Mandate of UN peacebuilding mission in Tajikistan continued for another year

The mandate of the United Nations Tajikistan Office of Peacebuilding (UNTOP) has been extended until June of next year, in view of the pressing needs in the post-civil war Central Asian country, according to an exchange of letters between UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the Security Council.

Heavy snows prompt Tajikistan government to ask for UN assistance

More than two metres of snow have fallen in the eastern and southern parts of Tajikistan and at least 16 people have died in the heavy storms, prompting the Government to ask for United Nations assistance.