On Staff Day, tribute paid to UN workers killed in the line of duty

Marking the annual United Nations Staff Day, Deputy Secretary-General Louis Fréchette today paid tribute the UN workers who lost their lives in the line of duty over the past year.

16 countries not represented among UN staff, Annan reports

While most United Nations Member States are within the range of acceptable staffing limits, citizens from 16 countries did not occupy any positions within the UN Secretariat while 11 other nations are underrepresented among its personnel, according to a report by Secretary-General Kofi Annan released today.

Veteran UN official named to new post overseeing measures to protect UN staff

In a continuing effort to bolster the safety of United Nations personnel serving in trouble spots around the world, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appointed a veteran UN official with extensive experience in humanitarian and logistical work to a newly established post of UN Security Coordinator, a UN spokesman announced today.