The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is asking the Russian authorities to postpone their announced impending closures of tent camps in Ingushetia housing thousands of Chechens who were forced to flee violence in their republic.
The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has contacted the Greek Cypriot leader, Glafcos Clerides, and the Turkish Cypriot leader, Rauf Denktash, seeking their reactions to his plan on Cyprus.
The top United Nations envoy in Kosovo today visited Mitrovica, the northern city which yesterday he placed under a single municipal administration, establishing UN offices in the previous parallel structures.
Since no country has the capacity to deal with global ills on its own, multilateral action – with the United Nations providing a “unique legitimacy” – is essential in order to successfully confront the world’s problems, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today in Paris.
Four former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) have been indicted on war crimes charges stemming from their treatment of other Kosovo Albanian civilians in 1998 and 1999, the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in the province (UNMIK) announced today.
Immigrants and refugees should not - and must not - be seen as a burden, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today in The Hague upon the launch of a document containing 21 principles for more humane government policies to deal with migrants.