The United Nations refugee agency today released new statistics showing that the number of people of concern to the agency -- including refugees, asylum seekers and others -- stood at a approximately 21.1 million in the year 2000, or one out of every 284 persons worldwide.
The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) today heralded the start of a three-week period during which regional meetings on children and young people would be held in Beijing, Berlin, Kathmandu and Cairo.
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today welcomed the results of a just-published study on malaria, which, the agency said, could offer new hope in reducing the toll of the illness on its youngest victims.
Two top United Nations officials have expressed their disappointment at the light sentences handed down by a Jakarta court to six men accused of involvement in the brutal killing of three UN aid workers last September in West Timor.
Global policy-makers will confront the economic isolation and severe poverty of the world's poorest states when a major United Nations Conference on the "least developed countries" (LDCs) opens next week in Brussels, Belgium.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan today expressed the hope that the United States would regain the seat it recently lost on the United Nations Human Rights Commission, but stressed that in the meantime the US should not punish the Organization by placing conditions on the payment of outstanding dues.
Continuing his bid to galvanize international action in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Secretary-General Kofi Annan will discuss efforts to combat the epidemic with United States President George W. Bush and Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo in the US capital on Friday.
Some 30 leading experts in the fight against HIV/AIDS called today on governments to use an upcoming United Nations meeting on the issue to pledge concrete action -- and commensurate funds -- to the battle.
Voicing their strong backing for the work of the main United Nations agency providing relief to Palestine refugees, major donors and host governments today concluded an informal meeting in Amman, Jordan, aimed at reviewing past efforts and future challenges.