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.
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.
The financial situation of the United Nations had improved this year but remained "delicate," as many countries still were not meeting their obligations in full, the top UN management official said today.
While the United Nations budget situation remains precarious, the prognosis for the world body's financial health was generally positive as more Member States are paying their debts and assessments on time and the cash flow for peacekeeping operations expected to settle at a "comfortable level," a senior UN manager said today.
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.