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UN tribunal grants early release to former Bosnian Serb detention camp guard

The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) today released a Bosnian Serb convicted last year of war crimes committed while serving as a detention camp guard.

UN expert voices ‘serious concern’ over detention conditions for immigrants in Australia

Immigrants in Australia can face long periods of detention, children are sometimes separated from their parents, and due process is often inadequate, according to a report released today by a United Nations human rights expert who just returned from the country.

Annan dispatches envoy back to Myanmar in hopes of spurring national reconciliation

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, will send his Special Envoy to Myanmar early next month in a bid to help facilitate the country's national reconciliation process, a UN spokesman announced today.

UN was not pressured to suppress internal report on Afghanistan - UN spokesman

The United States did not pressure the United Nations to suppress an internal report produced following the bombing in Uruzgan earlier this month, a UN spokesman said today.

Annan appalled by fatal bomb attack at Hebrew University

Appalled by today’s bomb attack at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan strongly denounced such terror acts aimed against the civilian population and repeated his previous calls to all sides to break the cycle of violence.

Security Council condemns rebel attacks against Burundi capital

Members of the Security Council today condemned an assault by rebels against the capital of Burundi and called on them to stop their attacks and to join in peace talks scheduled for next month.

Cyprus: Clerides and Denktash accept Annan's invitation to meet in September

The Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders have accepted an invitation by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan to meet him later this year "to take stock and see if a course can be charted for the way ahead," a UN spokesman announced today.

Security Council to work more closely with African Union, President says

The Security Council has agreed to enhance its relationship with the newly created African Union, the President of the 15-member body said today.

Security Council assumes foster care for injured African elephant rescued from trap

As a parting gift to the United Nations Security Council, the outgoing President of the 15-member body presented his colleagues today with symbolic custody of a recovering African elephant rescued from a trap earlier this year.

Report on Jenin events set for release on Thursday - UN spokesman

A United Nations report on recent events in Jenin and other Palestinian cities is expected to be made public on Thursday morning, a UN spokesman announced today.