World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Annan Arrives in Edinburgh on AU, G8 Summits Trip

Annan Arrives in Edinburgh on Trip That Includes African Union and G8 Summits

New York, Jun 30 2005 3:00PM

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrived today in Edinburgh, Scotland, the first stop on a 10-day trip that will also take him the African Union summit in Libya, and the G8 Summit in of industrialized nations in Gleneagles.

Later today, Mr. Annan will deliver a speech at the 500th anniversary dinner of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, where he is expected to call for new and serious efforts to build health systems in the developing world.

In his address, Mr. Annan will stress that Africa alone will require 1 million new health workers to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the ambitious blueprint for slashing a host of socio-economic ills afflicting the world by 2015. Without such a dramatic increase in Africa's health capacity, curable diseases will go untreated and women will keep dying needlessly in childbirth, Mr. Annan will warn.

Next up for Mr. Annan will be the 5th African Union summit in Sirte, Libya, on 4 and 5 July, and then the G8 Summit in Gleneagles on 7 and 8 July.


© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Haiti: $5 Million To Kick-Start Aid In Wake Of Hurricane Matthew

UN emergency fund allocates $5 million to kick-start assistance in wake of Hurricane Matthew More>>


Not Helen Clark: António Guterres Favourite For Next UN Secretary-General

Former Portuguese Prime Minister António Guterres has emerged as the clear favourite to become the next United Nations Secretary-General following the sixth secret ballot held today by the UN Security Council, which is expected to take a formal decision tomorrow and forward Mr. Guterres’ name to the 193-Member General Assembly for final confirmation. More>>


Preliminary Results: MH17 Investigation Report

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is convinced of having obtained irrefutable evidence to establish that on 17 July 2014, flight MH-17 was shot down by a BUK missile from the 9M38-series. According to the JIT there is also evidence identifying the launch location that involves an agricultural field near Pervomaiskyi which, at the time, was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. More>>


At The UN: Paris Climate Agreement Moves Closer To Entry Into Force

The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More>>



Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>


Other Australian Detention

Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news