More than 2,700 UN staff sign letter of support for Secretary-General

More than 2,700 staff members of the United Nations Secretariat have signed a letter expressing their support for Secretary-General Kofi Annan at a time when the organization has faced allegations about its integrity.

UN staff union leaders in Geneva voice 'full confidence' in Secretary-General

The leaders of the 4,000-strong United Nations staff union in Geneva today voiced their "full confidence" in Secretary-General Kofi Annan after counterparts in New York raised concerns over UN senior management.

UN management prepared to hold dialogue with Staff Union over concerns

United Nations management will meet next week with a body representing UN staff members to deal some of the concerns raised over the handling of a recent incident, a UN spokesman said today.

Annan asks UN budget committee to fund new security plan

Saying that the safety of United Nations workers “has to be my first priority,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan has presented his $97 million plan for new unified security measures to the General Assembly’s main budget committee.

Officials urge greater attention to UN staff security at tribute to fallen workers

Looking back on a year when more than 100 United Nations personnel died in the service of peace, UN officials and diplomats today paid tribute to the memory of the fallen at a solemn ceremony in New York.

UN to upgrade security at New York Headquarters

The United Nations is set to begin a slate of projects - including the construction a new perimeter fence - to bolster safety and security measures at its New York Headquarters.

Solemn ceremony at UN honours memory of staff killed in service of peace

The United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) held a solemn ceremony today at UN Headquarters in New York to mark the Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members.

Annan names two women to senior-level UN jobs

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today announced the appointment of two women to posts at the level of Assistant Secretary-General: Elisabeth Lindenmayer of France and Angela Kane of Germany.

UN conducts staff survey in bid to gauge ethics

Working with outside experts, the United Nations is surveying staff on ethical practices to develop better strategies to promote integrity within the Organization, a UN spokesperson announced today.