Morning Memo

  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls for improved global architecture, including “Security Council reform that enhances the UN’s overall performance, effectiveness and efficiency to meet the challenges of the new century” and, as needed, “new venues and organizations to focus on specific problems.”
  • European governments defend their 9 seats (out of 24) on the IMF Board. European Central Bank chief Jean-Claude Trichet acknowledges the concern but calls for a united EU position on any reforms.
  • ECOSCO will hold continue their consultations this morning on the process and method of election of members of the new Executive Board of UN Women.
  • The General Assembly will vote tomorrow to fill a vacancy on the International Court of Justice. Relevant docs:  Memorandum by the Secretary-General (A/64/899); Note by the Secretary-General (A/64/900); and Note by the Secretary-General (A/64/901)
  • New OCHA head Valerie Amos will give her first presser with UN correspondents during Thursday’s Noon Briefing.

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