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UN envoy calls for military review after air strikes kill Afghan children

The United Nations envoy for children and armed conflict today called for a thorough review of procedures after NATO air strikes killed nine children in Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province on Tuesday.

Pakistan: UN officials condemn assassination of Government minister

Top United Nations officials today condemned the assassination of Pakistan’s Minister for Minority Affairs, Shahbaz Bhatti, the second high-ranking Government official killed since the beginning of the year, reportedly for opposing the country’s blasphemy laws.

UN Ambassador Angelina Jolie stresses need to reintegrate Afghan refugees

United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and award-winning Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie today called for greater focus to be put on the reintegration of former Afghan refugees as she wrapped up her second visit to the country.

UN envoy meets Thai and Cambodian leaders over Preah Vihear heritage site

A special envoy of the United Nations agency tasked with preserving the world’s cultural heritage has concluded meetings with the leaders of Thailand and Cambodia to discuss the safeguarding of Preah Vihear, a Hindu temple inscribed on the World Heritage List that was damaged during border clashes between the two countries last month.