Chief UN adviser on Colombia to conclude term in April

Secretary-General Kofi Annan's top aide dealing with the peace process in Colombia will wrap up his current term in April after five years on the job, putting a temporary pause to active United Nations involvement in helping to end the country's decades-long conflict.

UNESCO denounces assassination of Colombian journalist

Warning that democracy is under fire with the continued murder of journalists, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has condemned the assassination of a Colombian radio reporter who frequently denounced corruption and the influence of drug traffickers on local politics.