UN hosts meeting aimed at tackling problems of sexual abuse by field personnel

DNA samples, new international pacts and assistance to victims were among the measures discussed today at a conference on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse by United Nations and non-governmental organization (NGO) personnel, where Secretary-General Kofi Annan set a strict tone by declaring that no one should be above the law.

Do sports, not drugs: new UN-backed anti-narcotics programme targets youth

A United Nations-backed programme to use sport to prevent drug use and criminal behaviour among young people was officially launched today with both officials and sports stars stressing the importance of a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.