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UNICEF confirms break-in at Kabul office

The United Nations' Children's Fund (UNICEF) has confirmed reports of a break-in and robbery at one of its offices in Afghanistan.

Annan to seek additional donor support to ensure continuation of aid for DPR of Korea

Following a report from his Personal Envoy, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has decided to seek additional donor support to ensure the continuation of humanitarian aid for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for the next few months.

IAEA to meet next week on DPR of Korea

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed that its Board of Governors will meet next week to discuss the situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Global help needed for Afghanistan to overcome 'economy of opium,' UN says

In order to secure lasting recovery in Afghanistan, global actors must work with the new Government to help the people of the country gain an advantage over the decades old "economy of opium," the top United Nations anti-drug official said today in New York.

Afghanistan: UNICEF kicks off campaign to wipe out neonatal tetanus

The United Nations today kicked off a drive in Afghanistan aimed at eliminating neonatal tetanus, which kills an estimated 11,000 newborns in the country each year.