Asia Pacific

Annan warns of no improvement in Uzbek human rights since last year, urges action

Painting a very grim picture of the human rights situation in Uzbekistan, including torture, harassment and a lack of access and independent investigation into the killings in Andijan in 2005, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today warned there has been no progress over the past year and urged the Government to improve things.

Top UN official returns to Myanmar this month for talks on rights and democracy

The United Nations top political officer will visit Myanmar later this month for high-level talks to try to help the Asian country make serious progress in human rights, political freedoms and humanitarian assistance, a UN spokesman said today.

Sri Lanka: UN agencies gear up to help tens of thousands of flood victims

With an estimated 333,000 Sri Lankans affected by floods, landslides and displacement, United Nations agencies are gearing up to help the Government in its relief efforts.