15 October 2008

  • The campaign for Security Council rotating seats will be most controversial among Europeans: Austria, Iceland, and Turkey are competing.

  • Preparations for U.N. Day Concert on 24 October are underway, though not yet announced.

  • Secretary General Ban will be travelling mid-October to Geneva for talks mainly on Georgia; Quebec to attend the Francophone summit; and Boston where he will speak at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.