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UN envoy delivers revised Cyprus document to two sides

Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alvaro de Soto, today delivered letters from the United Nations chief to Glafcos Clerides, the Greek Cypriot leader, and Rauf Denktash, the Turkish Cypriot leader.

Annan hails Belgrade-Zagreb accord on strategic Prevlaka peninsula

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the signing of an agreement by the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Croatia on the Prevlaka peninsula, a strategic area long the subject of dispute between the two countries.

Kosovo: top UN envoy in Washington for talks with senior US officials

The top United Nations envoy for Kosovo, Michael Steiner, is in Washington, D.C., today, for talks with United States Secretary of State Colin Powell about the general situation in the province and the region.

Annan hopes revised Cyprus text will be ready shortly

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced hope that a revision of his 11 November proposal for an agreement to the Cyprus problem would soon be prepared.

UN Bosnia mission, set to wind up, laid foundation for recovery - Annan

The United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH) – one of the most extensive police reform and restructuring projects ever undertaken by the world body – has helped to lay the foundation for the country’s recovery and development, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a new report released today.

Cyprus: UN awaits reactions to Annan's proposals

The United Nations is waiting for reactions to Secretary-General Kofi Annan's proposal for Cyprus, a spokesman for the UN peacekeeping force on the island reported today.

UN refugee agency concerned over fate of Chechens who had been in now-empty camp

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today voiced grave concern over the fate of 1,500 displaced Chechens who had been living in a now near-empty camp in the Russian republic of Ingushetia.

Annan voices hope that ‘united Cyprus’ will be admitted to European Union

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today expressed hope that Cyprus could soon be admitted to the European Union.

With UN help, sacred Jewish text unveiled in Bosnia and Herzegovina

With help from the United Nations and other charitable organizations, a 700-year-old, sacred Jewish document has been unveiled in a public setting for the first time in Sarajevo.

Fréchette in Finland for conference on inclusive, equitable globalization

Increasing the participation and capacity of countries in economic, social and political decision-making is the focus of an international conference in Finland being attended by the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Louise Fréchette, a UN spokesman said today.