Asia Pacific

UN refugee agency redeploys staff to address humanitarian needs in Myanmar

The United Nations refugee agency today said that it had begun redeploying staff members to Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state, where violence has displaced thousands of people.

Nepal receives $8 million from UN peacebuilding fund

The United Nations today released $8 million to help Nepal consolidate peace, improve policing, promote dialogue and reinforce national efforts to address the needs of those affected by conflict.

UN and Myanmar sign plan to prevent child recruitment in armed forces

The United Nations and the Government of Myanmar today signed an action plan to prevent the recruitment and use of children by Myanmar’s armed forces, known as the Tatmadaw, and allow for the release of under-age recruits.

UN officials underscore need for long-term support for Afghanistan’s development

Long-term support for Afghanistan’s socio-economic development is vital as the country proceeds on its path towards assuming full responsibility for its security, governance and development, top United Nations officials told the Security Council today.

Ahead of meeting, UN mission highlights ‘critical need’ for protection of Afghan civilians

Ahead of a Security Council meeting on Afghanistan on Wednesday, the United Nations mission in the country today drew attention to the “critical need” for all parties to the conflict to do more to protect civilians.

UN responds to humanitarian needs in Myanmar following recent violence

United Nations relief agencies are responding to the humanitarian situation in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state, in the wake of violence there which has displaced thousands of people.

UN envoy calls for investigation into disturbances in Myanmar state

The United Nations top envoy for Myanmar has called for an investigation into violence that recently took place in the country’s Rakhine state.

At UN, Aung San Suu Kyi appeals for aid, investment to boost democracy in Myanmar

Highlighting the recent changes in Myanmar, Nobel laureate and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi today invited international aid and investment to help build a better future for the south-east Asian nation, as she addressed a United Nations labour forum in Geneva.

UN expert warns of threat from escalating communal violence in Myanmar

A United Nations independent human rights expert today warned that escalating violence among communities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state represents a serious threat to the country’s future.

UN seeks $198 million for humanitarian needs in DPR Korea in 2012

Amid funding concerns for ongoing activities, the United Nations seeks $198 million to address critical humanitarian needs in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in 2012.