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Following three-day suspension, UN refugee agency resumes partial operations in Côte d’Ivoire

The United Nations refugee agency has resumed most of its operations in Côte d’Ivoire after violent protests in Abidjan over a proposed peace accord and a climate of insecurity throughout the region forced a three-day suspension earlier in the week.

DR of Congo: WFP launches emergency airlift to feed 115,000 in east of country

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched an emergency airlift to provide food for over 100,000 desperate and hungry people in the town of Bunia, who were forced from their homes by fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

UN arms monitors conduct first aerial inspections in Iraq

For the first time, United Nations monitors in Iraq today conducted aerial inspections over a number of sites, including several biological and agricultural research facilities.

UN health agency issues guidance to minimize terror threats to food

The United Nations health agency today released guidance to help national governments establish mechanisms to minimize potential terrorist threats against food supplies.

Amid 'remarkable' gains, challenges persist in Afghanistan, Security Council told

The top United Nations envoy for Afghanistan told the Security Council today that while impressive gains had been made over the past year, the country still faced tough challenges and the peace process was "far from secure" amid worrying reports that support for the remnants of the Taliban might be growing in some areas.

UN envoy in Angola call for 'spirit of new partnerships'

With demobilization programmes under way and elections imminent in Angola, the United Nations top envoy has called for a "spirit of new partnership" to help the war-torn country overcome any new challenges that lie ahead.

US Heath Secretary elected to Chair Global AIDS Fund Board

A senior United States health official has been elected to head the executive board of the global anti-AIDS fund championed by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Minorities in Kosovo still face acute discrimination, UN reports

The security of minorities in Kosovo continues to be a major cause for concern despite the general improvement of the situation in that province over the past year, according to a new report by the United Nations refugee agency.

UN to meet beverage companies on health-related alcohol issues

With alcohol responsible for 4 per cent of the global disease burden, the United Nations lead health agency is calling a meeting with selected alcohol beverage companies to consider the impact of alcohol on global health.

Continuing mission to West Africa, UN aid official meets President of Burkina Faso

A top United Nations relief official, who is now on a month-long mission to West Africa, met today in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, with President Blaise Compaore.