Asia and Pacific: UN-hosted meeting urges more action on 'people-centred' cities

Less talk and more action are needed to make cities in the Asia and Pacific region more liveable and friendly for residents, according to the mayors and other government officials who participated in a United Nations-backed meeting this week in Bangkok, Thailand.

Annan pledges UN support to Pacific island countries meeting in Nauru

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today pledged the support of the United Nations to the Pacific Island Forum - a regional group of States that opened a week-long meeting today in the small coral nation of Nauru.