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Annan to receive Fulbright Prize for International Understanding

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will be awarded the 2001 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding during a visit to Washington, D.C., on Monday, Mr. Annan's spokesman announced today.

Annan urges stepped-up efforts to fight HIV/AIDS epidemic

Calling HIV/AIDS one of the "biggest barriers to development," Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged stepped up efforts to combat the epidemic.

In Washington, Annan holds talks with President Bush, other officials

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today held talks in Washington, D.C., with President George Bush on a range of pressing issues and regional hotspots, including Afghanistan.

At ‘ground zero’ in New York, Security Council members vow to fight terror

After a visit to “ground zero” -- the site of the 11 September terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center -- members of the United Nations Security Council today reiterated their commitment to pursue the fight against terrorism.

Annan to visit Washington for top-level talks on Afghanistan, HIV/AIDS

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will visit Washington, D.C., on Wednesday for talks with President George W. Bush and other senior officials, a spokesman for Mr. Annan announced today.

General Assembly renews call for end to US embargo against Cuba

For the tenth year in a row, the United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution on the need to end the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba.

UN experts in Colombia to assess impact of war on women, their role in peace-building

Two United Nations experts today began a week-long visit to Colombia to assess the impact of conflict on women as well as their role in the peace-building process.

UN adviser on Colombia urges Government, rebels to restart peace talks

The special adviser on Colombia for United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on the Government and rebels to restart that country's peace process, urging the two sides to meet before the current agreement on the demilitarized zone ends early next year.

UN human rights expert concerned over military order signed by US President

A United Nations human rights expert today expressed concern over a military order recently signed by the United States President, saying it strikes at core principles of the rule of law.

Annan to discuss international economic outlook with key global finance officials

The impact of terrorist attacks against the United States on the global economy will figure high on the agenda in discussions between Secretary-General Kofi Annan and key international financial officials in Ottawa this weekend, his spokesman announced today.