Children and adolescents in East Asia and the Pacific are generally optimistic about the future, but many appear woefully unprepared to deal with the rapidly growing threat of HIV/AIDS in the region, according to the results of a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) survey released today in New York.
Two top United Nations officials have expressed their disappointment at the light sentences handed down by a Jakarta court to six men accused of involvement in the brutal killing of three UN aid workers last September in West Timor.
Funds are urgently needed to stem Afghanistan's growing displacement crisis, which is being fuelled by the twin scourges of severe drought and intensifying civil war, a senior United Nations official said today.
In a bid to achieve regional integration, the 12 member countries of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) today adopted a transport agreement aimed at developing and harmonizing international roads in the region.
The United Nations will continue its peace-building efforts in Tajikistan, consolidating reconciliation in the country that "still bears the tragic traces of civil war," according to a document released today at UN Headquarters in New York.
The registration of political parties and independent candidates for the upcoming election to East Timor's Constituent Assembly began on a positive note today, the United Nations Interim Administration in the territory said, citing electoral officials.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan was "shocked" to learn of the light sentences handed down by a Jakarta court today to six men in connection with the murders of United Nations relief workers last year in West Timor, according to a statement issued today by his spokesman.