UN hails first ratification of African pact to protect millions of displaced people

The United Nations refugee agency today called on all African Union (AU) member countries to follow Uganda's example and ratify the first legally binding international treaty to provide legal protection and aid to millions of people displaced within their own countries by conflicts and natural calamities.

UN calls on Europe to take in larger share of refugees for resettlement

The United Nations refugee agency today called on Europe to play a larger role in refugee resettlement, 90 per cent of which is currently borne by the United States, Canada and Australia.

Georgians displaced in South Ossetian conflict get Internet access thanks to UN

Thousands of Georgians displaced by the 2008 conflict with Russia over South Ossetia are getting access to computers for their education and livelihood purposes, thanks to an initiative by the United Nations refugee agency.