OCHA Archive

  • British demands may (further) undermine the political independence of the UN Secretary General and the organization's most critical posts. Will Ban bother to resist?

    Firing and Hiring of an Under-Secretary-General

    British demands may (further) undermine the political independence of the UN Secretary General and the organization's most critical posts. Will Ban bother to resist?

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  • The General Assembly and Security Council will respectively meet this morning to vote to fill a seat on the International Criminal Court vacated by U.S. national Thomas Buergenthal earlier this […]

    Morning Memo

    The General Assembly and Security Council will respectively meet this morning to vote to fill a seat on the International Criminal Court vacated by U.S. national Thomas Buergenthal earlier this […]

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  • 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 […]

    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 […]

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  • Valerie Amos’ term as head of OCHA begins today, although all UN offices in the Headquarters building are closed for the holiday. She is on the ground in Pakistan. UNelections […]

    Morning Memo

    Valerie Amos’ term as head of OCHA begins today, although all UN offices in the Headquarters building are closed for the holiday. She is on the ground in Pakistan. UNelections […]

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  • Valerie Amos was to take up her post today as the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, succeeding John Holmes, but that’s been postponed until next Monday. The […]

    Morning Memo

    Valerie Amos was to take up her post today as the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, succeeding John Holmes, but that’s been postponed until next Monday. The […]

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  • If the Europeans all vote alike, do they need so many seats on the IMF Board? The Western European & Others Group have their monthly meeting today. WEOG is the […]

    Morning Memo

    If the Europeans all vote alike, do they need so many seats on the IMF Board? The Western European & Others Group have their monthly meeting today. WEOG is the […]

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  • Turtle Bay reports rumors that John Holmes’ successor as head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) will likely be his fellow Brit, Baroness Valerie Amos. A […]

    The Brits will keep OCHA

    Turtle Bay reports rumors that John Holmes’ successor as head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) will likely be his fellow Brit, Baroness Valerie Amos. A […]

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