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Annan tells Latin American countries to direct more spending towards poor

Public spending should be more firmly directed to the poor and corruption should be curbed, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan told a meeting of Iberian and Latin American leaders in Bolivia today.

Caribbean countries reaffirm vow to women’s health and gender equality – UN

Caribbean countries and territories have reaffirmed their commitment to the goals of reproductive health, gender equity and the empowerment of women at the end of a two-day summit on population and development, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Secretary-General holds talks with Bolivia's politicians and indigenous leaders

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is holding talks today with Bolivia's President, Cabinet, indigenous leaders and local UN staff during the final leg of his South American tour.

Secretary-General meets indigenous leaders, visits highlands in Peru

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will tonight meet some of Peru's indigenous leaders during a visit to the country's highlands on his four-nation South American tour.

Experts meet in Montreal, Canada, on UN biodiversity convention

More than 500 representatives of governments and civil society started a one-week conference in Montreal, Canada, today to devise ways to measure progress on implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted at the 1992 United Nations summit on the environment.

Secretary-General and Peruvian leader hold talks

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Peru's President Alejandro Toledo today held talks and reviewed job-creation schemes during the third leg of Mr. Annan's South American tour.

Secretary-General holds talks with Ecuador's President

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today held talks with Ecuador's President Lucio Gutiérrez Borbúa during the second leg of his four-nation tour of South America.

Visiting Galapagos, Annan calls for environmental protection

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today visited the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador and issued a strong call for protection of the natural environment.

Annan concludes Chilean leg of South American tour

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today completed the Chilean leg of his South American tour, taking part in a roundtable discussion on the future of the UN.

Annan welcomes Canada's ratification of law of the sea treaty

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today he was delighted that Canada, one of the world's major maritime States, has ratified the Law of the Sea Convention.