UN vs Press Freedom

UN vs Press Freedom

UN vs Press FreedomOn 29 April 2010, UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, made these Remarks at observance of World Press Freedom Day:

Thank you, Mr. Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for DPI,
Excellency Dr Mohamad; Acting President of the GA,
Your Excellency Ambassador Monteiro Lima; Chair of COI,
President of UNCA, Mr Pioli;
Ms Alfsen of UNESCO,
Excellencies,
Dear Colleagues,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure to be here for our annual observance of World Press Freedom Day.Read this Post

Judge Adams Must Stay

Judge Adams Must Stay

Judge Adams Must StayIt appears that Honorable Judge Michael Adams is leaving the United Nations Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) New York. In UNDT Order Number 113, dated 23 April 2010, Honorable Judge Adams wrote:

Having regard to the volume of documents and the necessarily uncertain scope of the extent to which reference will need to be made to them during and following the trial, I have reluctantly concluded that it is not practically open for me to do more than case manage this matter to that point and abandon the attempt to conduct a hearing on the merits before my impending departure from the Tribunal on 18 May 2010.Read this Post

UN Middle East Peace, 1949-1956

UN Middle East Peace, 1949-1956

UN Middle East Peace, 1949-1956In our first article, UN Middle East Peace, from the perspective of the UN resolutions, we reviewed the historical highlights of Peace in the Middle East from the Balfour Declaration issued by the British Government in 1917, expressing support for the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, till the UN General Assembly Resolution 273 in 1949, admitting Israel to membership of the UN.… Read this Post