Americas

UNDP outlines five-year development strategy for Latin America

Cutting poverty and inequality, promoting democratic governance and coping with energy needs and climate change are key goals that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will pursue through its current five-year regional strategy for Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a document released today at UN Headquarters in New York.

Annan, Mayor Bloomberg hold 'cordial' meeting to discuss UN-New York relations

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, and the new Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, had a "cordial" meeting during which the Mayor pledged his full support to the world body, a UN spokeswoman said today.

Annan, New York Mayor to discuss plans to improve UN Headquarters complex

The planned improvements in the landmark United Nations complex on Manhattan's East Side will be high on the agenda of Secretary-General Kofi Annan's meeting today with the Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday.

Pan American Health Organization launches new anti-AIDS plan for Caribbean

A United Nations-affiliated agency today launched a new strategic plan for AIDS prevention and control in the Caribbean - a region where the spread of HIV has reached critical levels.

Annan inaugurates new UN House in Barbados

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today officially opened the new United Nations House in Barbados, where UN agencies will consolidate their efforts to support not only that country but nine other States in the region.