New UN website mobilizes action to protect war-affected children

The United Nations today announced the launch of a new website aimed at calling attention to the plight of children affected by war and mobilizing action to protect them.

Annan urges greater involvement of women in resolving conflicts and fostering peace

Women, so often victimized by wars, should be given a greater role in ending them, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today in a message to a gathering in Egypt of first ladies and other female officials.