The failure of the recent Cancún summit to reach a deal on trade could actually provide a good base to re-start international negotiations, the head of a United Nations trade body told a meeting this week.
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Shakira has joined the bevy of celebrity goodwill ambassadors willing to use their worldwide fame to benefit children and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the world's largest advocacy organization for youngsters said today.
On United Nations Day tomorrow Secretary-General Kofi Annan is scheduled to open an exhibit on the life of Nobel Peace Laureate and United States diplomat Ralph Johnson Bunche at UN Headquarters in New York.
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said that despite fears of a breakdown in international order, some of which he shares, "I believe profoundly that the United States and the United Nations need one another."
The United Nations independent expert on the human rights situation in Haiti is set to tour the country and talk to senior officials about a range of issues, including the island nation's efforts to fight HIV/AIDS.
With relative stability returning to Bolivia following a period of deadly violence, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the country's people to work for a better future and pledged the UN's full support in this endeavour.
Several United Nations human rights experts have called on the Bolivian Government to protect the civil liberties of demonstrators who have been demanding that the authorities replace its present programme for selling natural gas with one that benefits the local people.