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May 15, 2017 Issue

CURRENT U.N. OUTREACH FAILURE

WAXING CANDLE TEARS OVER RWANDA

U.N. BOOKSTORE VS. AMAZON

WHO'S AFRAID OF WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY?

REVIVE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SERVICE

PENSION FUND AT AFICS JUNE MEETING


December 15, 2016 Issue

"INSIDE THE UNITED NATIONS: IN A LEADERLESS WORLD"


September 15, 2016 Issue

HONORING FALLEN STAFF

THE PENSION FUND - CONTINUED SAGA...

UN CORRECTION FLUID

WHEN TURK LEFT PROMISING A RETURN...

LOOKING AFTER #1


May 15, 2016 Issue

SECRETARY-GENERAL SELECTION BY SEPTEMBER?

PENSION FUND ISSUES-PROPOSED AT AFICS MEETING

REMEMBERING ZAHA HADID, A CREATIVE WOMAN FROM IRAQ

BAN KI-MOON CREDITED FOR CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRESS

LEBANESE PRESIDENT FOR BRAZIL, BUT NO PRESIDENT IN LEBANON

HUMMUS SWIRLED WITH HARISSA: A POEM

CONFUSED FIGHT FOR UNESCO

EASTERN EUROPE'S CLAIMS FOR U.N. CHIEF QUESTIONED


March 15, 2016 Issue

WHAT HAPPENS IN DAVOS?

BAN AT CAMBRIDGE: UNIVERSALITY OF HUMAN RIGHTS IS KEY TO PREVENTING CRISES

WHERE IS UN WOMEN???

PENSION FUND SAGA CONTINUES

AFICS POSITION

A TRIBUTE TO DR BOUTROS BOUTROS GHALI

LOOKING FOR TROUBLE

AL JAZEERA ENGLISH CLOSES

DO NOT CELEBRATE...YET

MAKING THE DIFFERENCE

WHAT HAPPENED TO UNICEF?

MAULANA RUMI

ASH WEDNESDAY

LOOKING FOR TROUBLE

ALPHABET SOUP: LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS


December 15, 2015 Issue

PAY CUTS WILL LARGELY UNDERMINE WOMEN. U.N. STAFF PROTEST.

CARING FOR REFUGEE CHILDREN

THE UN'S 70th ANNIVERSARY: A LOST OPPORTUNITY

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY. THE FOUR FREEDOMS

PARIS CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRESS. NEXT CHALLENGE: WHERE'S THE MONEY?

NEW YORK - BUENOS AIRES - NEW YORK?

MERCENARY ENVOY LEON ERODED UN REPUTATION

VIVE LA FRANCE: LIBERTÉ, EGALITÉ, FRATERNITÉ

STEVE JOBS, THE MOVIE

LITTLE DRUMMER BOY

HAPPY NEW YEAR


October 15, 2015 Issue

GENEVA, DENMARK

U.N. AT "70": AN EVALUATION BY FORMER SENIOR U.N. OFFICIAL

A WAKE-UP CALL

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENTS VARIED WITH CHANGING ROLE. CONSENSUS LEADERS VS. PROBLEMATIC "MILLENNIALS"

WHEN A FORMER GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT...

NOBEL PRIZE TRIBUTE TO TUNISIAN PEOPLE

WHILE HARD-WORKING STAFF JOBS ARE CUT, WHAT DOES VIJAY NAMBIAR REALLY DO?!

NOT TOO LATE


September 15, 2015 Issue

WHAT ACTION TO CUT POVERTY BY 2015? FLIP IT TO 2030!

U.N. "UMOJA" PROSPECTS: FROM NOWHERE TO NOWHERE AT ALL

MUCH ADO ABOUT A SCARF (AND BLOND HAIR)!

SO...YALLA, BYE
(A brilliant note by Tom Fletcher, U.K. Ambassador, on leaving Lebanon in July)

"LAUDATO SI." POPE FRANCIS, WORLD LEADER

"THE BEST LACK ALL CONVICTION"

BAN KI-MOON'S UNPRECEDENTED SACKING OF ENVOY [by Thalif Deen, Inter Press Service]

SEND IN THE CLOWNS

July 15, 2015 Issue

ENJOY YOUR SUMMER SEASON LIKE A JULIUS OR AUGUSTUS CAESAR.

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June 15, 2015 Issue

U.N. 70 IN BLUE

NEXT TROUBLE SPOT: TURKEY?

TARIQ AZIZ/MICHAEL YUHANNA

HOW MUCH DID TONY BLAIR COST THE U.N.? HOW MUCH DID HE MAKE?

MASS ABDUCTION OF CHILDREN INCREASINGLY PREVALENT

TESTING AFICS: BOARD CALLING FOR SPECIAL MEETING ON PENSION FUND

AI SE EU TE PEGO

HOW BAN KI-MOON'S SECRET VISIT TO NORTH KOREA WAS BLOCKED


May 1, 2015 Issue

AFICS ROLE IN PENSION FUND ISSUE

ANNUAL SUMMIT OF WOMEN IN THE WORLD -- NOT AT THE U.N.

HOLD CULTURE DIALOGUES IN CONFLICT ZONES NOT IN NEW YORK OR BALI

INVESTIGATE HAMMARSKJOLD'S DEATH...SERIOUSLY

REPLACING MS. KANE. WHY DIDN'T MR. KIM REPLACE MS. O'BRIEN?

WIDENING CONCERNS ON UN PENSION TRUST FUND

ABU ABDU


March 15, 2015 Issue

DESTRUCTION OF HUMAN CULTURAL HERITAGE IS A WAR CRIME. ANY SERIOUS EFFECTIVE RESPONSE?

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY? THREE SENIOR WOMEN LEAVING; THREE ARE REPLACED BY MEN.

WHILE HARD-WORKING STAFF JOBS ARE CUT, WHAT DOES VIJAY NAMBIAR REALLY DO?!

"DRASTIC DECLINE" SEEN IN WORLD PRESS FREEDOM

NEW COMMISSION ON GLOBAL SECURITY, JUSTICE & GOVERNANCE

AN ASSURANCE ON INSURANCE SECURITY


February 1, 2015 Issue

KING SALMAN

WHERE WAS THE HIGH REPRESENTATIVE FOR DIALOGUE AMONG CULTURES?

UNDOF BREAKDOWN: A PRELUDE TO WIDER CONFLICT

THE PENCIL CONFRONTS THE GUN

SENIOR U.N. "REFUGEES" IN DAVOS; NEITHER HERE NOR THERE

NOWHERE MAN

WILL SRI LANKA REGAIN ITS HARMONY? WILL BAN KI-MOON RELIEVE HIS CONTROVERSIAL ENVOY?

IF YOU GO AWAY

WORKING FOR THE UNITED NATIONS BECAME MORE HAZARDOUS IN 2014: 61 KILLED IN DELIBERATE ATTACKS

FROM THE RECORD. WHEN SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT GRACIOUSLY SERVED MEALS.


December 15, 2014 Issue

IMRAN IQBAL RIZA APPOINTED D-2 UNIFIL; IQBAL RIZA REMAINS ADVISOR TO SECRETARY GENERAL BAN KI-MOON SINCE 2007 AND TEN YEARS WITH KOFI ANNAN

GOOD FOR FRANCOPHONIE. GOOD FOR CANADA.

BUDGET COMMITTEE REVIEWS STAFF PENSION FUND, "STRESSING NEED TO ADDRESS WEAKNESSES IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT;" DIVERSIFYING INVESTMENTS;" "ENCOURAGES SECRETARY-GENERAL TO KEEP EXPLORING INVESTMENT PROSPECTS"

WILL HUMANITARIAN CHIEF VALERIE AMOS BE REPLACED BY POLITICALLY EXPEDIENT MAN?!

CRISTINA GALLACH APPOINTED UNDER-SECRETARY GENERAL FOR COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC INFORMATION

EVERY DAY IS HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

HAPPY HOLIDAYS


November 15, 2014 Issue

"BARBARIAN AT THE GATE"

WORLD'S BIGGEST ART COLLECTOR

KOALA TIME

NOELEEN HEYZER FOR CHEF DE CABINET; SUSANA MALCORRA TO MOVE TO U.N. IN GENEVA

ANOTHER HIGH-LEVEL PANEL ON PEACE OPERATIONS

NEW U.N. BUDGET CONTROLLER APPOINTED. ANY LINK TO U.N. STAFF PENSION FUND?

FAYZA ABOULNAGA -- FIRST FEMALE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR TO EGYPT'S PRESIDENT


October 15, 2014 Issue

THE CENTRE CANNOT HOLD...

"PROCEDURE OF THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL" - UPDATED BOOK

ATTACKS ON U.N. PERSONNEL IN MALI CONDEMNED

IS NEWLY-RENOVATED U.N. READYING FOR BALKANISATION OF WORLD?

TO OUR COUNTRIES: A TOUCHING MUSICAL PRESENTATION

MORE HIGH-LEVEL MEETINGS, LESS STAFF TO SERVICE THEM

GROWING PROTEST TO DEFEND U.N. PENSION FUND


September 15, 2014 Issue

LEAVING ORR NOT LEAVING

WHAT ARE BAN KI-MOON'S INTENTIONS ON U.N. STAFF PENSION FUND?

"BEFORE FIRST SHOTS ARE FIRED" - GENERAL ZINNI'S NEW BOOK

JOHN MROZ: THE FIRST SECRET ATTEMPTS AT A U.S./PLO DIALOGUE

KIM'S "NEW CULTURE" -- U.N. TO PAY FOR TRAVEL TO VISIT WIFE

UNDOF TROUBLE - CATAPANG OR SINGH SINGHA?

NEW SECRETARIAT OFFICES: SARDINES AND PENGUINS

ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

"PADAM"


July 1, 2014 Issue

REPLACING BRAHIMI: FOR WHAT? BY WHOM?

PRINCE ZEID, U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS HIGH COMMISSIONER

BAN KI-MOON ANALYSIS OF SYRIAN CRISIS: CIVIL WAR, GLOBAL THREAT

RWANDA U.N. EXHIBIT: COMMEMORATION OR COVER UP?

"HOLINESS THROUGH ACTION"

THE WASTE LAND

PENSION FUND: MAIN CONCERN OF GENERAL MEETING OF FORMER U.N. STAFF


May 15, 2014 Issue

BAN KI-MOON'S UNTIMELY MEXICAN VISIT AN AWKWARD FAILURE

GABO by Samir Sanbar

MAHATAMA

REMEMBER THE 50 U.N. PERSONNEL KILLED IN RWANDA

OCTAVIO PAZ: "AS ONE LISTENS TO THE RAIN"

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN TUNIS INFORMATION CENTRE?

HOY POR TI, MANANA POR MI

GEORGE CLOONEY/AMAL ALAMUDDIN: A POTENTIAL POLITICAL COUPLE


April 1, 2014 Issue

QUAI D'ORSAY: THE MOVIE

BRAHIMI PROXY RESIGNATION

GUERNICA RETURNED

60 U.N. CIVILIANS ABDUCTED, DETAINED

NEW U.N. SPOKESMAN TEAM: DUJARRIC/HAQ

EL ARCO IRIS

ASH WEDNESDAY

"PRIME FISH" STINKS!


February 1, 2014 Issue

SNOWSTORMS, CONSTRUCTION IN A SLOW SEASON

KUWAIT TOPS HUMANITARIAN AID TO SYRIA

INCREASED DEADLY ATTACKS AGAINST UNITED NATIONS STAFF. AT LEAST 58 KILLED IN 2013.

NEW YEAR SURPRISE: ROBERT GATES MOST POPULAR AMERICAN

71 JOURNALISTS KILLED IN 2013. INTERNATIONAL MEASURES NEEDED TO COMBAT IMPUNITY.

GARDENERS

REMEMBERING MICHAEL LITTLEJOHNS: WHEN "UNCA" WAS UNCA

MELANGE DE TOUT

GENEVA 2

SEND IN JAN EGELAND...ON A RING TONE!


December 15, 2013 Issue

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

JORDAN WINS SECURITY COUNCIL "SAUDI" SEAT

MANDELA, LEADER AND TEACHER

WHO ARE THEY?! WHERE ARE THEY?!

IT'S A SUITCASE

SELFIE

LEBANON AT SEVENTY: AN UNPRECEDENTED OPEN REVIEW BY BRITISH AMBASSADOR

OAU ASSESSES JOINT U.N. MISSIONS

TRIBUTE TO AMBASSADOR JOSEPH V. REED

REMEMBERING WAGAYE ASSEBE

INVICTUS: MANDELA'S FAVOURITE POEM

"NOSAFAR"


November 1, 2013 Issue

LISTEN, PERHAPS

"KHODA HAFEZ" DIPLOMACY

NAWAF SALAM, WHO POSED AS GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT

BOKOVA RE-ELECTED AT UNESCO

ANCIENT MARINER

WELCOME LANA NUSSEIBEH FIRST FEMALE UAE ENVOY TO U.N.

THAI...MAI THAI

URGENT SESSION

"WELCOME TO 430 BC," FROM JOHN CLEESE


September 1, 2013 Issue

IN MEMORIAM

"WE MISS EVERY ONE OF YOU." ANNAN IN A MOVING 2003 TRIBUTE.

MR. KIM RETURNS

WHO RUNS OMAN MISSION TO THE U.N.?

SULTAN ERDOGAN

MOMENT OF SILENCE

MORSI OR MORESISI?! WHAT ABOUT A THIRD OPTION?

GET SERIOUS ON IRAQ

JAN ELIASSON TOILET LEADERSHIP

THE CENTRE CANNOT HOLD...

SEND IN THE CLOWNS

U.N. RELIANCE ON PRIVATE SECURITY FIRMS GROWS

U.S.-RUSSIAN RIFT MAY PLAY OUT AT U.N.

CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATE


July 1, 2013 Issue

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: 30% OF WOMEN WORLDWIDE ASSAULTED BY PARTNERS

LOOTING SYRIA IN ORDER TO SAVE IT!

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2013 -- A DISAPPOINTMENT

"OFFICIER" ANNAN

APPEAL BY EASTERN PATRIARCHS: "ARAB/CHRISTIANS AND MOSLEMS WALK TOGETHER IN PAIN AND JOYFUL RESURRECTION"

UNPRECEDENTED THREATS FOR CHILDREN IN CONFLICTS

DOVER BEACH

N.Y. SMILES

ARE OCEANS A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL?

TWO TURBANS -- ONE REVOLUTION

WELCOME SAMANTHA POWER

MARCELA TEMPLE PEREZ DE CUELLAR


15 May 2013 Issue

REMEMBERING DAG HAMMARSKJOLD

IMPRINT

THE ROAD NOT TAKEN

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY. SECRETARY GENERAL CALLS FOR SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL MEDIA.

GOOGLE HELPS U.N. ORGANIZE REGIONAL DIGITAL JOURNALISM TRAINING

HUMAN RIGHTS UNDER THREAT

UN JUSTICE - A NEW WEBSITE


15 April 2013 Issue

AGAIN, WHAT HAPPENED TO U.N. WOMEN? ONE SONG IS NOT ENOUGH.

BRAHIMI PREPARES RESIGNATION

WILL POPE FRANCIS FOLLOW SAINT FRANCIS' FOOTSTEPS ON MID-EAST RECONCILIATION?

VERY CAREFUL "TIMES"

43 UNITED NATIONS PERSONNEL ARE CURRENTLY UNDER ARREST OR DETENTION

"OPRESSISTAN:" A FORBIDDEN POEM

EGYPT GOING BACKWARDS

RED CARPET

WHAT IS HAPPENING AT UNICEF COMMUNICATIONS?

AHMED ABOUL GHEIT: WITNESS TO EGYPTIAN DIPLOMACY

YELLOW MAN

SUNRISE SUNSET

POETRY MONTH: A TRIBUTE TO FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA

FAREWELL BEAUTIFUL HELEN


1 February 2013 Issue

TIME TO MEET?

DAVOS, THE MAN

LOOKING FOR DR. FEELGOOD. FROM THE $100 COMPUTER TO THE $50 CHIP.

PENSION FUND WORKING WELL. KEEP IT AWAY FROM POLITICAL POWER PLAY.

BAZAAR FOR "U.N. WOMEN" POST. INDIA PLACED $1 MILLION. WILL QATAR RAISE?

THE POORER NATIONS

ANNAN HOMECOMING

MILES TO GO (LYUTHA TO FOLLOW?!)

THALIF DEEN COVERAGE ON ENVIRONMENT AWARD -- U.N. CORRESPONDENTS GOLD MEDAL

ATTACKS AGAINST UNITED NATIONS PERSONNEL: AT LEAST 26 LIVES IN 2012


15 December 2012 Issue

UNFORUM PREDICTED JORDAN SPRING SINCE FEBRUARY

"SOTTO SOLDATO" -- NEW OLD BOOK BY MARCO VIANELLO-CHIODO

THE GREAT RAVI SHANKAR

CLIMATE CHANGE MEETING IN MOST CONVENIENT CLIMATE

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY MESSAGE: YOUR VOTE COUNTS

WHAT IS YOUR COMMUNICATIONS' POLICY?!

SUPPORT GOOGLE PETITION FOR OPEN AND FREE INTERNET

SPECIAL ENVOY TO ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC!

TOUR GUIDES: U.N FACE TO PUBLIC

RING IN THE NEW


15 November 2012 Issue

WHERE WAS BAN KI-MOON DURING THE NEW YORK STORM?

ADVERTISING U.N. ASG USG POSTS: IS IT SERIOUS?

KING'S COUNSEL: JACK O'CONNELL'S MEMOIR OF ESPIONAGE AND DIPLOMACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST

KOFI ANNAN, OU LA MEMOIRE COURTE

NEW YORK, NEW YORK


15 October 2012 Issue

A REMINDER: "WHEN U.N. NEEDS PUBLIC SUPPORT, IT IS AN ILLUSION TO THINK THAT BRUSSELS COULD REPLACE PARIS, LISBON, COPENHAGEN, MADRID OR ATHENS," FORMER SECRETARY GENERAL PEREZ DE CEULLAR

REMINDER: TIME TO REVIEW DYSFUNCTIONAL U.N. EUROPEAN INFORMATION

REMINDER: HOW TO REDRESS THE EUROPEAN BLUNDER? NATIONAL OFFICERS SUPPORTING PROFESSIONAL REGIONAL HUBS.

NEW GENERATION OF ARAB LEADERS ADDRESS WORLD BODY

DUPLICATION ON RULE OF LAW. GUIDE FOR POLITICIANS.

"DEATH OF NEWSPAPERS:" A PREMATURE PREDICTION BUT A USEFUL DISCUSSION

END GIRL CHILD MARRIAGES

THE BEST AND WORST OF HUMANITY -- IN ONE DAY

60 YEARS OF U.N. GUIDED TOURS


15 September 2012 Issue

"HIGH LEVEL" DUPLICATION. RULE OF LAW JOBS EVERYWHERE EXCEPT AT LEGAL DEPARTMENT!

U.N. MEETING. EXPECT DELAYS.

SEND IN THE CLOWNS

RE-OPENING THE CASE OF UNIC PARIS

POUR UN CENTRE DE L'ONU A PARIS

THE DEAD OR THE DEADLINE?!

BACKCHANNELS ON SYRIA

WHAT HAPPENED TO U.N. WOMEN II? IS MS. BACHELET RETURNING TO CHILE?!

GAMBARI CONCLUDES HIS DARFOUR MISSION

HONOURING STAFF KILLED IN BAGHDAD 2003


15 August 2012 Issue

ENJOY YOUR SUMMER HOLIDAY!


15 July 2012 Issue

WHERE DID "U.N. WOMEN" DISAPPEAR? WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR FORMIDABLE MICHELLE BACHELET?

RIO "REAFFIRMS" RIO

ANNAN'S MISSION

SUMMER READING

SUNSHINE


15 June 2012 Issue

DUAL OR DUEL U.N. ROLE ON SYRIA

1ST TIME IN 21 YEARS GENERAL ASSEMBLY VOTES ON ITS PRESIDENT

A FIX AT AFICS

TAKE A BIKE

DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS GATHERING AT U.N. WHERE WAS DPI?

THE RAVEN BY EDGAR ALLAN POE


15 May 2012 Issue

WOMEN, MOSTLY VICTIMS

RATHER OUTSPOKEN

APPOINTMENT OF YOKIO TAKASU, A VALUABLE ASSET

CONVICTION OF CHARLES TAYLOR. SUCCESS FOR INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE.

ETHIOPIA, SUDAN HARRASS U.N. STAFF IN VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS

PRESS FREEDOM DAY

15 April 2012 Issue

"UN-FORESEEN EXPENDITURE"

ANNAN'S MISSION BY SAMIR SANBAR

DID BAN KI-MOON DESIGNATE HIS SUCCESSOR?

"THE ANATOMY OF DECAY": ACABQ CHAIRMAN MSELLE MAKING HIS POINT

WHO WILL GET ILO?

IS THE U.N. READY FOR RIO +20 SUMMIT?

SOLIDARITY WITH DETAINED AND MISSING STAFF

BAN: YOUTH EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND EMPOWERMENT KEY TO GLOBAL PROGRESS

BRIEFING BY AHMAD FAWZI, SPOKESPERSON FOR UNITED NATIONS AND ARAB LEAGUE JOINT SPECIAL ENVOY

15 February 2012 Issue

TOP MIDEAST REPORTER ANTHONY SHADID DIES

DAVOS: GIMMICKS OR RELEVANCE?

THE SECOND COMING. THE CENTRE CANNOT HOLD.

IS DARFUR OVER AND OUT?!

HOW SAFE IS SAIF?!

JORDANIAN SPRING?

WHO BUNGLED BAN KI-MOON'S GAZA VISIT?

85 YEAR OLD SENEGALESE 12 YEARS PRESIDENT SEEKING 6 MORE?

SUPREME LEADER

BAN STRESSES "PEOPLE POWER" AND PARTNERSHIPS AT START OF SECOND TERM

REMEMBERING THIRTY-FIVE U.N. PERSONNEL KILLED IN 2011

GRAZIANO DA SILVA: TAKES OVER FAO PROMISE TO UPGRADE SUPPORT FOR POOREST COUNTRIES

15 January 2012 Issue

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

15 December 2011 Issue

"WAKE UP SOMALIS." SECRETARY GENERAL BAN LED BY COURAGEOUS EXAMPLE, WOULD OTHER SENIOR OFFICIALS FOLLOW?

GUESSING GAME AS SECRETARY GENERAL CLEARS DECK FOR SECOND TERM

YASSOU!

ATTACK ON UNIFIL DENOUNCED

KNOCK, KNOCK, WHO'S THERE? IT'S THE MERCEDES MAN (FINALLY) LEAVING

SECRETARY GENERAL YEAR END PRESS CONFERENCE:"U.N.NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER"

PROTECT CHILDREN IN CONFLICTS

RECORD NUMBER OF IMPRISONED JOURNALISTS

IF...

ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS

15 November 2011 Issue

WHAT'S GOING ON?

U.N. STAFF UNION DEPLORES SECURITY LAPSES

SAY IT AIN'T SO, JOE

ANXIOUS DUCKS

15 October 2011 Issue

"INSANELY" MISSED

CHRISTIAN ARABS SUSPECT BIG POWER DEALS AT THEIR EXPENSE

HANDLING THE PATRIARCH

WEIRD QADDAFI TALES

REMEMBERING OUR BAGHDAD VICTIMS. NADIA YOUNES WEBSITE LAUNCHED.

MOE'S WOES

NOBEL PRIZE TAWAKKUL KARMAN: BREAKING THE SHACKLES

LEARNING FROM HAMMARSKJOLD

WANGARI MAATHAI: A 'MIGHTY WOMAN'

15 September 2011 Issue

PEACEKEEPERS' HEALTHY ALPHABET SOUP

HEY, KIM WON-SOO (KIM TOO SOON!): DAG HAMMARSKJOLD DIED FOR "U.N. CULTURE"

ABDUL ILAH EL-KHATIB: A NOWHERE ENVOY

HEROES OF NEW BOOK ON U.N. CULTURE

COURAGE OF A BUILDER

INJUSTICES FACED BY MILLIONS OF WOMEN WORLDWIDE

INDEPENDENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SERVICE IS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR WORK

15 July 2011 Issue

POETRY

15 June 2011 Issue

BAN WOULD BE "DEEPLY HONOURED" TO SERVE SECOND TERM AS U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL

WHAT DOES THE "COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR" DO? WOULD BAN KI-MOON INSPIRE "U.N. SPRING" BY STREAMLINING SECRETARIAT CRUCIAL OUTREACH?

WHAT ABOUT THE IMF?

LIBERTY

15 May 2011 Issue

"FACILITATOR" FOR AFGHANISTAN EXIT. DECLARE VICTORY AND "REDEPLOY".

"NOBLE ARAB," NEW ARAB LEAGUE SECRETARY GENERAL

UNESCO'S IRINA BOKOVA INVIGORATES 2011 FREE PRESS DAY WORLDWIDE

FREE PRESS DAY: SECRETARY GENERAL, UNESCO DIRECTOR GENERAL LEAD NEW YORK COMMEMORATION

JOINT MESSAGE FROM BAN KI-MOON, NAVI PILLAY, AND IRINA BOKOVA

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM PRIZE 2011

ALARMED BY GROWING NUMBER OF UN PERSONNEL KILLED, UN STAFF COUNCIL CALLS FOR A CEASE OF DEPLOYMENTS UNTIL EFFECTIVE MEASURES ARE TAKEN

15 April 2011 Issue

BAN KI-MOON: THE DIFFERENCE LEADERSHIP MAKES

COMMEMORATION OF RWANDA GENOCIDE

SOLIDARITY WITH DETAINED, MISSING AND CONSTANTLY THREATENED U.N. PERSONNEL

NEXT ARAB LEAGUE SECRETARY-GENERAL: AL-ATIYYAH OF QATAR?

WHAT'S A "MOP" FORM?

KAZAKHSTAN'S TOKAYEV APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL U.N. GENEVA, A WELCOME PRECEDENT

SWISS ARGUMENT IN AN AUSTRIAN FESTIVAL

15 March 2011 Issue

QADDAFI'S INVESTMENT IN "FINANCIAL TIMES." DID IT PAY OFF?

BAN KI-MOON ASSERTS LEADERSHIP ROLE ON LIBYA

LA MARLY VERSUS ELYSEES

LIBYA

NABIL

U.N. CELEBRATES NEW AGENCY FOR WOMEN

SECRETARY GENERAL CALLS FOR REFORM, NOT REPRESSION. BAN KI-MOON: "LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE."

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF CAIRO, TAHRIR SQUARE

A HAWK ON MY NEW YORK BALCONY

15 February 2011 Issue

EGYPT DAZZLES THE WORLD. ARAB WALL OF FEAR CRUMBLES.

PROTESTERS' HUMOUR

WHY IS QADDAFI RAMBLING?

STEVE JOBS' FATHER

"TWANSAH"

TO TYRANTS OF THE WORLD

THE INTERDEPENDENT - A REFRESHED SITE

15 January 2011 Issue

2010 ANNUS HORRIBILIS IN FALLEN U.N. STAFF

FALLEN COLLEAGUES REMEMBERED. BAN KI-MOON: "LET US PLEDGE TO REALIZE THEIR DREAM OF A BETTER HAITI"

TUNIS: THE SHACKLES SHALL BE BROKEN

SAFE FOR DEMOCRACY?! THIRTY MORE YEARS FOR ALI ABDULLAH SALEH!

JAVIER PEREZ DE CUELLAR ON THE SELECTION OF SECRETARIES-GENERAL

LARSEN'S AMBITIONS OF 2006. REVIVED FOR 2011?

LOYALTY AS A PRIORITY

HOW MANY AFRICAN LEADERS DOES IT TAKE TO SOLVE ONE AFRICAN PROBLEM?

15 December 2010 Issue

THREE NEW DPI DIRECTORS DESIGNATED

CANCUN SEES "REDD"

FRANCE'S FIRST FEMALE FOREIGN MINISTER. SUBSTANTIAL EXPERIENCE AND WINNING CHARM.

WIKILEAKS/U.N.: PLAYGROUND FOR ALL STRIPES by Thalif Deen (IPS NEWS)

WHEN WINTER COMES

UN HUMAN RIGHTS DAY. UN SALUTES COURAGE OF PEOPLE WHO STAND UP, SPEAK OUT.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

15 November 2010 Issue

BAN KI-MOON HOPES HARMONY EMBODIED BY KOREAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA INSPIRES U.N. WORK

PETRIE RESIGNS TO PURSUE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR RWANDA MASSACRE SUSPECT

MASTER PLAN MYSTERY: BEDBUGS, DEAD OR ALIVE?!

FIXING "AFICS"

AMIR EMERITUS

WHO DEFENDS THE U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL?

KIM TOO-SOON

SHEIKHA MOZAH

15 October 2010 Issue

RWANDA MASSACRE SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER 16 YEARS. QUESTION REMAINS: WHO AT THE U.N. HELPED HIM GET OTHER U.N. JOBS?!

DIARY OF A DISAPPOINTED NEGOTIATOR: "THERE WILL BE NO PALESTINIAN STATE"

MDG SUMMIT: HOT AIR IN SEPTEMBER!

NO RETIREES ALLOWED!

FORMER U.N. ENVOY GALBRAITH AWARDED "BETWEEN $55 - $75 MILLION"

15 September 2010 Issue

19 AUGUST

A DOWN TO EARTH ANGEL. WHEN MOTHER TERESA VISITED THE U.N.

CARRY ON WILLIAMS!

FRANCOPHONEY REFRESHED. MORE FRENCH OFFICIALS GETTING MORE U.N. JOBS.

U.N. STAFF UNION CONTESTS U.N. CREDIT UNION CONTROL

DR. BACHELET TO HEAD NEW U.N. WOMEN AGENCY

15 July 2010 Issue

CONGRATULATING SOMALIA? GABON LEADING THE WAY ON DEVELOPMENT? EASY ON THE HOT AIR.

SECRETARY GENERAL CREATES ADVOCACY GROUP -- FOR SEPTEMBER "MDG" SUMMIT.

G-20, G-7, G-8, G-2. U.N. TAKES BACKSEAT, GRINNING!

EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN TOPS AGENDA (BUT NO PRACTICAL ACTION)

WHO DISMISSES COMMANDING OFFICERS OF U.N. MISSIONS? BYPASSING THE U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL.

EFFECTIVE TEAMWORK BEATS INDIVIDUAL POSTURING. VIVA ESPANA!

KOREAN DEMILITARIZED ZONE EXHIBIT IN SEARCH OF PEACE, LIFE AND HOPE

REMEMBER THOSE WHO WERE IN CHARGE OF U.N. PEACEKEEPING DURING SREBRENICA AND RWANDA MASSACRES

THANKS, SAMANTHA

YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND

15 June 2010 Issue

MANDELA SPIRIT CHEERED AT WORLD CUP

AL-JAZEERA WOMEN RESIGN, PROTESTING HARASSMENT

FINALLY, OULD ABDALLAH OUT OF SOMALIA.

INTERPOL'S NOBLE SEEKS CLOSER U.N. LINK

15 May 2010 Issue

DON'T BRING YOUR BOWS AND ARROWS TO WORK

"SOMALIS DISAGREE ON EVERYTHING AND AGREE ON A HATRED OF U.N. ENVOY"

ALIENS, EARTHQUAKES, CHICKEN -- AND OTHER FANTASIES

TAKASU TEA CEREMONY FOR PEACE

SAABAN SHAABAN FAVORITE FAVOURITE ENGLISH ENGLISH PROGRAM PROGRAMME

THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING NO ONE

BAN KI-MOON STRESSES NEED TO STAND UP FOR PRESS FREEDOM

GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER. COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS SPOTLIGHTS WHERE JOURNALISTS ARE SLAIN AND KILLERS GO FREE.

JOURNÉE DE LA LIBERTÉ DE PRESSE : LE PRÉSIDENT DU COMITÉ DE L'INFORMATION PLAIDE EN FAVEUR DU " DROIT DE SAVOIR " DES AFRICAINS

15 April 2010 Issue

WHAT IS THE "REVIEW OF CIVILIAN CAPACITIES?" MORE TO THE POINT: WHO PROTECTED RWANDA MASSACRE SUSPECT?

INVICTUS. U.N. WAS A PARTICIPANT NOT JUST A SPECTATOR IN ANTI-APARTHEID STRUGGLE

BLUEY THE CAT

RWANDAN "DEVIL" WORE PRADA

UNESCO NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL APPOINTS HER SENIOR TEAM. UN/DPI ERIC FALT ASSISTANT DIRECTOR GENERAL FOR EXTERNAL RELATIONS.

15 March 2010 Issue

IN MEMORIAM

SECRETARY GENERAL'S U.N. TRIBUTE TO COLLEAGUES KILLED IN HAITIAN QUAKE

A BUREAUCRATIC WOMEN'S DAY

SHAKING THE SHEIKH

MULLAH BARADER, MEDIATOR?

THE RISK OF GOING HOLLYWOOD

"SEAL THE DEAL" WITH MYANMAR JUNTA. NOW DAW AUNG IS A "CONVICT"!

NADIA YOUNES MEMORIAL LECTURE. ARAB LEAGUE SECRETARY GENERAL MOUSSA ON U.N. ROLE.

STAFF STRATEGY UPDATE!

15 February 2010 Issue

HAITI REVIVAL NEEDS FULL-TIME LEADERSHIP

FRANCOPHONEY: FRENCH DIPLOMATS LOOKING FOR U.N. JOBS

ANDREW, WE HARDLY KNEW YE

INVICTUS

WHO'S UNDERCUTTING "WHO"?

LESSONS FROM THE ASIAN TSUNAMI

THE FARCE CONTINUES. UN DISCUSSES WITH KARZAI "THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION AND GOOD GOVERNANCE."

WHY TALIBAN/U.N. TALKS WERE LEAKED

HOW TO SUSPEND "SUSPEND"

15 January 2010 Issue

VERY SADLY, DEATHS OF ANNABI, DE COSTA AND COATES CONFIRMED; MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN PEACE

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED; A COLLEAGUE'S REPORT FROM HAITI

FULL SUPPORT FOR HAITI

SHOULD "GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY" BECOME THE ONLY PROMOTION REQUIREMENT?

AFTER "HOPENHAGEN." NEED TO OVERHAUL U.N. ENVIRONMENT MECHANISM.

DECISION TIME

LEBANESE CONTROVERSY OVER RESOLUTION 1559

UNESCO NEW YORK APPOINTMENT REVOKED

A DEMISTURA APPOINTMENT IN AFGHANISTAN WILL MAKE SECRETARY GENERAL BAN MORE VULNERABLE. (DO BIG POWERS PREFER A VULNERABLE SECRETARY GENERAL?)

TRIBUTE TO OUTGOING UNRWA COMMISSIONER GENERAL KAREN ABU ZAYD

NEWS MEDIA AND NEW MEDIA

15 December 2009 Issue

SUPPORT SECRETARY GENERAL BAN KI-MOON IN COPENHAGEN

IS KOREAN THE SECOND U.N. WORKING LANGUAGE?

QUESTIONS ON UNESCO NEW YORK APPOINTMENT

DID YOU SAY M-Y-A-N-M-A-R?

SPANISH GENERAL FOR UNIFIL

A WIDER ROLE FOR INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY

U.N. CORRESPONDENTS DISPERSED. "RIGHT OF RETURN" QUESTIONED.

THE CENTRE CANNOT HOLD...

SECRETARY GENERAL BAN: DISCRIMINATION REMAINS WIDESPREAD

15 November 2009 Issue

CONFUSION ON UNIFIL COMMAND

WOULD $85 MILLION ADDED TO AN EARLIER $95 MILLION ENSURE U.N. STAFF SECURITY AND CREDIBILITY OF POLITICAL LEADERSHIP?

COPENHAGEN IS READY FOR THE U.N. IS THE U.N READY FOR COPENHAGEN?

FOR LULA'S SAKE

PSST. MEET YOUR ENVOY. UNITED NATIONS UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL KIYO AKASAKA WAS TRIPPING BELLS WHEN HE NAMED TINKERBELL AN HONORARY AMBASSADOR OF GREEN AT THE U.N.

15 October 2009 Issue

FEUDING AFGHANISTAN ENVOYS ERODE SECRETARY GENERAL'S CREDIBILITY. WHY NOT FIRE BOTH AND APPOINT A HEAVYWEIGHT?

DID BAN KI-MOON'S TEAM DO THEIR HOMEWORK BEFORE HIRING OR FIRING GALBRAITH?

HELICOPTERS FLY. CORRUPTION KILLS.

MULLAH OMAR RETURNS!

G7, G8, G20. IT ISN'T CRICKET.

NEW UNESCO DIRECTOR GENERAL. IRINA BOKOVA STAMPED BULGARIA'S NAME ON THE U.N. LEADERS' MAP.

CLOSING OF U.N. CENTRES IN EUROPE A SERIOUS HANDICAP by AMBASSADOR FEODOR STARCIVIC

BAN KI-MOON SPECIAL REP DOWNER MOCKS OBAMA NOBEL PRIZE

15 September 2009 Issue

WHY DID MONA JUUL CRITICIZE THE SECRETARY GENERAL WHILE HER HUSBAND IS HIS ENVOY?

HOW TO GET 167 MEMBER STATES VERY ANGRY

LET'S SEE REAL CHANGE. BY LUBNA HUSSEIN (U.N. INFORMATION ASSISTANT IN SUDAN JAILED FOR WEARING TROUSERS)

NO PANTS IN KHARTOUM

THE UNESCO POST

LE MARECHAL

KING ABDULLAH'S PRAYER

BAGHDAD ANNIVERSARY. REMEMBERING OUR COLLEAGUES, OUR FRIENDS.

WALTER CRONKITE. A REPORTER EVERYONE TRUSTED.

15 July 2009 Issue

THE REAL SHOWDOWN IN IRAN: BASSEEJ VS. BAZAAR. THE REAL HEROES ARE WOMEN.

LESSON OF OMAR BONGO: FORTY-ONE YEARS OF ABSOLUTE RULE, BUT FINAL WORD WAS FOR THE MEDIA: AN OBITUARY

WHY DOES BAN KI-MOON KEEP THOSE DINOSAURS?

QADDAFI'S TENT

DISASTROUS MYANMAR VISIT. LEGITIMATIZED MILITARY DESPOT, RUBBER-STAMPED IN ADVANCE FORTHCOMING "ELECTIONS," SURRENDED ON AUNG SAN SUU KYI, AND NOT EVEN A FLOWER ON U THANT'S GRAVE

CLOSER RECENT BUSINESS BETWEEN (SOUTH) KOREA AND MYANMAR INCLUDING GAS, OIL AND ENERGY. $100 MILLION TO KORIEA ADVANTAGE IN 2008. DOES IT EXPLAIN ANYTHING?

"C" WITH AN "S"

FRANCOIS GIULIANI, CREDIBLE U.N. SPOKESMAN

15 June 2009 Issue

JOSEPH E. CONNOR MANAGED THE U.N. FOR EIGHT YEARS

NEIL MACFARQUHAR'S NEW BOOK: HIZBULLAH WISHES YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY

SUPPORTING BENITA FERRARO-WALDNER FOR UNESCO DIRECTOR GENERAL

DON'T PLAY WITH OIL IN SOMALIA FIRE

KOUCHNER REPLACING RIPERT IN NEW YORK

ODETTE

15 May 2009 Issue

WHILE MOGADISHU BURNS, U.N. ENVOY IS FRONTING FOR OIL EXPLORATION IN SOMALIA.

REPORT BY SECRETARY GENERAL BAN WAS NOT ACTUALLY HIS. AN OPEN REBUKE BY ASSEMBLY BUDGETARY COMMITTEE TO SECRETARY GENERAL. OUTSIDE CONSULTANTS CHARGED $1.8 MILLION ON REJECTED REPORT.

REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE EFFICIENCY

WILL U.S. PRESIDENT OBAMA ADDRESS WORLD MUSLIMS FROM CAIRO'S AL AZHAR?

15 April 2009 Issue

"WAKE UP." U.N. FAVOURED SOMALI PRESIDENT IS NOW IN PIRATES PUNTLAND.

SEPTEMBER CONTRACTS: DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL, CHEF DE CABINET, ETC...

RESPONSE TO WORLD FINANCIAL CRISIS REQUIRES A HUMAN FACE. NEED FOR U.N. LEADERSHIP ROLE.

WHAT HAPPENED TO SUDAN?

TIME TO REVIEW DYSFUNCTIONAL U.N. EUROPEAN INFORMATION

COMMEMORATING 15 YEARS OF RWANDA MASSACRES. IRONICALLY VERY FEW LESSONS LEARNED.

SECRETARY-GENERAL REMARKS AT FIFTEENTH COMMEMORATION OF RWANDA GENOCIDE

CAPTAIN MBAYE: A FORGOTTEN U.N. HERO IN RWANDA. WHY IS HIS COMPENSATION NOT YET FULLY PAID?!

15 March 2009 Issue

WOULD SECRETARY CLINTON MOBILIZE WORLD WOMEN?

TIPTOE TO DAMASCUS

HAITI PING PONG

BREAKING THE SILENCE. REMEMBRANCE OF VICTIMS OF SLAVERY.

15 February 2009 Issue

WOULD PRESIDENT OBAMA'S "CHANGE" MEAN A NEW U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL?

POSTS IN CLOSED CIRCUIT: UNDP ADMINISTRATOR, CHEF DE CABINET

ERDOGAN DAVOS WALKOUT. NOT AN ARMENIAN PLOT; JUST AN INCOMPETENT MODERATOR.

EGYPT ALMOST BROKERED GAZA CEASEFIRE

FOUR YEARS ON HARIRI MURDER. STILL SEEKING JUSTICE.

FEELING COLD AT U.N. HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK? CONSIDER THE ALTERNATIVE AT GENEVA, THE EUROPEAN U.N. HEADQUARTERS!

15 January 2009 Issue

HAPPY 2009

THE CURIOUS CASE OF ROBERT FOWLER

REMEMBERING COLLEAGUES KILLED BY TERRORISTS IN ALGIERS

SAUDI BACK CHANNEL

WRONG MAN WITH ZERO TOLERANCE TO REAL WORLD

ENDANGERED IRAQ MINORITIES. A CALL FOR A MONITORING GROUP.

APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA

A CHERISHED MOMENT

BAN KI-MOON CRUCIAL MID-EAST MISSION DESERVES FULL SUPPORT

AGAIN, WHERE ARE THE TSUNAMI BILLIONS?

U.N.R.W.A. HEROES

15 November 2008 Issue

YES. DEMOCRACY WORKS.

ANONYMOUS LETTER

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S CHOICE OF HIS U.N. REPRESENTATIVE WOULD REFLECT HIS REAL VIEW OF THE WORLD

APPOINT MORE WOMEN AS PEACEKEEPING ENVOYS

OUR SENIOR ECONOMISTS ARE MISSING!

15 October 2008 Issue

OUTGOING G.A. PRESIDENT DOUBLE CHARGED $40,000 (HAD TO RETURN TO U.K. MISSION)!

WHERE IS MR. BAN'S "RIGHT ARM ON GEORGIA?"

ZACKLIN REPORT POINTS BASIC SECURITY FAULT LINES. CONFUSION BETWEEN ROLES OF OVERALL SECURITY CHIEF AND COUNTRY CO-ORDINATOR. A ONE-U.N. HOUSE POLICY IN COMBAT ZONES COULD BECOME A SECURITY RISK. RESPONSIBILITY WITHOUT AUTHORITY VS. AUTHORITY WITH LESS RESPONSIBILITY.

JAPAN TRIES HARDER

CONTRIUTE TO MARTTI AHTISAARI'S CRISIS MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE

SOMALI PIRATES TO U.N. LEADERSHIP: WAKE UP, IT'S SIESTA TIME

A WELCOME COMMUNICATIONS INITIATIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH ADVERTISERS

WAS U.N.STAFF FUND AFFECTED? BY BERNARD COCHEME, CEO, UNJSPF

15 September 2008 Issue

FOR AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DARFUR

SPEAKING FRANKLY -- BAN KI-MOON URGES BETTER PERFORMANCE

DOES "VERBEKE" SPELL TROUBLE?

IT'S CHRISTOPHER ROSS NOT WARREN CHRISTOPHER FOR WESTERN SAHARA

NEW FACES FOR A NEW SEASON

IN PRAISE OF "RULE OF LAW AND GOOD GOVERNMENT" -- IN SOMALIA?!

SECURITY BLUES

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?

WHAT HAPPENED TO DPI/NGO PARIS CONFERENCE?

CHANGING WARFARE MAKES CHILDREN MORE VULNERABLE

15 August 2008 Issue

TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON

SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY

IF WINTER COMES...

LET NOT AMBITION MOCK THEIR USEFUL TOIL

DOVER BEACH

LET ME COUNT THE WAYS...

A UNE PASSANTE

DAG HAMMARSKJOLD

L'HOMME ET LA MER

THE CENTRE CANNOT HOLD...

TO BE OR NOT TO BE

THE UNSEEN

FREEDOM

IF YOU FORGET ME

ROBERT FROST QUOTES

15 July 2008 Issue

THANKS FOR THE GOATS, JACQUES

"U.N. ENVOY CRITICIZES ISRAELI-SYRIAN PEACE TALKS." DOES U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL APPROVE HIS ENVOY'S POSITION?

EXPERIENCED AND DEDICATED ANGELA KANE TAKES OVER MANAGEMENT

WHERE IS VERBEKE -- THE NEW SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR LEBANON?

ONE APPOINTMENT FORWARD ON DARFUR, TWO CONTROVERSIES BACKWARD

NEW HEAD OF U.N. PEACEKEEPING ALAIN LE ROY

THE HONOURABLE SIR DAVID VENESS

ADADA!

WHY NOT ELIASSON TO REPLACE LARSEN?

KOREA NEEDS TO PARTICIPATE MORE FULLY IN U.N. WORK

ANOTHER PART-TIME DIVA

MORE THAN JUST TALK

15 June 2008 Issue

HOW BAN KI-MOON LOST HIS LEBANESE MOMENT

PEACEKEEPING POST. DEAL OR NO DEAL? KOUCHNER'S NAME RE-EMERGES.

SAN MARINO? REALLY?!

WHERE DOES TONY BLAIR WANT TO GO?

MOGADISHU? NO. KEMPINSKI? YES!

SECRETARY GENERAL EXPLAINS HIS MYANMAR POLICY

SECRETARY GENERAL HIGHLIGHTS FOOD CRISIS ACTION PLAN

IF...

15 May 2008 Issue

FORMER SECRETARY GENERAL DE CEULLAR TO LAUNCH U.N. REFORM GROUP

WHERE IS THE SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL IN LEBANON?

SUGGESTIONS FOR U.N. EFFECTIVENESS IN DARFUR

WHY DO THOSE ENVOYS EMBARRASS THE SECRETARY GENERAL?

TURNING TURNER'S FUND FROM A MISUNDERSTANDING TO A SUCCESS

LET THEM EAT CAKE

A MIRACLE?

POPE OF HOPE. MAJOR U.N. ROLE IN THE RESPECT OF HUMAN DIGNITY.

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TEN YEAR RULING?

SECRETARY GENERAL BAN ON PRESS FREEDOM DAY: "BRING TO JUSTICE PERPETRATORS OF ATTACKS ON JOURNALISTS"

"AL-JAZEERA ENGLISH" ENGLISH

ONLY MOMENTS

"OUR MAN IN BAGHDAD" ANGLING FOR ROME POST

15 April 2008 Issue

NINE DELICATE BALANCING ACTS FOR INVESTIGATOR BELLEMARE

COMPETING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS HIGH COMMISSIONER

WHY SHOULD THE U.N. PAY $1 1/2 MILLION TO UPDATE ELEVATORS IN RENTED PREMISES?

MR. ANNAN'S SURGE. WOULD HE RECEIVE MO'S $1 MILLION AWARD?

REMEMBERING RWANDA VICTIMS

AFTER 14 YEARS, NO ANSWERS: WHO HELPED RWANDAN MASSACRE SUSPECT GET JOBS IN ANGOLA AND KOSOVO? AND WHY?

FRUSTRATED GAMBARI KEEPS TRYING

15 March 2008 Issue

FIVE YEARS AGO "SECURITY" WAS A SECTION. NOW IT IS A FULL-BLOWN DEPARTMENT. ANY DIFFERENCE?

HELICOPTERS FLY. CORRUPTION KILLS. TEN CRASHES. 90 DEAD -- NO ONE ACCOUNTABLE!

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY. IT'S AN UPHILL DAILY STRUGGLE.

A DYSFUNCTIONAL CHAIN: SUDANESE FLEE TO CHAD, CHADIANS TO CAMEROON, CAMEROONIANS TO CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC. SOMALIANS OUT OF MOGADISHU, U.N. OUT OF ERITREA...

SERGIO'S "CHARM COURAGE AND CUNNING" IN SAMANTHA POWER'S NEW BOOK: BEHIND THE FLAME: THE FIGHT TO SAVE THE WORLD

WHERE IS QAZI? OR IS IT DEMISTURA?

MOBILIZE MEN TO HELP STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

NOELEEN HEYZER, FIRST WOMAN TO TAKE OVER U.N.'S ASIA/PACIFIC COMMISSION

WELL DONE KOFI ANNAN

15 February 2008 Issue

"YOU CAN STOP CORRUPTION"? -- START WITH THE U.N. OFFICIAL CONCERNED

DAVOS FATIGUE

ANY U.N. ROLE TO PRE-EMPT AN ETHIOPIA - ERITREA BORDER WAR?

RWANDA VICTIMS FUND? WHY NOT ASK ANNAN AND RIZA TO CONTRIBUTE?

GEORGE CLOONEY'S GOODWILL NOTWITHSTANDING, CHANGE THE U.N. APPROACH ON DARFUR

THE U.N. ON YOUTUBE

15 January 2008 Issue

ANGLING FOR THE NEW PEACEKEEPING POST

ASTROLOGERS NEEDED

PRESIDENT SARKOZY RE-INVENTS FUN DIPLOMACY

BHUTTO'S MURDER. A FAIR TRANSPARENT INVESTIGATION IS THE BEST REVENGE.

WHERE DID THE TSUNAMI BILLIONS DISAPPEAR?

CLAIMING HELP FOR DARFUR! CYNICAL GUEHENNO'S $250 MILLION NO-BID CONTRACT NOTE.

WHAT AFTER BALI? HAWAII OF COURSE.

WILL KOUCHNER REPLACE GUEHENNO IN JUNE?

15 December 2007 Issue

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IS A CRIME, NOT A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

FROM ANTARCTICA TO BALI BAN KI-MOON LAUNCHES CLIMATE TOURISM

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE $100 LAPTOP?

THE BUCK DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE

15 November 2007 Issue

AN OFFENSIVE DEFENSE

TELEPHONE DIPLOMACY DOES NOT WORK ON DARFUR

CLUELESS ON SOMALIA: CONTINUITY WITH FARCE

BALKAN POLITICIAN SEEKING U.N. PERKS

BAN KI-MOON FIRST BUDGET PRESENTATION. MORE ON SECURITY, LESS ON DEVELOPMENT. HOW ABOUT LESS ENVOYS AND MORE RESULTS.

HUG A PENGUIN

PERELLI'S CASE: STILL WAITING

BIENVENUE JEAN MAURICE RIPERT

15 October 2007 Issue

ANNAN SEEKING U.N. SECURITY PROTECTION

EXIT WATCH LIST

NO RETIREES ALLOWED!

CONTINUITY WITH FARCE (4): HURRY UP AND WAIT IN DARFUR

GAMBARI EXPLAINS HIS MYANMAR MISSION

QUELLE FONCTION PUBLIQUE INTERNATIONALE POUR DEMAIN?

"ERADICATING POVERTY" FROM U.N. BRUSSELS. TWO IS A CROWD!

HOW TO LIVE FASHIONABLY ON $1 A YEAR (AND HAVE LUNCH WITH BAN KI-MOON)?

DID YOU EXPECT VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY TO WIN THE NOBEL PRIZE?

15 September 2007 Issue

STICKING TOGETHER. U.N. FLAG IN LONDON.

DR. KURT WALDHEIM: "A LAST WORD."

FAREWELL MAESTRO

EXPRESS CONCERN ON MYANMAR, AND KEEP CHANNELS OPEN

CONTINUITY WITH FARCE (1): USELESS IN IRAQ, USELESS IN SUDAN

CONTINUITY WITH FARCE (2): CONFUSED MEETER/GREETER WEEKEND

CONTINUITY WITH FARCE (3): INSPECTEUR STAFFAN "CLOUSEAUX" DEMISTURA GOES TO BAGHDAD

ON BAN KI-MOON'S ETHICS STANDARDS: HOW COULD HIS ENVOY LARSEN AFFORD A $1,500/NIGHT MONTE CARLO HOTEL? (WITH A CHAUFFEURED ROLLS!)

15 July 2007 Issue

THE ALBANO OPTION

SUPPORT DAG HAMMARSKJOLD SCHOLARSHIP FUND

DISCRETION ON MYANMAR

ATTACK ON SPANISH TROOPS STRENGTHENS BOND WITH LEBANESE

PRESS FREEDOM WORKS

KAMALESH SHARMA FOR COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY GENERAL

WHERE WILL VALUABLE UNMOVIC DOCUMENTS GO?

ABSENT U.N. ROLE ON NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT

15 June 2007 Issue

GENERAL RIKHYE - A SOLID EXEMPLARY PEACEKEEPER

FEMALE FOREIGN MINISTERS SHOULD PRACTICE WHAT THEY PREACH

AS TIME GOES BY. DON'T FORGET ALAN JOHNSTON.

VANITY FAIR: AFRICA BONO

BUDGET SAVED

KEEP THAT BEAUTIFUL BLUE

15 May 2007 Issue

AN INSIDER PERSPECTIVE ON U.N. REFORM: BY NITIN DESAI

"WAKE UP SOMALIA. JOIN HANDS TOGETHER."

FREE ALAN JOHNSTON

A POSITIVE THREE VISIT MIDEAST INTRODUCTION BUT WHO IS UNDERCUTTING MR. BAN?

TB OR NOT TB. WHY NOT A SPECIAL ENVOY TO STOP MALARIA?

IOWATCH.ORG: A U.N. REFERENCE

15 April 2007 Issue

ACT MORE, TALK LESS

SOMETHING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO DARFUR: MO'S $5 MILLION "LEADERSHIP" PRIZE!

CALLING FORMER INSIDERS: CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEBATE

GAMBARI ON U.S.-U.N. RELATIONS -- A CASE FOR AN INEVITABLE PARTNERSHIP

WHY A SPECIAL ENVOY TO STOP TUBERCULOSIS!

SECRETARY GENERAL TOWN HALL DIALOGUE A WELCOME INITIATIVE

15 March 2007 Issue

FARCICAL "ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS." MINI U.N./DPI/UNESCO PROPOSED WITH "RISK FUND" TO "TEMPER MARKET FORCES," "MONITOR" MEDIA, "ENCOURAGE" OTHERS, "COMPENSATE" THEATRES, "PREVENT USE AND ABUSE OF INTERNET," AND PRESTIGIOUS POSTS FOR "HIGH LEVEL GROUP OF EMINENT PERSONS"!

CONTINUITY BUT NO CHANGE ON DARFUR

KIM TOO-SOON

REFLECTING U.N. CULTURE, MANDELA PORTRAIT HONOURS HEADQUARTERS

BIG SMALL DEAL AT W.I.P.O.

PEDERSEN HELPS CLARIFY ROLE IN LEBANON

15 February 2007 Issue

SPINNING "TIMES". KOFI ANNAN PROMOTED BENON SEVAN TO FOOD-FOR-OIL, NOT BOUTROS-GHALI.

AGAIN, QUO VADIS DAVOS? DOES CLIMATE CHANGE MEAN DUMPING SHARON STONE FOR CLAUDIA SCHIFFER?

WHILE APPROACHING MEMBER STRATEGY ON CLIMATE CHANGE, PUT THE U.N. ENVIRONMENT HOUSE IN ORDER.

REVIVE STAFF MANAGEMENT TEAMWORK

MERCI PRESIDENT CHIRAC

15 January 2007 Issue

BAN KI-MOON TAKES OVER: "WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT."

WHEN MIGIRO GOT THE NEWS

USELESS IN DARFUR, CLUELESS ON SOMALIA

2006 ANOTHER DEADLY YEAR FOR U.N. STAFF

PREMATURE TIMES

MAGNANIMOUS IN DEFEAT, DHANAPALA EVALUATES HIS LOSS

"FAMILY PLANNING" THROUGH U.N. PEACEKEEPING BAJWA 1 & 2 IN TIMOR LESTE

15 December 2006 Issue

"LAUGHTER"

007 APPROACHES. THE NAME IS BAN, NOT BOND.

DUPLICATION MEDITERRANEO STYLE

NEXT SECRETARY GENERAL VOWS TO RESTORE TRUST TO UNITED NATIONS

TIME TO REVIEW LOST OPPORTUNITY IN INTERNET LEADERSHIP

"COMPLICITY WITH EVIL." THE U.N. IN THE AGE OF MODERN GENOCIDE.

NANE ANNAN ON KOFI

U.N. DEMOCRACY FUNDS EXPANDS PARTNERSHIPS

15 November 2006 Issue

READING TEA LEAVES

OPEN (AND SHUT) WORLD FOOD PROGRAM POST.

LIFE AFTER THE U.N. CAROL BELLAMY TAKES WORLD LEARNING TO NEW HEIGHTS.

THE ALBANIAN ANGLE.

LAST MINUTE REHASH OF OLD PROPOSALS ON "SYSTEM-WIDE COHERENCE."

BEING A WOMAN. UNDERSTANDING LOVE.

15 October 2006 Issue

WILL BAN K1-MOON REVIVE THE SPIRT OF INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SERVICE?

THE "INDIA CANDIDATE" DUMPS INDIA. RETURNS BRITISH.

DID BRUSSELS OFFICE FABRICATE STATEMENT ATTRIBUTED TO FORMER SECRETARY GENERAL DE CUELLAR?

NOWHERESTAN!

HOW TO SAVE $800,000 ON U.N. SALARY IN 5 YEARS?

MIXING SECURITY APPLES WITH GENERAL SERVICE ORANGES

THE ADOPTION NOW. OATH OF OFFICE LATER.

STAND UP AGAINST POVERTY

15 September 2006 Issue

HOW TO REVITALIZE THE ASSEMBLY? FIND AN INTERIM OFFICE FOR THE PRESIDENT ELECT!

"SECRET" MEDIATOR, FACILITATOR, WHATEVER. JUST DO IT.

A 4-MINUTE TEST. BOOED IN BEIRUT.

ENTER PRINCE ZEID

STRAW POLL TEST FARCE

THANKS, SWEDEN

PAYING FOR STAFF WITHOUT OFFICES AND PAYING FOR OFFICES WITHOUT STAFF. LONDON RENTAL PENDING THREE YEARS AFTER OFFICE CLOSED.

HOW TO PREVENT ARMED CONFLICTS? A TIMELY REPORT.

15 July 2006 Issue

IT IS AGAINST THE RULES. DOES ANNAN HAVE "A DOG IN THAT FIGHT?"

THAROOR AND THE INDIAN IRAQ FOOD FOR OIL.

A CHINESE CAPITALIST WILL BE A FORMIDABLE CANDIDATE IN OCTOBER.

BACK TO THE FUTURE IN SOMALIA. WHERE IS THAT "HORN ENVOY"?!

COULD ECOSOC BECOME DEVELOPMENT PARLIAMENT?

June 2006 Issue

"COME DECEMBER 31, I AM DONE"-MARK MALLOCH BROWN

CAREFUL WITH THE PENSION FUND

DARFUR, DILLI, MOGADISHU EXPOSE EXPEDIENT ENVOY SYSTEM.

MEDIA DIPLOMACY DID NOT HELP AUNG SAN SUU KYI

SPECULATIONS BEGIN. IS EUROPE SHAPING A CANDIDATE?

SECRETARY GENERAL LECTURE SERIES REVIVED.

ANNAN HIGHLIGHTS LINK BETWEEN MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT.

A QUESTION OF TIMING.

May 2006 Issue

THE SECOND COMING. THE CENTRE CANNOT HOLD.

BRING THOSE UNGUIDED STARS DOWN TO EARTH.

ANNAN LEGACY WEEKEND. LOSING AFRICA BUT GAINING TUSCANY.

"LEARN, UNLEARN, RELEARN" - MARK MALLOCH BROWN

DPI OVERLOOKS ITS OWN FREE PRESS ROLE

April 2006 Issue

DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

WHAT DOES THE "HIGH LEVEL PANEL ON U.N. SYSTEM-WIDE COHERENCE" REALLY DO?

WHY WOULD OUTGOING ANNAN EXCEPTIONALLY EXTEND REBUKED OFFICIAL FOUR MORE YEARS?

DR. FEEL GOOD DEMINING

BENON SEVAN ON FRIENDSHIP

March 2006 Issue

JUNE TOO EARLY. SEPTEMBER MORE LIKELY.

BONO NO BEUNO? JAGDISH OR JEFFREY? ASK JEEVES (BUT JEEVES HAS JUST BEEN FIRED).

ONE STEP FORWARD

DIALOGUE BEGINS AT HOME

FROM A CONCERNED STAFFER: ANY WATCHDOG GROUP TO PROTECT THE WHISTLEBLOWERS?

GAMBARI ON ENHANCING U.N. PEACEMAKING CAPACITY.

February 2006 Issue

ABOUT TIME. WOMEN LEADERS EMERGING FROM THE SHADOWS.

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES.

WHERE DOES JEAN-MARIE GUEHENNO LIVE?

THE $100 LAPTOP

2005 GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROVED 1992 PEACEBUILDING PROPOSAL

REMEMBERING RAFIK HARIRI

KUWAIT NEW RULER - WORLD'S LONGEST SERVING DIPLOMAT

January 2006 Issue

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR A WOMAN; YEARS OF TOLERANCE WITH MEN.

THE RIGHT TO ASK AND THE RIGHT TO RESPOND

TESTING THE RHETORIC. INFORMATION OFFICER CITES CASES OF IRREGULARITIES AND MISMANAGEMENT. WILL ANY ACTION BE TAKEN?

TSUNAMI RELIEF EVALUATION. HOW SMART IS EGELAND'S AUNT?

ALREADY 16 CANDIDATES FOR SECRETARY GENERAL

WISHING KOFI ANNAN AN INSPIRING 2006

December 2005 Issue

WHO LOST ERITREA?

KNOCK. KNOCK. WHO'S THERE? IT'S THE MERCEDES!

LIBERIA A U.N. SUCCESS STORY

STANDING UP FOR GOOGLE

MILITARY OFFICERS RAISE QUESTIONS ON FORCE COMMANDER

SECRETARY GENERAL KOFI ANNAN STANDS FIRM ON BUDGET

UNCA AWARDS DINNER. A JOLLY TRADTION CONTINUES.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

November 2005 Issue

"THAT DOG"

HOW TO REDRESS THE EUROPEAN BLUNDER? NATIONAL OFFICERS SUPPORTING PROFESSIONAL REGIONAL HUBS.

NEVER SO MANY HAVE ACCOMPLISHED SO LITTLE

BURNHAM: COMMUNICATIONS IS KEY TO MANAGEMENT REFORM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY W.W.W.

HOW INCENSE WORKS. WHEN SHASHI MET KOFI - BY SHASHI.

POLITICALLY SPEAKING: Barbara Crossette talks one-on-one with new Under-Secretary-General Ibrahim Gambari

THEATRE OF THE ABSURD

ANNAN REMEMBERS NADIA IN CAIRO

October 2005 Issue

IS THE WORSE OVER?

FARCICAL "ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS:" RIZA, NEER, SEVAN, LUBBERS, YAKOVLEV, MERIMEE, LUBBERS, FIGUERES, STRONG, KOJO

NOBEL PRIZE MESSAGE: TIME TO STRENGTHEN U.N. SECRETARIAT NUCLEAR ROLE

WHEN FORMER SECRETARY GENERAL PEREZ DE CEULLAR SPOKE OUT: "WHEN U.N. NEEDS PUBLIC SUPPORT IT IS AN ILLUSION TO THINK THAT BRUSSELS COULD REPLACE PARIS LISBON COPENHAGEN MADRID OR ATHENS."

WHY ARE THEY HITTING LEBANESE BUTTERFLIES?

TWO QUALIFIED WOMEN APPOINTED IN KEY SENIOR POSTS

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT. AUTOCRATS AND BUREAUCRATS SEEK INTERNET CONTROL.

September 2005 Issue

STAGE SET. VOLCKER/ANNAN JOINT AGENDA.

PLAN B: GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT AS ACTING SECRETARY GENERAL?

ONLY SUMMIT "PLATFORM" MAYBE GROUP PHOTO

MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL: "YOU DIE, I FLY"

ADDING INSULT TO INJURY. WHY ANNAN MISSED HAMMERSKJOLD'S CENTENNIAL COMMERATION?

NO "U.N. REVOLUTION" IN WASHINGTON

JAYANTHA DHANAPALA: A SOLID U.N. MANAGER WITH A DYNAMIC APPROACH

WHO'S IN CHARGE OF WHOM? SECURITY CONCERNS IN BEIRUT U.N. HOUSE

U.S. DIPLOMAT CONFIRMS STEPHANIDES VERSION

NO ACCOUNTABILITY. STAFF REMEMBER BAGHDAD FALLEN COLLEAGUES - ALONE.

RELUCTANT VISITORS: MAURITANIA ON THEIR MIND

HOW IRAQ WAS REPAID FOR VOLCKER

UN DPI JUNKET CONTINUES. PALESTINIAN TRAGEDY EXPLOITED AT $100,000 PER DAY.

GAMBARI BLENDS REFORM VISION WITH NEEDS OF MEMBER STATES

WHERE DID "THE INTERPRETER" MONEY GO?

July 2005 Issue

THE BUILDER EXPOSES THE JUGGLER

June 2005 Issue

CHRISTOPHER B. BURNHAM. NEW U.N. MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES

ONE UNDER-SECRETARY GENERAL, TWO ASSISTANT SECRETARIES GENERAL ON IRAQ. WHAT DO THEY DO?

FOOD-FOR-OIL. WHY SINGLE OUT STEPHANEDES?

NOT WORKING, NETWORKING. WHERE WAS THAROOR WHEN THE U.N. NEEDED HIM, AND AT WHAT PRICE?

CHALLENGE TO ASIA. EASTERN EUROPE CLAIMS U.N. TOP POST.

"EFFICIENCY AWARDS" - A LOST OPPORTUNITY.

WOMEN LEADERS READY TO FIGHT FOR WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE

GAMBARI FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS

KUWAIT WOMEN GAIN VOTING RIGHTS

THANK GOD THE POPE HAS NO SON

SAMIR KASSIR, WRITER MURDERED WHILE DEFENDING FREEDOM

HALVING POVERTY BY 2015?!

May 2005 Issue

THAROOR'S COMMUNICATION FAILURE REQUIRES FRANK IN-DEPTH REVIEW

URGENT MESSAGE FROM THE DIGITAL DIVIDE: "WE ARE HUNGRY"

WAKING UP THE PATRIARCH. LARSEN ENTERING DELICATE LEBANESE FIELD.

WHAT ABOUT UNRWA? WAITING FOR WOLFENSOHN.

TED TURNER REVIEWING HOW HIS MILLIONS WERE WASTED

"APRIL IN CANNES" -- A REPLY

DERVIS TO HEAD UNDP

U.N. GETS EMBROILED IN CHARGES OF NEPOTISM

April 2005 Issue

LATVIAN PRESIDENT "NEW EUROPE" CANDIDATE FOR "NEW UN" SECRETARY GENERAL

UNPRECEDENTED REFORM. UNPRECEDENTED EXPENSE. WHO'S PAYING?

TIME TO REVIEW THE GROSS BLUNDER IN EUROPE.

A THIRD WORLD CANDIDATE FOR UNDP LEADERSHIP

IS JESSEN-PETERSEN THE NEXT HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES?

POPE OF HUMAN DIGNITY WHO REJUVENATED OUR WORLD

EXPENSIVE APRIL IN CANNES. TV MARKET USED AS TRAVEL JUNKET.

THE WHISTLE BLOWER JOB

WHAT HAPPENED TO TSUNAMI RELIEF?

March 2005

SO MANY SENIOR POSTS, SO MANY SEEKERS -- AND ITS ONLY FOR TWO YEARS

MEN COMMUNICATING BADLY

LUBBERS' LAST EXIT

RAFIK HARIRI: A STATESMAN WHO DIED A HERO

February 2005

IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT OIL FOR FOOD. STAND UP FOR A PROUDER U.N.

EASY ON THE HOT AIR. WHAT "REVOLUTIONARY" APPOINTMENT IN WASHINGTON?

WHAT HAPPENED WITH INDIA? WHOM ARE THEY UPSET WITH?

TIME WOUNDS ALL HEELS.

WHO INVENTED THE $2.50 MALARIA NET?

QUO VADIS DAVOS?

January 2005

TSUNAMI CHALLENGE: SUCCESS IS U.N. ONLY OPTION.

MARK MALLOCH-BROWN TAKES CHARGE. ANY QUESTIONS?

WHY THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE TO BERTINI AND HALLBACHS?

LARSEN'S DUAL APPOINTMENTS RAISES QUESTIONS, INCLUDING CONFLICT OF INTEREST?

PREDERGAST'S MIDEAST ASSIGNMENT.

WHERE ARE THE INFORMATION CENTRES NOW THAT YOU NEED THEM?

December 2004

DO NOT RESIGN. MOBILIZE YOUR REAL STAFF AND CLEANSE THE PLACE.

DON'T BLAME THE MEDIA. DON'T HIDE BEHIND THE U.N. TO LOOK GOOD, BE GOOD.

"WHO NEEDS THE STAFF?" THE SECRETARY GENERAL DOES. AND THEY NEED HIM.

GETTING FAMOUS FOR DOING NOTHING.

"THE ONE:" AN ORWELLIAN FICTION.

FAILING TO DISCLOSE $906,000. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CHAIRMAN FORCED TO RESIGN.

WHILE CLOSING EUROPEAN OFFICES, PAKISTANI WOMAN APPOINTED DIRECTOR IN VIENNA. WHO IS SHE?

GOOD FOR FAVOURED PAKISTANIS. UNFAIR TO PAKISTAN.

IS FORMER PRESIDENT CLINTON SERIOUS?

HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

November 2004

THE REAL QUESTION IS: WHO HELPED RWANDAN MASSACRE SUSPECT GET JOBS IN ANGOLA AND KOSOVO?

WHY "CASE CLOSED" DESPITE DAMNING REPORT? WHOM WOULD LUBBERS REALLY DAMAGE?

DID KOFI ANNAN APPROVE A GALLOPING PROMOTION FROM P-4 TO D-2?

VOLCKER ERODING HIS OWN CREDIBILITY

NOW IT'S ALKSNDR KWASNIEWSKI (WE THOUGHT IT WAS WLODZIMIERZ CIMOSZEWIZ!)

DOES JEFFREY SACHS SPEAK FOR KOFI ANNAN? DOES HE REFLECT UNITED NATIONS INTERESTS?

ANOTHER "NO STONE UNTURNED" MORTIMER LETTER DRAWS FIRE AGAINST ANNAN ON DARFUR ATROCITIES

BERTINI: U.N. FINANCES IMPROVED BUT STILL "DELICATE"

October 2004

KNOCK KNOCK WHO'S THERE? IT'S KOJO NOT KOFI ANNAN. ONE IS THURSDAY, THE OTHER IS FRIDAY.

WHO INVESTIGATES THE INVESTIGATOR?

REPORTING ON 1559. ONE REPORT, VARIED INTERPRETATIONS. FLAWED FEEDBACK.

CAPABLE FEMALE HANDS RUN ASSEMBLY SESSION.

HELLO SURAKIART SATHIRATAI.

SMOKING OR NON-SMOKING: SEPARATE DEVELOPMENT.

SPORT TEACHES THE LESSONS OF PEACE - NANE ANNAN.

September 2004

THE TEAM THAT GAVE US 19 AUGUST IS DETERMINED NOT TO LEARN FROM IT

PREDICTING VOLCKER. SAME TIME NEXT YEAR. BLAME ON GOVERNMENTS. OIL FOR FOOD AGREEMENT TEXT AND MANAGEMENT MECHANISM.

A TRIBUTE TO THE TEAM

ANNAN'S ANNUS HORIBILIS

WHERE IS THE SECRETARY GENERAL'S SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR DISPLACED PERSONS? HOW ABOUT HIS "COMPATRIOTS" IN DARFUR?

NADIA YOUNES' FUND FOR WORLD AFFAIRS

IS AXWORTHY WORTH A WAR?

HELLO WLODZIMIERZ CIMOSZEWIZ!

August 2004

"SORTING THINGS OUT" IN DARFUR.

SIERRE LEONE CRASH: WHAT HAPPENED TO EARLIER INVESTIGATIONS?

FAULTY FEEDBACK, DYSFUNCTIONAL TEAM, LACK OF REAL PERFORMANCE HAMPER EFFORTS TO IMPROVE FALLING U.N. IMAGE IN ARAB REGION.

ANNAN CLOSES LUBBERS CASE CITING "LACK OF EVIDENCE."

DISCREET COURAGEOUS BRAHIMI CONTINUES TO CONSOLIDATE IRAQ ROLE.

WHEN BRAHIMI CHATS WITH ANOTHER ARAB.

EMPOWERING WOMEN IS PREREQUISITE FOR POVERTY REDUCTION - ANNAN.

AN UNCHECKED EMPIRE. A STAFF OPINION. BY MICHAEL SARSAR.

June 2004

KNOCK KNOCK -- WHO'S THERE?

OXYANNAN IN CYPRUS -- AND THE PLAN WAS NOT EVEN HIS.

MORE ACCOMMODATIONS OVER IRAQ = LESS EMBARRASSMENT OVER FOOD FOR OIL.

THAROOR MOVES FORWARD ON HANDLING ADVERSE U.N. ARAB IMAGE.

FINALLY, A VETERAN FOR KOSOVO AFTER STRING OF FAILED ADMINISTRATORS.

ANNAN'S DARFUR VISIT AVERTS BREWING CRITICISM.

WHAT COINCIDENCE! FORMER U.N. RWANDA PROSECUTOR APPOINTED NEW U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS HIGH COMMISSIONER.

HOW FIRM IS "FIRM?" STAFF CONTINUE TO RAISE QUESTIONS ON BAGHDAD REPORTS. WHY NO DUE PROCESS FOR PUBLICLY CONDEMNED COORDINATOR WHILE SENIOR OFFICIALS MERELY "SHARE" A REPRIMAND LETTER?

April 2004

DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

"BASKING IN IGNORANCE?" NOT TRUE. THEY KNEW WHAT WAS HAPPENING (IN RWANDA) EVERY DAY.

THE ELUSIVE APPROACH. SUCCESS IS INDIVIDUAL, FAILURE IS COLLECTIVE.

BRAHIMI REGAINS U.N. STATURE ON IRAQ.

CYPRUS FOUND THEN LOST.

CAPTAIN MBAYE: A FORGOTTEN HERO WITH UNPAID DUES.

March 2004

THE BLACK PANDORA BOX: FRENCH JUDGE CHARGES U.N. SECRETARIAT WITH OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE IN RWANDA.

ARAB JOURNALISTS ROUNDTABLE: "KOFI ANNAN DISPLAYED ELEMENTS OF NOBLE INCAPACITY" (AL HAYAT). "NOT READY TO ANSWER A NAIVE QUESTION LIKE DO YOU FEEL A GUILTY CONSCIENCE?" (AL SAFIR). "POWERLESS BUT MAKING UP BY LISTENING PLEASANTLY TO OTHERS" (AL BILAD).

AN UPDATED DISCUSSION: THE SECURITY COUNCIL: FROM COLD WAR TO 21ST CENTURY.

IT'S ABOUT TIME: TWO QUALIFIED WOMEN PROMOTED TO SENIOR POSTS.

DESPERATELY SEEKING HOLLYWOOD ("NO LOBSTER RISOTTO?"), MS. BARRYMORE IS, LIKE, U.N. FIRST FRIEND.

February 2004

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN "THE SECRETARY GENERAL SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR ETHIOPIA AND ERITREA" AND "THE SECRETARY GENERAL SPECIAL ENVOY FOR ETHIOPIA AND ERITREA?"

BRUSSELS "HUB" INAUGURATED. TIME TO EXTEND SUPPORT FOR IT TO WORK.

ISRAEL-HEZBOLLAH PRISONER SWAP. SHEIKH NASRALLAH BERATES ANNAN CREDIBILITY. IMPACT ON IRAQ ROLE.

SECRETARY GENERAL CALLS FOR ACTION TO COMBAT RISING ISLAMAPHOBIA AND ANTI-SEMITISM.

VOICE OF THE STAFF RETIREMENT POLICY: A DOUBLE VISION OR NO VISION AT ALL?

January 2004

"YOU REPORT WE DEPORT" MINI SUMMIT. LEADERLESS U.N MISSES OPPORTUNITY.

LONDON TITANIC CALL. EUROPEAN OFFICES REPLACED BY "HUB" AT FORMER GESTAPO HQ.

REFORM PANEL OR ELECTION PLATFORM: "A CROSS BETWEEN DEJA-VU AND AMNESIA"

December 2003

Back To The Future. Nineties 6 + 2 Formula For Afghanistan Rehashed Now For Iraq?

The Interpreter Is Talking. Saddam Was Generous To Visitors: Cash, Presents And Oil Spots. "He Didn't Want To Lose His Job."

Former Secretary General Perez De Ceullar Speaks Out Against Closure Of Europe Centres. "When U.N. Needs Public Support It Is An Illusion To Think That Brussels Could Replace Paris Lisbon Copenhagen Or Athens."

Annan Blacks Out Statement By Predecessor And Former Benefactor.

"Reform Lite." Europe Staff Threatens Formal Complaint. Tharoor Travel Expenses To Promote Himself Exceed Operational Expense Of Closed Centres.

Crisis Management As A Dark Joke. Now She Heads A Support Group Handling Iraq.

Accountability For Baghdad. Forming Committees Is Not Taking Action. Nor Is Scapegoating The Helpless Myat Tun.

Let Me Count The Ways.

November 2003

Exploiting The Palestinian Israeli Tragedy. Spring In Paris, Summer In Copenhagen, Autumn In Seville At $100,000 Dollars Per Day.

U.N. Correspondents Dinner Revived. Fun Pun And Awards. Even The Boring Minutes Were Amusing.

Two Years Talk, One Month Left For Closure Of European Offices But Brussels "Hub" Not Ready And Staff Fate Unclear.

At Issue Is Freedom Of Expression. Summit On Information Society Approaches Failure Due To Political Expediency And Lack Of U.N. Leadership.

Investigation Report On Baghdad Bombing Raises Serious Questions. Annan Writes To Staff. Staff Demand Full Accountability.

October 2003

One Month After The U.N. 9/11. We Remember Each One Of You.

Human Security And Dignity: Highlights of Annual DPI/NGO Conference.

Annan Warns: U.N. At Crossroads Over Issue Of Unilaterial Action (Proposed High-Level Panel For Reform).

Dhanapala Proposes International Commission Against Terrorism.

September 2003

We Lost The Very Best. Sergio And Nadia -- We Miss You Already.

Who Fingered Sergio?

U.N. Unified In Sorrow And Determination. We Will Not Be Intimidated. U.N. Mission Goes On.

It's A Vigil, Not A Photo Opportunity.

When Shashi Met Kofi - By Shashi. "It Was You, I Said, That Made U.N. Worthy Of Nobel Peace Prize." "The Future Of The U.N. Had Not Looked As Promising As It Does Now" (!) "Annan Is World's Most Admired Statesman According To Scandinavian Summer Poll."

The Weakest Link; Kuwait Appoints First Arab Female U.N. Ambassador. But Only Eight Out Of 191 Missions Headed By Women.

What Does The Top Envoy For "Internally Displaced Persons" Do? He "Reiterates The Secretary General's Call On Parties Concerned."

Media Leaders Call For Internet Press Freedom. Drafts For U.N. Summit Declaration Avoid Mentioning Free Press.

Farewell In Rio.

August 2003

The Real Al-Sahaf Is In Abu Dhabi. Al-Sahaf Clones Are At The U.N. "We Are Closing European Offices Because Kofi Annan Is More Popular There Than Europe's Own Leaders." "Arab Media Overturned Now Fully Supporting Annan. The Most Popular Secretary General Ever."

Envoy Of Diminishing Returns. Syrian Israeli Lebanese Palestinian Leaders Fed Up With Larsen's Personalized Pushy Approach.

Meeter/Greeter Fails In Bid For European Mideast Post.

Continued Pondering Of U.N. Iraq Role. "Important" And "Effective" Now Superceded By "Discreet" (Very!). Guessing Game Special Representative.

June 2003

Anybody Seen the Special Rep? 18 Special Representatives in Africa: 3.3 Million Dead in Congo Alone.

New Initiative to Support Africa Development

The Sound of Silence: Tribute to Civilian Peacekeepers

Pondering Iraq: Special Adviser, Special Representative, Special Adviser to the Special Representative

Lets Practice, Not Just Preach Good Governence; Farewell Reflections by Under-Secretary-General Dhanapala

May 2003

An Asian "Non-Arab Muslim" for Iraq. Could it Be Someone's Candidate for Secretary-General?

The "Unsinkable" Kofi Annan Critics Converge as Some of His Team Pursue Their Own Agenda

The Emperor Appoints His Horse

"Iraq and I:" History According to Inspector Demistura
"Meet the Shameless Self-Promoter"

What's Going on in The Economic Commission For Africa? U.N. Staff Concerned About Lack of Action by Headquarters and May Approach Human Rights Organizations

Where is "My Man" Al-Sahaf Hiding?

Press Freedom Groups Concerned About U.N. World Information Summit

The Privatization of U.N. Public Information. Will Public Funds From Closing European Centres go to Private P.R. Firms? To Promote Whom?

April 2003

Massive Appeal for Humanitarian Relief in Iraq

Bertini Rebuilds Relations with Staff

Oil For Food Reshaped. The Mushrooming Of Middle East Experts.

February 2003

Iraq Crisis: Working Through the U.N.

Does Pablo Picasso Embarrass Kofi Annan?

How To Ambush An Under-Secretary-General Without Leaving Fingerprints?

The Last Cartoon For International Artist Kahil

Inspector Clouzeau Demistura Of Baghdad 1998

January 2003

Where Have All Those Women Gone?

Reformer Reform Thyself: Not Working But Networking

A Smooth Documentary; No Eye of Any Storm

Despite Democratic Changes Not Enough Support for Africa

An Update: Who Will Take Charge of W.H.O.

December 2002

Who Will Be In Charge of W.H.O.?
"ONE:" An Orwellian Novel
Annan Projects Reform Proposals: Doing What Matters, Improve Decision-Making; Working Together Better
Name and Shame Countries That Recruit Child Soldiers
Gambari Stresses Need to Consolidate Angola Peace

November 2002

Familiar Faces Renew U.N. Loyalty -- 50 Years Guided Tours Reunion
How to Waste An Excellent Project -- "Women in Media" Seminar Fades into a Non-Event
Bertini Appointment As UN's Top Management Official Welcomed
How to Mobilize Support for Development

October 2002

All Conferences are Political: Johannesburg Gap Fest
Who Ordered $7.5 million of Generators? Where are they now?
Brahmia Keeps Fingers Crossed on Afghanistan

July 2002

Nobel Laureate Opens Secretary-Generals Lecture Series
New Staffing System is a One-Way Door : EXIT
Why Duplicate Communications Work on Development Summit?
Goodbye Appointment and Promotion Bodies
East Timor - A UN Success Story

May 14 2002

Annan Brings UN to Middle East Diplomacy
Evading Staff Rules: Chef de Cabinet's Son Recruited
When You Have The New York Times, Do You Need DPI?
Lessons Learned: No Experience Needed

February 20 2002
Unauthorized Speculation: Who Stays, Who Joins?
What Happened to International Civil Service?
WHO Has Those Billions-But Who's Counting?
No UN Footprints in Davos-on-Hudson

January 9 2002
News vs. Propaganda: The Meeting vs. the Communiques

November 27 2001
In Human Terms
Noble Prize: Nobody's Perfect
Triangulating Italy: UNIC Rome, Radio Chief, FAO Pow-Wow

August 8 2001
No Nonsense Sevan Speaks Out
A Commendable Effort: Small Arms; Big Problems
Old Set-up Gets New Name

June 27 2001
American - Iranian Meeting Aborted?
HIV/AIDS: An Urgent International Concern, Not Just a Health Problem
Asian Security Council President Proposes Annan Extension

May 31 2001
Annan Navigates Consensus on Renewal
UN Beirut Unified Premises Require Closer Coordination

April 25 2001
Cobweb of Greed: The Plunder Report
Clique-ish Technology: Another Missed Opportunity
Brahimi addresses Strategic Studies Institute: Fighting Battles on wrong grounds

March 1 2001
Angola revisited; Could it be part of an International Conference?
Who speaks for UN Development: UNDP, IFAD, DESA, IBRD?
Think of the alternative. Happy Friendship Week
Silence of the Lambs (Part I)): Troop Contributors

January 27 2001
Forward Looking Paris Office
Holbrooke leaves; UN DPI ACABQ remain
Reflections on an Exit
James Baker for World Bank
New US/UN Rep a Leading Woman?

December 1 2000
A Day in the Life of a U.N. Ambassador
Personnel Office Rehashes old practice with new terminology
Mselle Re-elected
Peacekeeping: No Strategy without Exit
UN Staff Demand Security, Participation in Reform Process
The Ayatollah has no Spokesman

October 23 2000
Sounds of Silence: Tribute to civilian peacekeepers
Club 71: Never So Many
Hiroshima Exhibit Disappears: Garden takes precedence

September 27 2000
September Winners: Who benefited from the meetings?
A Millennium Bonus-273 Treaties Signed
A UN Command Performance At Summit
US-Iran Shadow Dance at UN Theatre
Adieux Pierre Trudeau

August 22 2000
Millenium Meeting or Annan's Re-Election Platform?
Sleepless in Geneva: A Tale of Two Posts
MidEast Camp David Reunion at UN in New York?
Global Partnership Widened
Unprecedented Council Hearings on Diamonds
Who is Charming Whom?
Send in the Consultants

July 18 2000
More Vision with less UN Force in Lebanon
High Stakes for the High Commissioner Post
A Week in the life of a UN Information Centre
Frechette calls for Fund to bridge Digital Gap
Gurirab calls for Globalization with Head, Heart and Human Face, and for cancellation of Third World Debt
71 Representatives and Envoys: What are they doing?
The Security Council: 'In Camera' or on Camera

June 17 2000
Diamonds for Blood
The Advancement of Women : A Failing Report Card
Namibian Presidency: A Missed Opportunity at the United Nations
Season of Advice for Youth
Creeping Irrelevance
Not Working But Networking


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