In Geneva, Annan tells UN staff their security is his 'constant concern'

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today told UN staff serving in Geneva that the safety of the Organization's personnel worldwide is a paramount concern.

Top UN officials call on Member States to protect UN and associated personnel

With United Nations peacekeeping and civilian personnel continuing to face a frightening -- and often lethal -- array of threats, top UN officials today called on governments to ensure the legal and physical protection of the staff serving for the world body.

Kenya: three locally hired UNHCR staff plead 'not guilty' to extortion charges

Three staff members of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today pleaded "not guilty" to charges that they had extorted money from refugees seeking resettlement in Kenya.