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05 Sep 2006 description

Briefing correspondents at Headquarters today on the Security Council's calendar for September, Council President for the month, Adamantios Vassilakis ( Greece), said that events in the Middle East would continue to preoccupy the 15-member body, which would also take up several ongoing situations in Africa.

14 Jan 2003 description


SG/SM/8581
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen - -- and Happy New Year!

We start the year with anxiety -- anxiety over the prospect of war in Iraq, over nuclear proliferation in the Korean Peninsula, and over what seems like violence without end in the Middle East. Even Côte d'Ivoire, which used to be one of the most stable and prosperous countries in Africa, is now caught in the downward spiral of conflict.

The threat of global terror hangs over all of us. We don't know where or when it will strike next.

And these are only the crises in the headlines!

18 Jun 2001 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/PK/170
Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations
162nd Meeting (AM)

As the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations began its 2001 session this morning, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, said that the spirit of the Secretary-General’s recommendations before the Committee could be summed up in four words: "We can do better."

20 Sep 2000 description

Testimony by Joel R. Charny Vice President for Policy, Refugees International To the House Committee on International Relations Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights

21 Jul 2000 description
report Concern Worldwide

This week's column was written by Rob Williams of Concern Worldwide's U.S. branch.

13 Jul 2000 description

(Perm. Rep. to U.N. testifies before Foreign Relations Comm.)