General Assembly wraps up debate on Annan’s proposals for further reform

After hearing the views of over 70 countries concerning Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s further proposals for improving the workings of the United Nations, the General Assembly today wrapped up its formal debate and set up structures to begin informal talks on the matter.

General Assembly begins discussion of Annan’s agenda for further UN reform

The United Nations General Assembly today began extensive discussions on a package of new proposals put forward by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to bolster his longstanding efforts to improving the workings of the world body.

New reform push aims to enable UN to keep pace with the times, Annan says

The new push for United Nations reform aims to enable the Organization to keep pace with the constantly evolving demands of today's world, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today as he launched a new report detailing an agenda for changing the UN.

In Vienna, Annan urges UN staff to modernize management

On the final day of his official visit to Austria, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today met with some 3,000 United Nations staff members in Vienna, calling for renewed effort to improve the efficiency of the world body.