Departing Annan lauds Security Council for efforts to resolve or prevent crises

Although some international crises continue to rage, many others have been peacefully resolved, show signs of ending or were prevented from even taking place thanks to the efforts of the Security Council, departing Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the 15-member body today.

In farewell news conference Annan pleads that UN be judged by its many good actions

In his farewell news conference as the world’s top diplomat, United Secretary-General Kofi Annan today cited the failure to stop the Iraq war as the worst moment of his 10 years in office and made a fervent appeal that the Organization not be judged by the Oil-for-Food scandal but by its myriad humanitarian and development actions.

UN remains best device for achieving key goals of international relations – Annan

The only way to achieve the key principles of international relations – collective responsibility, global solidarity, the rule of law, mutual accountability and multilateralism – is by “making the best possible use” of the United Nations, the departing Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today.

Annan mourns death of former US Ambassador to UN Jeane Kirkpatrick

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today paid tribute to the late former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Jeane Kirkpatrick for her commitment to the world body.

Secretary-General heads to Turkey, Kenya, Ethiopia and Switzerland

Secretary-General Kofi Annan will speak about the need for dialogue among civilizations, climate change, development and biotechnology on different stops of his upcoming trip to Turkey, Kenya, Ethiopia and Switzerland, a United Nations spokesman announced today.

Annan arrives in Uruguay to attend Ibero-American Summit

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrived in Montevideo, Uruguay, today to attend the Ibero-American Summit, which he will address on its opening day tomorrow.

Annan calls for more aid, fairer trade and green revolution for Africa

Africans have undertaken a remarkable struggle over the past 10 years to confront the three overarching challenges of greater security, better development and respect for human rights, but the magnitude of the continent’s needs leaves little room for complacency, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said last night.

Secretary-General to attend Ibero-American summit in Uruguay

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will leave tomorrow for Montevideo, Uruguay to attend the Ibero-American Summit, his office announced Tuesday.

Annan calls on religious leaders to turn back growing tide of inter-faith intolerance

Warning that growing tensions between major world religions could threaten stability, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today issued a ringing appeal for dialogue, cooperation and the abandonment of prejudice.

Technical hitch forces Annan to delay visit to Caribbean nations by a day

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has postponed his official visit to Haiti and the Dominican Republic by a day because of technical problems with the aircraft he was to travel in and will now depart New York tomorrow.