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Iraq earns additional €370 million under UN's oil-for-food programme

Iraq has earned an additional €370 million (euros) under the United Nations oil-for-food programme, according to new statistics released today by the office overseeing the scheme, which allows Baghdad to export its petroleum and use a portion of the profits for humanitarian relief.

UN development agency appeals for funds to help Palestinian students

With the education of thousands of Palestinian youths at stake, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is appealing for emergency funds to help students in Gaza and abroad to pay university tuition and fees.

UN General Assembly elects two additional judges for Rwanda war crimes tribunal

The United Nations General Assembly today elected two additional judges to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).

Two UN peacekeeping missions create awareness-raising units on HIV/AIDS

The United Nations peacekeeping operations in East Timor and Sierra Leone have set up special HIV/AIDS units to raise awareness about how to prevent and treat the deadly virus.

Sierra Leone: UN peacekeepers give free medical treatment to villagers

The medical unit of a United Nations peacekeeping battalion in Sierra Leone provided more than 4,000 villagers with free medical assistance over the weekend, the UN mission announced today in Freetown.

Kenya: three locally hired UNHCR staff plead 'not guilty' to extortion charges

Three staff members of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today pleaded "not guilty" to charges that they had extorted money from refugees seeking resettlement in Kenya.

Nane Annan helps launch "Say Yes for Children" campaign in Europe

In Turkey today, Nane Annan, the wife of the United Nations Secretary-General, participated in the regional launch of an unprecedented global campaign on behalf of children, urging the world community to "say yes" to a 10-point appeal for children's rights.

40 States support resumed negotiations on climate change, UN says

Senior officials from 40 countries - including 25 environment ministers - have expressed their support for the resumption of formal talks on climate change due to take place in Germany in July, a United Nations spokesman said today.

List of nominees for judges at UN war crimes tribunal sent to Security Council

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today sent the United Nations Security Council a list of 60 candidates to serve as "temporary" or ad litem judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

Kosovars urged to cooperate with UN in stemming violence

The new commander of the international security force in Kosovo (KFOR) today urged Kosovars to help KFOR and the United Nations isolate extremists pursuing political ends through violence.