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Annan, UN congratulated by leaders from around the world on Nobel Peace Prize

Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who along with the United Nations was awarded the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, has received a stream of congratulatory messages from leaders around the world, his spokesman said today.

Secretary-General recommends renewal of UN verification mission in Guatemala

With 2002 a decisive year for progress in implementing the peace agreements in Guatemala, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has recommended renewing for another 12 months the mandate of the United Nations verification mission in that country (MINUGUA).

Chile first in Latin America to launch Global Compact, UN agency reports

Chile is the first Latin American country to launch the Global Compact, a United Nations initiative that calls on the private sector to respect labour rights, the environment and human rights to make globalization work for all the world's people, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) announced today.

Annan to address US public in nationally broadcast Town Hall meeting

Kofi Annan, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, will address the United States public on 11 October - one month to the day after the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington D.C. - during a Town Hall meeting that will be broadcast nationwide.

Terror attacks struck at UN and must spur action, Mayor Giuliani tells Assembly

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly before it opened its weeklong debate on measures to combat international terrorism, the Mayor of New York City, Rudolph Giuliani, today stressed that the recent terrorist attacks against the United States violated the UN's principles and must spur it to resolute action.

Terror attacks struck at UN and must spur action, Mayor Giuliani tells Assembly

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly before it opened its weeklong debate on measures to combat international terrorism, the Mayor of New York City, Rudolph Giuliani, today stressed that the recent terrorist attacks against the United States violated the UN's principles and must spur it to resolute action.

Security Council unanimously adopts wide-ranging measures to combat terrorism

Working late into the night on Friday, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution that reaffirms its unequivocal condemnation of the terrorist acts on the United States on 11 September and lays out wide-ranging strategies to combat international terrorism.

Annan, Giuliani to address General Assembly debate on terrorism on Monday

Secretary-General Kofi Annan and New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani will address the General Assembly on Monday when it begins a weeklong debate on measures to combat international terrorism.

In wake of terror attacks, UN tour guides help New York City relief effort

The United Nations announced today that its tour guides - whose work has been suspended after the recent terrorist attacks forced the UN to close its doors to the public - are helping in the relief effort for New York City.

Latin America and Caribbean remain world's most unequal regions, UN reports

Latin America and the Caribbean did not improve income distribution during the 1990s, with the region remaining the "most unequal in the world," according to a new United Nations report.