A new Global Memo feature, Morning Memo will highlight a number of elections, appointments or announcements from recent days that may be of interest to readers.
- UN General Assembly elects Joan Clos of Spain as the new Executive Director of UN-Habitat, with rank of Under-Secretary-General; nominated by SG Ban Ki-moon; succeeds Anna Tibaijuka
- Procedure for the filling the vacancy at the International Court of Justice. Joan Donoghue is the sole candidate to replace Thomas Bergenthal, with the election to be held 9 Sept 2010.
- Election of the officers for the Third and Fourth Committees today. Update: Michel Tommo Monthe of Cameroon and Chitsaka Chipaziwa of Zimbabwe elected, respectively.