Syrian rebels have made use of the deadly nerve agent sarin in their war-torn country’s conflict, UN human rights investigator Carla del Ponte has said.Tuesday, 7 May, 2013, 2:48am 2 comments
Syrian families have been burned in their homes, people bombed waiting for bread, children tortured, raped and murdered and cities reduced to rubble in Syria’s two-year-old war that has sparked a humanitarian catastrophe, the United Nations said on Thursday.19 Apr 2013 - 9:29am
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is appealing to North Korea not to conduct another nuclear test and do more for the well-being of its people who face a “dire” humanitarian situation.8 Feb 2013 - 10:51am
UN experts returned from Tehran on Friday without sealing a long-sought deal that would restart a probe of suspicions that Iran worked on atomic arms, adding to doubts that upcoming separate talks between six world powers and the Islamic Republic will succeed in reducing fears about Iran’s nuclear ambitions.19 Jan 2013 - 3:50pm
The UN ended its peacekeeping mission in East Timor yesterday after 13 years in Asia's youngest nation following a bloody transition to independence - leaving behind a country facing the task of tackling rampant poverty.1 Jan 2013 - 6:22am
In a moment of high drama at the end of nearly two weeks of talks on an international telecommunications treaty, Western nations led by the US rejected a proposal negotiated by more than 190 countries after delegates were unable to resolve an impasse over the internet.15 Dec 2012 - 4:44am 1 comment
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged M23 rebels in Congo to lay down their weapons and leave the city of Goma which they seized.
Ban said he welcomed a joint statement by the presidents of the former Zaire, Rwanda and Uganda making the same appeal at a summit during the weekend in the Ugandan capital, Kampala.27 Nov 2012 - 6:02am
The United Nations says millions of dollars more in humanitarian aid is urgently needed to help more than 110,000 people displaced by violence in Myanmar’s strife-torn Rakhine state.22 Nov 2012 - 2:37pm
Connie Lau Yin-hing, who retires this month as chief executive of Consumer Council, is to head a newly created UN consumer rights body.
Lau, who has worked for the consumer watchdog for 38 years and has been its chief executive since 2007, had been expecting some leisure time after her last day on November 15.6 Nov 2012 - 3:28am
She was a young sociology graduate fresh from Chinese University starting out at the Consumer Council, then a mere seven-month-old watchdog fielding complaints such as fried beef noodles being served with too little meat.
That was 1974. In the next 38 years, Connie Lau Yin-hing would go from researcher all the way to chief executive.6 Nov 2012 - 3:29am
The Syrian regime rejected a UN call for a unilateral ceasefire on Wednesday as rebels confronted columns of tanks and troops sent to retake a town on the road to main battleground city Aleppo.10 Oct 2012 - 11:16pm
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday praised the recent peace accord ending a decades-long Muslim separatist insurgency that killed 150,000 people, offering UN aid “as needed.”10 Oct 2012 - 3:14pm
The UN Security Council condemned Syria “in the strongest terms” for its deadly shelling of Turkey, while UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged restraint along the neighbours’ tinder-box border.5 Oct 2012 - 12:12pm
'Is it necessary for me to do all this revision?' 'Of course. But it's quite unnecessary for you to complain all the time.'
The prefix 'un' is very useful. It can be added to a lot of adjectives to give them the opposite meaning.
Eg. Was your bedroom tidy when you left for school this morning? Mine was very untidy but I'm going to clear it out this weekend.3 Jan 2008 - 12:00am