Americas

Postponed by terrorist attack, 'peace bell' ceremony held at UN Headquarters

Three days after its traditional date - the second Tuesday of September marked as the International Day of Peace -- the annual ringing of the Peace Bell was held today at United Nations Headquarters in New York in a sombre expression of solidarity with the victims of this week's devastating terrorist attacks against the United States.

Conflict, AIDS, poverty are main obstacles to children's rights: UNICEF report

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today released its State of the World's Children 2002 report, which identifies conflict, HIV/AIDS and poverty as the main obstacles on the road to ensuring children's rights.

UN staff, officials mourn terror attacks against US

Over 2,000 staff from the United Nations office at Vienna today observed a moment of silence for the victims of Tuesday's terrorist attacks against the United States.

Head of UN aviation agency calls on nations to eradicate terrorist threat

Reacting with shock and sadness to the terrorist attacks against the United States, the chief of the United Nations civil aviation agency has urged countries to band together in the fight against terrorism.

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.