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Summary.     Click for More > Billion dollars pledged for food crisis UN hands over to Kosovo Albanians  A new constitution has come into force after the territory declared independence from Serbia in February. It's unclear who will oversee Serb... UN classifies rape a 'war tactic' UN: Free Zimbabwe poll impossible Attack kills 7 U.N. peacekeepers Bhutto probe focus of U.N.-Pakistan talks   Russia, China veto sanctions on Zimbabwe   Russia and China vetoed a resolution that would have imposed sanctions on Mugabe, and 11 senior members of his government Karadzic in war crimes tribunal custody   Karadzic appears in war crimes court  Former Bosnian Serb leader appeared in court for the first time Thursday to face charges that include genocide and war crimes UN extends Darfur peace mission Karadzic refuses to enter plea 5 countries elected to Security Council U.N. envoy meets Congolese rebel leader UN agrees DR Congo troop increase UN holds Gaza crisis discussion
Taylor war crimes trial resumes   Pope Benedict makes speech to UN  The head of the Roman Catholic Church has begun a speech to the United Nations on the final leg of his six-day US tour Fuel embargo blocks UN aid U.N. 'furious' as Myanmar aid 'seized' UN head tours cyclone-hit Burma U.N.: Poor could pay 40% more for food Iran 'withholds nuclear details' Summit targets global food crisis
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  Taylor war crimes trial resumes  The war crimes trial of former Liberian President resumed at the Hague, 6 months after he boycotted the opening session UN chief to miss Olympics opening   Pope Benedict makes speech to UN


January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.7  
Jan.8  Horror recounted at Taylor trial
Jan.10  Taylor 'secretly sent arms to rebels'
Jan.16  Agencies see good year for Iraq
Jan.21  UN says Gaza facing food shortage
Jan.26  Annan hits out at Kenya 'abuses'
Jan.29  Annan calls for end to violent spiral


February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.4  Support Chad president, says UN
Feb.21  Storm over Serbia embassy attacks
Feb.25  UN warns over food aid rationing
 Annan threatens to leave talks


March 2008 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1  UN chief condemns Gaza violence
Mar.15  U.N.: Glaciers shrinking at record rate
Mar.17  Kosovo clashes force UN pullout
 UN calls for restraint in Tibet
Mar.21  Annan: 'Hypocrisy' in response to Darfur
Mar.28  UN chief condemns anti-Islam film


April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.10
Apr.17  UN warns Pakistan on refugee plan
 UN appeals to Haitian politicians
 North Korea at risk of famine, says U.N.
 Attacks force U.N. to cut food relief
 Tsvangirai: U.N. must act on Zimbabwe
Apr.18  
  The head of the Roman Catholic Church has begun a speech to the United Nations on the final leg of his six-day US tour
Apr.19  Annan demands action on Zimbabwe Apr.20  Ban pushes for more food production Apr.21 Opposition turns to UN  Leaders warn on biofuels and food Apr.23   Fuel embargo blocks UN aid  The United Nations is being forced to suspend its humanitarian work in Gaza because of the Israeli fuel blockade Apr.25 UN probes US Syria reactor claim Apr.27 UN troops 'armed DR Congo rebels' Apr.29  UN sets up food crisis task force

May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.2  U.N. calls for fair Myanmar referendum May.8 UN 'disappointed' at Burma access
May.9     U.N. 'furious' as Myanmar aid 'seized'  The World Food Program official is 'furious' over the government's refusal to allow the organization to distribute aid May.14  UN chief to send envoy to Burma May.17 UN to press Burma on aid access May.20  Burma to let UN copters deep into country May.21 U.N. chief: focus now reconstruction May.22     UN head tours cyclone-hit Burma   Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has arrived to tour the devastated Irrawaddy Delta and meet military ruler Gen Than Shwe   U.N.: Poor could pay 40% more for food  The world's poorest countries could pay 40% more for food this year than they did last year because of rising prices  U.N. chief heads to remote capital May.26     Iran 'withholds nuclear details'  IAEA believes Iran is withholding information on its nuclear program and weapons development studies remain a matter of serious concern May.27 6-year-olds forced into sex for food May.28 UN hosts key conference on Iraq May.29 UN warns about higher food costs  Annan: Rivals must work with Zanu-PF May.30  UN condemns Burma 'camp closures'

June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2   Summit targets global food crisis
  A key UN-sponsored summit is set to open aimed at addressing the problem of soaring global food prices
 Navies to tackle Somali pirates  Mugabe at food summit 'obscene' Jun.3 UN sets out food crisis measures Jun.5  U.N. to pursue Darfur 'war criminals'   Billion dollars pledged for food crisis  World leaders have made 'extraordinary' commitments to short-term food crisis solutions but more work is needed on long-term solutions Jun.7  Pakistan asks U.N. to probe Bhutto killing  Iran protests threats from Israeli official Jun.10  U.N. funding shortfall threatens air aid Jun.12 Zimbabwe is worsening, UN warns Jun.14   UN hands over to Kosovo Albanians
  A new constitution has come into force after the territory declared independence from Serbia in February. It's unclear who will oversee Serb areas
Jun.18  UN chief questions Zimbabwe vote  U.N.: World refugees hits record Jun.19   UN classifies rape a 'war tactic'  The Council has voted unanimously in favour of a resolution classifying rape as a weapon of war and a threat to international security Jun.23   UN: Free Zimbabwe poll impossible   The Security Council has unanimously condemned the violence and intimidation against Zimbabwe's opposition party Jun.27 UN 'regrets' Zimbabwe election Jun.28  WHO to open permanent Baghdad office

July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2 U.S. may push UN sanctions on Zimbabwe
Jul.3  Ex-Congo VP faces war crimes charges Jul.5  UN to urge revamp of Afghan aid Jul.6  Gunmen kill U.N. official, wound 2 others Jul.9   Attack kills 7 U.N. peacekeepers  7 members of a joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping patrol have been killed by a heavily armed militia group UN fury at Darfur militia ambush Jul.10     Bhutto probe focus of U.N.-Pakistan talks  Foreign minister asked that a United Nations commission be appointed to investigate the December death of former Prime Minister Jul.11     Russia, China veto sanctions on Zimbabwe
  Russia and China vetoed a resolution that would have imposed sanctions on Mugabe, and 11 senior members of his government
Jul.12  Russia blasts US, UK over Zimbabwe vote  Zimbabwe hails sanctions failure Jul.16  U.N. peacekeeper slain Jul.30     Karadzic in war crimes tribunal custody  Former Bosnian Serb leader was in U.N. custody, preparing for his first court appearance more than 13 years after he was first indicted Jul.31     Karadzic appears in war crimes court
  Former Bosnian Serb leader appeared in court for the first time Thursday to face charges that include genocide and war crimes.    Karadzic was indicted on 11 counts of war crimes in connection with the...
  UN extends Darfur peace mission  The Council has renewed the mandate for peacekeepers in Sudan's region for another year after resolving last-minute differences  Karadzic claims arrest irregularities

August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1 Karadzic denounces 'witch-hunt' Aug.3  Tadic vows hunt for war criminals Aug.4  Council eyes more Iran sanctions Aug.11 New Georgia clashes mar UN moves Aug.15 U.N. escorts Georgians through battle Aug.19  Karadzic wants UN judge replaced Russia rejects UN Georgia draft Aug.21 UN split on Ossetia resolutions Aug.23  U.N. envoy meets with opposition Aug.29     Karadzic refuses to enter plea
  Former Bosnian Serb Leader refused to enter a plea on war crimes, leading the judge to enter a plea of 'not guilty' on his behalf

September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.4  UN says wealthy failing the poor Sep.15  UN nuclear agency criticises Iran Sep.19  E Africa needs $700m aid, says UN Sep.23 Ahmadinejad: U.S. empire' nearing its end
Sep.24  UN forecasts boom in 'green jobs'  India and Pakistan pledge talks Sep.25  Malaria battle given $3bn boost Sep.27  UN approves new Iran resolution

October 2008 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1  UN warns over Zimbabwe food aid Oct.13  NK 'lets monitors into Yongbyon' Oct.17   5 countries elected to Security Council
  Turkey, Austria, Japan, Mexico and Uganda are elected by the United Nations General Assembly. Iran and Iceland fail in their bids

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.4  African refugee situation getting worse Nov.7 U.N. chief: Rebels 'poisonous' for Congo
Nov.8  UN alleges war crimes in DR Congo Nov.11  UN cuts food rations in Zimbabwe Nov.15 U.N. envoy in Congo for peace talks U.N. agency in Gaza runs out of food Nov.16   U.N. envoy meets Congolese rebel leader  Laurent Nkunda agreed to back a UN-brokered cease-fire amid efforts to bring an end to a fresh wave of violent unrest Nov.19 UK, France push more UN troops in Congo Nov.20   UN agrees DR Congo troop increase
  The Council has voted to send 3,000 more troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo following renewed fighting in the country's east Nov.24  UN head outlines DR Congo 'abuse'

December 2008 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1  UN gears up for return of displaced Iraqis Dec.9  High food prices creating more hunger Dec.10  UN 'accuses Rwanda and DR Congo'  U.N. sanctions alleged Lashkar members Dec.15 UN chief deplores Mugabe position
Dec.16  Somali pirates can be pursued on land Dec.22 New mandate for DR Congo UN force Dec.26  U.N. to launch Bhutto death investigation Dec.31     UN holds Gaza crisis discussion  The Council is meeting to discuss the crisis in the Strip as international calls grow for a halt to the Israeli-Palestinian violence