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Kofi Annan resigns as UN-Arab League envoy for Syria

United Nations and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has resigned from his post as international envoy for Syria after trying in vain for six months to broker peace and bring the country's warring......

READ: Anna Hazare's letter to the PM

Warm Greetings, In 2003, the then Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi A Annan, during the "UN Convention Against Corruption" noted, "Corruption is an insidious plague that has a wide......

Annan speaks his mind; bows out

Outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Tuesday told the nuclear weapon powers that they cannot tell others not have atomic arms if they themselves keep and upgrade their own......

I'm leaving UN with sense of dismay: Annan

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who is retiring from office after two five-year terms on Dec 31, has said that he was leaving the world body with a mixed feeling of dismay and......

A guide to how the United Nations works

Secretary General Kofi Annan on Tuesday complimented Chinmaya R Gharekhan, India's former permanent representative to the United Nations, for his book on the organisation."I am happy that finally......

'Ideally food subsidies should not be indefinite'

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has warned India against too many populist subsidies. Speaking on the issue of the Food Security Bill and Delhi government's water and electricity promises,......

Annan lauds India's growth

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annanlauded the rapid economic progress made by India, China, Russia and Brazil but said further political, economic and other reforms are essential to 'distribute the......

Annan asks rich nations to hike aid

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on the rich nations to keep their promises to increase the official development aid to 0.7 per cent of the GDP and expand debt relief to help the......

Rich nations fueling poverty: Annan

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Wednesday accused the world's richest countries of fueling poverty through unfair trade policies."The damage is profound and the victims can be counted in the......

Annan calls for plan to bridge digital divide

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for an action plan on the use of information and communication technologies in bridging the digital divide, especially in the developing......

Golden Globes 2015: The Top 10 Moments

Here's looking at some of the high points in the ceremony! There was something for everyone at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards this year, with surprises to please lovers of twist-endings, bold wins......

Liked Globe hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler? VOTE!

While their second turn as Golden Globes host was rather sedate, this year saw Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (in the picture) making some brave jokes.   There was the Bill Crosby one, where Poehler......

Who will take charge of FIFA? Kofi Annan or Platini

Campaigners call for Kofi Annan to take charge of FIFA reform Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary-General. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images A group campaigning for reform of world......
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UN summit approves 15-year blueprint to eradicate poverty

United Nations: With the bang of a gavel, international leaders approved an ambitious 15-year plan Friday to tackle the world's biggest problems,... ...
Reform eludes UN Security Council

The framework document adopted at the General Assembly did not break the impasse on reforms, but brought some clarity as to who was on which side.... ...
As refugee crisis grows, UN agency faces questions

GENEVA: It took a photograph of a drowned toddler washed up on a Turkish beach to achieve what a United Nations agency with 9,300 staff and a... ...
The Seas Part

Most of the great human tragedies of our time are encapsulated in our memories through a series of iconic photographs. These images—the... ...
Best Slogans, Quotes by Famous People on Importance of Being Literate

World Literacy Day 2015 Reuters The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed 8 September as the... ...

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