Selected summary of United Nations related news and events UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Jolie urges aid for Afghans in Afghanistan and Pakistan UN electoral team starts work in Lebanon for 29 May vote Sudan: UN Food Agency Opens New Libya Root to Deliver Food to Darfur UN sets up farming schools for Aids orphans UN to co-host regional conference on development for rural women in South Asia Recycling program provides tsunami survivors lifeline Over 50,000 former Afghan soldiers have disarmed, UN reports
"An exhibition of 19 sculptures by Tony Price (1937-2000), created from nuclear weapons salvage, will be on display at the United Nations through June 9th in the South Gallery of the General Assembly Visitors' Lobby." LINK
Selected summary of United Nations related news and events U.N. Nuclear Conference Agrees on Agenda Annan congratulates UK's Blair on elections, looks forward to collaboration on UN reform U.S. Considers Joining Chemical Treaty Tsunami provokes radical change in crisis response UN says number of refugees fleeing insecurity in Togo down sharply
Selected summary of United Nations related news and events Slaying of Afghan Women Concerns U.N. UN extends mission in Ivory Coast A Better Way to Fight Poverty Ethiopia: 'Many children will surely die' General Assembly approves chiefs for development and internal oversight
Selected summary of United Nations related news and events SOMALIA, DEFORESTATION AMONG UN LIST OF '10 STORIES THE WORLD SHOULD HEAR MORE ABOUT' Iran Stands by Nuclear Plans at U.N. Talks [NPR News audio] UNICEF to support US $90 million in rebuilding tsunami affected schools The Problem of Child Sex Tourism and Sex Trafficking in Asia
Selected summary of United Nations related news and events Annan warns on regimes' nuclear programmes Entrenched stands threaten nuclear nonproliferation conference India teams with UN to fight spread of HIV/AIDS Press Freedom Day celebrated in region noted for press curbs UNESCO Director-General Condemns Murder of Sri Lankan Journalist Dharmeratnam Sivaram "Taraki" Struggling Nepal media marches on World Press Freedom Day UN transfers refugees to new sites away from congested Rwanda-DR of Congo border
Selected summary of United Nations related news and events Annan, General Assembly President express optimism over talks on UN reform World gathers to review nuclear treaty Nuclear conference opens, hears UN watchdog call for balance between security and development U.N. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Conference UN urged to investigate media killings in the Philippines Downer asks UN for help in hostage crisis Annan welcomes lifting of state of emergency, release of some prisoners in Nepal Annan meets with 50 Jewish leaders from around the globe
From the Hickory Daily Record: "After 25 years as chief of the Hickory Police Department, Floyd Lucas is tackling a new assignment - and getting an adventure into the bargain. Next month, Lucas will begin a yearlong leave of absence from the police department to help develop a police force in the Serbian province of Kosovo, which used to be part of Yugoslavia. Lucas' leave is unpaid. He's accepted a contract mission through the U.S. State Department and will serve as a senior police adviser with the United Nations."
"The Park University Model United Nations April 15-16 gave area high schools the opportunity to participate in a simulation of UN decision making. More than 60 students from four high schools represented 20 UN member countries. The Model UN is a simulation of the real UN in which student delegates assume the roles of diplomats of the countries they represent in attempting to reach solutions to the major problems facing the world today. It includes a simulation of the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council and other multilateral bodies, which catapults students into the world of diplomacy and negotiation." Read the rest...