Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the Israeli authorities to cease the practice of destroying Palestinian homes, while calling on both sides to control their actions and re-start efforts for peace.
A United Nations spokesman confirmed today that Secretary-General Kofi Annan has ordered an internal investigation into the facts surrounding the handling of a videotape filmed last year by members of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) a few hours after an attack across the Blue Line in which three Israeli Defence Force soldiers had been taken captive by the Hizbollah.
Following a six-week suspension, Iraq has re-started its petroleum exports under the United Nations humanitarian programme which allows Baghdad to use a portion of its oil revenues to purchase relief goods, a United Nations spokesman announced today.
The United Nations and Iraq today extended the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) governing the "oil-for-food" programme which allows Baghdad to sell its petroleum and use a portion of the proceeds to purchase humanitarian relief goods.
The United Nations is studying a request by Israel for the unedited version of a videotape sought in connection with the abduction of three Israeli soldiers last year, a spokesman for the world body said today, adding that the UN maintained its offer to show an edited version of the recording.
A senior United Nations official said today that the UN would provide Israel and Lebanon with the opportunity to view a videotape sought by the Israeli authorities in connection with the abduction of three Israeli soldiers last year.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on Israel to halt its practice of "targeted assassinations," urging both sides in the Middle East conflict to reject violence and pursue a political solution to their dispute.
Determined to improve the humanitarian situation in Iraq, the Security Council voted unanimously today to extend its Iraq "oil-for-food" programme for a new period of 150 days, beginning at 00.01 hours Eastern Daylight Time on 4 July 2001.