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  • A Senior Official at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime Says the Caribbean is No Longer an Important Route in the Trafficking and Trans-shipment of Drugs
  • Antigua Says Last Week’s Conference on the Caribbean was a Watershed in United States/Caribbean Relations
  • The Head of the UN Disaster Prevention Office says Caribbean States Need to Look at How They Can Reduce their Vulnerability to Natural Hazards
  • Civil Society Plans a Two-week Eco-gastronomic Experience at the United Nations Next May to Highlight the Foods of Small Island Developing States
  • 29 Jun 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Condemns Attack on Plane Carrying Cote d’Ivoire’s Prime Minister

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed shock at today’s rocket attack on an aircraft that was carrying Cote d’Ivoire’s Prime Minister Guillaume Soro, and which resulted in the killing of at least three people, with several others wounded.

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

    Security Council Terminates UN Inspection Mechanism for Iraq WMDs

    The UN Security Council on Friday voted to shut down the UN monitoring mechanism set up in 1999 to verify that Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq no longer had weapons of mass destruction.

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

    Palestinian Children in Iraq Need Life-Saving Medical Evacuation: UNHCR

    The UN Refugee agency (UNHCR) is making an urgent plea for the immediate evacuation from Iraq of at least a dozen seriously-ill Palestinians.

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

    Secretary-General Calls for Peaceful Parliamentary Elections in Timor Leste

    Ahead of the parliamentary elections in Timor Leste on June 30th, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the candidates and their supporters to react to the results in a peaceful manner.

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

    Peace-building Commission Takes Stock One Year On

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

    Timor Leste Elections – Prisoners Vote for the First Time

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

  • This Year’s State of the World Population Report Looks at the Trend Towards Urbanization. We’ll Examine What That Means for Women
  • Afghan Women Journalists Under Threat
  • On the Occasion of World Refugee Day, Women Refugees Describe their Lives
  • 29 Jun 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Prolonged Travel Doubles Risk of Developing Deep Vein Blood Clots

    The World Health Organization (WHO) says seated travel lasting more than four hours doubles the risk of developing potentially life-threatening blood clots.

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

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon calls for peaceful parliamentary elections in Timor Leste.
  • Two 12 year old girls from Thailand Alisa Santikarn and Nimisha Ebbers are awarded honourable mention in the 2006 international Human Rights Day essay competition. We hear from them and their views on human rights and poverty.

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

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon calls for peaceful parliamentary elections in Timor Leste.
  • Two 12 year old girls from Thailand Alisa Santikarn and Nimisha Ebbers are awarded honourable mention in the 2006 international Human Rights Day essay competition. We hear from them and their views on human rights and poverty.

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

    Restoring Trust in Government, We Hear What the UN Deputy Secretary-General Has to Say

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

    Chad Becomes Destination for Refugees Fleeing Central African Republic

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

    Somalia Counts on International Support to Establish Peace and Stability: Prime Minister

    Somalia’s Prime Minister, Ali Mohamed Gedi, has called for support from the international community to establish peace in the country.

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

    UN Steps Up Efforts on Peacekeeping in Darfur

    The United Nations is stepping up its preparations to send support to the African Union force in Darfur, while efforts are under way to establish a hybrid UN-African Union force.

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

    UN Helping Timor Leste Prepare for Parliamentary Elections on June 30

    The United Nations mission in Timor Leste is helping the country’s electoral administration to distribute ballot papers for the Parliamentary Elections on the 30th of June.

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

    Global Forum on Reinventing Government Discusses Corruption

    A global forum seeking to build trust in government hosted by the United Nations is underway in Vienna.

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

    News update: Security Council Urges Support for Sierra Leone Special Court to Complete its Work

    The Security Council today urged the international community to provide financial support to the Special Court for Sierra Leone as it moves into the final stage of its work.

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

    News update: Memorial to Victims of 2003 UN Baghdad Headquarters Unveiled in Geneva

    A statue of the late Sergio Vieira de Mello was unveiled in Geneva this evening.

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

    News update: UN University Study Warns of Threat of Desertification

    Up to 50 million people could be displaced over the next decade, because of desertification.

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

  • Sudan’s Internally Displaced Begin Returning Home
  • World Drug Report: Parts of Africa Show Increase in Drug Abuse
  • Central African Republic Refugees Flee To Chad
  • 28 Jun 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    State of the World Population Report Looks at Urbanization

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

    Sudan’s Internally Displaced Begin Returning Home

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

    Farm Animal Diversity Under Threat

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

    Farm Animal Diversity Under Threat

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

    Support of Peacebuilding Commission Crucial in Preventing Relapse into Conflict: Ban

    By establishing the Peacebuilding Commission, the United Nations has created an important new structure to support fragile societies recovering from the devastation of war.

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

    UN Mission Announces Changes for Conduct of Elections in Timor Leste

    Political parties in Timor Leste have wrapped up a month of mostly peaceful campaigning for legislative elections scheduled for Saturday.

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

    Deputy Secretary-General Calls for Trust in Government and Governance to be Restored

    Ways to build trust in government are being discussed Wednesday at a Global Forum on Reinventing Government attended by delegates from more than 150 countries at the United Nations in Vienna.

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

    Urban Population in Asia/Africa Set to Double by 2030

    The urban populations in Africa and Asia are set to double within a single generation.

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

    UN Warns of Increased Intensity and Frequency of Natural Hazards

    Recent weather events such as floods in Asia and the United Kingdom and heatwaves in southern Europe are a wake-up call for communities to be better prepared to cope with the impact of climate change.

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

  • New Sierra Leone Project Empowers Women with HIV/AIDS
  • Celebrating Five Years of the Global Breastfeeding Strategy
  • Grandmothers: An Important Ally for Development
  • 27 Jun 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    News Update-UN warns of increased intensity and frequency of natural hazards

    Recent weather events such as floods in Asia and the United Kingdom and heatwaves in southern Europe are a wake-up call for communities to be better prepared to cope with the impact of climate change.

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

    News Update-No reason for complacency despite progress in controlling bird flu: FAO

    Countries are making progress in fighting the deadly avian influenza.

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

    News Update-New report tells of precarious situation in Central African Republic

    The situation in the Central African Republic remains extremely precarious.

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

    News Update: Former British Prime Minister named special envoy of Quartet on Middle East peace process

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was named Wednesday as special envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East peace process..

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

    UN World Drug Report 2007:Problem is being Brought Under Control

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

    Your Life, Your Community – No Place for Drugs:Two New York City Teenagers Weight in.

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

    Secretary-General Urges Media Seminar to Spread Message of Peace in the Middle East

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged media professionals and civil society representatives attending a seminar on the Middle East in Tokyo to “explore creative approaches to spreading the message of peace and coexistence in these troubled times.”

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

    UNHCR Concerned About Deteriorating Condition of Palestinian Refugees in Iraq

    The UN Refugee Agency is sounding the alarm on the deteriorating conditions of more than 14-hundred Palestinians who have fled Baghdad and are stranded in camps on the Iraq-Syria border.

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

    Human Rights Officials Urge Universal Ratification of Convention Against Torture

    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and other UN human rights officials charged with the prevention of torture are urging the universal ratification of the Convention against Torture, which they say has served for 20 years to prevent torture and assist victims.

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

    UN Reports Stabilization of Illicit Drug Production and Consumption

    The epidemic of drug abuse is being brought under control, according to the latest World Drug Report issued by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

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

    UNICEF Calls for Aid to Children in Zimbabwe

    UNICEF says it is deeply concerned about the increased suffering of children in Zimbabwe, as a result of the country’s grave economic problems.

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

    Special Report: UN Hosts in Vienna Global Forum on Reinventing Government

    The 7th Global Forum on Reinventing Government gets underway today in Vienna, Austria. The forum–which takes place every two years-is being hosted for the first time by the United Nations.

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

    Iran and IAEA Agree to Devise Action Plan on Nuclear Issues

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

    Slain UN Peacekeepers are Mourned in Lebanon

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

    Security Council and Secretary-General Condemn Killing of UN Peacekeepers in Lebanon

    The UN Security Council~ and the UN Secretary-General have condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack on United Nations peacekeepers in Khiyam, in the south of Lebanon that killed six of them.

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

    At Paris Conference Secretary-General Cites Slow but Credible Progress on Darfur

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says a high-level meeting in Paris today, on addressing the situation in Darfur, has helped generate additional momentum and has confirmed the concrete steps to be taken to move towards ending the suffering of the people of Darfur.

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

    Iran and IAEA Agree to Devise Action Plan on Nuclear Issues

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (the IAEA) has announced that it will send a team to Iran as part of efforts to resolve outstanding issues over the country’s nuclear ambitions.

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

    Political Affairs Chief Calls for Addressing Link between Conflict and Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources

    The UN’s head of political affairs, Lynn Pascoe, told the~Security Council that in too many cases, the illegal exploitation of natural resources has triggered, exacerbated and prolonged armed conflict.

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

  • The Special Committee on Decolonization Urges the United States to Allow the People of Puerto Rico to Exercise their Right to Self-Determination
  • St. Lucia Says Self-Determination Remains a Top Priority for the Non-Aligned Movement
  • Jamaica says the Decent Work Agenda is an Essential Feature of Strategies for Balancing Economic and Social Development
  • Trinidad and Tobago Considers Utilizing the Services of the Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Maritime Disputes
  • Barbados Highlights a Number of Challenges Facing Caribbean Society in its Effort to Create Growth and Development
  • 22 Jun 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

  • Darfur At The Crossroads: The situation in Darfur, Sudan, has stirred both the public interest and conscience. Last December when actor George Clooney calling on the UN to do more he posed the question: ” when it’s all sorted out and justice is handed down the question will then be asked where did the nations of the United nations stand on the right side of history or inaction
  • 22 Jun 2007 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres spends Refugee Day in Sudan.
  • Former Vietnam refugee now resettled in New York tells her story of life from a refugee camp in the Philippines to being a restaurant owner in New York.
  • Timor Leste prepares for Parliamentary elections.
  • And the Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific signs Memorandum of understanding on better cooperation on international migration.

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

    UNRWA Says Closed Crossing Points in Gaza Are Causing Food Shortages

    The UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, reports that the crossing points into Gaza remain largely closed, preventing humanitarian aid from getting through.

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

    UNICEF Sends Emergency Supplies in Response to Growing Humanitarian Needs in Gaza

    UNICEF, the UN Children’s Agency is delivering emergency medical supplies and vaccines to help prevent outbreaks of disease among children in Gaza.

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

    Environmental Degradation Triggering Tensions and Conflict in Sudan: UNEP

    The UN Environment Programme, UNEP, says that Sudan is unlikely to see a lasting peace unless widespread and rapidly accelerating environmental degradation is urgently addressed.

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

    WHO Issues New Plan to Control Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

    The World Health Organization has launched a plan to prevent and control tuberculosis that is resistant to the currently available treatment.

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

    One-Fifth of Timor Leste Population Needs Food Assistance: WFP and FAO

    A poor harvest in Timor Leste has left one in five people in need of food assistance.

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

    Address Environmental Concerns in Sudan to Avoid Further Conflict

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

    Three Refugees Talk About Making a New Home in New York City

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

  • Checkpoints Compound the Risks of Childbirth for Palestinian Women
  • UN Award Recognizes Population Efforts in Iran and Malaysia
  • UNICEF Helps Educate Communities in Niger about the Perils of Early Marriage for Girls
  • 22 Jun 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

  • In Its First Verdicts, UN-Backed Special Court For Sierra Leone Finds 3 Former Rebel Leaders Guilty of War Crimes
  • Human Rights Expert Calls for Protection of Africa’s “Refugees from Hunger”
  • UN Mourns Death of Radio Okapi Journalist in the DRC
  • 21 Jun 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Poverty Rates Continue to Climb in Palestinian Territories: OCHA

    The economic and social life of Palestinians has been severely disrupted by the numerous Israeli checkpoints established to protect Israel from terrorism.

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

    UNRWA Welcomes US Intention to Donate $40 Million to it Emergency Appeal

    Meanwhile, the head of the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees Karen AbuZayd has welcomed a $40 million contribution from the United States to the agency’s emergency appeal.

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

    Council Calls for Continued Dialogue among Burundi Parties

    Members of the Security Council have welcomed agreement reached in talks this week between the president of Burundi and the leaders of the Forces Nationales de Liberation held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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

    UN Peace-building Commission Backs Strategy for Peace in Burundi

    The UN Peace-building Commission established to help countries recovering from war to avoid a relapse into violence and chaos, has endorsed the plan to engage Burundi, the UN and other international partners to work together to consolidate peace in the African country.

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

    Ban Emphasizes Need for Human Rights Council to Consider all Rights Violations

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has emphasized the need for the UN Human Rights Council to consider all situations of possible human rights violations.

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

    UN Report Shows Investment in Sustainable Energy Soaring

    Global investment in sustainable energy is soaring amid concern over climate change and high oil prices.

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

    In Its First Verdicts, UN Backed Special Court For Sierra Leone Finds 3 Former Rebel Leaders Guilty of War Crimes

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

    The Growing Connection: Cultivating Green Thumbs in the Big Apple and Around the World

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

    Concrete Solutions Needed to Challenges Facing Gaza: UN

    The people of Gaza cannot be left isolated, and concrete solutions are now needed to address the myriad of challenges, none more pressing than the re-opening of the crossings.

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

    More WFP Trucks Head to Gaza with Humanitarian Assistance

    The UN food agency WFP says nine trucks carrying more than 200 metric tons of food have begun to cross the border into Gaza.

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

    Ban Urges Support and Understanding for Refugees

    International solidarity is crucial to meeting the urgent humanitarian needs or refugees and others forcibly displaced.

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

    UN Refugee Chief Lauds Return of Refugees to Southern Sudan

    Meanwhile, the top UN official responsible for refugees Antonio Guterres is spending World Refugee Day in southern Sudan.

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

    UN-Backed Court Hands down First War Crimes Verdict in Sierra Leone

    Three former leaders of a rebel group in Sierra Leone were found guilty Wednesday in the first verdict rendered by a UN-backed war crimes court.

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

    Ban Condemns Attacks in Afghanistan

    Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over the massive bomb attack against an Afghan Police Academy bus in Kabul earlier this week in which more than 30 Afghans were killed.

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

    Marking World Refugee Day in Syria, UN Agencies Emphasize Children’s Education

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

    UN Readies Security in Timor Leste Ahead of Parliamentary Poll

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

    Human Rights Council Agrees on Procedures to Monitor and Promote Rights

    In Geneva, the UN Human Rights Council agreed Tuesday on a package of procedures to monitor and promote human rights throughout the world.

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

    WFP Warns of Serious Food Crisis Developing in Gaza

    The UN food agency (WFP) is warning of a serious humanitarian crisis developing in the Gaza strip as a result of the closure of goods crossings to Gaza.

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

    Ban Expresses Concern over Humanitarian Situation in Gaza

    Meanwhile, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his concerns about the situation in Gaza Tuesday during talks with Prime Minister Salam Fayyad of the Palestinian Authority, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and Jordan’s Foreign minister Daoud Khattab.

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

    World Refugee Population Rises to Nearly 10 Million: UNHCR

    The number of refugees in the world increased by 14 per cent last year, reaching almost 10 million.

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

    Ageing to Have Profound Impact on Societies: UN Survey

    Ageing will have a profound impact on societies and will need to occupy the increasing attention of policymakers in the 21st century.

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

    Stability Returns to Gaza, Allowing UN Aid Efforts to Resume

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

    Fighting Child Pornography on the Internet

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

    News Updated: UN Security Council team calls for free and fair polls in Cote d’Ivoire

    A UN Security Council team on Tuesday underlined the need for free and fair elections in Cote d’Ivoire.

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

  • Ending Impunity for Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • On World Environment Day, Women Activists Speak Out
  • Winner of UN Enviroment Programme’s Annual Art Competition
  • 18 Jun 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Situation in Gaza, Failure of Palestinian Unity Government Source of Great Concern: Ban Ki-Moon

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon says he’s closely monitoring the situation in Gaza where 80 per cent of the population is supported by the United Nations.

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

    UNRWA Resumes Activities in Gaza

    The UN Agency Assisting Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) says it has fully resumed its services in the Gaza strip after a five-day suspension.

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

    UN Deplores Rocket Attack on Northern Israel

    The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly deplored the rocket attack on the northern Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona that was launched from southern Lebanon on Sunday.

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

    Sudan Accepts UN-AU Hybrid Operation Without Conditions: UN

    Sudan has accepted the deployment of a UN-African Union hybrid peacekeeping force.

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

    Rwanda Tribunal to Wrap Most of its Cases by the End of 2008

    The Rwanda criminal tribunal is unwavering in its commitment to bring to justice those, who were most responsible for genocide and violations of international humanitarian law committed in Rwanda in 1994.

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

    Human Rights Council Trying for Agreement on Monitoring Human Rights

    In Geneva, Human Rights Council negotiators were still in closed door meetings Monday evening trying to reach agreement on a package that will govern the way it monitors the human rights situation around the world.

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

    Sudan Agrees to Deployment of Hybrid UN/AU Force

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

    Severe Drought in Lesotho Is Causing Food Shortages

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

    Human Rights Expert Calls for Protection of Africa’s “Refugees from Hunger”

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

    Iraqi Clerics Condemn Bombing of Historic Samarra Mosque

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

    UN Concerned by Ongoing Crisis in Gaza

    The shocking violence of recent days in Gaza, much of which has involved violations of international humanitarian and human rights law, has caused great alarm and sadness around the world.

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

  • Jamaica warns that poverty can create a human tsunami of frustration and rebellion
  • The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility is described as a true expression of global partnership
  • Grenada urges that the facility be expanded to include the Pacific and other small island developing states
  • Jamaica says last year was a very good one for tourism in the island
  • 15 Jun 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    UN Agencies Concerned about Humanitarian Situation in Gaza

    Meanwhile, several UN agencies are expressing deep concern about the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.

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

    ILO Adopts New Standards for Fishing Sector and Measures to Promote Decent Work

    The International Labor Organization (ILO) ended its annual conference in Geneva adopting a comprehensive new set of labor standards designed to improve the conditions of millions of men and women working in the fishing industry.

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

    ILO Decent Work Agenda Critical to Overcoming Poverty: Jamaica

    Meanwhile, the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Decent Work Agenda is critical to stemming a potential “human tsunami of frustration” over the devastating effects of poverty.

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

    UN Remembers Former Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim

    The UN General Assembly on Friday held a memorial service in solemn remembrance of former UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim who died in Austria Thursday.

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

    Southern Sudanese are Returning Home Despite Uncertainty and Hardship: UNHCR

    Tens of thousands of refugees and internally displaced people are returning home to Southern Sudan after decades of conflict.

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

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • The Special Representative for Human Rights in Cambodia Appeals for Serious Consideration of His Most Recent Findings
  • Giving the Poor an Opportunity to Invest in Solar Energy
  • The Fourth UN Secretary-General Dies


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

  • Ending impunity for sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • On World Environmental Day, women activists speak out
  • Winner of UN Environment Programme’s Annual Art Exhibition
  • 15 Jun 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    News Updated: UN Rights Chief Tells Sri Lankan President Of Human Rights Concerns

    The concerns of the international community over the human rights situation in Sri Lanka and its effects on the civilian population were echoed Friday by the UN human rights chief.

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

    News Updated: UNICEF Urges Increased Efforts To Prevent Child Trafficking

    There’s been a call for increased efforts to prevent the trafficking in children.~

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

    Ban Expresses Shock And Sadness At Killing Of Radio Okapi Journalist

    Two Congolese soldiers have been arrested as suspects in this week’s shooting death of a journalist Serge Maheshe who worked for the UN-funded Radio Okapi in the eastern town of Bukavu.

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

    The “Silent Crisis” of IDPs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

    Checkpoints Compound the Risks of Childbirth for Palestinian Women

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

    Ban Discusses Idea of Multinational Force for Gaza

    The possible deployment of a multinational force in Gaza was discussed between Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council after the leaders of Israel and Palestine raised the idea.

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

    Security Council Condemns Use of Violence to Undermine Somali Political Process

    The UN Security Council has expressed its grave concern over the recent pattern of attacks by extremist elements in Somalia, including the increased use of explosive devices.

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

    UN Envoy Warns of Danger of Escalating Crises in Iraq

    Iraq is today faced with an exceptionally complex series of overlapping sectarian, political, and ethnic conflicts that are beyond the capacity of any one actor or policy to resolve.

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

    Security Council Extends Mandate of Multinational Troops in Iraq

    Meanwhile, the UN Security Council agreed Wednesday to an Iraqi request to extend the mandate of the US-led multinational force.

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

    UN Journalist Shot Dead in Congo

    Gunmen have shot and killed a journalist working for a United Nations-sponsored radio station in the eastern city of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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

    Former UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim Dies

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed sadness on the passing of Kurt Waldheim, the fourth Secretary-General of the United Nations and former President of Austria.

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

  • The Sudanese Government has Announced its Acceptance of the Proposal for a Hybrid United Nations-African Union Peacekeeping Operation
  • A New Meningitis Vaccine Proven Effective in West African Children
  • The Unhealthy Effects of Extracting Oil from the Ground
  • 14 Jun 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Archbishop Tutu Calls for Peace in the Middle East

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

    Palestinian Refugee Agency Scales Back Its Operations Following the Death of Two of Its Workers

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

    Sudan’s Acceptance of Hybrid Operation a Significant Step: Guehenno

    The top UN peacekeeping official briefed the Security Council Wednesday on Sudan’s acceptance of a UN-African Union hybrid peacekeeping force.

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

    Tutu Urges Israelis and Palestinians to Act to End Culture of Impunity

    South African Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu on Wednesday made an impassioned plea for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, saying “Palestinians and Israelis can be safe only together.”

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

    Peaceful Solution to Israeli/Palestinian Question Can Only Be Found at Negotiating Table: Israel

    Meanwhile, Israel’s Ambassador Itzhak Levanon expressed his country’s “continuing dismay that the work of the Human Rights Council is being held captive by the politicized agenda of a few States.”

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

    Human Rights Experts Urge Sudan to Take Action Against Rights Abuses in Darfur

    Sudan has been urged to step up action against human rights violations in the western Darfur region.

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

    UN Agencies Gravely Concerned by Spiraling Violence in Gaza

    United Nations organizations working in the occupied Palestinian territory have expressed grave concern about the spiraling violence in Gaza Strip which has resulted in the deaths of nearly 60 people and injuries to more than 270 since the weekend.

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

    UN Agency Temporarily Suspends Gaza Operations

    Meanwhile, the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) has partially suspended its operations in the Gaza Strip after two of its staff were caught in crossfire and killed.

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

    News Updated: Ban Strongly Condemns Heinous Terrorist Attack In Beirut

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Beirut that killed Parliamentarian Walid Eido, his son and six others and injuring several others.

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

    UN Chief /Security Council Hail Sudan’s Acceptance Of UN/AU Hybrid Force

    The UN Security Council has welcomed Sudan’s acceptance of the joint African Union/United Nations force to end the atrocities in Darfur.

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

    Ban Urges Iraqis To Avoid Succumbing To Vicious Cycle Of Revenge

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon has expressed shock on learning of Wednesday’s destructive attack on the holy Shrines of Imam Ali Al-Hadi and Imam Hassan Al-Askary in Samarra.

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

    Business Executives Discuss Need For Increased Resources In Fight Against HIV/AIDS, TB And Malaria

    The partnership between the private sector and the United Nations is vital in the fight against AIDS.

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

    FAO and Partners Work to Protect Child Labourers in the Agriculture Sector

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

    New Vaccine Raises Hope for Meningitis Sufferers

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

    Syria Accuses UN Official of Bias

    But Syria’s Ambassador Bashar Ja’afari disagrees.

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

    UN Envoy Alarmed by Widespread Re-arming of Militia in Lebanon

    The Council’s statement followed a briefing by UN envoy Terje Roed-Larsen.

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

    Security Council Expresses Concern Over Arms Flowing from Syria into Lebanon

    The UN Security Council has reiterated its deep concern at mounting information by Israel and other States of illegal movements of arms into Lebanon, particularly across the Lebanese-Syrian border.

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

    UN Chief Calls for Immediate Cessation of Intra-Palestinian Violence

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed deep concern at the resurgence of violence in Gaza, which has reportedly left 20 people dead.

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

    Violence Jeopardizes Humanitarian Operations in Gaza: UNRWA

    Meanwhile, as the violent clashes between Hamas and Fatah loyalists continue for a sixth day in Gaza, the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) has warned that delivery of humanitarian assistance is in serious jeopardy.

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

    Sudan Agrees to Hybrid UN-AU Force for Darfur

    The Government of Sudan has accepted a hybrid United Nations-African Union force to be deployed in the war-torn Darfur region.

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

    News Updated: Ban welcomes Positive Conclusions of Talks on UN-AU Hybrid Force

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the positive conclusion of high-level talks involving the United Nations and the African Union with the government of Sudan on the proposed hybrid peacekeeping operation for Darfur.

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

    UN Special Envoy Wants Increased Security In Nepal Ahead Of Elections

    The head of the UN mission in Nepal says the security situation in the country must improve before an election can take place.

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

    UNHCR Rushes Aid To Newly Arrived Sudanese Refuges In Central African Republic

    The UN refugee agency UNHCR is rushing supplies to more than 2,500 newly arrived south Darfur refugees in the Central African Republic.

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

    UN Human Rights Council Opens its Session in Geneva

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

    Two Former Children of War Now Advocate for Peace

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

    Ban Welcomes G-8 Leaders Decision to Take Strong Action to Address Climate Change

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he’s very encouraged by agreement among leaders of the G-8 to take “early and strong action to address climate change issues.”

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

    Culture of Impunity the Greatest Threat to Security in Great Lakes Region: Arbour

    The biggest threat to security in Africa’s Great Lakes region is the prevailing culture of impunity.

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

    IAEA Chief: Dialogue and Diplomacy on Iran Nuclear Issue

    The head of the UN nuclear watchdog agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, says he’s increasingly disturbed by the current stalemate and brewing confrontation surrounding the Iranian nuclear issue.

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

    Situation in Iraq Remains Precarious: Secretary-General Ban

    The situation in Iraq remains precarious with insurgent attacks persisting and civilian casualties continuing to mount.

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

    UN Agencies Move to Tackle Causes of Exploitation of Children in Agriculture

    Agriculture is one of the three most dangerous work activities, along with mining and construction.

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

    Multiple Donations Keep Aid Workers Airborne in Darfur: WFP

    A package of new financial contributions will allow the World Food Programme’s (WFP) humanitarian air service to continue flying to remote locations in Darfur.

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

    News Updated: UN Begins Taking Steps to Establish Special Tribunal for Lebanon

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has begun taking steps and measures necessary to establish the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in a timely manner.

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

    News Updated: Multiple Donations Keep Aid Workers Airborne in Darfur: WFP

    A package of new financial contributions will allow the World Food Programme’s humanitarian air service to continue flying to remote locations in Darfur.

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

  • A salute to the UN’s female peacekeepers
  • UNDP Works with the Women of the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Malaysia
  • Women and the Right to Food
  • 8 Jun 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

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  • “We light a candle for the insights that can make changes possible, knowing that the time for action has come.”
  • Frances Namoumou of Fiji, one of the many voices on the programme this week which celebrates World Environment Day 5 June.
  • A defender of the rights of fisher men and women in India talks about globalisation and the winners of this year’s United Nations Environment Programme international painting competition two of whom are from Asia.

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  • In today’s programme, Caribbean Small Island Developing States to benefit from Catastrophe Risk Insurance in time for the hurricane season:
  • Grenada suggests initiatives in education and management to further the decolonization process in the region:
  • Anguilla charges there won’t be progress in decolonization until the women of the region are fully involved in socio-economic and political decision-making:
  • The UN Development Prrogramme says its focus is to assist states to build solutions to development challenges:
  • 8 Jun 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Calls G8 Summit “Fruitful”

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the commitment by leaders of the Group of 8 industrialized countries at their Summit in Germany to conclude an agreement to combat climate change.

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

    Global Fund Applauds G8 Commitment to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

    The United Nations Global Fund has applauded the commitment by the G8 leaders to provide from 6 to 8 billion dollars a year to the Fund’s efforts to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

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

    Office of Internal Oversight Services Calls for Overhaul of Procurement Practices after Conviction of Former UN Official on Bribery

    The head of the UN’s internal oversight services office has called for a major overhaul of UN purchasing operations.

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

    UNHCR Concerned About Racist Attacks in Ukraine after Killing of Iraqi Refugee

    The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says it is extremely concerned about the increasing number and seriousness of racist attacks against asylum seekers, refugees and other foreigners in Ukraine.

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

    Secretary-General Speaks out Against Comments on Israel by Iranian President

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spoken out against a recent verbal attack on Israel by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The Iranian President, earlier this week, said the world could soon witness the “destruction of the Zionist regime.”

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

    3rd South African AIDS Conference in Durban Discusses Protective Effect of Male Circumcision

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

    Talk Radio Hosts Come to the United Nations

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

    News Updated: UN Special Envoy For Darfur Presents Road Map

    The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Darfur says he expects to undertake an intense period of shuttle diplomacy in the coming months as part of a plan to bring all the parties to the conflict in Darfur on board for negotiations.

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

    News Updated: UN Political Chief Makes Unannounced Visit To Mogadishu

    During an unannounced visit to Mogadishu today, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs expressed solidarity with the people of Somalia while encouraging the leaders of the Transitional Federal Government to reach out to their opponents for the sake of peace and reconciliation in the war-torn Horn of Africa country.

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

    News Updated: New Vaccine Could End Meningitis In Africa

    A new meningitis vaccine has proven effective in West African children, providing hope that the epidemic will eventually be eliminated.

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

    Prosecutor Calls on UN Security Council to Take the Lead in the Arrest of Alleged Sudanese War Criminals

    The Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court has called on the UN Security Council to take the lead in the arrest of two Sudanese officials being sought by the Court for war crimes in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region.

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

    Security Council Reviewing Secretary-General’s Report on Darfur Hybrid Force

    Meanwhile, the United Nations and the African Union are expected to meet with the Government of Sudan on the proposed hybrid operation next week in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, and will brief the UN Security Council ahead of its mission to the region.

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

    UN Political Chief on His Way to Horn of Africa

    The UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Lynn Pascoe, is on his way to the Horn of Africa for discussions on how to advance the political process and stabilize the security situation in Somalia.

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

    One in Five Workers Putting in “Excessive” Hours: ILO

    A new study by the International Labour Organization estimates that one in five workers around the world works more than 48 hours a week, often just to make ends meet.

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

    Children with Acute Malnutrition Can Be Treated at Home

    Many children who are acutely malnourished can now be treated at home with highly fortified, ready-to-use therapeutic foods.

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

    Junior-8 Summit Representatives Voice Their Concerns to the G-8

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

    Somalia Situation Remains Volatile: World Food Programme

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

  • MDGs Data on sub-Saharan African Achievements Released in Time for G8 Summit
  • World Environment Day Festivities in Norway Open with Sermon by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • Human Rights Chief Calls for Ending Impunity for Sexual Violence in the DRC
  • 7 Jun 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    UNESCO Report Looks at Corruption in Education">UNESCO Report Looks at Corruption in Education

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

    UN Releases Update on Africa’s Progress on Millennium Development Goals

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

    Africa Slow to Meet Millennium Development Goals

    As the Summit of the world’s industrial leaders gets underway in Germany, a report on progress in meeting the Millennium Development goals finds that the countries of sub-Saharan Africa are lagging behind in overcoming poverty in all its forms.

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

    UN Agency Calls for G8 Leadership on AIDS

    The main United Nations agency dealing with AIDS is urging the Group of 8 industrialized countries to show continued leadership on the issue as the leaders gather in Germany for their annual summit.

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

    UN Agencies Helping Children Displaced by Fighting Return to School

    Palestinian children and teachers displaced from a refugee camp in Lebanon, because of fighting have returned to school, thanks to transportation organized by UNICEF and UNRWA, the UN Relief and Works Agency responsible for Palestinian refugees.

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

    Yemen Facing Worst Locust Outbreak in More than a Decade

    Yemen is facing its worst outbreak of locusts in nearly 15 years. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says there is widespread breeding of the insects within a large and remote area of the country, threatening serious damage to food crops.

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

    UNEP International Children’s Painting Competition for World Environment Day 2007">First-Prize Winner of UNEP International Children’s Painting Competition for World Environment Day 2007

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

    Liberian Government Welcomes Trial of Charles Taylor in Special Court for Sierra Leone

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

    On 40th Anniversary of 6-Day War, Secretary-General Renews Commitment to Work for Peace in the Region

    On the 40th anniversary of the Six-day war between Israel and its Arab neighbors, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has remembered the lives lost and others shattered by the conflict in the Middle East, particularly the Palestinians.

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

    World Environment Day Focuses on Melting Ice as a Result of Climate Change

    June 5th is World Environment Day. This year’s events focus on climate change, specifically the melting of the ice in the polar regions.

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

    Iraqis Continue to Flee Their Homes as Situation Worsens

    More than 4 million Iraqis have fled their homes as the situation in the country deteriorates. Many are seeking refuge inside the country, while others are fleeing to neighboring countries, mainly Jordan and Syria.

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

    UN Wraps Up Repatriation of Southern Sudanese from DR Congo

    The United Nations refugee agency has completed the repatriation of southern Sudanese from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, ending a year-long effort that saw the return of 8,000 people.

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

    Chief UN Political Official to Visit Horn of Africa

    UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B.Lynn Pascoe will travel to the Horn of Africa this week to discuss how to bring peace and stability to troubled Somalia. Mr. Pascoe will visit several countries, starting with Kenya.

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

    World Environment Day Festivities Begin with Sermon in Arctic Cathedral in Tromso

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

    Trial of Charles Taylor Begins in The Hague in his Absence

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

    Secretary-General Ban Hails Opening of Trial of Former Liberian Presodent Charles Taylor

    The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday has hailed the opening of the trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor on war crimes charges as “an important day” for the fight against impunity.

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

    Agency Launches Appeal for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

    The United Nations Relief and Works Agency has launched an emergency appeal for more than $12 million to help thousands of displaced Palestinian refugees in north Lebanon.

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

    UNEP Report Shows How Melting Ice Will Affect the Planet

    A report launched ahead of World Environment Day being observed on Tuesday is warning that melting ice and snow could trigger faster and more abrupt changes in the world’s climate, affecting people, economies and wildlife.

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

    International Labour Organization Begins Debate on Questions of Work

    Government representatives along with worker and employer leaders have come together in Geneva to discuss issues ranging from decent work, child labour in agriculture and work in the fishing sector at the annual conference of the International Labour Organization, the ILO.

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

    News Update: Prosecutor for Former Yugoslavia in Belgrade to Press for More Arrests

    The Chief Prosecutor of the Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia is pressing Belgrade to arrest the remaining fugitive suspects, most especially the Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic.

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

    News Update: Chilean President Calls on Human Rights Council to Avert New Tragedies

    News Update: The President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet has called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to help avert new tragedies before they are unleashed on the world.

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

  • Residents of the US Virgin Islands go to the polls to elect delegates to create a constitution with greater self-governance
  • ECLAC says it has an active relationship with a number of non-self-governing territories in the region
  • A senior government official says the Turks and Caicos Islands are making good economic progress
  • The UN Security Council reiterates its strong support for the Government of Haiti
  • A non-governmental organization–Counterpart International supplies pharmaceuticals to thousands of Haitians
  • 1 Jun 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Human Rights Chief Calls for Ending Impunity for Sexual Crimes in DRC

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

    UNHCR Prepares to Help Sudanese Refugees in Central African Republic

    The United Nations refugee agency is preparing to deliver emergency assistance to more than 1,000 Sudanese refugees, who have recently fled to the Central African Republic from Darfur.

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

    Security Council Considers Draft on Supervised Independence for Kosovo

    The Security Council is continuing to discuss a draft resolution endorsing a proposal for the independence of Kosovo under international supervision, as proposed by United Nations special envoy Marti Ahtisaari.

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

    Rwandan Filmmaker Wants to Empower Young People

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

    Secretary-General Urges Youth to Join Fight against Climate Change

    The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has called on young people around the world to join the fight against climate change.

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

    International Day of UN Peacekeepers observed on 29 May
  • WHO’s representative in China Henk Bekedam warns about the dangers of second smoke as the world observes World No Tobacco Day


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  • Jean Marie Guehenno, head of Peacekeeping, on the importance of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers observed on 29 May
  • WHO’s representative in China Henk Bekedam warns about the dangers of second smoke as the world observes World No Tobacco Day


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  • 1 Jun 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    Human Rights Chief Denounces Impunity for Rights Violators

    United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has urged leaders in the Great Lakes region to target perpetrators of human rights abuses at the same time as they assist their victims

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

  • A Bangladeshi Officer Encourages Women to Participate in Peacekeeping
  • Combating Stereotypes of Indigenous Women in Kenya
  • A Native American Singer Shares Her Proud Heritage with the World
  • 1 Jun 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

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