Implementation of the Mitchell committee report offers "the most practicable route back" to the Middle East peace process, according to the annual report of a United Nations panel charged with promoting the rights of the Palestinian people.
The Security Council committee monitoring the sanctions against Iraq has approved a pricing mechanism for the delivery of petroleum to the United States for the month of October, the office overseeing the United Nations "oil-for-food" scheme said today.
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.