A critical hindrance to the successful completion of United Nations peacekeeping missions is a lack of funding for activities such as demobilization and reintegration, or boundary commissions, Secretary-General Kofi Annan writes in a report issued today on the closure of UN peace operations.
The goal of an upcoming United Nations summit on sustainable development was to generate a sense of hope for the future of the world economy, living conditions and environment, the top UN official for economic and social affairs said today.
A senior United Nations official in charge of UN information activities pledged today to harness the power of the latest advances in communications technology, including the Internet, while making full use of traditional media in providing services to developing countries.
The United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) is set to open a new human rights office in the eastern part of the country to promote the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and to help instil a culture of human rights.
The United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) today announced that 77 more police cadets have graduated from the Timor Lorosa'e police academy in Dili -- bringing the total number of officers performing in the territory to 706.