To meet Afghanistan's immediate needs during a crucial transitional period, the United Nations today said that $1.18 billion was still required for the humanitarian and recovery assistance to the country in 2002.
Afghanistan’s opium cultivation – which had dropped sharply in 2001 – is back up to a “relatively high level” throughout the country, according to the results of a survey released today by the United Nations Drug Control Programme (UNDCP).
As Sri Lanka enters a critical juncture of its peace process aimed at ending 18 years of internal strife, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today urged international support to alleviate the plight of some 77,000 hungry people in the country.
The outcome of the months-long effort to establish a stable and democratic Government in Afghanistan hinges on how well the country – with foreign support – can respond to threats to stability, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today.
In what has been described as an “historic occasion,” the Governments of Australia and Indonesia today met with authorities from East Timor for the first-ever trilateral talks, as the United Nations Transitional Administration (UNTAET) highlighted the key role of East Timorese officials in representing the territory just three months away from its independence.