United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today applauded the Los Angeles City Council’s approval of a resolution to support the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), an agenda negotiated at a world summit at the UN in 2000 that includes stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS and halving extreme poverty by 2015.
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan expressed gratitude to two women whose advocacy of landmine clearing operations has helped reduce accidental post-war killings and restored mined land to productive use, in a speech to be delivered today in Los Angeles.
The United Nations today released the itinerary of Secretary-General Kofi Annan's two-day trip to Los Angeles, which begins tomorrow and includes speaking at a gala event to mark the 50th anniversary of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassadors programme.
Anticipating the planned withdrawal of a United Nations mission in Guatemala, the world body's top human rights office today announced plans to establish a field presence in the country to protect against abuses there.
The Dominican Republic, where recent floods killed 10 people and wiped out some of the rice crop, has received emergency aid from the United Nations, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.
Latin American and Caribbean experts at a three-day conference organized by the United Nations have called on governments to provide victims of human trafficking networks who are willing to testify with special protection, rather than immediately sending them back to their countries of origin.