Guyana, Venezuela seek Annan's aid to speed up settlement of border controversy

Guyana and Venezuela are seeking to reinvigorate discussions under the aegis of Secretary-General Kofi Annan in a bid to resolve the nearly two-century-old border controversy between the two neighbours on the northern shoulder of South America, a United Nations spokesman said today.

UN agency welcomes new Venezuelan commission for refugee assistance

The United Nations refugee agency today lauded the Venezuelan government's decision to establish a National Commission to oversee and direct efforts to provide protection, legal aid and assistance to asylum seekers.

Annan welcomes agreement between government and opposition in Venezuela

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the agreement signed between the Government of Venezuela and the opposition Coordinadora Democrática, and pledged continued United Nations support in helping the country to find peaceful solutions to its problems.

Annan, President Chávez discuss issues surrounding G-77, crisis in Venezuela

With Venezuela handing over chairmanship of the Group of 77 developing countries today at United Nations Headquarters in New York, Secretary-General Kofi Annan took the occasion to meet with President Hugo Chávez to discuss several issues concerning the caucus and well as the situation in that country.