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Security Council authorizes three-month Multinational Interim Force for Haiti

Acting just hours after Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigned as President of Haiti, the United Nations Security Council this evening unanimously authorized the immediate deployment of a Multinational Interim Force to the troubled nation.

Haiti's current and aspiring leaders will be held to account for any crimes, Annan warns

As Haiti spiraled deeper into violence, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has warned the country's leaders - and those hoping to govern the turbulent nation - that they are not above the law.

UN has needed expertise and experience to help Iraq, envoy tells aid conference

The United Nations has the expertise and experience to help support Iraq's aspirations for reconstruction and democracy, a senior UN envoy today told a meeting of donors gathered in the United Arab Emirates.

UN announces new measures to boost safety in trade of genetically modified organisms

Efforts to promote the safety of international trade in genetically modified organisms received a new boost this week with the adoption of labelling and documentation requirements, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.

Liberia: UN refugee agency steps up activities as thousands return home on their own

The United Nations refugee agency is stepping up its activities in Liberia as thousands of people return home on their own, buoyed by hopes that the widening deployment of UN peacekeeping troops will finally bring peace to their war-shattered land.

Security assurances prompt UN to resume repatriating Afghans from Pakistan

The United Nations refugee agency will next week resume repatriating refugees to Afghanistan from Pakistan, three months after one of its staff members was murdered.

UN agency distributes food to survivors of Uganda refugee camp massacre

The United Nations emergency feeding agency has begun distributing aid to thousands of survivors of a massacre at a refugee camp in northern Uganda where some 200 people, mostly women and children, were hacked with machetes or burned to death last Saturday by rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

Security Council authorizes full peacekeeping operation in Côte d'Ivoire

The United Nations Security Council today authorized a full one-year peacekeeping operation for Cote d'Ivoire and mandated nearly 7,000 UN personnel to monitor the comprehensive ceasefire agreement the West African country's warring parties reached last May.

UN aid workers suspend activities after coming under attack in southern Sudan

The United Nations today condemned a "deliberate and concerted" attack by armed militia on eight aid workers in southern Sudan that has led to the suspension of humanitarian relief activities in the area.

UN inspectors to supervise Libya's destruction of chemical weapons stockpile

Libya has announced it will today begin destroying more than 3,300 unfilled bombs, intended for the delivery of chemical weapons, under the supervision of outside inspectors, a United Nations spokesman reported.