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.

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.