The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) today welcomed the publication of election results for the Caribbean country’s Senate although poor turn out meant that none of the candidates picked up sufficient votes to win a seat outright.
The head of the United Nations health agency today warned that the recent outbreak of a deadly new strain of the flu virus, known as swine flu, reported in parts of Mexico and the United States, has the potential to become a pandemic.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is departing today for the Caribbean archipelago nation of Trinidad and Tobago, where he will address dozens of heads of State and Government at the fifth Summit of the Americas tomorrow.
Hailing pledges worth nearly $325 million for Haiti's reconstruction and development made at a donor conference in Washington last week, the top United Nations envoy to the impoverished country today expressed hope the funds will be quickly disbursed.
An independent United Nations expert kicks off a nine-day trip to Paraguay today to assess the extent to which the South-American nation implements the right to education for all the country's children.