United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today encouraged the leaders of India and Pakistan to look at their recent talks as the first step in a process towards resolving their differences in the interest of both nations and the entire South Asian region.
United Nations sanctions against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan are taking their toll against the civilian population, but their effects are limited in comparison to the ongoing conflict and other factors, according to a report released today at UN Headquarters in New York.
East Timor's transitional administration saw a flurry of moves today and over the weekend as political activity began to heat up in the half-island territory ahead of the United Nations-sponsored elections next month.
More than 30,000 East Timorese have turned out for a month-long series of public hearings, sponsored in part by the United Nations transitional administration, to solicit views on what should be included in the territory's first constitution.
The United Nations General Assembly today paid tribute to the memory of one of its former presidents, the late Humayun Rasheed Choudhury of Bangladesh, who presided over its forty-first annual session, which opened in September 1986.
The head of the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) today stressed that the UN would take all precautionary measures to prevent disruption of the territory's upcoming elections.
With Wednesday passing as the final deadline for East Timorese to challenge the list of proposed candidates for the upcoming elections, the United Nations transitional administration today said that all political parties and independent candidates had been officially registered.
The United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) today finalized a list of 16 East Timorese political parties eligible to field candidates for the territory's first democratically elected legislative body.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) expressed concern today about the increasing lack of hospitality - and in some cases downright hostility - towards Afghan refugees, not only in the immediate region, but all across the world.