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Drug control meeting stresses strong government infrastructure in Afghanistan, UN says

A coalition of international anti-drug experts has vowed its readiness to support Afghanistan's efforts to build the strong government infrastructure needed to curb illicit drugs in the country and combat drug trafficking in the region, the United Nations mission said today.

UN, Cambodia hold third round of exploratory talks on Khmer Rouge special court

The United Nations and Cambodia held a third round of exploratory talks today on the establishment of a special court to try former Khmer Rouge leaders for crimes against humanity.

UN, Cambodia resume exploratory talks on special court for Khmer Rouge

United Nations and Cambodia officials today resumed exploratory talks on the establishment of a special court to try former Khmer Rouge leaders for crimes against humanity.

DPR of Korea has just weeks to comply with resolution, IAEA says

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has just weeks to begin complying with a resolution adopted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) before the matter is referred to the Security Council for action, a spokesperson for the watchdog body said today.

IAEA board calls for DPR of Korea to comply with safeguards, readmit inspectors

Warning the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) that its continued defiance would render it in non-compliance with international nuclear safeguards, the governing board of the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency today adopted a resolution calling for Pyongyang to cooperate and readmit international inspectors.

UN, Cambodia begin exploratory talks on establishing special Khmer Rouge court

United Nations and Cambodian officials today began exploratory talks on the establishment of a special court to try former Khmer Rouge leaders for crimes against humanity.

UN sends security delegation to monitor disarmament in northern Afghanistan

The United Nations today sent a disarmament monitoring team to northern Afghanistan, where hundreds of guns remain despite recent arms control successes.

IAEA governing board set to hear report on nuclear safeguards in DPR of Korea

The governing board of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is set to take up the issue of nuclear safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) next week.

UN, Cambodia talks on Khmer Rouge court to restart next week

Preliminary talks are slated to start next week between the United Nations and Cambodia on the establishment of a special court to try Khmer Rouge leaders, a UN spokesman said today.

UN sends disaster team to help Solomon Islands in cyclone's aftermath

Responding to the extensive damage caused by Cyclone Zoe late last month in the Solomon Islands, the United Nations deployed a disaster assistance and coordination team to that country today.