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  • A landmark summit ends with world leaders committing to negotiate a bold new agreement to tackle climate change
  • Caribbean leaders tell of the threats of climate change to small island developing states
  • Antigua and Barbuda is elected Chairman of the Group of 77 developing countries and China for 2008
  • 28 Sep 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Human Rights Council to Hold Special Session on Myanmar

    The UN Human Rights Council has been asked to hold a special session on Myanmar in light of the continuing unrest in the country.

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    EU Urges Myanmar Authorities to Engage in Inclusive National Dialogue

    The European Union has joined the call for restraint in Myanmar.

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    ASEAN Ministers Appalled at Myanmar Violence

    Meanwhile, foreign ministers from several Asian countries have expressed their revulsion over the death and violence in Myanmar.

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

    Lebanese President Urges International Community to Respect National Sovereignty

    Lebanese President Emile Lahoud today appealed for an end to foreign intervention in a country’s domestic affairs.

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

    Security Council Looks Forward to Lebanese Presidential Elections

    In more news about Lebanon: the UN Security Council has warned against foreign interference in the Lebanese elections.

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

    Foreign Ministers Hold UN Meeting to Abolish Death Penalty

    Foreign Ministers convened at UN headquarters Friday morning in support of abolishing the death penalty.

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

    Issues of Poverty, High Fuel Prices Trigger For Unrest In Myanmar: UN Official

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

    UN Marks Tenth Anniversary of Treaty Banning Chemical Weapons

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    News Update-Arab League on the Important Role of Reconciliation in Iraq

    Reconciliation is the key to solving the problems in Iraq.

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

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  • The UN Secretary-General sends his special envoy to Myanmar as the situation there turns violent. The Security Council endorses the decision of the Secretary-General and calls on Myanmar to exercise restraint in dealing with demonstrators. The High commissioner for Human Rights stresses the right to dissent must be respected. And ASEAN urges Myanmar to allow UN Secretary-General’s special envoy full access to all parties while in Myanmar.
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  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 28 Sep 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    News Update-US to Continue Financial Measures against Iran: Rice

    The US Government will continue to apply financial measures against Iran, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Friday.

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

    News Update-Palestinian President Calls for “Rapid Intervention” in Middle East

    Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has called for “rapid intervention” to settle the problems of the Middle East.

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

  • General Assembly Starts 62nd Session Under the Theme of Climate Change
  • Security Council Holds Summit on Peace and Security in Africa
  • Humanitarian Diplomacy Faces Challenges in Sudan
  • 27 Sep 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    UN Monitors Situation in Myanmar

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

    Human Rights Commissioner Continues Call for Restraint in Myanmar Protest Crackdown

    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights today continued her call for restraint by the Myanmar authorities.

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

    Serbian President Says Kosovo Independence is “Unacceptable”

    Serbia has reaffirmed its opposition to an independent Kosovo.

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

    Zimbabwe Calls for African Presence in the Security Council

    Also from the General Assembly: Two African leaders have called for a more inclusive UN Security Council.

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

    Nigerian President Says Africa’s Exclusion from Security Council is Unfair

    Meanwhile, the Nigerian President, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, noted that by expanding its membership, the Security Council will reflect the realities of today’s world.

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

    UNICEF Receives Contributions for Education and Maternal Health Programmes

    The UN children’s agency UNICEF has received $30 million to help educate children affected by conflict, especially in Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

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

    Somalia Expert Deeply Concerned About Deterioration in Human Rights Situation

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

    News Update-SG Calls for More Support for Developing Countries, and Warns of Financial Downturn’s Effect on These Nations

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for more support for developing countries as they seek to lift millions from poverty.

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

    News Update-G-77 Concerned About Stalemate on Doha Trade Negotiations

    Meanwhile, the Group of 77 developing countries and China is concerned over the stalemate in the Doha Round of trade talks.

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

    Secretary-General Dispatches Envoy to Myanmar Following Deadly Crackdown

    The UN Secretary-General is urgently dispatching his Special Envoy on Myanmar to the country as the situation there deteriorates.

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

    Human Rights Commissioner Cautions Myanmar Authorities to Allow Dissent

    The UN Human Rights chief is urging the Myanmar authorities to abide by international human rights law in dealing with the protestors.

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

    Iran Nuclear Issue is Closed: Ahmadinejad

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the issue of his country’s nuclear programme is closed and now a matter for the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA.

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

    Italian PM Calls for UN Resolution to Abolish the Death Penalty

    Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi has continued his campaign for a UN resolution on abolishing the death penalty.

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

    Iraqi Prime Minister Asks World Leaders to Help Fight Terrorism

    A victory against terrorists will be a victory for humanity, Iraq’s Prime Minister told world leaders on Wednesday.

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

    Security Council Holds Summit on Peace and Security in Africa

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    UN Member States Call For A Strong, Reformed Organization To Meet Global Challenges

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

    News Update-Cuba Calls on Rich Nations to Cancel Foreign Debt In Order to Achieve MDGs

    Donor nations are being asked to cancel foreign debt so that developing countries can achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

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

    News Update-Haitian President Thanks UN for Promoting Stability, Supporting National Police

    Haitian President Rene Preval today thanked UN peacekeepers for their role in promoting stability in his country.

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

    News Update-FC Barcelona Begins Second Year of Supporting UNICEF

    Spanish football club Barcelona has extended its partnership with the UN children's agency, UNICEF.

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

  • For indigenous people around the world Thursday, 13 September, was an historic day. After 25 years of sometimes contentious negotiations, the General Assembly adopted a landmark declaration outlining the rights of the estimated 370 million indigenous people around the world and outlawing discrimination against them. Though the document is non-binding on Member States, indigenous people hope that recognizing the need for the indigenous to have the same rights as others to culture, identity, language, employment, health and education among others, that UN Member States will support the right of the indigenous to have their human rights respected. It was hoped that the Declaration would have been adopted by consensus, but this proved to be difficult. This edition of Perspective looks back at this significant decision, some of the problems that a few Member States still have with it, and the hopes that those in the indigenous community hold for a new chapter in their lives.
  • 25 Sep 2007 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

    Ban Calls for ‘A Stronger UN for a Better World’ in First Speech to General Assembly

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reaffirmed the United Nations’ role as the preeminent forum for tackling global problems.

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

    US Government to Tighten Economic Sanctions against Myanmar

    In his speech to the General Assembly, US President George W. Bush announced plans to tighten economic sanctions against the Government of Myanmar.

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

    UN Refugee Agency Facing Scale-Down of West Darfur Operations

    A potential financial shortfall at the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, could affect more than two million people in West Darfur.

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

    French President Sarkozy Appeals for Respect for Diversity

    Addressing the General Assembly for the first time was French President Nicolas Sarkozy who appealed for peace, justice and respect for diversity.

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

    News Update-Security Council Approves UN-EU Force for Chad and Central African Republic

    The Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to send UN and European Union personnel to Chad and the Central African Republic.

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

    Caribbean States Tell of the Impact of Hurricanes on Their Economies

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

    Climate Change Threatens Existence of Small Island States

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    Citing Global Warming’s Impacts, Al Gore Tells Delegates to Climate Change Summit that “The need to act is now!”

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    News Update-EU and Africa Will Work Together to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals

    The European Union and Africa will embark on an “ambitious” strategy to achieve internationally-agreed development goals.

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

    News Update-UN Group Expresses Concern Over Iraqi Civilians Allegedly Killed by Mercenaries

    The UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries is welcoming investigations into the the killing last week of more than 10 Iraqi civilians, including children.

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

    News Update-Ahmadinejad: Iran’s Nuclear Activities are “Completely Peaceful and Transparent”

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad railed against “big powers” which he said are not accountable to any international organization, violate international law, and exert pressure on other states from exercising their rights.

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

    Interview with Kiyo Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for Public Information

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    Interview with Kiyo Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for Public Information

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    Interview with Kiyo Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for Public Information

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  • Climate Change and Women;
  • Trafficking in women Afghanistan works to enact laws to make this a crime;
  • An Anti-Trafficking film premieres at the UN.
  • 24 Sep 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

  • The Beginning of the End of FGM
  • How Women Are Faring after the Deadly Earthquake in Peru
  • A Zambian Young Woman Fights for Child Rights and Gender Equality
  • 24 Sep 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    World Leaders Convene at UN for High Level Meeting on Climate Change

    More than 150 world leaders convened at UN Headquarters today to address the global challenge of climate change.

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

    General Assembly Hears How Rising Sea Levels Threaten Island Nations

    The day long High Level session at UN headquarters included parallel meetings on related issues such as adaptation and the role of technology in combating climate change.

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

    Expert Group Calls on Sudan to Investigate Human Rights Violations

    The UN Human Rights Council’s expert group on Darfur says its recommendations to the Government of Sudan earlier this year have had no clear impact on the human rights situation on the ground so far.

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

    Mitigation Panel Hears Calls for More Equity in Financing Sustainable Development

    In the discussion on mitigating the effects of climate change, Guyana’s President, Bharrat Jagdeo, said as much as the Kyoto Protocol limiting greenhouse gases had been a major step forward, there needed to be more equity built into it.

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

    Governments Agree to Accelerated “Freeze and Phase-Out” of Ozone and Climate-Changing Chemicals

    Efforts to combat climate change received a boost last week from an historic agreement to an accelerated freeze and phase-out of ozone-damaging chemicals known as hydrochloroflourocarbons, or HCFCs.

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

    Secretary-General Commends “Peaceful Approach” of Demonstrators in Myanmar

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the “peaceful approach” of demonstrators in Myanmar, and called on the military government there to continue exercising restraint.

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

    UK Environment Secretary Calls for Commitment to Emissions Reductions

    Innovative financing measures and implementation of a “carbon market” are vital if humanity is to turn the corner on climate change, Britain’s Secretary for the Environment stated today.

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

    Israel’s Prime Minister on Technology’s Role in Fighting Climate Change

    It is time this generation decided that tomorrow will not become the “trash can” of today.

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

    News Update-Historic Climate Change Meeting Ends On A Positive Note

    The largest ever meeting on climate change ended today with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressing satisfaction that climate change was finally getting the attention it deserves.

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

    High-level Meeting on Darfur Calls on All Sudanese Rebel Groups to Participate in Next Month’s Negotiations in Libya

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

    High-level Meeting Outlines United Nations and International Support for Iraq

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

    UN Secretary-General and President Karzai Host High-level Meeting on Afghanistan’s Progress

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

    Diplomatic Quartet Hopes Washington Conference on the Middle East Would be Substantive and Serious

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

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  • Caribbean leaders agree on strategies for reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases
  • St. Lucia’s Tourism minister Allan Chastanet talks about ongoing efforts in the development of tourism
  • and the General Assembly pays tribute to the late St. Lucia Prime Minister Sir John Compton">
  • World leaders gather here at the UN to tackle an agenda of mounting global concerns including climate change
  • Caribbean leaders agree on strategies for reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases
  • St. Lucia’s Tourism minister Allan Chastanet talks about ongoing efforts in the development of tourism
  • and the General Assembly pays tribute to the late St. Lucia Prime Minister Sir John Compton
  • 21 Sep 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Calls for World-Wide Ceasefire on International Day of Peace

    Marking the International Day of Peace, September 21st, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said peace is the United Nations' highest calling, and he called for a world-wide ceasefire.

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

    Four New Messengers of Peace Announced, as Pavarotti Is Mourned

    The Secretary-General was joined at the ceremonial ringing of the peace bell in the UN garden by three UN Messengers of Peace–actor Michael Douglas, wildlife researcher and conservationist Jane Goodall and holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel.

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

    Afghanistan Marks International Day with Peace Marches and Immunization Campaign

    The UN Envoy to Afghanistan, Tom Koenigs says Peace Day in the country was special this year as it has been the focus of a two-month campaign in which the UN peacekeeping mission UNAMA teamed up with the founder of Peace One Day, as well as with actor Jude Law, and UNICEF to promote it. Mr. Koenigs says the response was overwhelming, both from civil society and the government.

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

    UN Human Rights Chief Concerned at Israel’s Declaration of Gaza as ‘Hostile Territory’

    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, has joined the UN Secretary-General in voicing grave concern over Israel's decision to declare the Gaza Strip a “hostile territory” and to announce military action, additional restrictions on the movement of people and goods and reductions in the supply of fuel and electricity. Spokesman Jose Diaz read out Ms. Arbour’s statement.

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

    Iraqi Asylum Seekers in Industrialized Countries Top All Nationalities

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says that asylum applications by Iraqis in industrialized countries rose 45 percent in the first half of 2007, compared to the previous six months.

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

    Criminal Court Prosecutor and Civil Groups Call for Justice in Darfur

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

    Secretary-General to Host a High Level Meeting on Climate Change

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    Interview with Kiyo Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for Public Information

    21 Sep 2007 | Posted in UN in Transition | Read More »

    On Its Last Day IAEA General Conference Debates Issues on the Middle East

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

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  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
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  • Ex-General Assembly President Sheika Al Khalifa of Bahrain passes the gavel to her successor
  • Climate change high on the agenda of 62nd Assembly session
  • UN Secretary-General says International Day of Peace an opportunity to ponder the price we pay due to conflict
  • Acting head of UN Mission in Timor Leste reflects on the meaning of peace on the International Day
  • A closer look at the problem of human trafficking in Afghanistan
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  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 21 Sep 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

  • UN Secretary-General Launches a Group to Boost MDG’s in Africa
  • Africa is Making Progress in Information and Communication Technologies
  • UN Human Rights Chief Says Violations Continue in Darfur
  • 20 Sep 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    ICC Prosecutor Urges Support of Arrest Warrants for Darfur Indictees

    The Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno Ocampo, says he is concerned about the Sudanese government’s refusal to arrest one of the two men indicted by the Court for crimes against humanity committed in Darfur.

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

    UN Political Chief Concerned About Continued Division of Occupied Palestinian Territory

    The UN’s Chief of Political Affairs, Lynn Pascoe, says the search for peace in the Middle East is at a very important juncture.

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

    Hariri Probe Could Be Expanded to Cover Latest Killing of Lawmaker in Lebanon: UN Legal Counsel

    The UN’s chief legal counsel says the UN could assist Lebanon in investigating the latest killing of a parliament member and six others in a car bombing on Wednesday.

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

    UNICEF Says 14 Million Children Are “Missing” from School in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    UNICEF is warning that the education systems in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia are leaving millions of children behind each year.

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

    WMO Calls for Investment in Weather Prediction in Response to Climate Change

    The World Meteorological Organisation is calling for the strengthening of weather prediction services world-wide to be able to monitor and provide accurate data on climate change. Patrick Maigua reports from Geneva.

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

    UN Human Rights Council Debates Palestine and the Occupied Territories

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    Secretary-General Launches Special Group to Boost Africa’s Development

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    UN Palestinian Refugee Agency Fears Further Misery in Gaza

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

    Illicit Trafficking of Nuclear Material Is a Growing Threat

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

    UN Concerned about Impact of Israel’s Declaration of Gaza as “Enemy Entity”

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Israel to reconsider its decision declaring the Hamas-run Gaza Strip an “enemy entity”.

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

    Security Council Condemns Deadly Bombing in Lebanon ahead of Election

    The UN Security Council has condemned the killing of a parliament member in Beirut along with at least 5 other people in a car bomb on Wednesday.

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

    US Calls on Iran to Abandon Uranium Enrichment, Cooperate with IAEA

    The United States has called on Iran to abide by the Security Council resolutions requiring it to halt the enrichment of uranium.

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

    Taiwan’s Bid for UN Membership Denied Hearing

    The committee charged with setting the agenda for the annual session of the UN General Assembly has rejected a proposal to include for discussion Taiwan’s bid for membership in the United Nations.

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

    “Connect Africa” Initiative to Harness Business in Bridging Digital Divide

    The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has announced an initiative to help bridge the digital divide in Africa.

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

  • Helping trafficking victims in Argentina return to a normal life.
  • A rural community centre is bringing hope to old women and orphans in South Africa
  • A fleet-footed football player from Zimbabwe who’s educating her peers about HIV and AIDS
  • 18 Sep 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    New Initiative Launched to Help Developing Countries Recover Stolen Assets

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

    Secretary-General Meets the Press Ahead of Opening of General Assembly

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

    Secretary-General Calls for a Bold Post-Kyoto Protocol Agreement on Climate Change

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the upcoming high-level session of the UN General Assembly will be the most intense period of multilateral diplomacy ever in the United Nations history.

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

    IAEA Chief Calls Talk of Use of Force Against Iran Counter-Productive

    The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohammed ElBaradei, says he is concerned by talk of using force against Iran, which in his view, is very counter-productive.

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

    UN Food Agency Appeals for Funds for Ugandan Flood Victims

    The World Food Programme (WFP) has appealed for 65 million US dollars to feed up to 1.7 million people in Uganda until March, including victims of severe floods, refugees, and populations displaced by conflict.

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

    UN Agencies Appeal for Health Funds for Iraqi Refugees

    Five United Nations humanitarian agencies have launched a joint appeal to raise funds to improve access to health care for Iraqi refugees.

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

    Secretary-General Welcomes Peaceful Outcome of Sierra Leone Presidential Election

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the announcement by Sierra Leone's National Electoral Commission that Ernest Bai Koroma, the opposition candidate in Sierra Leone’s presidential election, was declared winner on Monday, after a largely peaceful presidential run-off.

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

    IAEA Chief Calls for Iran’s Active Cooperation on Verifying its Nuclear Programme

    The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency has called for Iran’s active cooperation and transparency in resolving all outstanding verification issues on the country's nuclear programme.

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

    Progress Lacking in Punishing Human Rights Violators in Sudan: Arbour

    The UN Human Rights chief is accusing the Sudan government of lacking commitment to address human rights abuses and violations in the Darfur region. Patrick Maigua reports from Geneva.

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

    Global Fight to Restore Ozone Layer Hailed by Secretary-General

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has hailed the battle to repair the ozone layer as “one of the great success stories of international cooperation.”

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

    Dramatic Changes in Global Meat Production Could Increase Risk of Human Diseases: FAO

    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO)warns that excessive concentration of animals in intensive production systems could lead to a higher risk of disease transmission from animals to humans.

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

    Syrian Ambassador Requests UN Response to Alleged Israeli Air Space Infringement

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

    How Saving the Ozone Layer Can Also Help Combat Climate Change

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

  • The General Assembly adopts a non-binding declaration protecting the human rights and rights to land and resources of the world’s 370 million indigenous peoples
  • Guyana says indigenous people are an integral part of its society
  • We recall the concerns of Caribbean states during this 61st session of the Assembly which ends next week
  • Trinidad and Tobago highlights the impact of small arms and light weapons on Caribbean society
  • 14 Sep 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    General Assembly adopts long awaited Declaration on the rights of indigenous people
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  • Foreign Minister of Timor Leste urges the UN to stay in the country until 2012 to assist with peace building efforts
  • The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Timor Leste says institutionalising a culture of democracy is critical in helping the country face future challenges
  • The General Assembly adopts long awaited Declaration on the rights of indigenous people
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  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 14 Sep 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    Africa Steering Group pledges to help Africa reach Millennium Development Goals

    African countries are getting a boost in their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

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

    Pakistan tells rights council the rise of Islamaphobia “alarming”

    Pakistan says the rise of Islamaphobia is alarming.

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

    UN envoy condemns rising trend of Islamaphobia

    Earlier, the UN investigator on racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia Doudou Diene condemned the rising trend of Islamophobia.

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

    WHO confirms five cases of Ebola in DRC

    The World Health Organization continues to monitor the outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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

    Communities join in global campaign to clean up the environment

    Community-based action on climate change involving an estimated 35 million people across the planet culminate this weekend in the Clean-Up the World Campaign.

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

    More than 50 die crossing from Somalia to Yemen: UNHCR

    At least 56 Africans have died trying cross from Somalia to Yemen in the past 10 days.

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

    Peacekeeping Commission Bolsters Efforts to Consolidate Peace in Burundi

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

    Practicing Humanitarian Diplomacy with a small “d”

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

  • UN Envoy Says Drawdown of UN Mission in Liberia Should be Gradual
  • China is Helping to Resolve Darfur Crisis Says Senior Envoy on Africa
  • UN Official Stresses Need for Laws to Fight Female Genital Mutilation
  • 13 Sep 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    UN Rights Chief Warns of Credibility of Human Rights Council

    The credibility of the United Nations human rights system depends on the new Human Rights Council examining human rights in every country.

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

    General Assembly Adopts Declaration on Rights of Indigenous People

    The UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted a non-binding declaration protecting the human rights and rights to land and resources of the world’s 370 million indigenous peoples.

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

    Child Deaths Fall Below 10 Million for the First Time: UNICEF

    Deaths among children under the age of five have hit an all time low.

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

    Human Rights Violations against Children in Sudan Remain High: SG

    The level of human rights violations against children in Sudan remains high, including their recruitment and use by armed groups, as well as rape and sexual violence.

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

    UN Official Detects Sense of Uncertainty in Burundi

    Burundi has, until recently made great strides towards consolidating peace in a number of key areas.

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

    WFP to Appeal for $17 Million to Assist Nicaraguan Victims of Hurricane Felix

    The UN food agency – WFP – plans to issue an emergency appeal for $17 million to assist more than 100-thousand victims of Hurricane Felix in Nicaragua.

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

    Indigenous Peoples Rights Declaration Adopted by General Assembly

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

    UNICEF Says Child Deaths Fall Below 10 Million for the First Time

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

    There Are Fears of Outbreak of Deadly Ebola Virus in Congo-Kinshasa

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

    Chinese Representative on Darfur Talks of Constructive Role in Resolving the Conflict

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

    UN to Mobilize Support for Africa’s Efforts to Achieve MDG’s

    Africa is lagging behind on meeting the Millennium Development Goals or MDGs as they’re called.

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

    UN Envoy in Iraq Concerned Over Shelling of Areas in Northern Kurdistan

    The UN’s top envoy in Iraq has expressed concern over the intermittent shelling of certain areas in the northern region of Kurdistan.

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

    UNDP Appoints Panel to Probe Operation in North Korea

    The UN Development Programme has appointed a three-member panel to investigate its operations in North Korea following allegations about its financial transactions in the country.

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

    Ban Urges ‘Unprecedented Response’ to Desertification and Climate Change

    Desertification and climate change pose unrivalled challenges to humanity.

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

    Security Council Praises Work of Secretary-General to Bring Peace to Sudan

    Members of the UN Security Council have praised the work of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his commitment to the process of bringing peace to Sudan’s Darfur region.

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

    Egypt Steps up Efforts to End Female Genital Mutilation

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

    Progress in Liberia from the Head of the UN Mission in the Country

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

    AU Mission Reports Fighting Between Government Forces and Rebel Factions in South Darfur

    The UN reports that the African Union Mission in Darfur has received what it describes as “extremely grave reports” about fighting between the Sudanese government armed forces and non-signatory rebel factions in a South Darfur town on Monday.

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

    Security Council Urges Timorese to Work Together to Ensure Security

    The UN Security Council has called on the people of Timor-Leste to refrain from violence and work together to ensure security.

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

    UNHCR Concerned About Fate of Displaced Iraqis After Syria Tightens Border Regime

    The UN Refugee Agency – UNHCR – reports that for the first time in months, if not years, its field workers visiting the Syrian-Iraq border have found the crossing point virtually empty.

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

    Ebola Outbreak Confirmed in DR Congo: WHO

    The World Health Organization – WHO – says that five cases of the deadly Ebola virus have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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

    Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources Adopted

    At least one livestock breed a month has become extinct over the past seven years, and around a fifth of the world’s livestock breeds are at risk of extinction, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization – FAO -.

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

    Ban Ki-moon Is Optimistic about Deployment of UN/AU Force in Darfur

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

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    International Literacy Day Emphasizes the Link Between Health and Literacy">International Literacy Day Emphasizes the Link Between Health and Literacy

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    Ban Encouraged by Credible Progress on Darfur

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is encouraged by the “credible progress” achieved during his just-concluded trip to Sudan, Chad and Libya.

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

    Ban Urges Iran to Comply with Security Council Resolution

    On the question of the current situation between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Secretary-General acknowledged the agreement between the IAEA and Iran on the future work of the agency.

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

    Important Issues on Iran’s Nuclear Programme Still Remain: IAEA

    Despite progress in resolving certain matters regarding Iran’s nuclear programme, the UN nuclear watchdog – IAEA – says other important issues still need to be verified.

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

    WHO Urges National Responses for all Age Groups in Suicide Prevention

    Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.

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

    UN Appeals for More than $50 Million for Palestinians

    The United Nations on Monday appealed for $55 million in emergency funding over one year to help rebuild a Palestinian refugee camp shattered in fighting between Lebanese troops and Islamic militants.

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

  • The impact of climate change on water security took centre stage at a meeting of non-governmental organizations this week
  • Barbados urges urgent and comprehensive action in addressing climate change
  • Dominica’s foreign minister talks about the damage caused by Hurricane Dean
  • 7 Sep 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    UN to Boost Education Programmes in Gaza

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

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Visits Chad

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

    UN Secretary-General Arrives in Chad for Talks with President Deby

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in N’djamena, the capital of Chad today for talks with President Idriss Deby on the crisis in the neighbouring Darfur region of Sudan. UN Radio’s Jerome Longue reports from N’djamena.

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

    Fighting Forces Thousands of Civilians to Flee Sake in Congo-Kinshasa

    Thousands of people continue to flee the latest round of fighting between government forces, renegade troops and rebels in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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

    Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Visits Lebanon

    The United Nations refugee agency’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Erika Feller is in Lebanon to look at the conditions of refugees in the country.

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

    UN Envoy Proposes Gradual Draw Down of Mission in Liberia

    The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Liberia, Alan Doss, has stressed the need for a gradual draw down of the United Nations Mission in Liberia.

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

    Ban Ki-moon Appeals for Peaceful Presidential Elections in Sierra Leone

    The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to the people of Sierra Leone to participate peacefully in tomorrow’s run off presidential elections in the country.

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

  • Rape victims in Haiti get help from a women’s organization
  • A book shines a light on the life of indigenous girls in Guatemala
  • Challenges for women in New Zealand
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    UN/Sudan Set New Peace Talks for October in Libya

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir have announced that new peace talks to end the Darfur conflict will begin on October 27th in Libya.

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

    Ban Urges All to Seize the Opportunity for Darfur Peace

    Meanwhile, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the UN and African Union envoys will continue to work in close coordination with the countries of the region in efforts to bring peace to Darfur.

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

    UN Calls for Humanitarian Access to Displaced in DRC

    The UN humanitarian chief has called on combatants in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to “respect fundamental humanitarian principles” and allow aid workers access to the internally displaced people.

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

    France to Host Security Council Summit on Africa

    France says it will host a high level summit of the UN Security Council to discuss peace and security issues in Africa.

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

    UN Force Commander Blames Ex-general for Hostilities in Eastern DRC

    Meanwhile, the Force Commander of the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo Lt. Gen. Babacar Gaye says the root of the problem is the refusal of a former general to participate in the process of merging all former combatants in the formation of a new army.

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

    Thousands of Civilians Flee Fighting in the Eastern Part of Congo-Kinshasa

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

    Thousands of Civilians Flee Fighting in the Eastern Part of Congo-Kinshasa

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    UN Envoy Urges Myanmar to Re-Open Talks on Its Constitution

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

  • UN Secretary-General Continues His Visit to Sudan
  • Thousands of Civilians Flee Fighting in the Eastern Part of Congo – Kinshasa
  • Amadou and Mariam Appeal To Fans Not to Pirate Their Music
  • 6 Sep 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

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  • The joint UN Programme on AIDS and the Chinese media are coming together to help change perceptions about the disease;
  • Then, part two of our conversation on Timor Leste with French geographer Frederic Durand;
  • And finally we’ll hear about Sri Lanka’s newest pop star and his remarkable journey from internally displaced person to singing sensation.
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  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 6 Sep 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    Secretary-General Meets Internally Displaced In Sudan

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Darfur today, on day three of a 4 day visit to Sudan.

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

    UN Agency Says Economic Situation Favourable for Developing Countries

    The world economic situation is more favourable for developing countries than at any time since the early nineteen seventies.

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

    Representatives of NGOs Gather in New York to Discuss Climate Change

    Representatives of more than two thousand non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from around the world have gathered in New York to discuss climate change.

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

    Senior UN Official is Concerned About Events in Myanmar

    The Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on International Compact with Iraq, Ibrahim Gambari, has expressed concern about the latest developments in Myanmar.

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

    Secretary-General Sees Firsthand The Situation on The Ground in Darfur

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

    Climate change and How It Impacts Us All

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    Fighting Forces Thousands of People to Flee Homes in Eastern DRC Congo

    The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR says that thousands of Congolese civilians are on the move in two districts of the strife torn North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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

    UN Secretary General Appoints New Envoy to Sudan

    The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Pakistani diplomat, Ashraf Qazi as his new special representative to Sudan.

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

    Sub-Saharan Africa Lags Behind in Productivity to Reduce Poverty: ILO

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) says that Sub-Saharan Africa is lagging behind in increasing productivity to alleviate poverty.

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

    UN Health Agency Calls For More Investment in Mental Health

    The World Health Organization has appealed to countries to increase their support for mental health services.

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

    UN Mission in Kosovo Support Anti-Crime Demonstration

    The Special Representative of the Secretary General for Kosovo, Joachim Rucker, has said that the United Nations Mission in Kosovo stood firmly behind the thousands of demonstrators who participated in an anti-crime march in Pristina earlier today.

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

    Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon Travels To Sudan

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

    Meet The New General Assembly President Mr. Srgjan Kerim

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

    International Labour Organization Analyzes Global Employment Market

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

    UN Asian Group Celebrates Ban Ki-moon’s Appointment as Secretary-General with Tribute Concert

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

    ILO Report Says US Leads the World in Labour Productivity

    The United States still leads the world in labor productivity per person, according to a new report by the International Labour Organization, the ILO.

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

    Humanitarian Situation in Darfur Deteriorating

    The humanitarian situation in Sudan’s war-ravaged Darfur region is worsening, according to a senior UN official.

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

    Cholera Outbreak in Northern Iraq Claims Lives

    Two cities in northern Iraq have seen an outbreak of cholera in the last week.

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

    UN Official Condemns Attacks in Nepalese Capital

    The top UN envoy to Nepal has condemned a series of bomb blasts which struck the capital Kathmandu on Sunday, causing several deaths and injuries.

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

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