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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.

UK development official says UN must be strengthened to meet current challenges

The international community should increase its backing for the United Nations in order to meet present-day global challenges, Clare Short, the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for International Development, said today.

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.