Ban calls for stronger ties between UN and Organization of American States

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for increased cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS), stressing that the Americas have much experience and knowledge to contribute to the world.

Peacekeeping mission in Haiti says armed groups have gone underground

Although the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti no longer needs to patrol in armoured vehicles, it says the armed groups it has been battling in the shantytowns of the capital have gone underground and the police must work most closely with intelligence services, a senior military official said.

UN agency welcomes refugee protection resolution by 34 states in the Americas

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today welcomed a resolution adopted by 34 States in the Americas calling on countries to enact national mechanisms to protect refugees, stateless and internally displaced persons in accordance with international standards.