The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) ordered the immediate release today of a Kosovo Albanian indicted for war crimes in the murder and torture of Serb and Albanian civilians following a defence claim of mistaken identity.
The Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders today agreed to an invitation by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan to meet on 10 March in The Hague to give him a definitive response to a plan that would enable a reunited Cyprus to join the European Union (EU) later this year.
In a final push to reach an agreement that would enable a reunited Cyprus to join the European Union (EU) later this year, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today met with the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders for face-to-face talks on the issue.
Continuing efforts to finalize a deal to enable a united Cyprus to join the European Union (EU) later this year, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrived today in Greece, where he stressed adherence to the goal of reaching agreement by end of this month.
Despite the short time left, a deal still could be reached to enable a united Cyprus to join the European Union later this year, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today in Turkey, where he is kicking off a tour of the region in a late push to finalize such an accord before a Friday deadline.
Serbian politician Vojislav Seselj was transferred today to the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague, where he is awaiting his initial appearance before the court on charges of crimes against humanity, and other crimes including participation in war propaganda and incitement of hatred towards non-Serb people.
In a bid to support work in urban development, especially the provision of water and sanitation, the Government of the Netherlands has donated $8.4 million to a two-year partnership with the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-HABITAT).
Renewing efforts to reach a peace settlement to the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict, the United Nations hosted a meeting of interested parties, which put forward a set of proposals on economic, humanitarian, political and security issues.