Europe

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia name talks set for next month – UN

Talks between the representatives of Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on the name of the latter country will take place in New York on 11 February, the United Nations official spearheading the discussions announced today.

UN joins forces with Mediterranean nations to promote sustainable agriculture

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced its new partnership with a Mediterranean intergovernmental organization to promote crops and improve fisheries, among other sustainable activities.

Leaders hold further talks as UN-led negotiations on Cyprus resume

The Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders resumed their United Nations-led negotiations aimed at reunifying the Mediterranean island as they held their first meeting for 2009 today in Nicosia.

Young Ukrainians stand up against corruption in schools – UN

More than 100 young Ukrainians have joined in a United Nations-backed essay competition in a bid to raise awareness of the negative effectives of corruption in higher education.

Top UN envoy deplores murder of Iraqi political candidate

The top United Nations official in Iraq today condemned the latest incident in a series of election-related violence in the northern city of Mosul, in which a political candidate was murdered ahead of the provincial polls scheduled for later this month.