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UN tribunal sentences two Bosnian Croats for war crimes

The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) today sentenced two Bosnian Croats to 18 and 20 years in jail for crimes against humanity against Muslims, including prisoners, during the civil war in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 to 1995.

UN tribunal orders Croatian authorities to serve indictment against former general

The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has ordered Croatian authorities to serve an indictment against Gen. Janko Bobetko, with a corresponding order that arrest warrants against the 84-year-old be dropped pending an assessment of his health and ability to travel.

UN report confirms depleted uranium from weapons found in Bosnia

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) confirmed for the first time today that depleted uranium (DU) from weapons used in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1994 and 1995 had contaminated a local supply of drinking water, but while this did not present an immediate risk, the agency recommended regular monitoring.

UN agency offers to help Greece, UK in dispute over Parthenon Marbles

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today said it has offered to help Greece and the United Kingdom to resolve their differences over the Parthenon Marbles kept at the British Museum.

UN anti-drug agency steps up fight against narcotics trafficking in Balkans

United Nations officials and police chiefs from seven Balkan countries have taken a further step to enhance intelligence-based policing in the battle against illegal narcotics trafficking through the region.

Armenia: UN agency warns of food aid shortages

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today that by the end of April, it will run out of food for 300,000 beneficiaries in Armenia, where more than half of the population lives below the poverty line.

UN signs deal to air French language channel TV5

The United Nations and the International Organization of La Francophonie signed an agreement today to air the French language television channel TV5 at the world body's headquarters in New York.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: UN agency concerned by surge in returnee deaths

The killing of eight people returning to their pre-war homes in Bosnia and Herzegovina has officials from the United Nations refugee agency worried about the dangers returnees continue to face.

Presidents of UN tribunal, General Assembly deplore Serb premier's assassination

The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) today deplored the assassination on Wednesday of Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic, whose cooperation led to handing over ex-Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic to the UN court.

UNESCO, Russia to cooperate on education in Chechnya

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Russian Federation are set to enter into an agreement to help restore the education system in Chechnya.