Glasgow has been declared a City of Music by the United Nations culture agency, joining its neighbour Edinburgh on its Creative Cities Network, established to promote social, economic and cultural development.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has noted a substantial movement of populations between South Ossetia in Georgia and Russia’s North Ossetia region, making it difficult to establish the exact number of people displaced by recent hostilities.
The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court confirmed today that his Office is analysing information related to alleged crimes committed in Georgia in recent weeks that fall under the Court’s jurisdiction.
The top United Nations refugee official arrived today in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, to assess humanitarian operations and meet some of the people displaced by last week’s fighting – now estimated to be around 158,700.
The envoy charged with mediating efforts by the United Nations to resolve the long-running dispute between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia over the latter’s name heads to the region this week for a fresh round of talks.
The full implementation of the principles enshrined in last week’s peace plan that ended fighting in Georgia remains the best way to defuse tensions, find a lasting solution to the conflict and allow humanitarian assistance to those in need, the top United Nations political official told the Security Council today.
The European branch of the world’s largest car maker, Toyota, today became one of six companies to join the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net), a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) initiative bringing together organizations which pledge to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.