UN rights chief praises Pakistan's commitment to ensure respect for civil liberties

The top United Nation human rights official today expressed satisfaction at Pakistan's stated commitment to a clear policy of ensuring respect for human rights in all spheres of public and private life.

Pakistan: Annan urges justice for perpetrators of mosque attack

Appalled by Saturday's attack on a Shiite mosque in Pakistan, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged government authorities in that country to make every effort to bring those responsible to justice.

Pakistan successfully eradicates deadly cattle disease rinderpest - UN

Pakistan has declared itself "provisionally free" from the deadly cattle plague rinderpest, the United Nations announced today in Rome.