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.

UN staff security summit told terrorists now view the organization as the enemy

Meeting under the theme of “After Baghdad: United Nations Workers Under The Gun,” the UN Staff Union’s annual summit on security has been warned by the Security Council President that the UN “is no longer seen by terrorists as a neutral force, but rather as an enemy.”

Summit on UN staff security to be held at Headquarters this week

The sixth annual summit on United Nations staff security will take place in New York on Thursday, working from a theme based on the devastating terrorist attack against UN headquarters in Baghdad on 19 August, which killed 22 people, including the top envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello.

Security guard found dead at UN Headquarters in New York

A United Nations security guard was found dead today, with a gunshot wound to the head, in an empty lounge at the world body's headquarters in New York, UN officials said.

Experts begin in-depth investigation into UN security before Baghdad bombing

An expert team launched an in-depth investigation today into what went wrong with United Nations security procedures prior to the devastating terrorist attack in August against UN headquarters in Baghdad after an international panel decried the current security management system as "dysfunctional."