U.N. welcomes truce in southern Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya, March 30 (UPI) -- The U.N. support mission in Libya welcomed a cease-fire brokered in southern Libya of the country but called for further investigation.

U.N. wants 'light footprint' in Libya

UNITED NATIONS, March 8 (UPI) -- The U.N. special envoy to Libya called for a support mission for Tripoli that would help the country with the transition to democracy.

U.N.: Libya faces difficult transition

TRIPOLI, Libya, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Libya faces a difficult transition, made harder by weak state institutions and no political parties, but officials are working to succeed, a U.N. envoy said.

U.N., Libya sign agreement

TRIPOLI, Libya, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Libyan and U.N. officials Tuesday signed an agreement creating the legal framework for the United Nations' support mission in the country.

Libyan prime minister commits to elections

TRIPOLI, Libya, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Libya's new interim prime minister said he was committed to the election calendar spelled out after the country's October liberation.

Clock ticking for Libyan reform

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- When Libya's transitional government announced the country's liberation last weekend, the clock started running on political commitments, U.N. officials said.
U.N. chief lauds Libyans

U.N. chief lauds Libyans

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Libyan transitional leaders' declaration of liberation of their country marks the attainment of freedom by the people, the U.N. secretary-general said.
U.N. re-establishing ties with new Libya

U.N. re-establishing ties with new Libya

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The United Nations is repositioning itself in Tripoli as the country's new leadership starts the necessary preparations for elections, an official said.

NTC faces daunting challenges in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The transitional government in Libya faces daunting challenges in trying to win the cooperation of divergent interests vying for position, a U.N. official said.

U.N. to investigate bombings in Gaza

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The United Nations is sending a team to the Middle East to investigate the bombing of its buildings and convoys, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says.

Conflicts in Nepal threatening stability

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Ongoing conflicts between Nepal's armed forces and Maoist soldiers threaten recent democratic progress and stability in the country.

Violence could destabilize Nepal elections

KATHMANDU, Nepal, March 31 (UPI) -- Continued acts of violence by militants in Nepal have forced the U.N. mission to increase its monitoring of arms and armies ahead of the approaching elections.

India blasts U.N. talks with Nepal Maoists

NEW DELHI, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- India says it has lodged protests with the United Nations as four officials from U.N. agencies held secret meetings on Indian soil with Nepalese Maoists.

Elections postponed in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Elections for an assembly to write a new constitution for Nepal were postponed Friday.

Talks in Timor-Leste delayed

DILI, Timor-Leste, June 5 (UPI) -- A meeting on bringing the rival factions of Timor-Leste's police and military together for peace talks has been postponed.
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Ian Martin, from the United Kingdom, is a human rights activist who has been involved in a number of human rights organisations. He was the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal for the United Nations Mission in Nepal from 2007 to 2009.

He has also been:

His writings include Self-Determination in East Timor: the United Nations, the Ballot, and International Intervention.

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