Political actors in Venezuela accept UN proposal for dialogue

All political actors in the Venezuelan crisis have accepted a United Nations proposal for a dialogue, a UN envoy has reported to Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

UN adviser urges dialogue, not polarization, for Venezuela's political actors

A United Nations adviser today urged Venezuela's political actors to move away from the polarization that has prevailed in the period leading up to next month's recall referendum on President Hugo Chavez.

Annan adviser heading to Venezuela ahead of referendum

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Adviser on Latin America Issues is heading today to Venezuela to follow first-hand the latest developments regarding that country’s recall referendum on President Hugo Chavez, a UN spokesman announced.

Venezuela: Annan notes latest developments in electoral review process

Noting the Venezuelan National Electoral Council’s release of the preliminary results of its review of signatures on a petition to oust President Hugo Chávez from office, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on Venezuelans to resolve their political stalemate peacefully.

Venezuela: Dismayed at violence, Annan vows UN support for peaceful solution

Voicing dismay at the violence that has rocked Venezuela over the past week, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today pledged the world body's backing in achieving a peaceful resolution.

UN agency lauds Venezuela for granting Colombians refugee status

The United Nations refugee agency today hailed Venezuela's granting of refugee status to the first group of Colombian asylum seekers to pass through its new application process.

Venezuela: Annan welcomes decision to have international observation of voting

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the decision by Venezuela's National Electoral Council to involve international observers in the search by government and opposition for a constitutional solution to the country's political stalemate.

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.