1 February 2013

  • After attending the African Union Summit in Addis Abeba, the Secretary General may be exploring possible action by the U.N. in the region around Mali. The Special Representative for West Africa seems to be useless.

  • Much more humanitarian assistance will be required for Syrian victims of conflict in the coming winter months. The Special Rep for Syria seems about to resign.

  • More budget cuts expected for U.N. Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). Who is the Special Rep?