Annan leads UN officials in tributes on death of Peter Ustinov, UNICEF Ambassador

Secretary-General Kofi Annan led United Nations officials in paying tribute today after the death of actor Peter Ustinov, who served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for more than 30 years speaking out on behalf of millions of boys and girls around the world.

Urgent action needed to counter nutrition deficiencies in developing world - UN

Up to a third of the world's people do not meet their physical and intellectual potential because of vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and without urgent action to fortify and supplement foods children in developing nations will remain at risk of underachieving, according to a new United Nations report released today.