Americas

Senior UN official hails President Bush's announcement that US will rejoin UNESCO

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today welcomed the announcement by President George W. Bush that the United States will rejoin the Paris-based agency.

Annan, Bush hold 'substantive' talks at UN on Iraq and other security concerns

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and United States President George W. Bush today held "substantive, cordial and relaxed" talks on a range of international security concerns, including the situation in Iraq, according to a UN spokesman.

General Assembly President and President Bush discuss UN-US cooperation

The President of the United Nations General Assembly, Jan Kavan, and United States President George W. Bush today discussed issues of mutual concern to the world body and its host country.

As UN remembers 11 September victims, Annan urges world unity in anti-terror fight

As delegates from around the world joined United Nations officials and staff at UN Headquarters this morning for a solemn ceremony to commemorate the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks against the United States, Secretary-General Kofi Annan recalled the spirit of unity that seized the world on that tragic day a year ago and called for unified efforts to defeat the menace of terrorism.

Marking 11 September, Security Council pledges steadfast action against terrorism

At a solemn, high-level meeting marking the anniversary of the 11 September attacks against the United States, the Security Council today restated its determination to remain resolute in combating the terrorist menace until it is eradicated.

Venezuela: UN agency heads mission to help country overcome political crisis

Aiming to facilitate dialogue in Venezuela and help the country overcome its current political crisis, representatives from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), along with officials from the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Carter Center, met today with President Hugo Chávez and members of the opposition.