UN expert on adequate housing heading to Peru

A United Nations expert on adequate shelter is heading to Peru to assess housing and living conditions, focusing primarily on the needs of the poor, women and minorities.

UN's top human rights official 'satisfied' at move by Peru to address violations

The top United Nations human rights official has expressed satisfaction with the steps taken by authorities in Peru to comply with recommendations from several international bodies that sought the redress of human rights violations committed during the previous Government of President Alberto Fujimori.

Top UN rights official ends visit to Peru with call for consolidation of reforms

Wrapping up a three-day visit to Peru, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today urged the country to remain vigilant in pursuing efforts to consolidate democracy and fundamental freedoms.

Basic items and medicine needed to help earthquake victims in Peru: UN

The Government of Peru urgently needs blankets, food, medicines and water purification units to help victims of last weekend's earthquake in the southern part of the country, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today in New York.

Death toll in Peru earthquake reaches 97, UN relief office says

The death toll from the earthquake that shook southern Peru over the weekend has reached 97 today, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

In wake of Peru earthquake, Annan says UN stands ready to aid relief efforts

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said he was "deeply saddened" by the loss of life and destruction caused by the earthquake that struck southern Peru on Saturday, and extended his condolences to the Peruvian Government and the families of the victims.

Peru: Annan wishes newly elected President success in democratic rebuilding

Congratulating Alejandro Toledo Manrique on his election as President of Peru, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today wished him success in rebuilding and strengthening the country's democratic institutions, consolidating the rule of law and bringing greater prosperity to all Peruvians.