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More unity, ‘collective action’ needed to maintain international order, EU leader tells UN Assembly

Rules-based international order is under “great strain,” Donald Tusk, President of the European Council of the European Union (EU), told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, saying that his organization is “fighting intensely” to preserve it.

UN Law of Sea Tribunal extends deadline in case of Chile v. European Community

In a case concerning fishing that pits Chile against the European Community, the United Nations International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea today announced that it is extending the deadline on the proceedings for two years, through 1 January 2008.

Tens of thousands of Serbian war refugees to benefit from new UN programme

Tens of thousands of war refugees and other vulnerable people in Serbia and Montenegro will benefit from a major new housing and social integration programme launched by the United Nations settlements agency and Italy to fill the gap left by major international humanitarian organizations winding down their emergency operations there.

UN-chaired meeting hails progress in Georgia-Abkhaz peace process

A United Nations-chaired meeting to review the peace process between Georgia and Abkhaz separatists today hailed progress made in political and security matters, refugee returns and economic cooperation despite the difficult situation on the ground.