Americas

Security Council unanimously adopts wide-ranging measures to combat terrorism

Working late into the night on Friday, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution that reaffirms its unequivocal condemnation of the terrorist acts on the United States on 11 September and lays out wide-ranging strategies to combat international terrorism.

Annan, Giuliani to address General Assembly debate on terrorism on Monday

Secretary-General Kofi Annan and New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani will address the General Assembly on Monday when it begins a weeklong debate on measures to combat international terrorism.

In wake of terror attacks, UN tour guides help New York City relief effort

The United Nations announced today that its tour guides - whose work has been suspended after the recent terrorist attacks forced the UN to close its doors to the public - are helping in the relief effort for New York City.

Latin America and Caribbean remain world's most unequal regions, UN reports

Latin America and the Caribbean did not improve income distribution during the 1990s, with the region remaining the "most unequal in the world," according to a new United Nations report.

Annan welcomes US approval of $582 million payment to UN for back dues

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the decision by the States legislature to release over half a billion dollars for back dues owed by Washington to the United Nations.

Vigorous response to terror needed, Annan tells General Assembly

On the day that should have seen the opening of the annual high-level debate in the United Nations General Assembly, Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the UN's principal legislative body today that the terrorist attacks against the United States were also a strike against everything the UN stood for.

General Assembly's high-level debate not likely before late October - UN officials

Senior New York City officials have told the United Nations that its annual high-level General Assembly debate - which normally attracts the participation of national leaders from around the world but was postponed following the terrorist attacks against the United States - should not be held before October or early November.

UN staff raise over $100,000 for victims of terror attacks against US

United Nations staff members have raised over $100,000 for a special relief fund set up by their union to help victims of the 11 September terror attacks against the World Trade Center in New York.

Most Guatemalans have yet to feel benefits of peace, UN mission reports

The lack of implementation of key commitments contained in Guatemala's peace agreements has prevented widespread enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights by the country's population, according to a report released today at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

UN must be fully engaged in anti-terror fight, Security Council President says

Asserting that the United Nations "can, and indeed, must" be fully engaged in the fight against terrorism, the President of the Security Council said today that the 15-member body is exploring its specific role in that effort.