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  • Michele Bachelet, former president of Chile, is the frontrunner to head the new UN Women agency. The post was to be filled before the opening of the 65th General Assembly, […]

    Morning Memo

    Michele Bachelet, former president of Chile, is the frontrunner to head the new UN Women agency. The post was to be filled before the opening of the 65th General Assembly, […]

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  • Friday, 10 September, is an official holiday at UN Headquarters. UN Offices in New York will not be open. Yesterday, ECOSOC adopted a oral decision to elect 41-member Board for […]

    Morning Memo

    Friday, 10 September, is an official holiday at UN Headquarters. UN Offices in New York will not be open. Yesterday, ECOSOC adopted a oral decision to elect 41-member Board for […]

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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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  • Full video of European Commission President José Manuel Barroso’s “State of the Union” address at the European Parliament this morning (advance to 5:45 to skip introduction). Also available: video excerpts, […]

    Morning Memo

    Full video of European Commission President José Manuel Barroso’s “State of the Union” address at the European Parliament this morning (advance to 5:45 to skip introduction). Also available: video excerpts, […]

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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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  • David Bosco suggests in this morning’s The Multilateralist that the current ASEAN Secretary-General, “Surin Pitsuwan, a former Thai foreign minister (and a Muslim) who was a serious contender for the […]

    Pitsuwan for UNSG?

    David Bosco suggests in this morning’s The Multilateralist that the current ASEAN Secretary-General, “Surin Pitsuwan, a former Thai foreign minister (and a Muslim) who was a serious contender for the […]

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