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Secretary-General Deplores Killings of Two Korean Hostages by Taliban

Reacting to reports that a second South Korean hostage has been killed in Afghanistan, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has issued a statement deploring the two killings by the Taliban.

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

New British Prime Minister Urges Efforts to Meet the Millennium Goals

It’s time for change so that the international community can meet the UN Millennium Development Goals.

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

British Prime Minister Expects Security Council Vote on Peacekeeping Force for Darfur

Turning to another subject, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said today is decision day for change in Darfur.

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

General Assembly President Says Climate Change Is Primarily a Development Issue

The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday opened its first-ever plenary session devoted exclusively to climate change.

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

Secretary General Says Climate Change Is a Priority in Working with Member States

Also addressing the General Assembly, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that climate change–long on the international agenda–is finally receiving the very highest attention that it merits.

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

General Assembly Discusses Climate Change

31 Jul 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

From Haiti to Headquarters: A UN Envoy Reflects on the Challenges of Peacekeeping

31 Jul 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

News Update: Security Council Authorizes Peacekeeping Force for Darfur

After weeks of deliberations, the UN Security Council has voted unanimously to authorize the deployment of a hybrid UN African Union force to protect civilians in Darfur.

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

UN Expert Points to Sexual and Other Atrocities Against Women in DRC

Sexual atrocities in the South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are of an unimaginable brutality that goes far beyond rape.

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

UN Mission In DRC Welcomes Conviction of Nine Soldiers For Slaughter of Civilians

The UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has welcomed the sentences imposed by a Congolese court on nine government soldiers, convicted of killing some 30 unarmed civilians a year ago.

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

Security Council Extends Mandate of UN Mission in Ethiopia/Eritrea

The UN Security Council has demanded that Ethiopia and Eritrea provide the UN mission with the necessary access, assistance, support and protection required for the performance of its duties.

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

With Drought-Stricken Lesotho Facing Severe Hunger, UN Launches New Flash Appeal

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes is urging the international community to fully fund a nearly $19 million flash appeal for Lesotho.

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

UN Representative Reiterates Hope That Iraq Will Abandon Death Penalty

The UN’s representative in Iraq has repeated his objection to Iraq’s use of the death penalty.

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

UN Envoy Says Closure of Crossings Into Gaza Punishes Palestinians

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

UN Drug Agency Answers Young People’s Questions on Heroin And Other Drugs

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

  • The fundamental role of men in ensuring that giving birth is safe
  • Women’s unpaid work is there a connection to climate change?
  • 27 Jul 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    UN Human Rights Chief Welcomes Abolition of Death Penalty in Rwanda

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, has welcomed the abolition of the death penalty in Rwanda.

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

    WHO Says Children Are Susceptible to Environmental Hazards

    The World Health Organization has warned that children are more susceptible to damaging chemicals in the environment.

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

    UNHCR and UNICEF Appeal for $129 Million to Educate Iraqi Refugee children

    UNICEF and the UN refugee agency have appealed for close to 130 million dollars to get tens of thousands of Iraqi children, who have fled to neighbouring countries, back to school. UN Radio’s Patrick Maigua reports from Geneva.

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

    UN Secretary-General Visits San Francisco

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon arrived today in San Francisco, where he visited sites connected both to the UN’s founding and to his personal development. Jessica Jiji reports.

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

    UNHCR and UNICEF Issue Joint Appeal to Get Iraqi Refugee Children Back to School

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

    Reaching Human Potential Can Help Achieve UN Goals

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

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • The UN has announced detailed plans to assist the government of Timor-Leste meet the food needs of drought victims
  • The SpecialRepresentative of the Secretary-General in Nepal says the peace process appars to be on track, but challenges remain before elections can be held

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

  • Report on what Belize is doing to improve the status of women in the country;
  • A new youth internet radio station is sending positive vibes throughout the Caribbean and beyond;
  • And two reggae superstars join MTV and UNICEF in educating young people about HIV and AIDS;
  • 27 Jul 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

  • Renewed Fighting in Mogadishu Forces Somalis to Flee Again
  • Ongoing crisis in Darfur Creates Problems for Sudan’s Neighbours
  • Attacks on WFP Food Convoys Increase in Darfur
  • 26 Jul 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    UN Refugee Agency Deplores Forced Return of Iraqis by Turkey

    The UN refugee agency has expressed deep concern about reports that Turkish authorities have forcibly returned 135 Iraqis to their country, some of whom may have been seeking asylum.

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

    Secretary-General Condemns Bomb Attacks in Iraq

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed shock and sadness about the two bomb attacks on Wednesday that reportedly killed more than 50 innocent civilians celebrating victory by the Iraq national football team in the Asian Games.

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

    First Ever Zambian Donation to UN Food Agency Averts Cuts in Food Aid

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday welcomed its first ever contribution of food from the Zambian government.

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

    Secretary-General Visits San Francisco

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in San Francisco today, where he will visit sites connected to the founding of the United Nations more than 60 years ago.

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

    Sudan Expresses Reservations about Proposed Text Authorizing a Joint UN/AU Peacekeeping Mission in Darfur

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

    Young People Find out about the Dangers of Marijuana, or Cannabis

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

    Senior UN Middle East Official Calls for Opening of Gaza Crossings

    The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Michael Williams has stressed the need for the re-opening of the crossings into Gaza to prevent the complete collapse of the economy.

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

    UN Sends Team to Investigate Sex Abuse Allegations in Cote d’Ivoire

    The United Nations is sending a team to investigate allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by United Nations peacekeepers in Cote d'Ivoire.

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

    The UN Food Agency Condemns Escalation of Attacks on its Food Envoys

    The United Nations food agency has condemned the dramatic escalation in attacks on humanitarian staff and food convoys in Darfur, which are hampering its ability to deliver assistance to millions of hungry people in the strife-torn region of Sudan.

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

    UN Health Agency Adds China and India to Its Clinical Trial Register

    The World Health Organization today announced that it will include China and India to its database, known as the International Clinical Trials Registry Platform.

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

    Seminar on Ageing in Asia Starts in Bangkok

    Experts and representatives of governments from thirteen Asian countries have gathered in Bangkok, Thailand, to discuss the social, health and economic consequences of ageing the region.

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

    Darfur Crisis Poses Security Problems for Neighboring Countries

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

    Discovery of Underground Lake Holds Promise for Darfur

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

  • A historic landmark in justice for women in Sierra Leone
  • A study on African Women Entrepreneurs
  • Women’s participation in Papua New Guinea’s elections
  • 24 Jul 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    UN Launches Appeal for Over $15 Million for Swaziland

    The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, John Holmes, has launched a flash appeal of more than fifteen million dollars to help feed people affected by drought in Swaziland.

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

    UN Refugee Agency Appeal for Close to $50 Million for Somalia

    The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, has appealed for close to fifty million dollars to help people displaced by renewed fighting in Somalia.

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

    Red Cross Draws Attention to Suffering in Central African Republic

    The International Committee of the Red Cross has urged the international community to pay attention to the plight of people, who have been displaced by sporadic fighting in the Central African Republic.

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

    IAEA and Iran Agree on Schedule to Resolve Outstanding Nuclear Issues

    The International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran today agreed on fixed time schedules for IAEA inspectors to solve outstanding issues concerning Iran’s nuclear programme.

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

    Human Rights Commissioner Welcomes Release of Prisoners in Ethiopia

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour has welcomed the pardon and release last Friday of 38 political leaders and activists in Ethiopia.

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

    UN Envoy to Darfur Says Peace Process Must Include Participation of Civil Society

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

    The Q-Drum Saves Women and Children from Carrying Heavy Containers of Water

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

    Security Council Expresses Concern at Situation in Eastern DR Congo

    The Security Council has expressed serious concern at the deteriorating situation in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, particularly in North and South Kivu.

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

    Renewed Violence Forces Thousands of Somalis to Flee Mogadishu Again

    Renewed violence in the Somali capital of Mogadishu is forcing thousands of people to flee again.

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

    Secretary-General Invites Netherlands to Host Lebanon Tribunal

    The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has requested the government of the Netherlands to consider hosting the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

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

    Committee Fighting Discrimination against Women Begins its Session

    The Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today commemorated its twenty-fifth anniversary as it began its session for this year.

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

    Secretary-General Is Saddened by Death of Former King of Afghanistan

    The United Nations Secretary-General has sent his condolences to the family of the former King of Afghanistan, Mohammad Zahir Shah, and to the Government of Afghanistan and to the people.

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

    Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

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

    Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Addresses the Condition of Children in Uganda, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Chad

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

  • Barbados says it has strengthened its institutions in its fight to eradicate poverty
  • A professor at George Washington University says community-based tourism is a unique brand being pursued by many destinations in the Caribbean
  • Jamaica’s Prime Minister highlights the importance of building sustainable businesses in achieving the Decent Work Agenda of the ILO
  • Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a wide ranging press conference talks about Sudan’s Darfur region and climate change
  • 20 Jul 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • The UN appeals urgently for funds to help those affected by floods in Pakistan
  • Japan becomes a member of the International Criminal Court
  • Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon tries out his Hindi language skills on scholars, writers, poets and lovers of Hindi attending a conference on the language
  • Sri Lanka’s E Tuk Tuk brings communiy radio to the people

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

    Special Court for Sierra Leone Hands Down Its First Sentences

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

    Special Court for Sierra Leone Hands Down Its First Sentences

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    AIDS Conference Discusses Women’s Empowerment

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

    UN Mission in Cote d’Ivoire Suspend Contingent Accused of Sexual Abuse

    The United Nations Mission in Cote d’Ivoire has suspended all activities of a contingent accused of sexual abuse and decided to restrict it to its base in Bouake.

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

    Human Rights Officers Report Human Rights Abuses in West Darfur

    Human rights officers in Sudan say that armed men in uniform have attacked residents and committed human rights abuses, particularly against women and girls in a village called Bir Dagig in West Darfur.

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

    International Compact with Iraq Launches First Progress Report

    The International Compact with Iraq today launched its progress report at United Nations Headquarters in New York on efforts to achieve peace and stability in Iraq.

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

    UN Food Agency Says Situation Remains Bleak in Gaza

    While the security situation has improved in Gaza, the economic situation remains bleak as imports of food and non-food items are still severely restricted.

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

    UN Secretary-General Is Concerned about Eastern DR Congo

    The United Nations Secretary-General has expressed deep concern about the deteriorating security situation in the South and North Kivu provinces in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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

  • Burundi Faces Enormous Challenges As it Recovers From Civil War
  • Secretary-General Pushes for Speedy Deployment of Peacekeepers in Darfur
  • Kenyan Portable Charcoal Stove Catches On in East Africa
  • 19 Jul 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

  • Our personality of the month is Gordon Bispham of the Caribbean Policy Development Centre in Barbados
  • Jamaica says ILO gender empowerment is an imperative, a relentless demand and a clarion call
  • 18 Caribbean Community-CARICOM member states and the World Bank are participating in a Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility
  • 19 Jul 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    FAO and WHO Urge Countries to be More Vigilant When It Comes to Food Safety

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

    India Wants to See Hindi as an Official UN Language

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

    UNCTAD Urges Poorest Countries to Reduce Poverty by Narrowing Technology Gap

    The world’s least developed countries will not be able to achieve the sustained economic growth necessary to reduce poverty unless their domestic businesses and farmers can acquire knowledge and technology to enable them to catch up with the rest of the world.

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

    Brammertz Commission Identify Possible Perpetrators in Hariri Murder

    The independent commission investigating the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has identified a number of persons of interest who may have been involved in some aspect of the crime.

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

    UN Agencies Stress the Impact of Closure of Crossings into Gaza

    United Nations officials on the ground in Gaza continue to stress that the closure of the crossing points in the occupied territory is coming at a terrible cost to Palestinians living there.

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

    UN Envoy Urges a Normalization of Situation in Preparation for Darfur Negotiations

    The UN special envoy for Darfur hopes a planned meeting of leaders of rebel movements scheduled for Arusha, Tanzania would be successful.

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

    UN Agencies Urge Countries to be More Vigilant in Food Safety

    Methods of ensuring that food is safe to eat are weak around the world.~That’s the assessment of two United Nations agencies that are urging countries to be more vigilant with food producers and traders.~

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

    Israeli Closure of Crossing into Gaza Creates Hardships for Palestinians

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

    UN Appeals for Opening of Gaza Crossings

    There’s been a call for the immediate opening of the commercial crossings into the Gaza Strip amid fears that its deteriorating economy could collapse.

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

    IAEA Confirms Shutdown of North Korea’s Nuclear Facilities

    North Korea has shutdown all the facilities at its main nuclear reactor site.

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

    UNHCR opens new refugee camp for Somalis in Ethiopia

    The United Nations has opened a camp in Ethiopia for Somali refugees who continue to flee the violence in their country.

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

    UN Calls for Urgent Aid for Pakistan Flood Victims

    The United Nations has launched a 38 million dollar appeal to assist flood victims in southwest Pakistan.

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

    New Draft Resolution on Kosovo to be Discussed by Security Council Members

    Another draft resolution dealing with Kosovo has been introduced by Western nations.

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

    Design for the Other 90 Percent

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

    Insecurity Displaces over Two Million People in Iraq

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

    Agreement on Kosovo Eludes Security Council for Now

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

    UN Chief Welcomes US President’s Statement on Mideast Peace Process

    The UN Secretary-General, meanwhile, has welcomed Monday’s statement by US President George W. Bush on the Middle East peace process.

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

    UN Chief in Washington to Meet with President Bush

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Washington DC where he is meeting with US President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice.

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

    Russia Disagrees with Latest Draft on Kosovo

    Russia has dismissed the latest version of a draft resolution on the future of Kosovo, describing it as an attempt “to have the status of the UN-administered province determined in favor of independence.”

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

    This Was our Final Attempt: France

    Meanwhile, France says this was their final attempt to resolve the issue.

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

    Security Council Cites Key Factors in Achieving Sustainable Peace and Development in Afghanistan

    The strengthening of Afghan institutions, the advancement of regional cooperation, sustained economic and social development, and the fight against international terrorism, as well as the fight against opium cultivation and trafficking remain key factors to achieve sustainable peace, development and stability in Afghanistan.

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

    News Updated: UN Prepared to Help Iraqi Government: Secretary-General Ban

    The Iraqi situation is a problem of the whole world and as far as the United Nations is concerned, it is prepared to contribute to the Iraqi Government and people to help them overcome this difficulty in close coordination with the multinational force and including the United States.

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

    News Updated: No Light at the End of the Tunnel for Displaced Iraqis: IOM

    In Iraq, an average of 60 thousand people are being displaced on a monthly basis.

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

    News Updated: $2.5 Billion Global Shortfall in Aid: UN

    Global humanitarian assistance efforts are faced with an acute funding shortfall, with only a third of the projected budget so far raised.

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

    News Updated: UNAIDS Chief Says China Making Progress in Tackling HIV/AIDS

    China is making good progress in its fight against HIV/AIDS, but social stigmas continue to hamper its efforts.

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

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Calls for Stepped-up Efforts to Deploy a Peacekeeping Force in Darfur

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

    UNICEF Says Global Forgotten Emergencies Impact the Lives of Children

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

    Ban Wants to Move Rapidly in Putting Peacekeepers on the Ground in Darfur

    Topping the news, the Secretary-General’s press conference Monday:~~”We must now push the pace. Hard.”

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

    UN Envoy Hails Progress in Reviving Darfur Peace Talks

    Efforts to end the four-year conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region took another step forward Monday as key players wrapped up a meeting in Libya promising to meet again next month for new talks.

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

    IAEA Confirms Shutdown of North Korea Nuclear Reactor

    UN inspectors have verified that North Korea has shut down the nuclear reactor used for its atomic weapons programme.

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

    1.6 Million Children Orphaned by HIV/AIDS Face Uncertain Future: UNICEF

    More than 1.5 million children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe face an uncertain future; this unless emergency assistance including access to anti-retroviral drugs is provided urgently.

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

  • Each year the UN Office on Drugs and Crime [UNDOC] in Vienna publishes an annual report giving us insight into the state of the drug situation in the world. The annual report provides policy makers with the information they need to devise policies that would address identified problems. It also gives information to the general public about the state of the drug situation around the globe; what are some of the emerging problems, where there have been successes and what measure are being taken or need to be taken to bring the situation under control. The report this year shows significant and positive changes in the world’s drug markets. But the head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes Antonio Maria Costa warns that while there are signs that both the supply and demand for drugs is stable, “we cannot take our foot off the brake.” Material for this programme was provided by Louise Potterton of our Vienna Office.
  • 16 Jul 2007 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

    News Updated: Blast Damages UNIFIL Vehicle In Southern Lebanon

    An explosive charge slightly damaged a vehicle of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon-UNIFIL on Monday near the southern port city of Tyre.

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

    News Updated: Security Council Extends Mandate of UN Operation In Cote d’Ivoire

    The UN Security Council on Monday renewed the mandates of the United Nations Operation in Cote d’Ivoire and of the French forces which support it until January 15 2008, in order to organize free, open, fair and transparent elections.

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

    News Updated: UN Special Envoy Condemns Car Bombings In Kirkuk

    The UN special envoy for Iraq has strongly condemned Monday’s car bombings in Kirkuk which killed and wounded more than 200 innocent civilians.

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

  • Barbados says it attaches the highest priority to the work of the UN Economic and Social Council
  • The UN Food and Agriculture Organization says progress is unevenly distributed in the fight against hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • A Puerto Rican tourism official calls for an informed and involved regional media to spread the message of the importance of sustainable tourism
  • The Geneva-based International Trade Centre says its efforts are helping poor countries meet the Millennium Development Goals
  • Jamaica cites education, job creation and employability and sustainable business as imperatives in achieving the ILO’s decent Work Agenda
  • 13 Jul 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Security Council to Consider New Draft Resolution on Darfur

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

    UN Summit to Address Africa’s Digital Divide

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

    UNHCR Calls for End of Atrocities in Eastern DR Congo

    The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned of an impending humanitarian disaster in the North Kivu province of the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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

    Draft Resolution Calls for Peacekeeping Force in Darfur

    The United Nations is one step closer to organizing a peacekeeping force for Sudan’s troubled Darfur region.

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

    UNICEF Says Children in Burundi Suffer from Sexual Violence

    Children in Burundi continue to suffer from sexual violence perpetrated by armed groups in the country.

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

    IAEA Concludes Meeting in Tehran, Will Visit Reactor in Arak

    A delegation of the International Atomic Energy Agency has completed its visit to Iran.

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

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  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Parliamentary election results in Timor Leste are issued by its Court of Appeals. UN offers continued support. Thelma Kay Director of the Emerging Social Issues Division at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific says there’s need for the region to put more investment into the health of its people
  • And, a recent study finds large numbers of people in Banda Aceh suffer from high rates of conflict trauma and are in need of mental health services

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

    The World Bank on the Importance of Good Governance

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

    Lebanese Children are on the Mend One Year after Hezbollah-Israeli Conflict

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

    UNICEF Helps Lebanon Heal Scars of War

    It’s been one year since war broke out between Hezbolah and Israel, a conflict which killed more than a thousand people in Lebanon, injured more than 4,000 and forced 900,000 to flee their homes.

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

    UNHCR Doubles Aid Appeal for Iraq

    “Humanitarian needs continue to mushroom” in Iraq, says the UN refugee agency UNHCR, as an estimated 2,000 people flee violence each day.

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

    West African States Brief Counter-Terrorism Committee on their Technical Assistance Needs

    West African States are expected to benefit from a meeting Wednesday with the Executive Directorate of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee.

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

    Experts Express Concern on Difficulties in Providing Food Aid to Somalia

    The Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia, Mr. Ghanim Alnajjar, is concerned over the ability of humanitarian workers to provide emergency food aid to vulnerable populations in Somalia.

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

    World Food Programme Assists Flood Victims in Central Sudan

    And finalle, the World Food Programme has launched an emergency relief effort to help displaced people in central Sudan.

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

  • North Africans Continue to Die As They Try To Cross to Yemen
  • Small Arms Pose A Serious Threat to Stability in Africa
  • A UN Agency Helps Rebuild Postal Services in Liberia
  • 12 Jul 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    World Population Day Focuses on the Role of Men in Women’s Reproductive Rights

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

    Negotiations Continue on Kosovo’s Future Status

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

    It Takes Two: Men as Partners in Maternal Health

    Men should participate more as partners in maternal health in order to reduce the number of women who die every day in childbirth.

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

    Humanitarian Community in Darfur under Increasing Pressure: UN

    The United Nations has warned that the humanitarian community in Darfur is under increasing pressure.

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

    Lesotho Declares Food Situation a Crisis

    The Kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa has declared a food security emergency and is appealing for international assistance.

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

    UNRWA Helps Palestinians Fleeing Nahr al-Bared Camp in Lebanon

    Scores of Palestinians have fled the refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared as the Lebanese army prepares to launch its final assault on the Fatah al-Islam militants inside the camp.

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

    World Food Programme Resumes Food Delivery to Western Afghanistan

    The World Food Programme has resumed food delivery to western Afghanistan.

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

    UN Counter-Terrorism Expert Concludes Mission to Israel

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

    Hunger and Deforestation Cited as Threats of Mass Production of Biofuel

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

    Secretary-General Calls for Turning Migration into Economic Opportunities

    The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has called on international policy makers to turn migration flows into economic opportunities.

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

    IOM Begins Air Repatriation of Displaced People to Southern Sudan

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) today began to help Sudanese internally displaced return from Khartoum to southern Sudan by air.

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

    UN Human Rights Chief Calls on Iranians to Stop Execution by Stoning

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour has called on the Iranian authorities to stop the execution by stoning of a woman accused of adultery.

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

    UN Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism Concludes Visit to Israel

    The UN Expert on Human Rights and Counter-terrorism has concluded an eight-day mission to Israel.

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

    WFP Launches $49 Million Recovery Programme in Nepal

    In Nepal, the World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations is launching a US$49 million recovery programme to assist over 1.2 million people who continue to struggle daily with the effects of the recently ended eleven-year conflict between the Maoists and the Government.

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

    News Update-Over 300 People Die This Year As Cross From Somalia to Yemen

    More than three hundred people, mainly Somalis and Ethiopians have died as they tried to cross the Gulf of Aden from Somalia to Yemen.

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

    News Update-Piracy Off Somalia’s Coast Affects Shipping, Delivery of Food

    Piracy off the coast of Somalia is threatening commercial shipping and fishing, as well as humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of Somalis, according to the World Food Programme and the International Maritime Organization.

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

    A Convention to Protect against Nuclear Terrorism Goes into Effect

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

    UNDP Lends Support to Women Candidates and Voters in Papua New Guinea

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

    IAEA Sees Slowdown in Iran’s Nuclear Programme: ElBaradei

    The UN nuclear watchdog agency (IAEA) has seen a slowdown in the expansion of Iran’s nuclear enrichment capabilities.

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

    Security Council Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Yemen

    The UN Security Council has unequivocally condemned last week’s terrorist attacks in Marib, Yemen that killed seven Spanish tourists and two Yemeni nationals as well as wounding several other people.

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

    IAEA and DPRK Agree on Plans to Shut Down Nuclear Facilities

    The UN nuclear agency has welcomed the return of North Korea to the nuclear verification process.

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

    Ban Especially Concerned about Darfur, Middle East: UN

    The situations in the Middle East, Darfur and Timor Leste as well as climate change, the Millennium Development Goals and the Alliance of Civilizations were the main focus of discussion when UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva in Lisbon Monday.

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

    UNRWA Suspends Construction Work in Gaza Due to Shortage of Supplies

    The UN agency assisting Palestinians (UNRWA) says it has suspended the construction of projects in the Gaza Strip due to a shortage of building supplies.~

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

    Business Leaders at UN Summit Adopt Declaration on Responsible Business Practices

    Hundreds of business leaders at the Global Compact Leaders Summit in Geneva have pledged to comply with labour, human rights, environmental and anti-corruption standards as part of their corporate responsibility.

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

    New Estimates of People Living with AIDS in India

    In India, the number of people living with AIDS has declined somewhat. New estimates for 2006 released today by the National AIDS Control Organization indicate that an estimated two to three million people are living with the disease.

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

    UN Agency Appeals for Direct Support to Countries Hosting Iraqi Refugees

    The UN High Commissioner for Refugees is urging donor nations to assist the two countries caring for the largest proportion of Iraqi refugees.

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

    Floods in Pakistan Kill more than 200 People

    UN agencies have delivered blankets, tents, jerry cans, and other emergency relief supplies to the more than a million people affected by the floods in Pakistan.

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

    Figures of HIV Prevalence in India Revised to 2.5 Million

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

    International Workshop on the Disposal of Radioactive Waste Wraps up in South Africa

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

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Timor Leste’s Parliamentary elections are successful despite poor weather.
  • The latest world drug report says global drug situation stable but fragile; the situation in Afghanistan and southeast Asia.
  • And an interesting concept in radio: “Studio in a box”. What is it and will this low cost alternative to radio help the listening public in Asia? A radio rookie from the region reports.

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

  • A Senior UN Official Calls for Increased Attention on the Needs of Small Island States and Least Developed Countries in Dealing with the Effects of Climate Change
  • UN Experts are Meeting in St. Lucia to Explore Ways to Educate Populations about the Perils of Climate Change
  • Jamaica Says it’s Giving Priority to Transform its Education System to Achieve the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda
  • The International Trade Centre Says Least Developed Countries Stand to Benefit from its Programme on Sustainable Development
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  • A Senior UN Official Calls for Increased Attention on the Needs of Small Island States and Least Developed Countries in Dealing with the Effects of Climate Change
  • UN Experts are Meeting in St. Lucia to Explore Ways to Educate Populations about the Perils of Climate Change
  • Jamaica Says it’s Giving Priority to Transform its Education System to Achieve the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda
  • The International Trade Centre Says Least Developed Countries Stand to Benefit from its Programme on Sustainable Development
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    UN Anti-Crime Chief Pledges Support for Treaty Against Nuclear Terrorism

    A treaty aimed at protection against nuclear terrorism enters into force on Saturday, after the 22nd state – Bangladesh – ratified it.

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

    Secretary-General Urges Turkish and Cypriot Communities to Move from Talks to Real Engagement

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has called on the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities to engage with each other to find a solution to the Cyprus problem.

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

    Parties to Tobacco Control Treaty to Combat Illicit Tobacco Trade and Promote Smoke-Free Environments

    The countries who are parties to the World Health Organization treaty on tobacco control have agreed unanimously to begin negotiating a protocol on illicit trade in tobacco, and to adopt guidelines making public places smoke-free.

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

    WHO Warns of Risk of Prolonged Travel for Developing Deep Vein Blood Clots

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  • The First Woman to Address a Summit of the African Union Reflects on the Challenges to an integrated African government.
  • An Urgent Appeal to Stop Severe Malnutrition in Kenya’s Refugee Camps
  • At the halfway mark to the deadline for meeting the Millennium Development Goals, a UN expert looks at progress towards the goals in Africa.
  • 5 Jul 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Secretary-General Urges Global Compact Leaders to Embrace Sustainable Business Practices

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has urged global corporate players to embrace sustainable business practices including caring for the climate. At a summit of Global Compact leaders in Geneva, the Secretary-General said that for business to enjoy sustained growth, we need to build trust and legitimacy.

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

    Secretary-General Calls for Broad Consensus on International Development Coordination

    Still in Geneva, at the launch of a high-level Development Cooperation Forum, Mr. Ban called for the Forum to seek ways to harmonize the international system for development assistance, away from what he called the “haphazard, fragmented and complicated manner” in which it had so far expanded.

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

    UN Envoy on Darfur in Khartoum for Talks

    Jan Eliasson, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Darfur, is in Khartoum for talks ahead of the joint African Union/United Nations meeting on the Darfur political process to take place later this month in Tripoli.

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

    Deputy-Secretary General Calls for More Power for Women and Girls at International Women’s Summit on HIV and AIDS

    At an international women’s summit on HIV and AIDS in Nairobi, UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha Rose-Migiro has called for real and positive change that would give more power and confidence to women and girls in the fight against AIDS.

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

    UN Rights Official Concerned at Acquittals in DRC Military Trial

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has voiced concern at a recent acquittal by a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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

    Global Compact Leaders Summit Opens in Geneva

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

    Updated: Secretary-General Concerned Over Kosovo

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Thursday that progress towards democracy in Kosovo could unravel if the Serbian province’s future status remains unresolved.

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

    IFAD Works with Financial Institutions to Speed Remittances from Migrant Workers to Families Back Home

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

    The Negative Effect of Noise on Marine Life

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

    UN Secretary-General and UNESCO Chief Express Relief at Release of BBC Correspondent in Gaza

    The liberation of BBC correspondent Alan Johnston, who had been held by kidnappers in Gaza for nearly four months, was greeted with profound relief today by both the UN Secretary-General and the Director-General of UNESCO.

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

    UNESCO Study Finds Increasing Attacks on Schools

    A study conducted by UNESCO finds that schools around the world are increasingly subject to violent attacks.

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

    UN Food Agencies Call for More Aid to African Farming to Reduce Hunger

    Three UN food agencies have warned that the world is not on target to meet the UN Millennium Development Goal of reducing the number of hungry people by half by the year 2015.

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

  • A senior UN official calls for increased attention on the needs of small island states and least developed countries in dealing with the effects of climate change
  • UN experts are meeting in St. Lucia to explore ways to educate populations about the perils of climate change
  • Jamaica says it’s giving priority to transforming its education system to achieve the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda
  • The International Trade Centre says least developed countries stand to benefit from its programme on sustainable development
  • 3 Jul 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Child Malnutrition at a Crisis Level in Kenya Refugee Camps

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

    Progress and Pitfalls to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

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

    UN Agencies Seek Funds to Combat High Malnutrition Rates in Kenyan Camps

    Three United Nations agencies on Tuesday appealed for more than $30 million to fight serious malnutrition problems among children under five in refugee camps and food shortages affecting more than 230,000 refugees in camps in northern Kenya.

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

    New Report Calls for More Emphasis on Impact of Disasters on Migrants

    There is growing international interest on the impact of environmental and climate change in particular on migration and migrants.

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

    Ban Cautions Against Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has cautioned that in countering the ongoing anti-government insurgency, Afghan and international forces have to act strictly in accordance with international humanitarian law.

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

    UN Welcomes Brazil’s Offer to Resettle 100 Palestinians

    The United Nations has welcomed what is describes as “the generous offer” by Brazil to resettle an estimated 100 Palestinian refugees who formerly lived in Iraq.

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

    News Update-UN agencies rushing flood-relief to Pakistan

    The United Nations is stepping up relief efforts to help victims of floods in Pakistan.

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

    Voter Education at Gleno Prison in Timor-Leste ">Counting of ballot papers is underway in Timor Leste. On Saturday, the small Asian country organised its first parliamentary poll since independence in 2002. The United Nations have been assisting Timorese authorities round the clock to deliver and pick up ballot boxes by helicopter, horses and porters.Saturday’s poll proceeded amid fears of violence as the country has been plagued by political-related violence since last year’s riots. Voter Education at Gleno Prison in Timor-Leste

    3 Jul 2007 | Posted in UN in Transition | Read More »

    News Update-UN warns of looming food shortage in Timor Leste

    The UN has warned of a looming food shortage in Timor Leste and has appealed for donor assistance for the small Asian country.

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

    Ballot Counting Continues After Peaceful Vote in Timor Leste: UN

    Counting of ballot papers is underway in Timor Leste following its first parliamentary elections since independence in 2002.

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

    Huge Drop in Poverty Comes With Rising Inequality in Asia: UN Report

    Rapid economic growth has allowed Asia to make dramatic progress in the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, cutting in half the proportion of people living on the equivalent of a dollar a day.

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

    Ban Urges Greater Efforts From Developed Countries to Meet MDGs

    Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has called for more concerted efforts from developed countries towards the realization of the Millennium Development Goals.

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

    Slow but Credible and Considerable Progress Made on Darfur: Ban

    The international community has made “slow but credible and considerable progress in helping to resolve the Darfur situation.”

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

    Deputy Secretary-General Calls for Strong Partnerships to Resolve and Manage Africa’s Conflicts

    It is crucial that the international community comes together to address the challenges facing Africa in this competitive and increasingly globalized world.

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

    UN Deputy Secretary-General Addresses African Union Summit

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

    A Report on the Successful and Peaceful Parliamentary Elections in Timor Leste

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

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