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24 Feb 2000 description

The Security Council Thursday unanimously resolved to expand the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) to up to 5,537 military personnel.

23 Feb 2000 description

Highlights of the Noon Briefing
By Fred Eckhard
Spokesman for the Secretary-General
UN Headquarters, New York

17 Feb 2000 description

The United Nations has made Africa a priority in "every facet of its work," Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a message to a major forum on US-African relations that opened today in Washington, D.C.

09 Feb 2000 description

Host countries must be responsible for the security of humanitarian workers and must punish the perpetrators of crimes against humanitarian workers, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Catherine Bertini, told correspondents at a Headquarters press briefing this afternoon.

09 Feb 2000 description

The Foreign Minister of Argentina, Adalberto Rodriguez Giavarini, addressed correspondents at a Headquarters press conference this afternoon. The Foreign Minister, who in his capacity as Security Council President, was presiding over today's Council meeting on protection of United Nations personnel, associated personnel and humanitarian personnel in conflict zones, was accompanied at the press conference by the Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations, Arnoldo Manuel Listre.

04 Feb 2000 description

Expressing concern over continuing human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Security Council members have supported Secretary-General Kofi Annan's recent proposal for a United Nations force in the country.