Americas

In aftermath of terror attacks, Annan cautions against jumping to conclusions

Addressing religious communities gathered in New York two days after terrorist attacks rocked this city, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan cautioned today against passing quick judgement as to who might be involved in perpetrating those horrible crimes.

In letters to US President, NY mayor, Annan says UN grieves with terror victims

The United Nations today released the letters of condolences Secretary-General Kofi Annan sent to President George W. Bush of the United States and the Mayor of New York City, Rudolf Giuliani, in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attacks.

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.