Asia Pacific

Secretary-General laments loss of life in Indonesian flash floods

Secretary-General Kofi Annan sent his condolences today to the many victims of flash floods in Indonesia earlier this week as the United Nations sent staff to the affected area to help coordinate the emergency response.

Annan hopes moves by Sri Lanka leader will not harm peace process

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today that he hoped the peace process in Sri Lanka would not be harmed by the President's decision to sack three cabinet ministers, temporarily suspend Parliament and order troops to guard key sites.

Annan hails signing of Caspian Sea environmental treaty

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today hailed the adoption in Iran of a five-nation treaty to protect the fragile environment of the Caspian Sea, the world's largest freshwater lake.

Caspian Sea countries to sign UN-organized environmental treaty

Five countries bordering the Caspian Sea are meeting today and tomorrow in Iran to sign a treaty negotiated with United Nations support to protect the fragile environment of the world’s largest freshwater lake.

Security Council delegation meets with leaders in western Afghanistan

The Security Council mission to Afghanistan today completed a daylong visit to the western city of Herat, meeting with senior leaders and civil society for talks on a number of key issues, including peace and security and human rights.

Security Council mission arrives in Afghanistan to back central Government

A delegation of the United Nations Security Council touched down at Kabul International Airport today bringing a message of support for the country's central Government.