Americas

UN report sees dim prospects for Latin American economy

Regional economic output in Latin America and the Caribbean grew barely 0.5 per cent in 2001 and the prospects for growth next year are not very encouraging, according a new report from the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

Annan notes ‘with regret’ US decision to pull out of ABM treaty

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today noted "with regret" the decision of the United States to withdraw unilaterally from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty.

Accepting Fulbright Prize, Annan hails role of dialogue in pursuit of peace

Accepting the 2001 William J. Fulbright Prize for International Understanding at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., today, Secretary-General Kofi Annan stressed that dialogue is central to overcoming the wounds of the 11 September terrorist attacks.

Annan to receive Fulbright Prize for International Understanding

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will be awarded the 2001 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding during a visit to Washington, D.C., on Monday, Mr. Annan's spokesman announced today.

Annan urges stepped-up efforts to fight HIV/AIDS epidemic

Calling HIV/AIDS one of the "biggest barriers to development," Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged stepped up efforts to combat the epidemic.

In Washington, Annan holds talks with President Bush, other officials

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today held talks in Washington, D.C., with President George Bush on a range of pressing issues and regional hotspots, including Afghanistan.

At ‘ground zero’ in New York, Security Council members vow to fight terror

After a visit to “ground zero” -- the site of the 11 September terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center -- members of the United Nations Security Council today reiterated their commitment to pursue the fight against terrorism.

Annan to visit Washington for top-level talks on Afghanistan, HIV/AIDS

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will visit Washington, D.C., on Wednesday for talks with President George W. Bush and other senior officials, a spokesman for Mr. Annan announced today.

General Assembly renews call for end to US embargo against Cuba

For the tenth year in a row, the United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution on the need to end the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba.

UN experts in Colombia to assess impact of war on women, their role in peace-building

Two United Nations experts today began a week-long visit to Colombia to assess the impact of conflict on women as well as their role in the peace-building process.