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U.N. reports record humanitarian aid shortfall
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Monday, 20 July 2009
U.N. reports record humanitarian aid shortfall
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations on Tuesday revealed a record $4.8 billion funding gap for its 2009 aid projects as a result of strained foreign assistance, widespread economic trouble and a ten-fold increase in needs in Pakistan.Read Full Article ...
 
Opening Remarks at Meeting with Director-General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultu
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Monday, 20 July 2009
Opening Remarks at Meeting with Director-General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultu
“Russia has its own unique experience of interreligious dialogue, experience which has accumulated over centuries. It has helped us create a great country wh...
 
8am: Slovakia signs agreement with United Nations on housing 101 refugees
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Monday, 20 July 2009
8am: Slovakia signs agreement with United Nations on housing 101 refugees
SLOVAKIA will accommodate 101 Palestinian refugees in Slovakia for six months, according to an agreement with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Refuge...
 
UN faces $5bn aid shortfall as recession cuts donations
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Monday, 20 July 2009
UN faces $5bn aid shortfall as recession cuts donations
Half-yearly report says members countries have less funds to spare while poverty is on the increase in developing world The United Nations is warning of a $4.8...
 
Growing insecurity in Somali capital hampering aid access, UN warns
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Monday, 20 July 2009
Growing insecurity in Somali capital hampering aid access, UN warns
Aid workers are finding it increasingly difficult to gain access and provide assistance to residents of the Somali capital because of the worsening conflict th...
 
Arab development held back by lack of human security, UN-backed report says
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Monday, 20 July 2009
Arab development held back by lack of human security, UN-backed report says
A widespread lack of basic elements of human security, from access to clean water and freedom from hunger to democracy and a robust rule of law, is denying cit...
 
Top UN envoy urges restraint after recent incidents in southern Lebanon
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Monday, 20 July 2009
Top UN envoy urges restraint after recent incidents in southern Lebanon
A top United Nations official has called for restraint following recent incidents in southern Lebanon, including the wounding of several of the world body's pe...
 
Sudan awaits Abyei border ruling
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Monday, 20 July 2009
Sudan awaits Abyei border ruling
is preparing for a court ruling that will settle a border dispute in the oil-rich district of Abyei, which has been a flashpoint for tensions between the Khart...
 
Swine flu could hit famine countries - UN
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Monday, 20 July 2009
Swine flu could hit famine countries - UN
THE United Nations has raised the prospect that the swine flu pandemic could hit countries undermined by poverty, conflicts or famine and trigger a "major" new...
 
High security for Afghan elections
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Monday, 20 July 2009
High security for Afghan elections
Preparations are in full swing in the run-up to the presidential elections in Afghanistan next month and no effort will be spared to ensure security, the Unite...
 
Q&A: Sanitation No Longer a Dirty Word in India
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Monday, 20 July 2009
Q&A: Sanitation No Longer a Dirty Word in India
UNITED NATIONS, Jul 21 (IPS) - In India, many moons ago, nobody dared talk about toilets - a subject that was taboo, particularly at mealtime.Read Full Article...
 
Palestinians moved after six years of limbo
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Monday, 20 July 2009
Palestinians moved after six years of limbo
Nearly one hundred Palestinians who spent the last six years stranded between Iraq and Syria will be moved temporarily to Slovakia, pending resettlement elsewh...
 
U.N. wants Iraq Kurds to drop Kirkuk vote-diplomat
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Monday, 20 July 2009
U.N. wants Iraq Kurds to drop Kirkuk vote-diplomat
21 Jul 2009 17:14:07 GMT Source: Reuters * U.N. wants special governorate status for Kirkuk * Diplomat critical of Kurdistan president By Tim Cocks BAGHDAD, Ju...
 
UN-AU-ECOWAS joint mission in Niger over political problem
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Monday, 20 July 2009
UN-AU-ECOWAS joint mission in Niger over political problem
Niger - A joint mission of the United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU) and ECOWAS, led by the special representative of the UN Secretary General for West a...
 
Liberia: UNDP Donates Toyota Van to LACC
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Monday, 20 July 2009
Liberia: UNDP Donates Toyota Van to LACC
The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) yesterday, July 20, 2009, received a Toyota Van from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to facilitat...
 
Islamists order closure of 3 UN agencies
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Monday, 20 July 2009
Islamists order closure of 3 UN agencies
, 21 July - Somalia’s radical Islamists group, al-Shabaab, has ordered the closure of three United Nations agencies, accusing them of going against Islamic p...
 
Press Availability: BIO Presents DuPont Chairman Charles O. Holliday, Jr. the 2009 George Washington
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Monday, 20 July 2009
Press Availability: BIO Presents DuPont Chairman Charles O. Holliday, Jr. the 2009 George Washington
About BIO BIO represents more than 1,200 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the Unite...
 
More women in Cambodia turning to sex trade amid financial crisis - UN report
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Monday, 20 July 2009
More women in Cambodia turning to sex trade amid financial crisis - UN report
The global financial crisis has led to signs of an increase in Cambodian women entering the sex trade, says a new United Nations report, which recommends stren...
 
UN committee discusses new forms of discrimination against women
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Monday, 20 July 2009
UN committee discusses new forms of discrimination against women
The United Nations committee which monitors compliance with the international convention on eliminating discrimination against women is 30 years old this year,...
 
UN blue helmets conduct election training for hundreds of DR Congo police officers
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Monday, 20 July 2009
UN blue helmets conduct election training for hundreds of DR Congo police officers
More than 500 Congolese police officers have received training in ensuring security for upcoming local, urban and municipal elections, the United Nations peace...
 
Somalia: Growing Insecurity Hampering Aid Access - UN
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Monday, 20 July 2009
Somalia: Growing Insecurity Hampering Aid Access - UN
Aid workers are finding it increasingly difficult to gain access and provide assistance to residents of the Somali capital because of the worsening conflict th...
 
Aid funding records despite recession
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Monday, 20 July 2009
Aid funding records despite recession
FUNDING for United Nations aid operations worldwide has reached record levels so far this year despite the economic recession, UN humanitarian chief John Holme...
 
UN, African bodies meet Tandja in bid to defuse Niger crisis (AFP)
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Monday, 20 July 2009
UN, African bodies meet Tandja in bid to defuse Niger crisis (AFP)
AFP - Envoys from the United Nations and African regional blocs trying to defuse the crisis in Niger on Tuesday met President Mamadou Tandja who wants to cling...
 
Latest News : Preparations for Afghan polls in full swing: UN
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Monday, 20 July 2009
Latest News : Preparations for Afghan polls in full swing: UN
UNITED NATIONS (APP) -- With one month to go until Afghans elect the next leader, the UN said Tuesday that preparations are in full swing and that no effort wi...
 
UN: Lack of rights, security, hampers progress in Arab countries
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Monday, 20 July 2009
UN: Lack of rights, security, hampers progress in Arab countries
New York - The lack of human rights, political and social justice as well as a stable environment has prevented individuals in Arab countries from improving th...
 
African Union extends Darfur mission (AFP)
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Monday, 20 July 2009
African Union extends Darfur mission (AFP)
AFP - The African Union's peace and security council on Tuesday extended the mandate of its hybrid peacekeeping force in Darfur with the United Nations by one ...
 
The Los Angeles Dodgers, Children Uniting Nations, and United Care Inc. Host Dodger Day 2009 for Los
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Monday, 20 July 2009
The Los Angeles Dodgers, Children Uniting Nations, and United Care Inc. Host Dodger Day 2009 for Los
LOS ANGELES, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Children Uniting Nations (CUN), one of the premier non-profit organizations working with foster and at-risk youth, is prou...
 
Palestinians stuck near Iraq to move to Slovakia: UN
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Monday, 20 July 2009
Palestinians stuck near Iraq to move to Slovakia: UN
Published Date: July 22, 2009 GENEVA: Nearly one hundred Palestinians who spent the last six years stranded between Iraq and Syria will be moved temporarily to...
 
Stop border violations: Israel
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Monday, 20 July 2009
Stop border violations: Israel
Published Date: July 22, 2009 UNITED NATIONS: Israel urged the Lebanese government and UN peacekeepers on Monday to prevent Hezbollah militants and their suppo...
 
Rule of law focus of UN-backed training in Caribbean
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Monday, 20 July 2009
Rule of law focus of UN-backed training in Caribbean
The United Nations has helped train nearly 90 officials of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nations on the consolidation and advancement of the rule of law, a top...
 
Nearly 300,000 uprooted Pakistanis return home to northwest - UN
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Monday, 20 July 2009
Nearly 300,000 uprooted Pakistanis return home to northwest - UN
Almost 300,000 Pakistanis - out of some 2 million uprooted by clashes in the country's northwest - have returned home, the top United Nations humanitarian offi...
 
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