El Salvador a 'transformed country' facing future challenges, Annan says

El Salvador is a "transformed country" that has taken considerable steps on the road to democratization, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a report released today.

Haiti to receive $66.9 million from global fund to fight AIDS - UN agency

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announced that Haiti is to receive $66.9 million over the next five years for anti-retroviral therapy for more than 1,200 people living with AIDS.

Annan hails US diplomat and philanthropist for educating public about UN

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has praised John C. Whitehead, a former Chairman of the United Nations Association of the United States as well as US Deputy Secretary of State, as a "true internationalist who served his country by serving the world."

Annan voices support for mediation efforts in Venezuela

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today reiterated his full support for the mediation efforts being undertaken in Venezuela under the auspices of Cesar Gaviria, the head of the Organization of American States (OAS).

UN labour agency seeks to help Latin America cope with economic crisis

The United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) today opened a meeting in Lima aimed at fostering solutions to Latin America’s current economic crisis.

Annan reviews key developments with President Cardoso of Brazil

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today reviewed key issues of concern with President Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil at a meeting in New York.

AIDS in Africa has 'a woman's face,' Annan says, urging mobilization against epidemic

AIDS is spreading "dramatically and disproportionately" among women in Africa - the very people poised to help prevent famine and promote development on the continent, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today.

Annan presents Candlelight Award to Maurice Strong and Jim MacNeill

Businessman Maurice Strong and Jim MacNeill, a main author of the report Our Common Future, today received the Candlelight Award from Secretary-General Kofi Annan on behalf of the New York-based non-governmental organization Carriage House.

Nane Annan visits US Midwest to raise awareness about global HIV/AIDS crisis

Nane Annan, the wife of United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, is embarking on a trip to the midwestern United States to raise awareness about the global HIV/AIDS crisis, a UN spokesman announced today in New York.

Guatemala: UN mission deplores funds transfers to Presidential Guard

The United Nations Verification Mission in Guatemala (MINUGUA) has deplored the transfer of funds to the country's Presidential Guard, calling instead for that elite security service to be disbanded.