October 16: A UN Vote to Watch

October 16: A UN Vote to Watch

Update: We are happy to report that on October 16 “little” New Zealand won one of five two-year seats on the United Nations Security Council. Nobel Peace Prize winner José Ramos-Horta had been in New York for two weeks raising his voice for the need for...
Iran and Nuclear Weapons: At a Glance

Iran and Nuclear Weapons: At a Glance

Negotiations are under way at the moment between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (Russia, US, China, UK, France) plus Germany. On one side, States are worried about Iran’s nuclear activities. On the other, Iran wants to end...
2008 – Martti Ahtisaari, international diplomat

2008 – Martti Ahtisaari, international diplomat

After a distinguished career with the United Nations and the Finnish Foreign Ministry, Martti Ahtisaari was elected President of the Republic of Finland in 1994. Throughout his career he has been actively involved in conflict resolution, state building and mediation....

2001 – Kofi Annan and the United Nations

He has been called a “rock star of international diplomacy”. Born in Kumasi, Ghana in 1938, Kofi Annan is the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, and the first to be elected from the ranks of UN staff. In 1962, after receiving a master’s...
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