Annan says democratic principles must prevail both nationally and internationally

Addressing a conference in Norway today, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan stressed that genuine adherence to democratic principles must guide both nations and international organizations if all people were to prosper in today's interlinked world.

In message to mayors' forum, Annan says cities are 'engines of democracy'

Cities have a crucial role to play in making science and technology work for the common good, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a message to a meeting of mayors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.