15 March 2008

  • Still waiting for appointments for head of the new Peacekeeping II Department, head of OHRM (Personnel), Inter-opening liaison, etc.

  • A meeting in Bucharest mainly for European countries may decide on the level of military and logistical participation in Afghanistan -- with an impact on the role of the newly appointed U.N. Representative there.

  • A follow-up mission is expected on the compromise arrangement in Kenya reached through the former Secretary General; otherwise it may fall apart.