Economic Development

Annan calls Euro's advent 'bold and visionary' act of political unity

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the introduction of the Euro - Europe's new common currency - calling it "a bold and visionary choice for unity over division, cooperation over conflict, and a common future over a divided past."

Environment dominates debates at UN population commission, chairman says

The relationship between demographic factors and environmental degradation -- now under discussion at the United Nations Commission on Population and Development -- remains a divisive issue, that body's chairman said today.