Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed the signing of a new Treaty on Europe's Constitution, voicing hope that the document will offer new opportunities to strengthen cooperation between the United Nations and the European Union (EU).
Troops from Sri Lanka, Spain and Guatemala have arrived in Haiti to join the United Nations Stabilization Mission (MINUSTAH) currently working to maintain security and foster a democratic political transition in the strife-torn Caribbean country.
The return of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) to their homes in Liberia is set to get a boost in momentum when the first convoy of returnees from Guinea arrives over the weekend, the United Nations refugee agency said today.
The 54 members of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for next year have been decided after the General Assembly this week completed its annual elections for a third of the line-up of the development coordinating body.
The head of the United Nations mission in Haiti has met the leaders of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) seeking to improve human rights in the Caribbean country to explain the UN's efforts towards the same goal.