UN chairs meeting in bid to jump-start Georgian-Abkhaz peace talks

In the latest United Nations effort to advance the Georgian-Abkhaz peace process, diplomats met in Geneva today to prepare for talks with the parties to the conflict, in which the Georgian Government and Abkhaz separatists fought a war 10 years ago that forced nearly 300,000 refugees to flee.

UN to chair talks next month on Georgia-Abkhazia peace process

The United Nations will chair a meeting of interested nations next month to discuss the Georgian-Abkhaz peace process, a UN spokesman said today.

Security Council stresses need for lasting solution to Georgian-Abkhaz conflict

Though peace talks on the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict are at a virtual standstill, the search must continue for a permanent solution, the United Nations Security Council said today.

Georgia-Abkhaz peace process ‘perilously close’ to standstill, Annan reports

Warning that the Georgia-Abkhaz peace process has come “perilously close” to a standstill, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged both sides to resume political contacts and to continue pursuing a negotiated settlement to the conflict.

Georgia: UNICEF rushes vaccines to children displaced from South Ossetia

A week after fighting between government troops and separatist forces displaced thousands in the South Ossetia region of Georgia, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is rushing vaccines to immunize 1,600 evacuated youngsters against measles, mumps and rubella.

Georgia: UNICEF sends school supplies to displaced children from South Ossetia

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today announced the delivery of school supplies and sporting equipment to displaced civilians who have fled fighting between government troops and separatist forces in the South Ossetia region of Georgia.

Georgia: UNICEF provides aid to women and children fleeing fighting

As civilians flee fighting between government troops and separatist forces in the South Ossetia region of Georgia, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is helping to provide rapid emergency assistance to those in need.

Georgia: UN launches emergency operation to feed flood-ravaged Svaneti region

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is rushing aid to the impoverished Svaneti region of northwest Georgia where floods have destroyed over 70 per cent of crucial crops such as potatoes and hay, washed away pasture land and domestic animals, and damaged homes, some beyond repair.

Security Council extends UN observer mission in Georgia through January 2005

With peace talks between authorities in separatist Abkhazia and the Government of Georgia at a near standstill, the Security Council today unanimously extended the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) until the end of January 2005 to maintain stability along the ceasefire lines.

Annan laments lack of substantive dialogue in Georgian-Abkhaz conflict

Despite some practical cooperation between the two sides in the Abkhaz separatist conflict in northwestern Georgia, there has been no substantive dialogue on key issues and human rights in the area remain in peril, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in his latest report on the UN peacekeeping mission there.