Following three days of talks with the Taliban in Kabul, the United Nations Coordinator for Afghanistan today reported a stalemate over the issue of hiring Afghan women, and warned that without a breakthrough on that point the UN would be forced to suspend a key food project in the country.
The death toll in yesterday's attack along the border between East and West Timor has reached five, with up to 40 people injured, the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) confirmed today.
The United Nations today voiced its protest over obstacles faced by aid workers in Afghanistan, where a key food project is threatened with termination because of the policies imposed by Taliban officials.
Three civilians were killed today during an explosion in Indonesia's West Timor province, near the border with East Timor, according to the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET).
In a bid to strengthen the international arms embargo against the Taliban and keep track of terrorist training camps in Afghanistan, a group of experts has recommended the establishment of a new United Nations sanctions monitoring office based in Vienna.
New projects supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are bringing solar power to small towns in Bangladesh, enabling extremely poor families to increase their income and improve their quality of life, the UN agency said today.
An envoy of United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will visit Myanmar next week to help facilitate the process of democratization and national reconciliation there, a UN spokesman said today in New York.