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More UN peacekeepers arrive in Haiti

More than 100 Jordanian police officers have arrived in Haiti to join the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Caribbean country.

New unified security measures for UN to cost $97 million

New unified security measures proposed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to protect the United Nations and its workers against an escalating number of attacks worldwide will cost some $97 million.

UN forces and Haitian police clear barricaded quarter

United Nations peacekeeping forces, together with Haitian National Police, have cleared the streets of Bel Air, a poor area of the Caribbean country's capital, Port-au-Prince, which has been in upheaval over the past three weeks, a UN spokesman told reporters today.

Several UN contingents head to Haiti to bolster peacekeeping mission

Spanish and Moroccan troops serving as part of a joint battalion are headed to Haiti to participate in the United Nations peacekeeping mission there, officials of the world body said today.

UN forecasts mixed picture for Latin America and Caribbean forests

By the end of the next decade, Latin America and the Caribbean will have less natural forest cover, but more woodland areas will be protected and more trees planted, according to projections released today by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Chinese police trained in crowd control join UN mission in Haiti

With Haiti's capital relatively calm for the past week, United Nations police operations in Haiti have been strengthened by the arrival of more than 100 police trained in crowd control and well-equipped from China.

Public information critical element of UN's success, senior official says

Public information is a critically important element of the success of the United Nations, and the world body has managed to develop innovative ways to engage more people, the UN's top communications official said today.

New UN stamp promotes benefits of disarmament to children

Declaring that "the children of the world need books, not guns," United Nations Messenger of Peace and Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas today launched a new UN stamp that promotes disarmament.

UN peacekeeping level in Haiti to increase by hundreds by end October

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, which has been operating at less than half its authorized strength, will receive several hundred new members by the end of October, a UN spokesman said today.

Security Council condemns violence in Haiti

The members of the Security Council today condemned the ongoing fighting in Haiti and gave their backing to the top United Nations envoy and the UN peacekeeping operation in the Caribbean nation.