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.
Reacting to the crash of an American Airlines passenger plane earlier this morning, members of the United Nations Security Council and Secretary-General Kofi Annan voiced their deep distress over the tragedy, which occurred not far from New York’s main international airport.
Exactly two months after the terrorist attacks against the United States, United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan today accompanied United States President George W. Bush to the “ground zero” site at the World Trade Center in New York.
The United Nations Foundation - set up to execute philanthropist Ted Turner's $1 billion gift in support of UN causes - announced today a major round of investments totalling $35 million to various projects around the world.
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Radhika Coomaraswamy, is set to visit Colombia on the invitation of its Government to investigate violence against women in the country's armed conflict.
A white substance found at United Nations Headquarters in New York has tested negative for anthrax, but not before some staff members were put on antibiotics as a precautionary measure, a UN spokesman reported today.
United Nations human rights experts today issued a joint statement voicing their deep sadness and outrage over last week's murder in Mexico City of renowned Mexican human rights lawyer Digna Ochoa y Plácido.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, today condemned the killing of a Mexican human rights activist, Digna Ochoa, and called on the authorities to launch a vigorous probe into the crime.