Iraq's petroleum exports rose sharply last week, earning Baghdad an additional €357 million (euros) or $328 million under the United Nations oil-for-food programme which allocates a portion of all petroleum revenues to the purchase of humanitarian relief for the country.
The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has a key contribution to make in the battle against terrorism, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a message delivered today to an OIC meeting in Doha, Qatar.
Unprecedented restrictions on the flow of goods, labour and financial resources have taken a mounting toll on the Palestinian economy, according to a new report by the Geneva-based United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Secretary-General Kofi Annan today strongly deplored the latest clashes in the Middle East - which have left 20 Palestinians and two Israelis dead - and urged the parties to return to the negotiating table, according to a United Nations spokesman.
Expressing cautious optimism about the results of a recent meeting between Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, the chairman of a UN Palestinian rights panel has stressed the need for a comprehensive, just and lasting settlement, according to a document released today at UN Headquarters in New York.
The volume of Iraqi oil exports under the United Nations oil-for-food programme dropped sharply over the past week, according to the office running the scheme, which allows Baghdad to use a portion of its petroleum revenues to purchase humanitarian relief.
The United Nations oil-for-food programme for Iraq, which allows Baghdad to use its petroleum revenues to purchase humanitarian relief, has achieved considerable progress in recent months despite persistent obstacles, according to a report by Secretary-General Kofi Annan released today at UN Headquarters in New York.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan has recommended a continuation of the United Nations mission which has been monitoring a demilitarized zone along the border between Iraq and Kuwait since the Iraqi troops withdrew from Kuwait in 1991.