Asia Pacific

Senior UN official arrives in Nepal to visit mission supporting peace accord

A senior United Nations political official arrived in Nepal today for a four-day visit to the UN mission supporting the peace process in the South Asian country after a decade-long civil conflict between the Government and Maoists claimed some 13,000 lives.

Timor-Leste: UN police assist in crackdown on drugs, human trafficking

United Nations police are not only helping to restore security in Timor-Leste, where 37 people were killed and 155,000 others, 15 per cent of the population, displaced nearly two years ago, they are also cracking down on illegal immigration, the sale of drugs and possible human trafficking.

Ban Ki-moon urges political solution as Sri Lanka truce breaks down

Secretary-General has underscored the urgent need for a political solution to end the bloodshed in Sri Lanka following the Government’s decision to terminate the 2002 Ceasefire Agreement that halted a decades-long conflict with the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

UN rushes aid to help Indonesians stricken by floods and landslides

United Nations agencies have been rushing aid to Indonesians on the southern island of Java, which was recently struck by severe floods and landslides.