Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Personal Representative for Southern Lebanon will assess the needs of the local administration in the area during an upcoming trip there, the United Nations announced today.
Trade and economy ministers from numerous Arab States gathered today at the United Nations House in Beirut to seek a joint position in advance of next month's World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference.
Deeply concerned at the intensifying violence in the Middle East, members of the United Nations Security Council have called on Israel to immediately withdraw its forces from a Palestinian-controlled area there.
Continuing his intensive diplomatic efforts in the Middle East, a special envoy of United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan held several high-level meetings in Gaza today aimed at dealing with the latest crisis in the region.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged Israel to halt its strikes against a Palestinian-controlled area in the West Bank, and to ensure that medical and relief workers could reach those hurt in the attack.
A special envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today said the Middle East was at "the most dangerous moment in a decade" and called for "courageous leadership" on the part of the Palestinians and the Israelis.
The United Nations oil-for-food programme today reported a slight increase in Iraq's oil exports under the humanitarian scheme that allows Baghdad to use a portion of its petroleum revenues to purchase relief goods.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan and his top envoy for the Middle East peace process have met with senior Israeli and Palestinian officials in New York and Gaza in an effort to get both sides to stem the violence in the region and return to the negotiating table, a United Nations spokesman said today in New York.