As temperatures drop in Pakistan, UN distributes blankets to Afghan refugees

As winter's freezing temperatures descend on Pakistan, the United Nations today announced the start of an emergency distribution of blankets to Afghan refugees living in the country.

UN human rights expert 'aghast' at killings of farmers in Okara, Pakistan

A United Nations human rights expert has condemned the killings in Okara, Pakistan, of three tenants at army-occupied farms who were being coerced by the country's Rangers to negotiate a seven-year lease with them or vacate the area.

Annan names Finnish general top military observer for India-Pakistan mission

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today announced the appointment of a Finnish general to the top post at the United Nations Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).

Patience and political prudence needed to ease India-Pakistan tensions – Annan

Warning that all of Asia would feel the effects of a new conflict in the region, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today stressed the need for a measured and prudent approach to ease the current tensions between India and Pakistan.

Annan looks to Kazakhstan meeting to defuse India-Pakistan tension

Concerned over escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced hope that a regional security meeting this week in Kazakhstan will help defuse the crisis.

In Islamabad, Annan discusses regional concerns with Pakistani, UN officials

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today met with senior UN and Pakistani officials in Islamabad, where he discussed regional concerns, including the situation in Afghanistan and tensions over Kashmir.

Annan welcomes Pakistani leader’s anti-terrorist pledges

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed anti-terrorist steps announced by the President of Pakistan, while emphasizing that the country’s differences with India require a peaceful resolution.