Author Archives: UN Insider
UN aircraft crashes in DRC with 32 aboard, UN officials arrive in Afghanistan to demonstrate solidarity, and more from UN Direct
On Wednesday, April 6th, the Security Council will hold a special open debate on the situation in Haiti. President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, President René Préval of Haiti, and Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Special Envoy to Haiti will be at the debate.
SG condemns ‘outrageous and cowardly’ attack in Afghanistan, UNOCI develops contingency plans to protect civilians in Cote d’Ivoire and more from UN Direct
On Sunday, April 3rd, Guterres, Josette Sheeran, ED of the WFP, and Michelle Bachelet, ED of UN women, will be in northeastern Kenya to visit the largest refugee settlements in the world.
SG launches AIDS report, citing improvements in the global AIDS response, launches energy-efficient complex at the UN compound in Nairobi and more from UN Direct
The press conference with Miguel D’Escoto Brockman has been rescheduled for 10 AM. At 12:30 PM, the Permanent Represent of Colombia and President of the Security Council in April, will brief on the Council’s program of work.
U.S. will run for second HRC term, SG to launch new AIDS report tomorrow in Nairobi, and more from UN Direct
On Monday, April 4th, the SG will open the fifth meeting of the Global Colloquium of University Presidents at the University of Pennsylvania, where approximately 30 university presidents plan to attend.
SG attends international conference on Libya in London, en route to Nairobi, Council hears briefing on Lebanon and more from UN Direct
A UNOCI helicopter was shot at on Monday by government forces, but was not hit.
SG briefs GA on recent travels and implementation of Res 1973, High Commissioner calls on Syria to avoid “violent repression” and more from UN Direct
UNOCI is reporting that the situation in Abidjan remains volatile and UN patrols have confirmed the use of mortars and machine guns by pro-Gbagbo forces.
The SG: In Ethiopia over the weekend, the SG is now in the United Arab Emirates. Today he met with Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, where the two discussed developments in the region, including Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan, and in the Middle East Peace Process.