UN ready to help Arab world overcome ‘many formidable challenges’ – Annan

In a wide-ranging review of the “many formidable challenges” facing the Arab world, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today reaffirmed the United Nations commitment to help resolve issues ranging from sectarian violence in Iraq to the Israeli-Palestinian impasse to the continued killings, rape and displacement in Sudan.

Annan arrives in Algeria to attend Arab League summit and discuss UN reforms

Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrived in Algeria today to attend the Arab League summit and ask the leaders there to support the package of United Nations reforms that he presented Monday to the General Assembly in his report called "In Larger Freedom."