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UN envoy welcomes assurances concerning voluntary return of Chechen refugees

Concluding a weeklong trip to the Russian Federation today, the United Nations envoy for war-affected children welcomed assurances by government authorities that refugees from Chechnya would not be returned against their will.

UN advocate for war-affected children completes trip to North Caucasus

The senior United Nations official charged with promoting the interests of war-affected children returned to Moscow today, after a four-day trip to the northern Caucasus region to assess first-hand the plight of children caught in the Chechnya conflict.

UN envoy for war-affected children visits Ingushetia, Russian Federation

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict today visited camps for internally displaced Chechens living in Ingushetia, Russian Federation.

UN envoy for war-affected children holds talks in Moscow

The United Nations' chief advocate for war-affected children held talks with senior government officials in Moscow today, as part of his week-long mission to the Russian Federation, including the Northern Caucasus.

Annan's envoy for war-affected children receives German Africa Prize

The President of Germany has awarded Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Representative for Children and Armed conflict the country's "German Africa Prize" for his "tireless efforts" for peace and democracy across the globe.