Americas

Opening annual session, General Assembly condemns terror attacks against US

Opening its annual session at United Nations Headquarters in New York, the General Assembly today expressed its outrage at Tuesday's terrorist attacks against the United States and called for international cooperation to bring the their perpetrators, organizers and sponsors to justice.

Security Council 'unequivocally' condemns terrorist strikes against US

In an unprecedented gesture of unanimity, members of the United Nations Security Council today stood up in the Council's chamber to vote for a resolution condemning -- "unequivocally" and "in the strongest terms" -- Tuesday's terrorist attacks against the United States.

Annan says all nations must join forces to identify perpetrators of terror acts

Responding with shock and revulsion at the "cold-blooded viciousness" of yesterday's terrorist attacks in the United States, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on all countries to join forces to root out those responsible.

Kosovo: head of UN mission, Transitional Council voice outrage at attacks on US

The top United Nations official in Kosovo and the Kosovo Transitional Council today expressed outrage over the terrorist acts against the United States, while a rally of solidarity with the victims was held in the streets of Pristina.

Members of Security Council condemn 'horrifying' terror attacks on US

Reacting with shock to acts of terror against the United States, members of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday unanimously condemned the attacks and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

Annan condemns terrorist attacks on US

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today condemned the terrorist attacks on key targets in the United States, and stressed that no just cause could be advanced by terror.

Drought-affected Central America faces serious food shortages: UN agency

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that about 1.6 million people in Central America were in need of food aid as a result of a recent drought in the region, which is still struggling to recover from a 1998 hurricane, earthquakes earlier this year and the loss of jobs after the closure of coffee plantations.

As more Colombians flee violence, UN agency opens office in nearby Venezuela

Seeking to protect Colombians fleeing armed conflict in their home country, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is set to officially open a field office today in San Cristobal, Venezuela, near the Colombian border.

Colombia: Annan envoy urges resumption of peace talks, end to rights abuses

An envoy of United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today appealed to all sides in the conflict in Colombia to end the growing abuses against the civilian population and to make a renewed effort to negotiate in order to avoid an all-out war.

Driven by fighting at home, Colombians seek asylum abroad, UNHCR says

The United Nations refugees agency today reported that in recent months, the deteriorating conflict in Colombia has sent thousands of people to neighbouring countries and beyond in search of asylum.