United Nations humanitarian agencies have been asked to provide enough food, medical supplies, latrines and other items to help up to 180,000 people hit by widespread floods on the Philippine island of Mindanao.
Delegates from governments, civil society, private sector and academia in the Asia-Pacific region gathered in Bangkok today for a United Nations-convened forum to discuss ways of ensuring that urban economic prosperity is socially equitable and ecologically sustainable.
The accident at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power station after the earthquake and tsunami in March offers lessons for the whole world on how to improve nuclear safety, according to the United Nations fact-finding mission that carried out a recent assessment.
Citing “significant improvements in preservation,” the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) said today that it has withdrawn India’s Manas Wildlife Sanctuary from its List of World Heritage in Danger.
Asia-Pacific countries can cushion themselves against food and fuel price shocks and natural disasters by more efficient use of resources and energy, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said today.
The head of the United Nations agency defending press freedom today condemned the recent murder of an Indian journalist whose killing is believed to be linked to his reporting about the oil mafia in the western city of Mumbai.
The United Nations and a group of Asian countries have signed an accord to promote cooperation in fighting drug trafficking, organized crime, human trafficking and international terrorism, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has announced.
The United Nations today rejected media reports that it instructed judges at the tribunal in Cambodia dealing with mass killings and other crimes committed under the Khmer Rouge three decades ago to dismiss its third case, stressing that the court is an independent body.