The United Nations Mission in Kosovo has continued to move forward with its key priorities, despite the adverse effects of conflicts in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and in southern Serbia, a top UN official told the Security Council this morning.
Some 28 million people in Africa will face severe food shortages this year -- many in countries that have been torn by conflict and ravaged by adverse weather conditions, according to a new report by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).
The top United Nations official in Bosnia and Herzegovina today denounced the country's police for orchestrating the recent mob violence which broke out in response to international efforts to clean up corruption at the Herzegovacka Bank.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) remains prepared to resume its inspections in Iraq on short notice in order to verify the status of the country's past clandestine nuclear programme, according to the Agency's latest progress report, which was released today at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Recent assessment missions by the Office of the United Nations Coordinator for Afghanistan have documented an "alarmingly high" number of infant deaths due to disease in the northeastern part of the country, an area plagued by drought and conflict.
Over a dozen United Nations agencies meeting in Lebanon today discussed the need for economic and social development in order to consolidate peace-building efforts in the region.