• A first meeting of female media leaders in the Middle East will be held in Beirut next November at the headquarters of the U.N. Economic & Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).  The initiative was taken by senior women within the secretariat particularly the division of Advancement of Women and Department of Public Information in collaboration with ESCWAs Executive Secretary.

  • The U.N. Population Fund will be making plans to help Afghanistan design a first ever-national consensus.

  • Outgoing High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, is expected to leave Geneva for New York where she is to chair a new non-governmental organization to monitor human rights cases.