Poor farmers and wage-workers living in semi-arid rural areas of Venezuela will benefit from a water-management project agreed upon today between the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), which is lending $15 million and the Government of the country, which is contributing another $3 million.
A micro-credit system in Ecuador set up by the United Nations and a local foundation is fostering harmonious relations between Colombian refugees and the local population as the two groups work together to bring their small business dreams to fruition, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reported today.
In a case concerning fishing that pits Chile against the European Community, the United Nations International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea today announced that it is extending the deadline on the proceedings for two years, through 1 January 2008.
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) today announced that one of its peacekeepers was fatally injured on Friday after he was shot in the head when his armoured vehicle came under attack in troubled Cité Soleil.
Canada has become the first State to ratify an international convention on retaining the rich diversity of the world’s means of cultural expression, now endangered by globalization, which was adopted last October by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
More than two months after Hurricane Stan struck Guatemala, and with only a few days left before Christmas, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is facing a funding shortfall of more than $8 million as it rushes non-stop aid to more than 300,000 people threatened by a major food security crisis.
Caribbean countries, with one of the highest net-migration rates in the world, may benefit from this movement by establishing “brain gain” networks for its diaspora and providing health and education services for foreigners, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says in a new report.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who has closely followed developments in Bolivia ever since street protests led to the resignation of President Carlos Mesa earlier this year, today voiced satisfaction at Sunday’s peaceful elections and offered United Nations help in addressing the challenges that lie ahead.