UN Affairs

Annan mourns death of US Senator Paul Wellstone in plane crash

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan mourned the death today of United States Senator Paul Wellstone in a plane crash over Minnesota, remembering him as a “profoundly decent” man and a friend of the UN.

UN General Assembly admits Timor-Leste as 191st member

More than three years after the Timorese people voted to begin the process of independence from Indonesia, the General Assembly today voted to admit the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste as the 191st Member State of the United Nations.

FAO teams up with the Netherlands to promote food security

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Netherlands today signed a new multi-million dollar agreement, in which Dutch authorities pledged to contribute $9 million up to the end of 2002 and to develop the cooperation into a long-term arrangement.