Bilateral talks between the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) and the Government of Indonesian have yielded agreement on several important issues, including pension and compensation, the UN operation announced today.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations entities dealing with the environment and socio-economic issues in Asia and the Pacific have begun regional preparations for the World Summit on Sustainable Development, to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in September 2002.
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.