to have regular access to sufficient, nutritionally adequate and culturally acceptable food for an active, healthy life.

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

    UNICEF Calls Attention to International Year of Sanitation

    The UN children’s agency UNICEF is calling attention to the International Year of Sanitation, to be observed next year 2008.

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

    Improving the Situation of Human Rights in Central Asia

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

    Rwandan Genocide Exhibit at United Nations Headquarters

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

    News Update-Access to sanitation a fundamental issue of human dignity and human rights: Ban

    Access to sanitation is a fundamental issue of human dignity and human rights and also of economic development and environmental protection.

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

    News Update-Ban welcomes Sudan/Chad agreement normalizing relations

    Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has welcomed a reconciliation deal reached by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno.

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

  • Antigua and Barbuda says concerns of the Caribbean should be included in Outcome document of Commission on Sustainable Development
  • The Alliance of Small island States warns of serious threats to sustainable development if issues not adequately addressed
  • The United Nations says the first challenge to sustainable development is how to guarantee access of the poor to modern energy services
  • Jamaica says it believes the Department of Public Information has an indispensable role to play in promoting the UN
  • A World Bank report says high rates of crime are undermining growth in the Caribbean
  • 4 May 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    FAO-supported Seed Vault in the Arctic Will Conserve Agricultural Diversity

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

    Climate change experts confirm global warming could be reduced through effective policies and emerging technology

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

    Cost-effective Policies and Technologies Could Reduce Global Warming

    Nations can slow and then reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases over the next several decades by exploiting cost-effective policies and current and emerging technologies.

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

    UN Committed to Doing More for Iraq: Secretary-General Ban

    The international conference on Iraq ended Friday in Sharm-el-Sheik, Egypt with calls for Baghdad to do all it can to end sectarian strife.

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

    UN Human Rights Chief to Visit Africa’s Great Lakes region

    Human Rights chief Louise Arbour travels to the Great Lakes region in Africa in just over a week.

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

    UNHCR Negotiating Relocation of Displaced Somalis

    The UN refugee agency says it’s negotiating with Somalia’s transitional government to ensure that those displaced by heavy fighting in the capital, Mogadishu, are relocated on land which is economically viable and with enough utilities and infrastructure.

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

    UNICEF Appeals for $13 million to Meet Needs of Somali Children

    The UN children’s agency (UNICEF) says it urgently needs more than $13 million to help children in Somalia following recent heavy fighting.

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

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  • “It’s a fight for everyone to be informed and for everyone to have a word to say in his or her country’s future.” Lucie Morillon, Director of the Washington DC office of Reporters Without Borders, on the importance of World Press Freedom Day observed annually on 3 May.
  • And delegates from across the globe are at UN Headquarters this month exploring long-term energy solutions that also fuel economic and social development.

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  • 4 May 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    UN Joins in Calling for Release of BBC Journalist Kidnapped in Gaza

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

    UN Joins in Calling for Release of BBC Journalist Kidnapped in Gaza

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

  • A Study on Women in Afghan Prisons
  • Strategies to Stop Gender-Based Violence in Asia
  • A Kurdish Teenager Who Dreams of Going to School
  • 4 May 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Iraq Conference Adopts Five Year Plan to Secure and Stabilize the Country

    A five-year plan aimed at stabilizing Iraq known as the International Compact was adopted by acclamation Thursday by more than 50 countries at a conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

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

    Groups Call for Protection of Journalists on World Press Freedom Day

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

    Conference On Rebuilding Iraq Opens in Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt

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

    Iraq at a Critical Juncture: Secretary-General Ban

    Iraq is at a critical juncture and political solutions are essential to build the foundations for a peaceful and prosperous country.

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

    Ban Calls for a Commitment to Uphold Press Freedom

    It is the job of the United Nations to be an unflinching defender of press freedom and of the women and men whose talents bring it to life.

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

    Sustainable Development Forum Continues Talks on Outcome Document

    The Commission on Sustainable Development is now into its fourth day of deliberations on a draft negotiating text focusing on energy, climate change, air pollution and industrial development.

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

    WFP Cranks Up Effort to Aid First Wave of Those Who Fled Mogadishu

    The UN food agency, WFP, says it’s stepping up a drive to deliver food to almost 100-thousand of the more than 350-thousand people driven from their homes in Mogadishu by the worst fighting in 16 years.

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

    High Levels of Crime and Violence Threaten Caribbean Growth: UN/World Bank Report

    High rates of crime and violence in the Caribbean are undermining growth, threatening human welfare, and impeding social development.

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

  • Liberians Celebrate Lifting of Diamonds Embargo
  • UN Security Council Calls for talks on Western Sahara
  • Veteran African Diplomat Recalls Freedom Struggle
  • 3 May 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    International Compact for Iraq and Boosts Aid to Displaced Persons">UN Supports International Compact for Iraq and Boosts Aid to Displaced Persons

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

    International Criminal Court Issues Arrest Warrants for Sudanese Suspected of War Crimes">International Criminal Court Issues Arrest Warrants for Sudanese Suspected of War Crimes

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

    ICC Issues Warrants of Arrest for Sudanese Minister and Janjaweed Leader

    The International Criminal Court at The Hague has issued arrest warrants for a Sudanese Minister and a Janjaweed militia leader to face charges of attacking civilians in Darfur.

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

    Relief Workers Explore Ways to Resume Operations in Darfur

    Meanwhile, the humanitarian community in Darfur is exploring how to increase its access to the displaced people and resume activities in hard to reach areas.

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

    UN Is Set to Launch International Compact with Iraq

    After many months of preparatory work and meetings, the United Nations is set to launch the International Compact for Iraq.

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

    UN Human Rights Commissioner Says Impunity for Crimes against Journalists Must End

    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour has called on governments to ensure the safety of journalists and put an end to impunity for crimes against them.

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

    WHO Launches Safety Solutions to Reduce Care-Related Harm to Patients

    The World Health Organization -WHO- today launched nine patient safety solutions to help reduce the harm caused to patients during treatment and care.

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

    UN Chief Calls on Ethiopia and Eritrea to Implement Their Agreement

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to Ethiopia and Eritrea to implement the Algiers agreements to settle their border dispute.

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

    UN Appoints Special Envoys on Climate Change

    The United Nations has appointed three special envoys from Chile, Norway and South Korea as part of its efforts to address the major global challenges posed by climate change.

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

    Morocco and Polisario Agree to Talks on Western Sahara

    The two sides seeking control of Western Sahara – Morocco and the Polisario Front – have agreed to hold talks for the first time in 30 years.

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

    Morocco Says Negotiations Must be Serious and Credible

    For its part, Morocco’s plan would permit the election of a parliament and create a regional government in Western Sahara to oversee the day-to-day affairs.

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

    Never Stop Working to Prevent Another Genocide: Ban

    The international community has been urged to build a global partnership against genocide.

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

    UNHCR Helps Syria in Supporting Iraqi Refugees

    Syria is getting support from the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) to cope with an estimated 1.4 million Iraqis who have taken refuge in the country.

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

    Commission on Sustainable Development Investigates How Modern Energy Solutions Can Fuel Economic and Social Development">UN Commission on Sustainable Development Investigates How Modern Energy Solutions Can Fuel Economic and Social Development

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

    March 11th Incident in Zimbabwe Explained

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

    News Updated: UN Condemns Abduction of Humanitarian Staff

    The United Nations has condemned the temporary kidnapping of six of its humanitarian staff and the seizure of its vehicles in the West Darfur region of Sudan.

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

    News Updated: Election Delay in Nepal Offers Time To Address Concerns: UN Envoy

    The senior United Nations envoy to Nepal says an announced postponement in Constituent Assembly elections planned for June should offer time to address critical concerns in the country, where a decade long armed conflict that killed more than 13 thousand people came to a formal end when the parties signed a peace accord last November.

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

    News Updated: UN Rights Chief Urges Independence of Judiciary in Kazakhstan

    The UN high commissioner for human rights is continuing her mission to Central Asia.

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

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