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Latest news on the Asia-Pacific region from the United Nations

  • The head of the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) today said that the campaign for the territory's upcoming elections was proceeding peacefully and that the East Timorese people deserved praise for embracing the political process with energy and determination.
    UN News Centre on 17 August 2001
  • Following the record rains that struck Iran a week ago, the United Nations refugee agency today began loading trucks with shelter materials for delivery to one of the country's northeastern provinces.
    UN News Centre on 17 August 2001