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United Nations offices in Geneva were on heightened alert Wednesday after receiving a "credible security threat," officials said.
The threat was received Monday evening, a statement said. No further details were available, spokeswoman Elena Ponomareva said.
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has been in Switzerland on a six-day stay, but he had already completed his visit to the Geneva headquarters when the threat was received.
The statement said the United Nations' European headquarters - which is in a fenced and guarded park in Geneva - and U.N. agencies elsewhere in the international city had undertaken "a number of measures