Women`s Reservation Bill can be potential game changer: UN official

Thirty-three per cent reservation to women in Parliament has the potential to be a "game changer" as not only will such a step change patriarchal mindsets but also boost pro-women legislation, feels senior UN official Lakshmi Puri.

Women`s reservation can be potential game changer: UN official

Thirty-three per cent reservation to women in Parliament has the potential to be a "game changer" as not only will such a step change patriarchal mindsets but also boost pro-women legislation, feels senior UN official Lakshmi Puri.

UN official criticises Lebanese rocket attack at Israel

Commander of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) General Paolo Serra has described the firing of two rockets from Lebanon towards Israel as a very serious incident aimed at undermining the stability in the region, Xinhua reported.

UN official to visit Bangladesh ahead of polls

Nearly seven months after his maiden initiative to mediate talks between Bangladesh`s ruling Awami League and the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) over the nature of a polls-time government, senior UN official Oscar Fernandez-Taranco will visit the country next week.

UN official condemns murder of Indian journalist

A top UN official has condemned the murder of Indian journalist Chandrika Rai,
calling for a thorough probe to bring the perpetrators to justice.

400 killed in Syria since late December: UN

An estimated 400 people, an
average of 40 a day, have been killed in Syria in the days
following the arrival of the Arab League monitors in the
country, a top UN official has said.

UN official in Haiti sacked in sex attack probe

Uruguay announced it has sacked a Navy commander with the UN mission in Haiti after a video was circulated of an alleged sexual assault on a young Haitian man by members of a Uruguayan peacekeeping unit.

Bogus UN official arrested

A bogus official of the United
Nations Organization (UNO) hailing from Pune was arrested here
from the government circuit house, police said.

UN official to meet Myanmar`s Suu Kyi: Diplomats

The 65-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate was released on November 13.

Top UN official to visit Sri Lanka this week

Pascoe will be in Lanka on Wednesday and Thursday for talks with Rajapaksa.

India needs radical reforms in health, education: UN official

India and other developing countries
need radical reforms to strengthen health care and education
system and universalise them, a senior United Nations
Population Fund (NFPA) official said here today.

UN official asks Security Council to address sexual violence

Describing the Democratic
Republic of the Congo (DRC) as the "rape capital of the
world", a senior UN official has asked the Security
Council to make sexual violence against women a top priority.

UN official to arrive for forming HR panel in Sri Lanka

Ignoring protests from Colombo, the United Nations has decided to send an official here to form a panel of experts to advise the world body on human rights situation and "accountability issues" in Sri Lanka.

Afghan Cabinet dispute a `setback`: UN official

The head of the UN mission in Afghanistan says lawmakers` decision to reject 70 percent of President Hamid Karzai`s Cabinet nominees is a political setback.

American aide plotted to replace Karzai: Report

A top UN official in Afghanistan had proposed a plan to replace President Hamid Karzai with a more Washington-friendly figure three months ago – when the widespread fraud in the Presidential Election was becoming clear.

Top UN official in Afghanistan wants to leave

The top UN official in Afghanistan
said today he will not renew his two-year contract when it
expires in March.

Karzai organising run-off poll rigging: Ex-UN official

A sacked UN official has
accused President Hamid Karzai of organising second poll fraud
as his main challenger on Sunday pulled out of next weekend`s
run-off election amid fears of rigging, a news report has said.

UN official says `widespread fraud` in Afghan vote

The head of the U.N. mission in Afghanistan acknowledged Sunday there was "widespread fraud" in the August presidential election but refused to give specifics or lay blame to avoid influencing the ongoing recount.

No torch carrying for LTTE in UN: Official

Stating it was keen to continue its engagement with the Sri Lankan government, the UN has assured the island nation that there was "no torch carrying" for the LTTE in the world body.

UN official visits Sri Lanka refugee camps

A top UN official toured camps holding thousands of war-displaced civilians in northern Sri Lanka on Thursday, amid concerns over delays in resettling the refugees.