15 August 2011 â€“Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his top envoy for Iraq strongly condemned the series of bombings that reportedly killed dozens of people and wounded many others across the country today.
TOKYO-Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon brought a message of international solidarity to parts of eastern Japan still reeling from the effects of the 'triple disasters' triggered by the tsunami, earthquake and nuclear accident that struck earlier this year.
GENEVA-The United Nations voiced â€œextreme alarmâ€ today at reports of â€œatrocious human rights violationsâ€ in Libya, including mass summary executions apparently carried out by Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafiâ€™s forces in the last few days before they lost Tripoli, the capital.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today urged heightened preparedness and surveillance amid signs that a mutant strain of the deadly bird flu virus is spreading in Asia and beyond.
JUNEAU-Nearly 46 percent of the stateâ€™s schools showed Adequate Yearly Progress in the national tests required by the No Child Left Behind standards. That leaves 275 schools that did not meet all the measurements of the test. Many are familiar with being on the list â€“ one school has not met the standard in eight […]
26 August 2011 â€“A key witness today pleaded guilty to contempt of court for refusing to testify in the trial at a United Nations war crimes tribunal of former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj on charges of crimes against humanity.
GENEVA-The United Nations and its diplomatic partners seeking a resolution to the Libyan crisis today urged the Security Council to release assets frozen under United Nations sanctions to the countryâ€™s transitional authorities to help them set up a government in the North African nation.
August 24, 2011-Signs of ozone depletion are again appearing over the Antarctic, the United Nations reported yesterday, adding that prevailing temperatures and polar stratospheric clouds indicate that the degree of ozone loss this year will most likely be about average in comparison to the past decade.
GENEVA-As the crackdown by the Syrian Government against its own people continues unabated, a group of United Nations human rights experts today renewed their call for an immediate end to the violence used by the authorities against ongoing protests.