Americas

UN report sees dim prospects for Latin American economy

Regional economic output in Latin America and the Caribbean grew barely 0.5 per cent in 2001 and the prospects for growth next year are not very encouraging, according a new report from the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

Annan notes ‘with regret’ US decision to pull out of ABM treaty

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today noted "with regret" the decision of the United States to withdraw unilaterally from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty.

Accepting Fulbright Prize, Annan hails role of dialogue in pursuit of peace

Accepting the 2001 William J. Fulbright Prize for International Understanding at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., today, Secretary-General Kofi Annan stressed that dialogue is central to overcoming the wounds of the 11 September terrorist attacks.