· "Our World in the Year 2000", an art exhibition in aid
of UNICEF, will open on Thursday, 20 July, in the United
Nations General Assembly Lobby. It is sponsored by Sir Jeremy
Greenstock, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom
to the UN, and Lady Greenstock. In selecting it as the official
UN Millennium Art Exhibit, Secretary-General Kofi Annan
felt that it was a splendid example of how the universal
language of art can cross boundaries and barriers, bringing
nations together to promote greater understanding among
peoples and cultures.
· It will be two years, on 21 July, since Dr. Gro Harlem
Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway, took over as
Director-General of the World Health Organization in Geneva.
· The first UN international civil servant to die in UN
service, Ole Helge Bakke, was killed on 13 July 1948.
· By winning the European Football (Soccer) Cup, France
started its 14 July national celebration three weeks earlier.