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  • Caribbean officials express alarm about the potential impact of climate change on small coastal states such as theirs;
  • The Alliance of Small Island States says climate change is already having a devastating effect on some of its members;
  • UNICEF expresses concern for the well being of young children and vulnerable people in Belize following the passage of Hurricane Dean.
  • 31 Aug 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    UN Agencies Alarmed by Reports of HIV Sufferers Being Buried Alive

    Two United Nations agencies have expressed alarm at reports that people living with HIV have been buried alive in the Southern Highlands region of Papua New Guinea.

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

    Situation Still Severe in North Korea After Heavy Flooding: UNICEF

    UNICEF, the United Nations children’s agency, says the situation in the northern province in North Korea is still severe nearly a week after floods killed more than 500 people.

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

    UNHCR Concerned over Spiralling Displacement in Eastern DRC

    Thousands of newly displaced people are fleeing rising tensions and insecurity in North Kivu in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

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

    UN Chief Orders Probe into Iraq Chemicals Found in UN New York Office

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has ordered a high-level internal investigation after potentially hazardous chemicals were found in a UN office in New York.

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

    Clearly, Something Went Wrong: UNMOVIC Official

    Meanwhile, the head of UNMOVIC’s Division of Technical Support and Training has welcomed the Secretary General’s decision to order a probe into how the chemicals made their way from Iraq to UN headquarters.

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

    UN Investigates Potentially Hazardous Material Found in New York Office

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

    Head of Climate Change Secretariat Comments on Concluding Talks in Vienna

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

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  • Concern as production of opium soars to record levels in Afghanistan
  • The new president of the General Assembly on his recent visit to China
  • Some advice to the Timorese from a long time Timor Leste expert
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  • 30 Aug 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

  • UN Secretary-General Goes to Africa to Help Resolve Darfur Crisis
  • Sierra Leoneans Prepare for a Second Round of Presidential Elections
  • Economic Hardships Exacerbate Domestic Violence in Zimbabwe
  • 30 Aug 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Conference Emphasizes Importance of Birth Registration for All Children

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

    Security Council Discusses its Role in Conflict Resolution

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    UN Report Urges Reassessment of Palestinian Trade Regimes

    There’s a need to reassess the existing trade regimes between the Palestinians and Israel and the rest of the world.

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

    UN Officials Discuss Organization’s Capacity To Promote Peace And Security

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Turin, Italy on the first leg of a trip that will also take him to Sudan and Libya.

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

    Practicing Energy Efficiency Can Help Reduce Greenhouse Gases: De Boer

    With all the news on the effects of climate change such as sea level rise, severe weather patterns and all, you the average citizen can have an impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions simply by practicing energy efficiency.

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

    Potentially Dangerous Chemicals Found at UN

    United Nations weapons inspectors have discovered potentially hazardous vials of chemical agents in their office near UN headquarters.

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

    UN Refugee Chief Commends Jordan and Syria for Helping Displaced Iraqis

    The top official at the UN refugee agency has commended the efforts of Syria and Jordan for taking in Iraqis fleeing their homeland.

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

    Lasting Settlement of Palestinian Israeli Conflict a Foremost Priority of the UN: Ban

    The continued occupation of the Palestinian territory prolongs hardship and injustice for millions of Palestinians, yet it has also failed to ensure the security of Israeli civilians.

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

  • The Sudanese government is being urged to protect Darfur’s women and girls from sexual violence
  • A New York-based group that’s helping other women in Afghanistan
  • Meet members of the first all-women class of security officers at UN headquarters
  • 30 Aug 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Security Council Reiterates its Commitment to Conflict Prevention

    The UN Security Council has reiterated its commitment to prevent conflict, particularly in Africa.

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

    UN Mideast Coordinator Warns Against Failure in Arab Israeli Peace Process

    The current dialogue developing between Palestinian Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime minister Ehud Olmert has created growing expectations for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

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

    Tragedy of Missing Persons Can No Longer Be Ignored: ICRC

    There’s been a call for the international community to renew its commitment to address the plight of missing persons and their families.

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

    UNICEF Concerned for Child Health in Belize in Wake of Hurricane Dean

    UNICEF, the UN children’s agency, is expressing concern over the health of children and vulnerable people in the wake of Hurricane Dean, which affected 10 per cent of the population of the Central American Caribbean country.

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

    The UN Secretary-General Prepares to Visit Sudan, Chad and Libya Next Week

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

    Rape Victims in Haiti Get Help from a Women’s Organization and a Medical Centre Supported by UNICEF

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

    Ban Outlines 3-Point Action Plan for Moving Ahead in Darfur

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Sudan next week to, as he put it, go and see for himself the very difficult conditions under which the 26-thousand multinational force will operate

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

    Security Council Gives Go-Ahead for UN/EU Deployment in Chad and Central African Republic

    The UN Security Council on Monday gave approval for the European Union and the United Nations to prepare for a new deployment to help protect refugees, internally displaced people and civilians in Chad and the Central African Republic caught in the spillover of violence from Darfur.

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

    Ban Calls for Multi-Faceted Approaches to Prevent Conflict

    There’s been a call for new ways to tackle the underlying causes of conflicts.

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

    $200 Billion Needed over 20 Years to Keep Greenhouse Gas Emissions at Today’s Level

    A new report on investments in curbing climate change estimates it would cost more than $200 billion over the next 20 years just to keep greenhouse gas emissions at today’s levels.

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

    More Iraqis Fleeing Their Homes: UNHCR

    The humanitarian situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate with the number of displaced Iraqis, both inside and outside the country rising.

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

    UN Envoy Optimistic about Peaceful Conduct of Presidential Run-off Election in Sierra Leone

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

    Young People Debate Technology and the Environment at Tunza International Youth Conference

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

    Afghan Opium Production Explodes to Record Levels: UN

    Afghanistan’s opium production has exploded to record levels in 2007.

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

    UN Rights Chief Calls for New Strategies to Counter Racism

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour is calling for new ways of communicating and new cultural and ethical strategies to counter the structural, cultural and psychological dimensions of racism.

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

    Vienna Meeting Opens to Test Temperature of Climate Change Process

    Climate change is a huge challenge that can only be tackled at a global level and in an integrated manner.

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

    Lesotho Warns of Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture

    Meanwhile, the tiny Kingdom of Lesotho in southeast Africa has drawn attention to the effects of a prolonged drought it’s experiencing.

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

    UN Rights Officials Express Concern over Actions of Myanmar Authorities

    A UN expert on human rights has called on the authorities in Myanmar to immediately release more than a hundred peaceful protesters, who have been detained for demonstrating against the drastic increases in the price of fuel.

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

    Opium Production in Afghanistan Is a $3 Billion Dollar a Year Business: UNODC

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

    A Call at the UN for an International Day to Raise Awareness of Autism

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

  • Promoting Women’s Political Participation in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • UNICEF and V-Day Unite to Stamp Out Rape in the DRC
  • Gender Equality: A Leading Export from Norway to the World
  • 24 Aug 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

  • Married Too Young: A Child Bride in Ethiopia
  • The Situation of Hungarian Women
  • Portable Light Eases Life for Traditional Women
  • 24 Aug 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

  • As Hurricane Dean moves on, storm affected communities pick up the pieces
  • Forty seven children in Haiti are rescued from what is being called a “rogue” adoption centre. Jemini Pandya of the International Organization for Migration explains that the parents of the children had been misled by traffickers who had promised to help them.
  • The future of the Caribbean Sea is among the issues on the agenda of the Caribbean Development Cooperation Committee at its annual meeting in Port of Spain. Neil Pierre, the Director of Caribbean headquarters of ECLAC, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, elaborates on the importance of regional cooperation on a host of issues of concern to the countries of the Caribbean region.
  • 24 Aug 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Security Council Extends Mandate of UN Force in Lebanon

    The Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of UNIFIL, the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon for another year.

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

    Security Council Members Comment on Renewal of UNIFIL mandate

    The representative of the United States, Ambassador Alejandro Wolff, said the resolution demonstrates a clear signal of the support of the Council for peacekeepers on the ground.

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

    Situation Moves from Emergency to Reconstruction in Earthquake-Hit Peru

    The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance, OCHA, says the situation in the areas devastated by last week’s earthquake in Peru is rapidly moving from emergency response to rehabilitation and reconstruction.

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

    Senior UN Official Says Insecurity Prevents Relief Aid to Needy Somalis

    Insecurity continues to be a major stumbling block in reaching hundreds of thousands of Somalis who have been forced by fighting to flee the capital Mogadishu.

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

    Young Environmentalists Gather in Germany to Discuss Technology

    Young environmentalists from over eighty 80 countries are converging on Germany to discuss ways of using technology to protect the environment.

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

    UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Urges Collaboration on Disaster Preparedness

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

    Fewer Deaths from Water-Borne Diseases in Sudan this rainy season: UNICEF

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

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  • UN Political Affairs Chief Sees Strengthening of Asia Regional Cooperation
  • Expanding HIV Prevention Services to Injecting Drug Users in Asia
  • The Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi is Passed on to the Youth
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  • 23 Aug 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

  • Security Council Extends Mandate of AU Mission in Somalia
  • African countries are ready to contribute troops to the force
  • On track to stop malaria: Congolese railroad helps UNICEF deliver 300,000 bednets
  • 23 Aug 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    WHO Report Warns of Global Epidemic Risk

    More than ever before, global public health security depends on international cooperation and the willingness of all countries to take steps to tackle new and emerging threats.

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

    UN refugee Agency Is Alarmed by Mass Migration of Zimbabweans

    The United Nations refugee agency says it is alarmed by the mass migration of Zimbabweans into neighbouring countries of Southern Africa, as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres continues his tour of the region. UN Radio’s Patrick Maigua reports from Geneva:

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

    International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade Commemorated

    Today, August 23, is commemorated each year as the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.

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

    OCHA and Ugandan Government Teams to Assess Impact of Floods

    The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the government of Uganda are sending two joint teams to assess the impact of severe flooding in the eastern part of the country.

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

    UNESCO Mission Investigates Slaughter of Gorillas in the DRC

    Following the recent slaughter of nine gorillas in the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a mission of experts led by UNESCO completed an 11 day investigation into the killings.

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

    Major Disease Outbreak Prevention Efforts in Sudan

    And in Sudan, UNICEF says the efforts to prevent major disease outbreaks during the annual rainy season are showing results.

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

    WHO">International spread of disease threatens public health security: WHO

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

    Two UN Entities Encourage Human Rights Groups to Make HIV and AIDS a Priority

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

    Security Council to Approve a Force for Chad and Central African Republic

    The Security Council is discussing a draft statement to approve the deployment of a joint operation by the European Union and the United Nations to protect refugees and internally displaced people in Chad and the Central African Republic.

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

    Secretary-General Calls on Sudan to Remove Military Elements from South

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the armed forces of Sudan to remove all remaining elements from the South.

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

    UN Food Agency Appeals for $6 Million for Earthquake Hit Peru

    The World Food Programme has appealed for six million dollars to feed up to 80,000 people affected by last week’s earthquake in Peru.

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

    WFP Distributes Food to Flood Victims in Bangladesh

    The World Food Programme of the United Nations will distribute over 2-thousand five hundred metric tons of rice in a third round of emergency food distribution in ten flood-affected districts of Bangladesh.

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

    Jordan Allows Iraqi Refugee Children to be Enrolled in School

    The UN refugee agency UNHCR has warmly welcomed the Jordanian Government’s decision to let all Iraqi refugee children attend public schools, saying it would have a positive impact on the development of thousands of refugee children.

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

    UNHCR Provides Assistance to Internally Displaced Somalis

    In other UNHCR news, the refugee agency reports that it has provided basic supplies to some 5,000 displaced people living in makeshift shelters in the southern Somalia town of Baidoa.

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

    New Peace Plan For Darfur’s Neighbors

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

    All Girls Boarding School to Be Built in Kenya with Help of Duke University Students

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

    UNICEF Assists Those Affected By Hurricane Dean

    Hurricane Dean, at its height rated as a category 5, has now been downgraded to a still dangerous category 3 hurricane.

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

    UN Agencies Continue Aid to Earthquake Victims in Peru

    United Nations relief agencies are continuing to help the people who have been affected by last week’s earthquake in Peru.

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

    World Food Programme Feeds Two Million People in North Korea

    The World Food Programme is feeding two million people in North Korea following last week’s floods.

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

    Human Rights Chief Reports Sexual Violence in South Darfur

    The United Nations high commissioner for human rights has called on the Sudanese government to protect women and children from sexual and gender-based violence.

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

    Jordan Allows Iraqi Refugee Children to be Enrolled in School

    The UN refugee agency UNHCR has warmly welcomed the Jordanian Government’s decision to let all Iraqi refugee children attend public schools, saying it would have a positive impact on the lives of thousands of refugee children.

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

    UN Political Affairs Chief Sees Strengthening of Asia Regional Cooperation

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

    UN Group of Experts Work to Ensure Standardized Geographical Names

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

    USG for Political Affairs Optimistic on Nepal’s Political Process

    Lynn Pascoe, on a 24-hour visit to Nepal, said he was optimistic about Nepal’s upcoming elections and pledged United Nations support.

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

    Security Council Renews Mandate of the African Mission in Somalia

    The Security Council has extended its authorization mandate of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISON) for a further six months.

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

    UN Launches New Unit to Combat Biological Weapons

    The United Nations biological weapons convention has established an implementation support unit to assist member states to deal more effectively with the threat posed by biological weapons.

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

    Senior IAEA Officials Hold Talks in Tehran

    Senior IAEA officials are holding a third round of talks in Tehran to discuss Iran’s nuclear programme.

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

    Security Council Votes to Extend Support to African Union Mission in Somalia

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

    UN Agencies Provide Emergency Relief Following Massive Earthquake in Peru

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

  • The 4th Annual Youth Assembly hears from an original member of the Jamaican Bobsled Team
  • For the first time, there’s an all female class of UN Security recruits six of them are from the Caribbean.
  • 17 Aug 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    UN Commemorates 2003 Baghdad Bombing

    A ceremony commemorating the fourth anniversary of the bombing of UN headquarters in Baghdad took place at the United Nations this morning.

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

    WFP Teams Are Set to Survey Flood Damage in North Korea

    Several teams of the World Food Programme have gone to eight counties to assess the damage caused by foods in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

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

    UN Stands Ready to Help Peru Following Earthquake

    More than 500 people are feared to have died in a massive earthquake that struck the central coastal area of Peru on Wednesday.

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

    UNHCR Steps Up Repatriation of Sudanese Refugees from Uganda

    The United Nations refugee agency has opened a new return corridor to step up the pace of voluntary returns of Sudanese refugees from Uganda to south Sudan.

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

    Haitian Traffickers Suspected of Holding 100 Children in Port-au-Prince

    A government agency dealing with international adoption in Haiti says it believes that traffickers are holding 100 children in a rogue creche in the capital, Port-au-Prince.

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

    Documentary Filmmaker Recalls the 2003 Attack on the UN in Iraq

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

    Arun Gandhi Continues His Grandfather’s Legacy of Non-Violence and Tolerance

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

  • Two Prominent Independent Media Personalities Are Killed in Somalia
  • Deploying More Peacekeepers in Somalia Continues to Face Difficulties
  • World Food Programme Feeds Hundreds of Thousands of Zimbabweans
  • 16 Aug 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    “Civilizations and the Challenge for Peace: Obstacles and Opportunities”
    A debate convened by the President of the General Assembly, explored some of the reasons behind the growing level of mistrust between people of different religions and cultures; and examined how and why cultural and religious differences increasingly fuel, or are used to justify, conflicts. A number of prominent commentators, academics and political figures participated over two days in four separate panel discussions and shared their ideas.">“Civilizations and the Challenge for Peace: Obstacles and Opportunities”
    A debate convened by the President of the General Assembly, explored some of the reasons behind the growing level of mistrust between people of different religions and cultures; and examined how and why cultural and religious differences increasingly fuel, or are used to justify, conflicts. A number of prominent commentators, academics and political figures participated over two days in four separate panel discussions and shared their ideas.

    16 Aug 2007 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

    UN Office on Drugs and Crime is warning young people of the dangers of the “party drug” ecstasy
  • British movie star Jude Law reports on his recent mission to Afghanistan for UNICEF
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  • As flood waters subside throughout south Asia, new flooding – this time in North Korea – leaves hundreds dead and thousands more homeless
  • Methamphetamine use is rising across Asia and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime is warning young people of the dangers of the “party drug” ecstasy
  • British movie star Jude Law reports on his recent mission to Afghanistan for UNICEF
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  • 16 Aug 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    Earthquake In Peru Kills Hundreds

    An earthquake Wednesday evening in Peru has left more than 400 people dead and more than a thousand injured, according to preliminary reports.

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

    North Korea Floods Threaten Food Security In The Country

    Hundreds are reported missing in the aftermath of the floods in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and there are fears that much of the country’s rice and corn crops have been destroyed by the rains.

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

    WHO Releases New Guidelines On Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets

    The World Health Organisation has issued new guidelines for the use of insecticide-treated bed nets to protect people against malaria.

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

    Malaria Express Spreads 300,000 Insecticide Treated Nets

    And in line with the new WHO guidelines, a United Nations-sponsored train has covered 600 kilometers through the Republic of Congo dropping off some 300,000 insecticide treated bed nets.

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

    World Food Programme Ready to Send Food Aid to Flood Victims in DPRK

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

    Young People Call for an International Youth Council to Address their Concerns

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

    Secretary-General and His Envoy Condemn Bombings in Northern Iraq

    Both UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his Special Representative for Iraq, Ashraf Qazi, have strongly condemned the multiple car bombings that took place in northern Iraq on Tuesday.

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

    UN Ready to Help North Korea’s Flooded Provinces

    The UN and its agencies are poised to provide immediate assistance to those affected by the floods in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

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

    Secretary-General Urges Lebanese to Engage in Dialogue

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging Lebanese leaders to help promote national reconciliation by engaging in a more inclusive political dialogue.

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

    Fatal Bird Flu Case in Indonesia Brings to 82 the Number of Deaths from the Disease in the Country

    A 29-year-old woman has died of avian influenza in Indonesia. Investigations into the source of her infection indicate exposure to sick and dead poultry.

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

    UNESCO Condemns Attacks on the Press in Somalia

    The head of UNESCO–the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization–has added his voice to those condemning the growing violence against the media in Somalia.

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

    The Impact of Early Marriage on Women and Girls Worldwide

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

    The Portable Light Kit: Bringing Light to Indigenous Communities

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

    Secretary-General Meets With Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on Peace and Security

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday met with North Korea’s ambassador to the UN, Pak Gil Yon, to discuss issues relating to peace and security on the Korean peninsula.

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

    North Korea Seeks UN Help With Massive Floods

    The Secretary-General also conveyed his sympathy to the government and the people of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) which is experiencing heavy damage from flooding.

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

    UN Responds To Floods In South Asia And Sudan

    In South Asia, the UN continues to help the victims of floods there, distributing high protein biscuits in Bangladesh and mosquito nets in Nepal, and delivering radio broadcasts in local languages on the necessity of water purification to prevent disease.

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

    World Food Programme And UN Refugee Agency Seek Funds For Burudian Refugees

    Two UN agencies are appealing for funds to help many of the Burundian refugees still in Tanzania to return home.

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

    Report on Northern Uganda Details Perceptions of Victims

    A study by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on perceptions of victims of the conflict in northern Uganda

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

    Deploying More Troops to Somalia Faces Difficulties

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

    The Violent Events in Mogadishu, weekend killing of two prominent journalists

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

    UN Envoy Urges Sierra Leoneans to Patiently Wait for Results of Elections

    The representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in Sierra Leone, Victor Angelo, has called on Sierra Leoneans to patiently wait for the results of presidential and parliamentary elections which took place last Saturday.

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

    UN Official Calls on Somali Authorities to Probe Killing of Two Journalists

    The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Eric Laroche, has called on Somali authorities to investigate the killing of two prominent journalists in Mogadishu on Saturday.

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

    UN Envoy Calls for Increased Protection of Civilians in Afghanistan

    The United Nations Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has called for increased efforts to protect the people as the conflict and insecurity continue to affect thousands in the country.

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

    UN Police Arrest Over 30 People in Timor Leste

    The United Nations Mission in Timor Leste, UNMIT, has arrested more than 30 people in relation to violence in the eastern part of the country over the past few days.

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

    New Talks on Future Status of Kosovo Begin

    The international troika of European Union, Russian and US representatives has opened new talks on the future status of Kosovo.

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

    Young People Celebrate International Youth Day at the United Nations

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

    Why the Party Drug Ecstasy is Dangerous to Young People

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

    International Organization for Migration helps Haitian deportees
  • ECLAC holds its 10th Regional Conference on Women in Quito, Ecuador">
  • The United Nations Secretary-General visits Haiti
  • The International Organization for Migration helps Haitian deportees
  • ECLAC holds its 10th Regional Conference on Women in Quito, Ecuador
  • 10 Aug 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Security Council Votes Unanimously to Expand UN Role in Iraq

    The UN Security Council voted today to renew and strengthen the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq, UNAMI .

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

    Sierra Leoneans Are Set to Vote in Presidential and Parliamentary Elections

    Political campaigning ended in Sierra Leone today as people prepare to elect their president and members of parliament on Saturday.

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

    UN Refugee Agency Appeals for $10 Million to Repatriate Afghans

    The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has appealed for an additional $10 million to repatriate Afghan refugees from Pakistan.

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

    Close to 50 Trafficked Haitian Children Are Returned to their Homes

    Close to 50 Haitian children between two and seven years of age have been rescued from a rogue adoption centre run by traffickers in Port-au-Prince.

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

    Disaster Reduction Agency Urges Governments to Prevent Disasters

    The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) has called on governments to speed up their implementation of a 2005 agreement to reduce disasters.

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

    A Message in the Music for Sierra Leone’s Voters

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

    UN Relief Agencies Prepare for the Long Haul Following South Asia Floods"> UN Relief Agencies Prepare for the Long Haul Following South Asia Floods

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

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  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Some 50 people are arrested as violence in Timor Leste is contained with assistance from the UN police.
  • The World Food Programme expresses concern for the long term effects of recent floods on poor farmers in South Asia.
  • And on International Day of the World’s Indigenous People the Special Rapporteur on the situation of indigenous peoples calls for reflection on how each of us can help to support the rights of the indigenous.
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  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 10 Aug 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    Security Council Welcomes Progress Made at Arusha Talks towards Peace Negotiations on Darfur

    The UN Security Council has welcomed the substantial progress made by UN envoy Jan Eliasson and African Union Envoy Salim Ahmed Salim in the talks that concluded in Arusha, Tanzania, earlier this week among the members of several movements that did not sign the Darfur Peace Agreement .

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

  • Darfur Movements Agree On Common Platform for Negotiations
  • Maasai Women Face Discrimination in Land Ownership in Kenya
  • African Leaders Hold Capacity Building Forum in Maputo
  • 9 Aug 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    WFP Warns of Long Recovery and Relief Needs for Areas Hit by South Asian Flooding

    The World Food Programme has warned that long-term relief and recovery efforts will be needed for many of the estimated 25 million people that have been affected by severe flooding across south Asia.

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

    Prompt Action Needed on Dengue: WHO

    The World Health Organization is urging countries in the South-East Asia Region to take prompt action to prevent and contain outbreaks of dengue, a mosquito-borne viral illness.

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

    UN Human Rights Chief Calls for Including Indigenous Communities in Poverty Reduction Efforts

    The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is celebrated every year on 9 August.

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

    Deputy Secretary-General Calls for Support of Indigenous Peoples

    At the celebration of the International Day of Indigenous People in New York, UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro said indigenous peoples have had a fruitful relationship with the organization for three decades, which culminated in the creation of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in July 2000.

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

    Acknowledging the Human Rights of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

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

    Portraits of Indigenous People Help Preserve Their Cultures

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  • UNIFEM Chief Noeleen Heyzer Becomes Head of the UN Economic and Social Council for Asia and the Pacific, ESCAP
  • Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week
  • The Situation of Women in Yemen
  • 9 Aug 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    UN Secretary-General Welcomes Forthcoming Korean Summit

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the announcement today of a planned meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea in Pyongyang later this month.

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

    Security Council Discusses Expanded UN Role in Iraq

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

    UN Secretary-General Saddened by South Asia Floods

    UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has extended his condolences to the families of the people who have died in the devastating floods in South Asia.

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

    UN Envoy Continues Discussion of Darfur with Sudanese Officials

    The United Nations Special Envoy for Darfur, Jan Eliasson today visited El-Geneina and Nyala in Dafur, as he continues his five day visit to Sudan in preparation for peace talks between the government and representative of Darfur movements.

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

    UN Envoy Condemns Violence in Timor Leste

    The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Timor Leste, Atul Khare, has strongly condemned the violence has broken out in the past twenty-four hours in Baucau and Viqueque.

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

    UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Visits Eastern Part Sri Lanka

    The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, John Holmes today visited the eastern part of Sri Lanka where more than one-hundred-and-sixty thousand civilians were displaced between October and May.

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

    UN Agriculture Agency Helps Farmers Return to Work in Lebanon

    The Food and Agriculture Organization is set to launch a programme to help small farmers resume their work in South Lebanon at a cost of over three million dollars.

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

    UN Agencies Help Flood-Affected Countries in South Asia

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

    Scientists Emphasize Urgency of Addressing Climate Change

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

    Leaders of Darfur Movements Agree on Common Platform For Talks

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

    US and UK Propose Expanded Role for UN in Iraq

    The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution on expanding the role of the United Nations in Iraq, proposed by the United States and the United Kingdom.

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

    UNHCR Prepares to Help Central African Refugees in Cameroon

    The UN Refugee agency (UNHCR) is preparing to help over 20,000 refugees from the Central African Republic, who are living in difficult conditions along the eastern border of Cameroon.

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

    Asian Floods Make It Difficult to Provide Relief Assistance to Needy People

    UN agencies are warning of a possible health crisis in South Asia, after the monsoon rains have left millions in urgent need of fresh water, food and shelter.

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

    Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons warns of Terrorism Threat

    The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has warned that terrorism is increasingly becoming a threat to global efforts to eliminate the use of chemical weapons. Patrick Maigua reports from Geneva.

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

    UN Envoy Condemns Violence in Timor Leste

    The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Timor Leste, Atul Khare, has condemned the sporadic violence in the capital, Dili.

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

  • United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and renowned actress Julia Ormond calls for global efforts to combat human trafficking
  • The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women Celebrates its 25th Anniversary
  • UN Radio hears from the new head of family and community health at the World Health Organization
  • 7 Aug 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    UN and Partners Assist Up to 500,000 Flood-Affected People in Sudan

    The United Nations and its partners are continuing to provide relief assistance to hundreds of thousands of people affected by floods in Sudan.

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

    UN Envoy Pays Tribute to Three Murdered De-miners in Afghanistan

    Three international de-miners have been murdered in Afghanistan.

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

    V-Day and UNICEF Call for End of Sexual Violence in Eastern DRC

    The UN Children’s Fund, and the global movement to end violence against women and girls, known as V-Day, have started a campaign to stop violence against women and girls in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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

    Darfur Movements Agree on Common Platform for Talks with Authorities

    A meeting of leaders of rebel movements in Darfur ended in Arusha, Tanzania today with an agreement on a common platform on power sharing, wealth sharing, security arrangements, and land and humanitarian issues, in advance of final negotiations with the Sudanese government.

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

    WHO Official Stresses Importance of Sharing Bird Flu Viruses

    The World Health Organization’s Assistant Director General for Communicable Diseases, Dr. David Heymann, has stressed the importance of sharing bird flu viruses for medical research.

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

    WHO Encourages Mother’s Milk as Baby’s “Very First Food”">WHO Encourages Mother’s Milk as Baby’s “Very First Food”

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

    The UN Expert on Children in Armed Conflict is Hopeful about New Darfur Resolution

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

  • Climate change takes center stage at the United Nations this week
  • Belize tells the UN of efforts to help women and girls
  • A regional conference for Latin American and Caribbean women opens in Ecuador on Monday to look at women’s contributions to the economies and social welfare of their countries
  • 3 Aug 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Security Council Urges Syria to Do More to Stop Arms Smuggling to Hezbollah

    The Security Council has expressed grave concern at persistent reports of breaches of the arms embargo along the Lebanon Syria border, as well as at the increase in Israeli violations of Lebanese air space.

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

    UN Mission Offers First Medical Aid to Train Crash Victims in DRC

    The UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, MONUC, was the first to respond on Thursday to a train crash in the central part of the country.

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

    More Somalis Flee Mogadishu amidst Continuing Violence

    The UN Refugee agency, UNHCR, reports that renewed violence in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, has caused an additional 27 thousand people to flee the city in the past two months.

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

    WHO Confirms Case of Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever in Uganda

    The World Health Organization has confirmed that one person has died in western Uganda as a result of Marburg fever.

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

    Violence in Mogadishu Continues to Force People to Flee

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

    UN Medical Staff Providing Emergency Relief for DRC Train Wreck Survivors

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

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Asia gets its first female Executive Secretary of The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. She is Noeleen Heyzer of Singapore.
  • The UN closes its Peace-building office at the end of its mission in Tajikistan.
  • And The UN Refugee Agency Spokesperson in Asia says the resettlement programme of Myanmar refugees from Thailand is really picking up steam and has passed a milestone of 10,000 this week.
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  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 3 Aug 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

  • Is a Woman’s Work Ever Done?
  • The First Ever International Summit Focussing on HIV/AIDS and Women and Girls
  • The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
  • 2 Aug 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Security Council Decides to Deploy Peacekeepers in Darfur
  • Human Rights Committee Reports Human Rights Abuses in Darfur
  • Leaders of Cote d’Ivoire Participate in Symbolic Burning of Weapons">
  • Security Council Decides to Deploy Peacekeepers in Darfur
  • Human Rights Committee Reports Human Rights Abuses in Darfur
  • Leaders of Cote d’Ivoire Participate in Symbolic Burning of Weapons
  • 2 Aug 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Secretary-General Reiterates UN Support for Haiti’s Efforts to Establish the Rule of Law

    Haiti can count on the support of the United Nations in its struggle to consolidate security and make progress in establishing the rule of law.

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

    Sierra Leone War Crimes Court Convicts Militia Leaders

    Sierra Leone’s UN backed war crimes court convicted on Thursday two former leaders of the Civil Defence Forces, the CDF, of war crimes committed during Sierra Leone’s decade long civil war.

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

    Gaza Crossings Closures Cost Palestinian Economy Half a Million Dollars a Day: OCHA

    More than 400 Palestinians, who were stranded in Egypt for 51 days, because of the closure of the crossings into Gaza have returned home and additional returns are planned for the coming days.

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

    WFP to Provide Food for Tens of Thousands Hit by Floods in Colombia, Deep Freeze in Peru

    The World Food Programme WFP is helping to provide emergency food aid to nearly a hundred thousand people in Colombia and Peru both countries hit recently by natural disasters.

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

    Climate Change: Translating Words Into Action

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

    UNESCO Voices Concern over Fate of DRC Virunga National Park Gorillas

    UNESCO, the UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, is voicing concern over the rising number of mountain gorillas slaughtered in Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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

    Noeleen Heyzer Appointed as Head of ESCAP

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

    Sudan Announces Acceptance of Resolution on Peacekeeping Force for Darfur

    Sudan’s government has announced its acceptance of the UN Security Council resolution adopted Tuesday afternoon authorizing a joint UN African Union peacekeeping force for Darfur.

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

    Creation of Darfur Hybrid Force Hailed as Historic by UN Secretary-General

    The creation of the 26-thousand-strong hybrid operation for Darfur was hailed by the UN Secretary-General as historic and unprecedented.

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

    World Food Programme Plans to Drastically Expand Feeding Programme in Zimbabwe

    The World Food Programme is appealing for almost 120-million dollars to expand its food aid to Zimbabwe.

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

    Executive Secretary of Climate Change Conference Encouraged by General Assembly Debate

    As the UN General Assembly continues its first ever plenary meeting devoted to climate change,

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

    Security Council Authorizes Joint UN African Union Force for Darfur

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

    New UK Prime Minister Identifies Millennium Development Goals as Priority

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

    UNICEF Says Early Initiation of Infant Breastfeeding Could Save Lives

    UNICEF says breastfeeding babies immediately after birth can prevent a significant number of newborn deaths in developing countries.

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

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