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 United Nations Secretary-General - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Nations Secretary-General is the head of the Secretariat, one of the principal divisions of the United Nations.
According to the United Nations Charter, the Secretary-General is to be appointed by the General Assembly on the recommendation of the Security Council.
However, countries upholding the veto power in the Security Council are nations that most likely will not see a Secretary General coming from their country, thus including China, the USA, France, the UK and Russia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Nations_Secretary-General   (933 words)

  
 United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Nations (UN) is an international organization that describes itself as a "global association of governments facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, and social equity." It was founded in 1945 by 51 states, replacing The League of Nations.
Secretary General Kofi Annan had proposed that the summit agree upon a global "grand bargain" to reform the UN, revamping international systems for peace and security, human rights and development, to make them capable of addressing the extraordinary challenges facing the UN in the 21st century.
A Guide to Delegate Preparation: A Model United Nations Handbook, edited by Scott A. Leslie, The United Nations Association of the United States of America, 2004 edition (October 2004), softcover, 296 pages, ISBN 1880632713
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Nations   (5717 words)

  
 Secretary General Kofi Annan - Global Policy Forum - UN Secretary General
William Pfaff claims that the "parsimony of the U.S. Congress has actually helped" Secretary General Kofi Annan, "reducing the overwhelming influence the United States possessed in the past" over the UN.
Secretary General Kofi Annan criticized the G-8 leaders saying that “for four years, we have had too many promises and too little action.” Debt relief is a huge issue which will have a dramatic impact on the lives of the poor if cancelled.
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s first annual progress report on the Millennium Development Goals warns that the world is “falling behind” on its pledge to meet the goals by 2015.
globalpolicy.igc.org /secgen   (4204 words)

  
 The Biography of Kofi A. Annan
Under-Secretary-General coincided with unprecedented growth in the size and scope of United Nations peacekeeping operations, with a total deployment, at its peak in 1995, of almost 70,000 military and civilian personnel from 77 countries.
The first Secretary-General to be elected from the ranks of United Nations staff, he began his first term on 1 January 1997.
On 10 December 2001, the Secretary-General and the United Nations received the Nobel Peace Prize.
www.un.org /News/ossg/sg/pages/sg_biography.html   (894 words)

  
 Remarks with United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan
Remarks with United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan
And I know I speak for the Secretary General when I say that we extend our condolences to the families of those whose lives were lost today in this attack and we once again are committed to moving forward along the path laid out at Aqaba.
It's always a great pleasure to have the Secretary General Kofi Annan in the building and we had a good conversation over lunch talking about a range of issues.
www.state.gov /secretary/former/powell/remarks/2003/21451.htm   (871 words)

  
 UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL REPORTS ON STRENGTHENING COORDINATION OF EMERGENCY HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE
On 13 July 1994 the Economic and Social Council is expected to discuss the Secretary- General's report on "Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations" (UN Doc.
The Secretary-General's report outlines the efforts of the United Nations system, in cooperation with NGOs and other humanitarian partners, to respond to the extraordinary challenges presented by the complexity and range of humanitarian emergencies.
While the new generation of UN operations requires close interaction between the political, military and humanitarian dimensions, it is important at the same time to ensure that the humanitarian component can preserve its unique identity by maintaining neutrality and impartiality.
learning.turner.com /efts/un/humanita.htm   (1973 words)

  
 Iraq: Open Letter to United Nations Secretary General
If the Secretary-General and members of the United Nations do not speak out, oppose, and attempt to stop what would be flagrant aggression, will it not be clear that the United Nations is not an institution serving to prevent war but rather a political instrument of the United States and selected allies?
Open Letter To United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and to Representatives of the Member States, on the Declared Intention of the United States to Commit Aggression Against Iraq
The United Nations was created explicitly to "save succeeding generations from the scourge of war" (Preamble, U.N. Charter) and "to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace..." (Article 1, 1).
www.medialens.org /alerts/02/020825_UN_Open_Letter.htm   (814 words)

  
 M2 Presswire: United Nations Secretary-General issues invitation to 2005 Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.@ HighBeam Research
United Nations Secretary-General issues invitation to 2005 Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.
Vienna: The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, has issued an invitation to all States to attend the 2005 Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.
M2 Presswire: United Nations Secretary-General issues invitation to 2005 Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.@ HighBeam Research
highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?docid=1G1:134593957&...   (211 words)

  
 Welcome The United Nations Secretary General’s Study on Violence Against Children
Copyright © 2005 The United Nations Secretary General’s Study on Violence Against Children.
The United Nations Secretary General’s Study on Violence Against Children
The Study is a joint initiative, directly supported by the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), and the World Health Organization (WHO).
www.violencestudy.org /r25   (420 words)

  
 Kofi Annan - Biography
Kofi A. Annan of Ghana, the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, is the first to be elected from the ranks of UN staff.
Calling the HIV/AIDS epidemic his "personal priority", the Secretary- General issued a "Call to Action" in April, 2001, proposing the establishment of a Global AIDS and Health Fund, which has since received some $ 1.5 billion in pledges and contributions.
He is married to Nane Annan, of Sweden, a lawyer and painter who has a great interest in understanding the work of the United Nations in the field.
nobelprize.org /peace/laureates/2001/annan-bio.html   (737 words)

  
 Newsroom: World Summit on the Information Society
Desai, the United Nations Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, was the Secretary-General of the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg last year.
New York, 18 July 2003 — United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today appointed Mr.
It is being held under the patronage of the UN Secretary General and has been welcomed by the UN General Assembly.
itu.int /wsis/newsroom/press_releases/un/2003/adviser_wsis_18jul.html   (401 words)

  
 First United Nations Secretary-General (Lie) [Free Republic]
He resigned as Secretary-General of the United Nations in November 1952.
led the Norwegian delegation to the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco, April 1945, and was Chairman of Commission III for drafting the Security Council provisions of the Charter.
He was an assistant to the secretary of the Labor Party from 1919 to 1922, a legal adviser to the Norwegian Trade Union Federation from 1922 to 1935, and national executive secretary of the Labor Party in 1926.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3b7eb5e11549.htm   (1130 words)

  
 Results in
The United Nations is critical in advancing the progress and peace of the world.
We cannot expect to lead through the United Nations unless we are prepared to pay our own way and to pay what we owe as they do what they should along the path of reform.
As long as the United States does its part - as long as the United Nations does its part, we simply have to be prepared to pay our debts and to pay our dues.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2889/is_n4_v33/ai_19238861   (494 words)

  
 Kofi Annan United Nations Secretary - General
Has a link to his 1998 visit to U.C. Berkeley which includes a question and answer session with students, the presentation of the Berkeley medal to Annan, a biography, a United Nations biography with links to a search engine of his statements.
1999: October 18: the role of the United Nations in humanitarian aid, Sierra Leone.
Leading the United Nations: Conversation with Kofi Annan
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/kofiannan.html   (440 words)

  
 The Secretary-General Home Page
A strong United Nations is of crucial importance to humanity, the Secretary-General argues in a widely reprinted newspaper article.
The Secretary-General's vision for a renewed UN role and concrete proposals for action as outlined in his report was a central focus of the Millennium Summit.
He calls on the people of Solomon Islands to refrain from acts of violence and reaffirm their commitment to a peaceful and constitutional resolution of their differences in a spirit of goodwill which they convincingly demonstrated during the general elections.
www.un.org /News/ossg/sg   (1454 words)

  
 International Cooperative Information Center: Message of the United Nations Secretary-General
Recognising that cooperatives in their various forms are becoming an indispensable factor in the economic and social development of all countries, the United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed the first Saturday of July, starting from this year, as International Cooperative Day.
As we move into a new century and a new millennium, the partnership between the United Nations and the ICA becomes increasingly important.
As I reported to the General Assembly last year, cooperative enterprises provide the organizational means whereby a significant proportion of humanity is able to take into its own hands the tasks of creating productive employment, overcoming poverty and achieving social integration.
wisc.edu /uwcc/icic/orgs/copac/member/un/int-day/950701/message.html   (232 words)

  
 PR-2001-19/THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST HIV/AIDS
At the meeting, the Secretary General was joined by Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General of the World Health Organization, and Peter Piot, the Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
The spread of the epidemic and its devastating impact on humanity alarmed the United Nations and prompted it to convene a Special Session of the General Assembly on HIV/AIDS at the highest political level.
The Secretary General met with CEOs and senior executives of six pharmaceutical companies (Abbott Laboratories, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Glaxo Smith Kline, Hoffman-La Roche, and Pfizer).
www.who.int /inf-pr-2001/en/pr2001-19.html   (647 words)

  
 World Environment Day Message from the United Nations Secretary General
World Environment Day Message from the United Nations Secretary General
That is one reason why today marks the launch, by the United Nations and the World Resources Institute, of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, an international collaborative effort to fill important knowledge gaps and to map the health of our planet.
TThe theme of this year's observance of World Environment Day is "Connect with the World Wide Web of Life", a choice that reflects the need for each and every one of us to recognize our role in preserving our fragile planet and the ecosystems, resources and natural processes that bind us all together.
www.unep.org /wed/2001/sgmessage.htm   (378 words)

  
 Special Adviser to United Nations Secretary General to participate in debate on U.S. foreign relations at Stetson College of Law
The People Speak was created in 2003 by the United Nations Foundation and a nonpartisan group of concerned organizations to provide forums for Americans to participate in policy discussions.
Participants will consider the pros and cons of working with other countries and the United Nations to secure peace and how the United Nations can be improved to better address global threats.
Stetson is consistently ranked by U.S.News and World Report as one of the top law schools in the United States for advocacy training and is the headquarters for the National Conference of Law Reviews.
www.law.stetson.edu /Communications/news.asp?id=119   (434 words)

  
 Annan- `Peace is never a perfect achievement'.(United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan)
No one knows that better than United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, who came to his new post in 1996 after serving as U.N. undersecretary general for peacekeeping operations.
He said it is critical for the U.N. secretary general "to see conflicts in all their complexity." That sometimes means "having to shake the hands of aggressors and lend our ears to voices of enmity," he said.
Annan spoke Nov. 17 at a ceremony in the chapel of the Church Center of the United Nations where he received the World Methodist Peace Award.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/674421/posts   (1643 words)

  
 United Nations Secretary General Press Release, 97-01-10
The Secretary-General reminds all sides that the United Nations Charter forbids the threat or use of force in situations such as this.
He calls upon the parties to respond positively to the various ideas the United Nations has put forward to reduce tension and avoid risk of confrontation on the island and urges all parties to exercise maximum restraint.
From: The United Nations Home Page at - email: unnews@un.org
www.hri.org /news/world/undh/97-01-10_1.undh.html   (253 words)

  
 United Nations Secretary-General concludes Austria visit
The Secretary General departed Vienna in the morning of 4 April, and will proceed to Moscow for an official visit of the Russian Federation.
At the end of a closed session on Saturday morning, attended by principals only, the United Nations Chief Executives jointly issued an appeal for an end to the serious human rights violations taking place in Darfur, Sudan.
Annan arrived in Austria on 1 April 2004, for the spring session of United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), made up of the heads of United Nations (UN) agencies, funds and programmes.
www.unis.unvienna.org /unis/pressrels/2004/unisinf5.html   (433 words)

  
 UNODC - Update - December 2002 - United Nations Secretary-General
During his first-ever visit to Central Asia, the Secretary-General visited Tajikistan where he met with the United Nations country team to review their programmes.
Kofi Annan toured the Tajikistan Drug Control Agency and heralded it as a successful example of collaboration between the United Nations and governments and a good example of what the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (ODC) is doing around the world to disrupt the work of criminals.
UNODC is cosponsor of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS - UNAIDS
www.unodc.org /unodc/es/newsletter_2002-12-31_1_page008.html   (366 words)

  
 Find in a Library: The Secretary-General of the United Nations, his political powers and practice.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, his political powers and practice.
Find in a Library: The Secretary-General of the United Nations, his political powers and practice.
WorldCat is provided by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. on behalf of its member libraries.
www.worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/f4aefab6ba5efb5f.html   (72 words)

  
 Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary - General
TITLE: A comparative analysis of United Nations reform from the perspective of United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the United States Department of State / by Mary Beth Reincke.
TITLE: Towards a culture of prevention : statements by the Secretary-General of the United Nations / Kofi Annan.
TITLE: Business and the U.N./ address by Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/kofiannanprint.html   (796 words)

  
 NYSE > Events >United Nations Secretary-General Launches Principles for Responsible Investment at the NYSE
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the CEOs of the world’s largest investment institutions visit the New York Stock Exchange to launch the “Principles for Responsible Investment” and ring The Opening Bell
United Nations Secretary-General Launches Principles for Responsible Investment at the NYSE
NYSE > Events >United Nations Secretary-General Launches Principles for Responsible Investment at the NYSE
www.nyse.com /events/1145959807704.html   (157 words)

  
 The Petition Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Petition
The The Petition Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Petition to Secretary-General, United Nations was created by and written by Myint Hlaing.
The Petition Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations
The Petition Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Petition
www.petitiononline.com /b1t2p3/petition.html   (428 words)

  
 Women's Action 11.2
Every year the General Assembly adopts a resolution on the “Improvement of the Status of Women in the Secretariat,” lamenting the lack of progress that has been made and calling for the achievement of gender balance in the staffing of the Secretariat.
In the sixty years since the United Nations was founded, no woman has ever been elected to serve as Secretary-General, despite the fact that there are many qualified candidates.
Recall the commitment made in the Beijing Platform for Action, and repeated in annual General Assembly resolutions to achieve gender balance at all levels of the United Nations Secretariat.
www.equalitynow.org /english/actions/action_1102_en.html   (870 words)

  
 Open Letter to Mr. Kofi Annan, Secretary General, United Nations Petition
Kofi Annan, Secretary General, United Nations Petition to Secretary General, United Nations was created by International Women Solidarity Iraq and written by Dr.
In these desperate times of war, you and the United Nations
You experienced Bush’s taunts of an irrelevant United Nations
www.petitiononline.com /iws8m03/petition.html   (1908 words)

  
 United Nations secretary general Bill Clinton
More difficult is the problem raised by his wife’s well-known intention to run for the presidency of the United States in 2008.
What does a former president of the United States, forcibly retired at a cruelly early age, do for an encore?
It’s true; of course, that the UN would not normally choose a citizen of the world’s only “superpower” as its head, but Clinton is so popular in many countries normally hostile to the U.S. he is probably the sole exception to that rule.
aljazeera.com /cgi-bin/review/article_full_story.asp?service_id=8208   (1211 words)

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