United Nations experts today concluded that the atypical pneumonia cases in China are likely the same disease now identified as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), bringing the figures for the country to more than double since the last date of reporting.
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar cut short his fact finding mission there today after discovering a listening device under the table during interviews with prison inmates.
While the peace process in Bougainville is stronger than ever, it still needs nurturing, the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a report issued today on progress made by the United Nations mission to the island in Papua New Guinea.
Marking the start of the Afghan school year, the senior United Nations envoy for the country has deplored the attacks against schools in parts of the country and called on Afghans to unite against vandalism.
Security remains the most serious challenge facing Afghanistan, the United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan says in a report issued today on progress made in the reconstruction efforts and transition towards a fully representative national government.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today urged the international community to continue investing in girls' education and women's health in Afghanistan, stressing that despite signs of progress, the country is still struggling to help its most vulnerable populations.
The United Nations programme dealing with human settlements and the problems of rapid urbanization has launched a partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ABD) to help provide loans for safe drinking water and sanitation projects in densely populated areas throughout Asia.