Somalia: Annan says UN has access to detained staff as talks continue on release

Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today that the United Nations remains in contact with two of its staff members who have been detained in Somalia since last week, as talks continue to secure their release.

Three injured as rebels in Burundi ambush UN food convoy

A group of rebels has attacked a United Nations food convoy in Burundi, leaving one person in critical condition and two others injured, a UN spokesman announced today.

Former Ghanaian President in Botswana to promote UN Year of Volunteers

Beginning his first mission as Eminent Person for the United Nations International Year of Volunteers, former President Jerry John Rawlings of Ghana has arrived in Botswana to draw attention to the work of volunteers in the fight against HIV/AIDS.