- U.N. Health Aid Plan Unites Air Travelers and Bill Clinton: Clinton, ex-president, and now husband-of is being appointed as the UN's special envoy in Haiti, and suggests to fundraise for good causes by asking air travellers to pay a few dollars extra for their tickets.
- Japan girls with swine flu attended mock UN meet: Two Japanese girls who attended a "UN Assembly Meeting for the Young" in New York, returned with more than just enthusiasm.
- Sexual-Harassment Cases Plague U.N.: UN workers who have made or faced accusations of sexual harassment say the current system for handling complaints is arbitrary, unfair and mired in bureaucracy.
- Harvard Report Calls for UN Investigation Into Burma Rights Abuses: A report from the Harvard Law School cries foul over Burma's military-ruled government.
- UN should impose Somalia air, sea blockade: regional bloc: An African group, meeting in Addis urged the United Nations to slap an air and maritime blockade on Somalia, saying an Islamist-led offensive there is a risk to regional security.
- UN study advises caution over dams: A dam-building spree in China poses the greatest threat to the future of the already beleaguered Mekong, one of the world's major rivers and a key source of water for the region.
- Lebanon complains to UN on Israel's alleged spying: Lebanon complained to the United Nations about alleged spying by Israel, accusing its archenemy of violating a 2006 truce and the country's sovereignty.
Picture courtesy National Army Museum Te Mata Toa (NZ)