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Tiina Intelmann, President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, introduced the institution’s newly elected Prosecutor, Fatou B. Bensouda, at a Headquarters press conference today.
The Assembly elected Ms. Bensouda earlier today at the start of its tenth session, which is scheduled to run through 21 December, after a year-long nomination process. A Gambian national and the Court’s Deputy Prosecutor, she would replace current Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo when he steps down next June after nine years.
Alessandra Vellucci, Chief of the Press and External Relations Section of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, chaired the briefing, which was also attended by spokespersons for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the International Organization for Migration.
The United Nations was well equipped to tackle an Influenza A (H1N1) pandemic through up-to-date preparedness plans in its country offices, funds, programmes, peacekeeping missions and other parts of the Organization, David Nabarro, Senior United Nations System Coordinator for Avian and Human Influenza, said at a Headquarters press conference this afternoon.
The plans included a possible partial closure of United Nations operations, if necessary, but officials were still discussing whether to cancel tours for schoolchildren and other visitors to Headquarters, he said.
Le Coordonnateur principal du système des Nations Unies pour la grippe a, au cours d'une conférence de presse donnée au Siège de l'ONU, à New York, placé l'état de préparation du système des Nations Unies aux pandémies de la grippe dans le contexte du virus grippal A(H1N1).
Le travail fait depuis 2005 sur la grippe aviaire se révèle très utile dans la préparation à une éventuelle pandémie de la grippe A(H1N1), a affirmé David Nabarro.
An appeal seeking approximately $37 million to assist victims of the Peru earthquake would be officially launched early next week, Margareta Wahlström, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, said at Headquarters this morning.
At a press conference where she briefed correspondents on United Nations relief efforts in response to natural disasters, she said $9.6 million from the Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) had already been allocated to ensure the availability of resources. The Prime Minister of Peru had made the announcement …
The governments of the Mexican states of Oaxaca and Guerrero have asked the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
for assistance following the destruction caused by Hurricane Pauline on 9 and 10 October.
According to a Situation Report of the United Nations Department of Humanitarian Affairs (DHA) issued on Monday, the two