15 March 2005

  • A meeting on information technology is scheduled for end March in preparation for the so-called Information System summit expected to resume in Tunis later this year. U.N. Secretariat presence was so shabily on the side of oppressive governments, that their tacit alliance led to warning the earlier Geneva gathering: "You report, we depart" conference.

  • The post of Executive Secretary for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok is likely to be open next June. Asian candidates are busy jockeying for position.

  • The appointment of a new Spokesman is expected by end of March.