Shocked by attack on Egyptian official, Annan urges dialogue over violence

Reacting to today's attack in Jerusalem on Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmad Maher, a United Nations spokesman said Secretary-General Kofi Annan was "shocked" by the incident.

Annan praises re-opening of Ibn Khaldun Centre in Egypt

With the Arab region displaying enormous potential for growth and development, the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan praised the re-opening of the Ibn Khaldun Centre for Development Studies and emphasized its influential role in the region.

Top UN rights official welcomes acquittal of human rights activists in Egypt

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Sergio Vieira de Mello, today welcomed an Egyptian court's decision to acquit a leading human rights activist following a second retrial on charges of defaming the country.