15 January 2009

  • The Economic and Social Council will be electing its new Bureau for 2009. For some developing countries, it would mean influencing their assistance by varied U.N. funds; for others it is a matter of prestige.

  • Remember the Rights of the Child? There is a Committee for it. It will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in Geneva.

  • A new feature film "Planet U.N." is supposed to be distributed worldwide -- let's hope it will stress that our beloved U.N. is still on Planet Earth.