Donor countries meeting in Norway have voiced satisfaction with East Timor's progress and stressed the need to sustain the momentum of the gains made so far, the United Nations Transitional Administration (UNTAET) said today.
Reports of people being displaced from their homes in a number of areas around Afghanistan are rising, and access for humanitarian workers still remains difficult in parts of the country, United Nations relief officials said today.
Welcoming the signing earlier this year of a peace agreement for Bougainville, which ended 12 years of fighting, Security Council members today encouraged the parties to implement the plan as soon as possible in order to achieve a "definitive settlement" of the conflict.
The United Nations chief envoy for Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi, held a very “cordial and friendly” meeting with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, thanking the President for his country’s support of the UN’s efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan, UN officials said today.
Ten people affiliated with a pro-autonomy militia were convicted today in East Timor’s first trial for crimes against humanity, committed during the violence surrounding the 1999 United Nations-sponsored popular consultation.
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today announced a major drive against measles in Afghanistan, where the relatively benign disease kills thousands of the country's most vulnerable children.
Alleviating poverty was high on the agenda as delegates gathered in Bangkok today at a meeting organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) to review the region’s progress in achieving goals set by recent global and regional action plans.
The Special Representative of Secretary-General Kofi Annan for Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi, today held a series of meetings in the country's capital to discuss the transfer of power scheduled to take place next week.