Following vote in US House, Annan says he is 'deeply committed' to UN reform

Reacting to the passing of a bill in the United States House of Representatives that calls for withholding of US dues to the UN budget, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said he did not feel that such action was "a productive route" to achieving UN reform and stressed his deep commitment to revitalizing the world body.

Annan welcomes US report on UN reform

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the release of the final report of the US Institute for Peace (USIP) task force on United Nations Reform and its conclusion that the United States has much to gain from a strong and effective UN.

Annan calls on Eastern and Central European States to support UN reform

Though eight East and Central European countries are entering the European Union, giving rise to dramatic changes in their region, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) still need “to engage fully in the process of reform and revitalization that is high on the agenda at the United Nations,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today.

Assembly President previews possible outcome of summit on UN reform

The President of the United Nations General Assembly today presented an early vision of what international consensus on development, security, human rights and UN reform might look like when world leaders gather in September to commemorate the Organization’s sixtieth anniversary.

Annan's Chief of Staff tells US House that UN is under-funded, over-managed

Reminding a United States House of Representatives committee that the United Nations has undergone more reform under Secretary-General Kofi Annan than under any of his predecessors, his Chief of Staff today said the UN is under-funded and over-managed.

Veteran US official appointed new chief of UN management

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today appointed a veteran official of the United States Department of State the new UN Under-Secretary-General for Management.

Fréchette unveils UN reforms responding to Volcker panel's criticisms

Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette today unveiled a series of reforms undertaken by the United Nations in response to criticisms of UN management from entities appointed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan and from the world body's own staff.

Two high-level committees formed to strengthen UN secretariat's direction

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has formed two committees to reinforce the ability of the world body's secretariat to face new challenges and to implement internal management reform recommendations, as well as a new board to assess the performance of senior managers.

Deputy Secretary-General ends two days of meetings on integrity, UN reform

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette has ended two days of meetings with UN department representatives around the world on the institutional reform measures that Secretary-General Kofi Annan recently proposed and on the findings of the internal integrity survey conducted last year.

Secretary-General urges world's parliaments to power his agenda for UN reform

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on the world's parliaments to throw their weight behind his ambitious agenda of United Nations reform so that global leaders will be "ready, willing and able" to take the necessary decisions when they convene in a summit in September at UN Headquarters in New York.