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The good, the bad and the ugly rumours

An anti-genocide agreement, fine words on development and failure on human rights and disarmament mark the world's biggest summit

As delegations from 191 governments choked New York's narrow streets, diplomats and United Nations' bureaucrats tried to craft an accord that tackled critical security and developm...


Insecurity council

Africa's ambitions to get two permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council are suspended until the end of the year when the troubled issue of its expansion and reform wil...


Watch this space

We hear Jan Pronk, the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Sudan since June, seeks another job. The Netherlands' former International Development Minister...


Forty days

The United Nations Security Council looks set to fail another critical test: whether it has the will to protect civilians in Darfur from being slaughtered by their own government (...


Rude health

The election of Angola's Dr. Luís Gomes Sambo as Africa Director of the United Nations' World Health Organisation, with 32 votes to seven for Burundi's Déogratias Bar...


Investigation

News that a complaint of sexual harassment against the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Ruud Lubbers, has been dismissed has emerged as oddly as the story of the complain...


Tinkering with trouble

The international community seems powerless to prevent the steady worsening of the crisis (AC Vol 45 No 11). A United Nations Security Council mission arrived on 22 June and the UN...


Breaching the peace

There is growing acrimony over the management of the United Nations peacekeeping operations in Africa. The test case is Congo-Kinshasa where UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's speci...


Licence to kill

The United Nations Commission on Human Rights has given the National Islamic Front government a free hand to pursue its policy of human rights violations. By refusing to renew the ...


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