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Annan voices concern about possible renewed violence in Venezuela

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today voiced concern about the possibility of renewed violence in Venezuela.

Guatemala: UN urges justice in case of murdered human rights activist priest

Reacting to the recent repeal of a sentence for the murder of Guatemalan human rights activist Monsignor Juan José Gerardi Conedera, the United Nations has urged that those responsible be brought to justice without delay.

UN receives $46 million from Washington towards US dues payment

The United Nations today received $46 million from the United States as part of a Congressional agreement on the reprogramming of Washington's payments for the UN regular budget.

Annan says Macalester College is a true ally of United Nations

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, today said the engagement of his former school, Macalester College, withthe international community debunks the myth that Americans are insularand have no interest or understanding of other peoples and cultures.

UN Security retrieves bullets that hit Headquarters during Thursday's shooting incident

The United Nations Security and Safety Service has retrieved four bullets from the UN Headquarters building in New York that were fired yesterday by a lone gunman who had penetrated the grounds in an apparent attempt to protest human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Annan pays tribute to leading international law scholar Thomas Franck

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, this evening paid tribute to Professor Thomas Franck, a leading international law expert who was honoured at a dinner marking his retirement from regular to emeritus professor at New York University.

Annan anticipates growing cooperation between UN and Columbia University

Speaking at the inauguration of the new President of Columbia University today, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan predicted growing cooperation between the world body and the New York-based institution of higher learning.

UN agencies team up in project to donate used computers to Brazil's poorest

Two United Nations agencies have teamed up in a project to donate used computers to Brazil's poorest as part of the effort to help bridge the digital gulf between those connected to the Internet and those who did not even have access to a computer.

Annan urges States to adopt cost-effective refurbishment of deteriorating UN complex

Responding to the deterioration of the United Nations Headquarters building in New York, Secretary-General Kofi Annan is calling on Member States to adopt a cost-effective planned refurbishment effort.

8.6 million people living in Central America ‘drought corridor,’ UN food agency says

Some 8.6 million people in Central America live in a “drought corridor” where they are exposed to recurring natural disasters and suffer periodic food shortages, the World Food Programme (WFP) reported today.