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01 Dec 2003 description
report UN Children's Fund

Appeal status: 52% funded

Priority action for children: Accelerating Girls Education in Afghanistan

20 Oct 2003 description
report UN General Assembly

Fifty-eighth General Assembly
37th Meeting (AM)

The progress made over the last year to revitalize the activities of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), particularly with regard to implementing the outcomes of major international conferences, was highlighted this morning, as the General Assembly considered the report of that body.

07 Oct 2003 description

Ambassador John Negroponte of the United States, President of the Security Council for the month of October, briefed correspondents at a Headquarters press briefing today on the Council's preliminary calendar for the month.

30 Sep 2003 description
report UN Security Council

Security Council
4835th Meeting (AM)

The restoration of the rule of law was a sine qua non for the sustainable resolution of conflict and the rebuilding of secure, orderly and humane societies, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, told the Security Council this morning as it considered "Justice and the Rule of Law: the role of the United Nations". Too often, he said, the United Nations had failed to give that critical sector the importance it was due.

24 Sep 2003 description
report UN Security Council

Secretary-General Hopes for New Commitment by Council To Place Those Issues at Heart of Work Rebuilding War-Torn Countries

Security Council
4833rd Meeting* (AM)

The Security Council this morning invited all Member States to contribute to enhancing the United Nations role in establishing justice and the rule of law in post-conflict societies, after hearing Secretary-General Kofi Annan express his hope for a new commitment by the Council to place those issues at the heart of its work in rebuilding war-torn countries.

02 Sep 2003 description
report UN General Assembly

Fifty-eighth session
Item 61 of the provisional agenda*
Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit

I. Introduction

28 Aug 2003 description
report UN Security Council

Security Council
4818th Meeting (AM)

Members Stress Need for Clear Mandates, Importance of Humanitarian Efforts, Electoral Assistance, Adequate Resources, Economic Reconstruction

Wrapping up their work for August, members of the Security Council this morning focused on ways of providing better support for United Nations peacekeeping operations in various parts of the world.

01 Apr 2003 description

Independent Expert on Extreme Poverty Presents Report to Commission on Human Rights

(Reissued as received.)

GENEVA, 1 April (UN Information Service) -- The Commission on Human Rights carried on this afternoon with its annual debate over alleged abuses anywhere in the world, hearing a series of complaints that the discussion amounted to unfair finger-pointing by Western democracies at less-developed countries, and that the current war against Iraq made a mockery of any criticism of Iraq's domestic human rights record.

03 Mar 2003 description
report UN General Assembly

Speakers Also Emphasize Need to Shift Focus of Reforms from Headquarters to Field Operations
Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations
170th and 171st Meetings (AM & PM)

14 Jan 2003 description
report UN Security Council

Security Council 2002 Round-up
International Terrorism Also a Major Focus of Council Action