Violence against women in the name of honour should be criminalized - UN report

All forms of violence against women and girls committed in the name of honour should be criminalized, and those deliberately participating in such acts should be penalized, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a just-released report.

UN Fund gives $1 million for programmes to end violence against women

The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) has announced that it will give $1 million in grants this year for programmes to end violence against women in 21 countries.

General Assembly condemns acts of violence against religious sites

The General Assembly today condemned all acts or threats of violence, destruction, damage or endangerment against religious sites, as it adopted a resolution on the United Nations Year of Dialogue among Civilizations.

States can learn from each other in bid to tackle violence, UN health agency says

States can learn from one another in the effort to halt violence, an "enormous but preventable global health problem," the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

UN officials welcome "billion mom march" against gun violence

United Nations officials have signalled their strong support for a new movement which aims to galvanize the world's mothers in the fight against gun violence.

Kosovars urged to cooperate with UN in stemming violence

The new commander of the international security force in Kosovo (KFOR) today urged Kosovars to help KFOR and the United Nations isolate extremists pursuing political ends through violence.