5/1/2003

  • Two senior posts with the rank of Under-Secretary-General will have to be filled soon. One as head of the Disarmament Department and the other to head the Economic and Social Development Department to replace Nitin Desai who will be returning to India.

  • One country from Asia is missing in the new composition of the Economic and Social Council. All regions agreed on their full share of representation on Tuesday 29 April except that one Asian seat.

  • A post of a director of Information Centre in Yemen was advertised, inviting even those outside the U.N. to apply. The post is vacant since five years and was activated by the new Yemeni ambassador.