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  • Nigeria Fights Corruption and Recovers Stolen Assets
  • Violence Hinders Relief Assistance in Kenya
  • Women Continue to Suffer from Sexual Violence in the DR Congo
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    UN Secretary-General to Travel to Kenya

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to travel to Nairobi on Friday as part of his efforts to help resolve the crisis in Kenya.

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    Security Council Deplores Ongoing Violence in Kenya

    The UN Security Council has expressed its concern over the continued post-electoral violence in Kenya.

    31 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    New UN Messenger of Peace George Clooney Visits UN Headquarters

    Academy Award-winning actor, filmmaker and human rights activist George Clooney brought some star power to the Secretariat when he visited UN Headquarters on Thursday morning.

    31 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Humanitarian Office Warns of Meningitis Spread in West Africa

    Fifty-two people have died due to a meningitis outbreak in Burkina Faso.

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    UN Agency Reports Milestone in Repatriation of Congolese Refugees from Tanzania

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says the number of Congolese refugees voluntarily repatriated from Tanzania since 2005 has passed the 50,000 mark.~

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    Security Council has Called for a Quick End to the Post-Election Violence in Kenya">Security Council has Called for a Quick End to the Post-Election Violence in Kenya

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    UN Expert Sees Eradication of Child Soldier Recruitment Within Two Decades

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  • NEPAL AT THE CROSSROADS – a look at the peace process as the country approaches Constituent Assembly elections
  • After several months of political wrangling Nepal now has a date for elections which would pave the way for the establishment of a Constituent Assembly.

    31 Jan 2008 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

    Armed Attacks Force UN Refugee Agency to Evacuate Staff in Eastern Chad

    The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has evacuated most of the staff from its office in eastern Chad following a series of armed attacks against the agency and other aid organizations.

    31 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Gaza Population Still Facing Food, Electricity and Water Shortages Says UN Middle East Peace Process Coordinator

    The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, known as UNSCO, is reporting that more than 70 trucks arrived in Gaza from Israel on Wednesday.

    31 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Secretary-General Meets African Leaders in Addis Ababa

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Addis Ababa, where he has begun meetings with African leaders.

    30 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Head of UN Political Affairs Calls for Controlled Reopening of Closures to Gaza

    The head of the UN Department of Political Affairs, Lynn Pascoe, has called for the controlled re-opening of the crossings in and out of Gaza.

    30 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Envoy Condemns Bomb Attack in Nepal

    The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal, Ian Martin has strongly condemned the bomb attack during a rally in Birgunj, Nepal today.

    30 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Envoy Says Children Suffer in Various Ways in Conflicts

    The United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict says that the changing nature of conflicts makes it difficult to assess their impacts on children.

    30 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Japan Donates $12 Million to WFP to Rebuild Roads in South Sudan

    A donation from the government of Japan will help the World Food Programme (WFP) to repair roads and remove mines in south Sudan.

    30 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Security Council">Palestinian Humanitarian Crisis Continues to Occupy Attention of the Security Council

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    UN Genocide Prevention Adviser Calls for an End to Conflict in Kenya

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  • Saudi Arabia defends its record when it comes to women’s rights
  • Medical treatment for women in Burundi
  • Gender advisors help advance women’s causes
  • 29 Jan 2008 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    UNICEF Is Concerned About Plight of Children in Kenya

    The UN Children’s agency has expressed concern about the escalating violence in Kenya and its impact on children.

    29 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Insecurity in Kenya Continues to Disrupt Humanitarian Operations

    UN humanitarian agencies are calling for a swift resolution to the political impasse in Kenya.

    29 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Secretary-General Condemns Killing of Aid Workers in Somalia

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of three humanitarian workers in the southern Somali port city of Kisamyo.

    29 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Appeals for Over $90 Million for Internally Displaced People

    The United Nations refugee agency is appealing to donors for more than $90 million for its programmes to help millions of internally displaced people this year.

    29 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Agencies Respond to Humanitarian Crisis in Kenya

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    Emma Thompson Sets Up Container Exhibit Highlighting Plight of Trafficking Victims

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    On Holocaust Day Ban Ki-moon Calls for Education to Prevent Intolerance

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for education of children to prevent the kind of intolerance, which led to the genocide of Jewish people and members of other minorities at the hands of the Nazis.

    28 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN and Israeli Postal Company Launch Holocaust Memory Stamps

    As part of the events to commemorate the day, the United Nations Postal Administration has launched a new UN Holocaust Remembrance stamp jointly with a National Holocaust Remembrance stamp of Israel.

    28 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Anti-Corruption Conference Opens in Bali

    More than 1,000 participants from around the world have gathered in Bali, Indonesia to discuss ways and means of fighting corruption.

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    Secretary-General Sends Condolences on Death of Former President Suharto

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his condolences to the government and people of Indonesia on the death of former President Suharto, who died on Sunday.

    28 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Fighting Corruption: Every “No” Counts

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    Postage Stamp and Exhibit by Russian Artist Mark Day for Holocaust Remembrance

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    UN Expert on Violence against Women Visits Saudi Arabia

    The UN expert on violence against women, Professor Yakin Ertuk, is scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia next week, according to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

    28 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Chooses Envoy for Central African Republic and Chad

    The Secretary-General has informed the Security Council of his intention to appoint Victor Da Silva Angelo of Portugal as his Special Representative for the UN Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad.~~

    28 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Adviser on Genocide Is Troubled by Situation in Kenya

    The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Francis Deng, has expressed his deep concern about the situation in Kenya and called for the immediate end to the destructive cycle of attacks and revenge attacks in the country.

    28 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Condemns Terrorist Attack in Lebanon

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned an attack today in Lebanon which killed six people, including a senior police officer.

    25 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Security Council Still Deadlocked on Gaza Statement

    The http://www.un.org/Docs/sc/”target=_blank> ~Security Council is scheduled to meet today to continue discussing the ongoing crisis in Gaza.

    25 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Restrictions on Access to Gaza Impact the Work of UN Relief Agency

    Meanwhile, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, known as ~UNRWA, says Israeli closures continue to hamper its operations in Gaza Strip. ~~

    25 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNICEF Reports a Rise in Sexual Assaults Following Post-Election Upheaval in Kenya

    The UN children’s agency (UNICEF) is seeking three million dollars to protect children from sexual abuse in the aftermath of the post-electoral violence in Kenya.

    25 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN and World Bank Launch Campaign for Safer Hospitals

    The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction and the World Health Organization today launched a campaign to make hospitals safe from disasters.

    25 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Development Programme says there’s a different effect on the global economy by the current slowdown in the economies of developed countries
  • A documentary movie screened at the United Nations highlights the plight of Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic involved with the production of sugar">
  • The Caribbean’s top climate change official says he’s pleased with the outcome of the Bali conference on climate change
  • The head of the UN Development Programme says there’s a different effect on the global economy by the current slowdown in the economies of developed countries
  • A documentary movie screened at the United Nations highlights the plight of Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic involved with the production of sugar
  • 25 Jan 2008 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    “Hospitals Safe from Disasters” Campaign">UN Agencies Launch “Hospitals Safe from Disasters” Campaign

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    Challenges Faced by UN Gender Advisers in Peacekeeping Missions

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    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal says the situation in Nepal is at a critical moment
  • A new study encourages China to attract investors to support its bio-technology industry and improve global health
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  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 25 Jan 2008 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

  • UNICEF Says Thousands of Children Die Every Day
  • UN and AU Envoy Says Darfur Crisis Needs Speedy Resolution
  • Trial of Former Liberian President Charles Taylor Is On Track
  • 24 Jan 2008 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Security Council Holds Third Day of Talks on Gaza

    The Security Council is continuing consultations on a statement regarding the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

    24 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Human Rights Council Calls for an End to Gaza Blockade

    The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday adopted a resolution demanding an end to Israel’s military action in the occupied Palestinian territory.

    24 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Meets with Israeli Officials While at Davos Forum

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has arrived in Davos, Switzerland, for the annual World Economic Forum.

    24 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Secretary-General Highlights Challenges of Securing Safe Water for All

    Also from Davos, in his speech to the World Economic Forum the Secretary-General highlighted the “daunting challenge” of securing safe and plentiful water for all.

    24 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    ILO Says Global Unemployment Will Increase in 2008

    Global unemployment is expected to increase this year according to the latest report of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

    24 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNRWA Says Influx of Palestinians into Egypt Not a Solution to Israel’s Blockade of Gaza

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    UN Envoy Feels Positive About Nepal Elections Set for April

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    Security Council Continues Talks on Gaza

    The Security Council is expected to hold a second day of talks on Gaza.

    23 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Pays Tribute to Staff Killed in Algiers Bombing

    Also in Geneva, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today paid tribute to 17 staff members killed last month in the bombing of UN facilities in Algiers.

    23 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Is in Kenya to Encourage Political Reconciliation

    Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is in Nairobi in efforts to encourage dialogue between the two sides in Kenya’s political crisis.

    23 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Food Agency Says Bandits Threaten its Food Deliveries in Darfur

    An upsurge in banditry is threatening the delivery of food to more than two million people in Darfur, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).

    23 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Secretary-General Concerned Over Lack of Progress on Disarmament

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over the lack of progress in talks aimed at ridding the world of weapons of mass destruction.

    23 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Progress Is Made in Trial of Former President Charles Taylor of Liberia

    23 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    British Football Star David Beckham in Sierra Leone Helps UNICEF Bring Attention to Child Survival

    23 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Human Rights Council Holds Special Session on Gaza Crisis

    The United Nations’ Human Rights Council also convened a special session on Wednesday to discuss the situation in the occupied Palestinian territory.

    23 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Latest Report Says Timor Leste Still Faces “Enormous Challenges”

    Despite improvement in the overall security situation in Timor Leste, the island nation continues to face “enormous challenges.”

    23 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Security Council Continues Work on Gaza Statement

    The Security Council on Wednesday continued efforts to hammer out a presidential statement on Gaza.

    23 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Envoy Stresses Need for Progress in Darfur Peace Process

    22 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Security Council Meets in Emergency Session Over Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

    22 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Security Council Holds Emergency Meeting on Gaza

    The UN Security Council is holding an emergency meeting to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

    22 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Red Cross Expresses Concern about the Ongoing Humanitarian Situation in Gaza

    The Red Cross reports that it expects a shipment of essential medicine will be allowed into the Gaza Strip today.

    22 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Aid Agencies Say Thousands of Displaced Kenyans Face Malnutrition

    UN agencies warn that thousands of people displaced by the post-electoral violence in Kenya now face malnutrition.

    22 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Human Rights Commissioner Continues to Denounce Kenya Violence

    The UN Human Rights Commissioner Louise Arbour is reiterating her concern about the continued violence and grave human rights abuses in the wake of the elections.

    22 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Praises “Strong Partnership” between the UN and the International Olympic Committee

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the “strong partnership” between the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee, the IOC.

    22 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNICEF Reports a Decline in Mortality Rate for Children Under Five Years Old

    The United Nations Children’s Fund says the number of children who die before reaching their fifth birthday has declined globally.

    22 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Humanitarian Groups Launch Million Dollar Appeal for Palestinian People

    Humanitarian agencies today launched a $461 million dollar appeal in support of their work with the Palestinian people.

    22 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Red Cross and Red Crescent Appeal for 326 Million Swiss Francs">Red Cross and Red Crescent Appeal for 326 Million Swiss Francs

    21 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Experts Question Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia

    21 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Envoy Says It Is Time to Be Proactive in Iraq

    Despite the daunting political and security situation in Iraq, now is the time to be proactive according to the head of the UN mission in the country.

    21 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Agency Concerned About Humanitarian Implications of Gaza Blockade

    The UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees has warned that it could run out of food by Wednesday if supplies are not allowed into the Gaza Strip.

    21 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Envoy Says 2008 Must Be “A Decisive Year” For Darfur Peace Talks

    The UN and the African Union envoys for the Darfur Peace Process have concluded a week-long visit to Sudan.

    21 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    WHO">Climate Change and Recent Unrest in Kenya and Gaza Affecting Public Health: WHO

    The World Health Organization says climate change was rapidly becoming a potential threat to the provision of public health.

    21 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNICEF Welcomes European Commission Contribution for Iraqi Refugee Children in Syria

    The UN children’s agency UNICEF has welcomed a multi-million dollar contribution by the European Commission to support the education of Iraqi refugee children in Syria.

    21 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General to Attend World Economic Forum in Davos

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave tonight for Switzerland, the start of several weeks of travel which will take him to five countries in Europe and Africa.

    21 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Millennium Development Goals
  • Haiti’s representative takes over as President of the UN Economic and Social Council
  • Cuba calls for cancellation of the debt burden of developing countries">
  • Antigua and Barbuda outlines its programme for the Group of 77 developing countries and China
  • Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says more needs to be done to meet the Millennium Development Goals
  • Haiti’s representative takes over as President of the UN Economic and Social Council
  • Cuba calls for cancellation of the debt burden of developing countries
  • 18 Jan 2008 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

  • Women’s Rights in the Indian Ocean Nation of the Maldives
  • We Hear from the Woman in Charge of Reconciliation in Rwanda
  • The Vulnerability of Women Who Migrate from Home for a Better Life
  • 18 Jan 2008 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    UN Expresses Concern Over Israeli Closure of Gaza Crossing Points

    The United Nations has expressed concern over Israel’s closure of all crossing points between Gaza and Israel.

    18 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Ban Calls For An End to Israeli/Palestinian Hostilities

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday expressed deep concern at the current escalation of violence in Gaza and southern Israel, as well as in the West Bank.

    18 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Flies Tonnes of Humanitarian Supplies to Kenya

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has flown tonnes of humanitarian supplies to Nairobi for distribution to Kenyans displaced in the recent unrest.

    18 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNICEF Concerned About Children in Camps in Kenya

    Meanwhile, UNICEF, the UN children’s agency, has described the situation in Kenya as “very difficult”.

    18 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Myanmar Authorities Prefer Mid-April Meeting: Gambari

    The UN Security Council believes that an early rather than a late visit to Myanmar by special envoy Ibrahim Gambari will contribute to helping address the continuing concerns of members of the Council.

    18 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Says Floods Outnumbered All Other Disasters Combined in 2007

    Natural disasters such as floods, droughts, storms and heat waves, affected more people globally in 2007.

    18 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Security Council Wants to See Progress in Myanmar

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    Space Agencies Agree on Enhanced Use of Satellites to Monitor Climate Change

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    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Security Council says more must and can be done to make further progress on finding a peaceful solution to the situation in Myanmar
  • Gambari needs to visit Myanmar sooner rather than later to assist the country to put in place Security Council proposals
  • UN head of Communications and Public Information says more needs to be done to reach young people
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  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
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    Humanitarian Crisis Continues in Gaza

    17 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Emergency Appeal for Kenya">UN Launches Emergency Appeal for Kenya

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    Kosovo Parliamentarian Says the Province Is Ready for Independence

    Kosovo has established democratic and multi-ethnic institutions and is ready for a final decision on independence.

    17 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Russia Warns against Any Unilateral Declaration of Independence

    The Russian Federation says no issue on the future of Kosovo can be resolved or moved forward without the consent of the Security Council.

    17 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Steps Up Efforts to Assist Kenyans Affected by Recent Violence

    Here’s a follow-up to a story we told you about on Wednesday.

    17 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Gaza Violence Affects UN Humanitarian Operations

    As the humanitarian situation in Gaza continues to deteriorate, UN aid agencies say they are facing even greater challenges.

    17 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Up to 200 Parliamentarians Worldwide are Victims of Human Rights Abuses

    The Inter-Parliamentary Union says up to 200 parliamentarians worldwide are victims of human rights abuses.

    17 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • People of Eastern DR Congo Continue Peace Conference
  • UN Launches Emergency Appeal for Kenya
  • Floods Bring Death and Destruction to Mozambique
  • 17 Jan 2008 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Security Council urges stepped up progress in democratic reforms in Myanmar

    The UN Security Council expressed regret Thursday over the slow progress in initiating democratic reforms and national reconciliation in Myanmar.

    17 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Economic and Social Council has a New President">The UN’s Economic and Social Council has a New President

    16 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Alliance of Civilizations Forum Ends in Madrid">First Alliance of Civilizations Forum Ends in Madrid

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    Slowdown in World Economy Protected by Performance in Developing Market Economies

    The world is facing a very new historical situation with the forecast of a slowdown in the economies of rich countries.

    16 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Welcomes Reduction in Violence Across Iraq

    The reduction in the overall number of attacks reported across Iraq is a welcome development.

    16 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Goma Peace Talks Continue

    The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo -MONUC- is cautiously optimistic about ongoing peace talks taking place at the Kivu conference in Goma.

    16 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Launches $41 Million Humanitarian and Recovery Appeal for Kenya

    The United Nations on Wednesday appealed for more than $40 million to provide humanitarian and early-recovery assistance to half a million people affected by post-election violence in Kenya.

    16 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN-Backed Forum Endorses Initiatives to End Intolerance

    An international forum concluded in Madrid, Spain, on Wednesday with a series of initiatives to combat intolerance between people of different cultures.

    16 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Devastating Floods Cause Death and Displacement in Mozambique

    15 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN and AU Envoys Reinvigorate Darfur Peace Process

    15 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UNHCR to Aid Thousands of Kenyans Who Fled to Uganda

    The UN refugee agency -UNHCR- says it will continue to provide assistance to thousands of Kenyans who have sought refuge in neighboring Uganda after weeks of political turmoil.

    15 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    IOM Assisting Iraqis Displaced by Turkish Shelling

    The International Organization for Migration -IOM- has begun distribution of essential food and non-food items to about 5,000 people in Erbil and Sulamaniye in Iraq.

    15 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN/AU Envoys in Sudan to Push Peace Process

    The special envoys of the United Nations and African Union for Darfur have begun a week-long mission to bring peace to the Darfur region.

    15 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Ban Calls for Constructive Dialogue among Cultures and between Nations

    An international forum opened in Madrid Spain Tuesday with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warning that “never in our lifetime has there been a more desperate need for constructive and committed dialogue among individuals, communities and cultures and between nations.”

    15 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Security Council Condemns Suicide Attack on Afghan Hotel

    Members of the UN Security Council have strongly condemned Monday’s suicide attack at the Hotel Serena in Kabul, Afghanistan which claimed the lives of several people.

    15 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Security Council Urges Ivorians to Redouble Efforts for Elections in June

    The UN Security Council has called on all parties in Cote d’Ivoire to redouble efforts to hold elections by June this year.

    15 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Former UN Secretary General Pushes Back Trip to Kenya to Help Broker Peace

    Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is pushing back his trip to Kenya to help broker peace.

    15 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Human Rights Chief Concerned about Hostilities in Sri Lanka

    With the ceasefire in Sri Lanka ending Wednesday, the UN’s Human Rights Chief is concerned about renewed violence in the country.

    15 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN seeks $8M in Emergency Aid for Malawi

    More than a million people in Malawi may be facing serious food shortages over the next three months according to the United Nations Children’s Fund.

    15 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    A Centre Helps Former Rwandan Child Soldiers

    14 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    IAEA and Iran Agree on Time Line to Clarify Remaining Nuclear Issues

    14 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Secretary-General To Appoint Panel On Algiers Bombing

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has now decided to appoint an independent panel to establish all the facts concerning the Algiers attack.

    14 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Assisting Flood-Ravaged Southern Africa

    The International Federation of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies on Monday warned of a potential disastrous flood crisis in Southern Africa.

    14 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Iran and IAEA Agree to Resolve Outstanding Issues on Teheran’s Nuclear Programme

    The UN atomic energy agency and Iran have agreed to work to resolve outstanding issues on Teheran’s nuclear programme within the next four weeks.~

    14 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Development Should Be a Right for All – Ban

    Development should not be a privilege of the few, but a right for all.

    14 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • Antigua and Barbuda takes over the chairmanship of the Group of 77 developing countries and China
  • The Alliance of Small Island States says it had some important wins at the Bali climate change conference
  • Cuba expresses concern at what it describes as “increasing attempts to establish a single pattern of democracy and governance
  • The head of the UN chilren’s agency was in Haiti this week assessing its work in the country
  • 11 Jan 2008 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Security Council Condemns Attack on UNIFIL Peacekeepers and on Israel

    The Security Council is condemning an attack on UN peacekeepers in Lebanon as well as a rocket attack on Israel.

    11 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Rebels Rejoin Goma Peace Talks in the DR Congo

    Representatives of General Laurent Nkunda’s rebels in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo today rejoined the peace conference which started in Goma on Sunday.

    11 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    WFP Distributes Food in Kenya

    The UN estimates that nearly half a million people in Kenya will need assistance in the coming weeks and months.

    11 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Investigates Internal Fraud

    An internal United Nations investigation has found fraud and mismanagement within the world body.

    11 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Appeal for over $104M for Nepal

    The UN is appealing for over $104 million dollars to support humanitarian and development efforts in Nepal. The country is trying to recover from a decade-long civil conflict.

    11 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Pays Tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Pays Tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary.

    11 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Rebels Rejoin Goma Peace Talks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    11 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Study Estimates 151,000 Iraqis Killed By Violence Since March 2003

    11 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea calls for additional support and assistance for those continuing to seek asylum in Mongolia
  • A new UN report on the economic prospects in Asia in 2008 warns the region to carefully manage its finances amid signs of international financial uncertainty
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  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
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  • Violence against Women in Iraq on the Rise
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    News Update-WMO to Use Satellites to Track Global Warming

    The UN’s weather agency wants to use satellites to track global warming.

    11 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update-G77 Hand Over of Power

    There’s a new chairmanship for the Group of 77 developing countries and China.

    11 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    SC Condemns Attack on Peacekeepers in Darfur by Elements of Sudan’s Army

    The Security Council is demanding Sudan make sure there are no more attacks on peacekeepers.

    11 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • Relief Agencies Begin to Help Kenyans as Situation Calms Down
  • A Centre on Lake Muhazi Helps Former Rwandan Child Soldiers
  • Trial of Former Liberian President Charles Taylor Resumes in The Hague
  • 10 Jan 2008 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    UN Lacks Enough Troops and Equipment for Its Hybrid Force in Darfur

    10 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Former UN Secretary-General To Mediate Kenyan Crisis

    Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan will mediate between political leaders in Kenya.

    10 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    151,000 Iraqis Died From Violence: WHO

    151,000-that’s the estimate of the number of Iraqis who died from violence between 2003 and 2006, according to a study by the Iraqi Government and the U N World Health Organization, WHO.

    10 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Sudan Admits it’s Forces Attacked a UN Convoy in Darfur

    Sudan now admits its forces were responsible for Monday night’s attack on a UN convoy in Darfur.

    10 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Nuclear Envoy Visit Iran

    The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Mohamed El-Baradei, is going to Theran for two days as part of efforts to improve Iranian cooperation with the agency.

    10 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    No Agreement Between Morocco and Polisario on Western Sahara

    There’s been no agreement on Western Sahara following 2 days of UN led talks between Morocco and the Polisario independence movement.

    10 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Human Rights Expert on the Plight of North Korean Asylum Seekers in Mongolia

    10 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    SG Recommends 6 Month Extension of Mission in Nepal

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is recommending a 6 month extension of the mandate of the UN mission in Nepal.

    10 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Rebels in Colombia Release 2 Hostages; SG Hopes For More

    Rebels in Colombia released two hostages today.

    10 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Sudan: Rebels Attacked UN Peacekeepers

    Sudanese troops did not attack United Nations peacekeepers according to Sudan’s Ambassador to the UN. Abdalmahmood Abdalhaleem Mohamad says the UN should not blame Sudan.

    9 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Security Council Discusses Sudan

    Meanwhile, it’s been just over a week since the hybrid United Nations/African Union troops replaced an AU mission in Darfur. Today the Security Council held consultations on the situation there.

    9 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNICEF Appeals for $2.4M for Mozambique Flood Relief

    The United Nations Children’s Fund is appealing for $2.4-million dollars to help tens of thousands of people hit by floods in Mozambique.

    9 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNCTAD Says Economic Recession Appears Inevitable

    The global economy may not sustain the strong growth of the last few years according to a UN report. The UN Conference on Trade and Development says the risk of a global economic recession appears inevitable. Patrick Maigua reports from Geneva.

    9 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    New Study Finds Childhood Pneumonia Can Be Safely Treated At Home

    A new study finds treating children with severe pneumonia at home is just as effective as treating them in hospitals.

    9 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Food Agency Says 80 Percent of Gaza Population Now Requires Food Aid

    9 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    First Alliance of Civilizations Forum to be Held Next Week in Madrid

    9 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Approves $7M in Aid for Kenya

    The United Nations approved seven million dollars to help agencies responding to the crisis in Kenya following last month’s disputed Presidential elections.

    9 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Kenya and UN Agencies

    UN agencies say the post election violence in Kenya has not disrupted humanitarian work in the east African region.

    9 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    SG Recommends 12 Month Extension of UN Operation in Cote d’Ivoire

    Security conditions have improved in Cote d’Ivoire according to a report issued by the Secretary-General.

    9 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    World Food Programme Expands Activities in Myanmar

    The World Food Programme is expanding its operations to provide even more assistance to people in Myanmar.

    9 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Mission Supports 10-Day Peace Conference in Eastern DRC

    8 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Situation Calms Down in Kenya

    8 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Roadside Bomb Injures UNIFIL Peacekeepers

    At least two UN peacekeepers were injured by a roadside bomb in the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon.

    8 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN/AU Mission in Darfur Attacked

    A United Nations/African Union supply convoy was fired on in Darfur late last night.

    8 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Despite Unrest in Kenya,UN Agencies are Reaching IDPs

    African Union chief John Kufuor arrived in Nairobi today to broker talks between Kenya’s rival leaders President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga.

    8 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Appeals for $261M for Iraq Refugees

    The United Nations refugee agency says the situation in Iraq is still too volatile for those displaced to return.

    8 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Aids Flood Victims in Southern Africa

    The Southern Africa floods are forcing millions to flee their homes and putting people at risk of disease such as malaria and cholera.

    8 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update-The World Food Program Aid to Gaza

    The World Food Program is appealing for funding to aid a major portion of Gaza’s population.

    8 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update-UNICEF Head Makes First Working Trip to Haiti

    The Secretary-General’s envoy to Haiti, Hedi Annabi, has laid out plans for the UN stabilization Mission in that country.

    8 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update-Alliance of Civilizations Conference

    The Secretary General will attend the First Alliance of Civilizations Forum next week in Madrid.

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    UN Refugee Agency Helps Thousands of Kenyans Displaced by Post-Election Violence

    7 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Secretary-General Says UN Will Focus on the Poorest of the Poor in 2008

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    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Holds His First Press Conference of 2008

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held his first news conference of 2008 today.

    7 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Mission in Central African Republic, Chad Launches Police Training Programme

    The Security Council is holding consultations today on the UN Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad.

    7 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Stranded UN Food Shipments Begin to Make Their Way to Displaced Kenyans

    After being stranded for days due to the post-election violence in Kenya, the first UN food shipments are finally reaching hundreds of thousands of displaced Kenyans.

    7 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Goma Peace Conference Aims to Bring Security to North Kivu Province of DRC

    Representatives from the government, rebel groups and civil society, are participating in a 10-day conference in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    7 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Charles Taylor Trial Resumes at the Hague

    The trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor resumed today at the Hague.

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    Morocco and the Polisario Independence Movement in Talks

    Morocco and the Polisario independence movement began renewed talks today over Western Sahara.

    7 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Security Council calls on Sudan and Chad to Exercise Restraint

    The UN Security Council is calling on Sudan and Chad to exercise restraint and pursue dialogue.

    7 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Alliance of Small Island States demands an immediate reduction in emissions
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  • Suriname says it maintains extensive rainforests despite pressures for commercial timber exploitation
  • Nobel laureate Dr. Rajendra Pachauri says a strong message is needed to lay the foundation for an effective climate change agreement
  • Trinidad and Tobago renews its commitment to the International Criminal Court">
  • The Alliance of Small Island States demands an immediate reduction in emissions
  • Guyana proposes a 3-point plan for immediate action on climate change
  • Suriname says it maintains extensive rainforests despite pressures for commercial timber exploitation
  • Nobel laureate Dr. Rajendra Pachauri says a strong message is needed to lay the foundation for an effective climate change agreement
  • Trinidad and Tobago renews its commitment to the International Criminal Court
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    UN Food Agency Feeding Thousands Displaced by Violence in Kenya

    The World Food Programme(WFP)is assisting thousands of people who were displaced by the recent violence in Kenya.

    4 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNICEF Establishing “Safe Spaces” for Mothers and Children in Kenya

    The UN children’s agency UNICEF is also stepping up efforts to help children affected by the political upheaval in Kenya.

    4 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Calls for Dialogue between Kenyan Political Leaders

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has today spoken with the Kenyan president and opposition leader to discuss a return to calm and normalcy in the country.

    4 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Latest Round of Violence in Gaza Leaves 25 Dead, Scores Injured

    In other news, barely one week into the New Year, more than 25 people have been killed and another 55 injured in Gaza, a “major increase” compared with the past two months.

    4 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Secretary-General Says There is No Justification for Terrorism

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the December 11th attack on UN facilities in Algeria has strengthened his resolve to fight international terrorism.

    4 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Deteriorating Situation in Sri Lanka

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    Violence Against Women in Iraq on the Rise

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  • Human Rights expert on Internally Displaced says more can be done for IDPs in Sri Lanka; warns of further displacement if hostilities break out
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    UN Chief Urges Kenyan Leaders to Prevent Further Violence

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    UN Concerned Over Deadly Election Crisis in Kenya

    Ongoing violence in Kenya following recent elections continues to be of concern to the United Nations.

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    Kenya Violence Affecting UN Humanitarian and Peacekeeping Operations

    Meanwhile, the situation in Kenya is affecting access for UN humanitarian and peacekeeping operations in parts of east and central Africa~

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    UN Food Agency to Feed One Million Displaced Iraqis in 2008

    The World Food Programme (WFP) has begun an emergency operation to feed more than one million displaced Iraqis.

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    New Security Council President Predicts “Rich” Agenda for January

    As the New Year begins, five new countries are sitting on the UN Security Council.

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    UN Staff Union Says 2007 Was One of the Deadliest Years for UN Personnel

    The killing of 17 United Nations personnel in Algiers in December capped off one of the deadliest years ever for UN staff members.

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    News Update-Secretary-General Concerned Over Sri Lanka’s Decision to Terminate Ceasefire Agreement with the Tamil Tigers

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over the Sri Lankan government’s decision to terminate a six-year-old ceasefire agreement with the “Tamil Tigers.”

    3 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update-After 62 Years, UN Finally Has a Certified Copy of Its Own Charter

    For the first time in its six decades of existence, the United Nations holds a copy of its own charter.

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    The Impact of the Bali Agreement on Climate Change

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    Images of Extremes

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    UN is Concerned About Situation in Kenya

    The United Nations Office in Nairobi has expressed concern about ongoing crisis in Kenya following the announcement of general election results.

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    Another Person Dies of H5N1 Strain of Bird Flu in Egypt

    Another person has died of bird flu in Egypt, bringing to three total number of people who have died of the disease in one week.

    2 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Refugee Agency Helps Close to 60,000 Burundian Returnees

    The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has helped close to 60,000 Burundian refugees who have returned to their homes in the past five years.

    2 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Shadowy Militias Kill Dozens of Women in Iraq

    Shadowy militias who want to impose strict rules on Iraqi women continue to kill women and dump their bodies in the streets of Basra.

    2 Jan 2008 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNICEF Welcomes International Year of Sanitation 2008

    The United Nations Children Fund has welcomed the start of the International Year of Sanitation 2008.

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    The Year in Review

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