Africa

UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea prepares staff to train others on AIDS control

As part of the ongoing United Nations efforts to address the AIDS pandemic through its peacekeeping operations, the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) today announced that it has begun training its military and civilian staff to educate others about the deadly disease.

Regional summit on Burundi peace process wraps up in Tanzania

The Burundi peace process appears to have advanced another step today in Arusha, Tanzania, where governments wrapped up a regional initiative summit on the war-torn central African country, a United Nations spokesman said today.

Annan envoy on AIDS in Africa continues fact-finding trip in Nigeria

Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Envoy for AIDS in Africa arrived over the weekend in Nigeria on the final leg of a three-country fact-finding trip that began in Kenya and continued last week in Rwanda, a United Nations spokesman told the press today in New York.

UN awards service medals to Russian peacekeepers in Sierra Leone

Russian pilots and aircrews have received United Nations medals over the weekend for their service with the peacekeeping mission in Sierra Leone.

New projects in Somalia will go "long way" in rebuilding country: UN agency

Three major new initiatives launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Somalia last week will go a "long way" in helping Somali communities rebuild their economy, their society, and their livelihoods, the UN agency said in a statement issued today in New York.

Regional summit on Burundi peace process wraps up in Tanzania

The Burundi peace process appears to have advanced another step today in Arusha, Tanzania, where governments wrapped up a regional initiative summit on the war-torn central African country, a United Nations spokesman said today.

Annan envoy on AIDS in Africa continues fact-finding trip in Nigeria

Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Envoy for AIDS in Africa arrived over the weekend in Nigeria on the final leg of a three-country fact-finding trip that began in Kenya and continued last week in Rwanda, a United Nations spokesman told the press today in New York.

UN awards service medals to Russian peacekeepers in Sierra Leone

Russian pilots and aircrews have received United Nations medals over the weekend for their service with the peacekeeping mission in Sierra Leone.

New projects in Somalia will go "long way" in rebuilding country: UN agency

Three major new initiatives launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Somalia last week will go a "long way" in helping Somali communities rebuild their economy, their society, and their livelihoods, the UN agency said in a statement issued today in New York.

UN-commissioned panel urges Côte d'Ivoire to strengthen fight against impunity

An international panel commissioned by the United Nations has urged the Government of Côte d'Ivoire to strengthen its fight against impunity and to take the necessary steps to bring to justice those responsible for serious human rights violations.