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East Timorese voters get more time to review electoral roll: UN mission

Registered voters will now have two more days, until 27 July, to confirm that their names are on the electoral roll for the upcoming elections, the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) announced today.

Annan hopes Indonesian political process continues peacefully

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today expressed hope that the political process in Indonesia would remain peaceful after President Abdurrahman Wahid was removed from office and his Vice President, Megawati Sukarnoputri, sworn-in as the country's next leader.

Annan hopes Indonesian political process continues peacefully

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today expressed hope that the political process in Indonesia would remain peaceful after President Abdurrahman Wahid was removed from office and his Vice President, Megawati Sukarnoputri, sworn-in as the country's next leader.

East Timor: UN, Indonesia decide to set up committee on border agreements

The United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) and Indonesia have decided to set up a committee to help implement agreements on border issues reached at the national level.

Laos: UN survey confirms continuing decrease in opium poppy cultivation

Opium poppy cultivation in Laos - the world's third largest producer of opium - is now at its lowest levels in nearly 10 years, according to a report released today by the United Nations drug agency.

Concerned at humanitarian plight in Afghanistan, Security Council calls for more aid

Members of the United Nations Security Council today urged the international community to provide assistance to Afghanistan, a country ravaged by the twin scourges of war and drought.

Austrian general to lead UN military observers in India and Pakistan

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today named an Austrian Major-General as Chief Military Observer of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).

UN, East Timorese leaders invited to attend ASEAN meeting

Senior officials of the United Nations transitional administration and East Timorese leaders have been invited to attend the upcoming ministerial meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) next week in Hanoi.

Only free media can advance national interests, UN official tells meeting in Iran

Nations seeking to insulate themselves from powerful global trends are likely only to see their political, economic and cultural fortunes wane, a United Nations official stressed in a meeting with Iranian journalists in the city of Shiraz.

UN, Indonesia to discuss East Timor border issues

Officials from the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) and the Indonesian Government will meet on Thursday in an attempt to resolve border issues on Timor Island, the UN mission said today.