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FN-dagen och olika kontakter NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
STOCKHOLM: Fortsatt arbetsvecka i allt väsentligt bakom skrivbordet – eller i alla fall i dess närhet. Och det ger möjlighet att diskutera såväl organisatoriska som mer politiska utmaningar vi står inför och hur de kan hanteras. I dag ha...
Luxembourg elected to the UN Security Council 2013-2014: Challenges and Opportunities NEW
ISIS Europe Blog 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
By Philip Worré, Executive Director, ISIS Europe On Saturday, 20 October 2012, the whole of Luxembourg turned out in the streets of the capital waving red, white and bright blue flags, celebrating the marriage of the Grand-Duchy’s crown prince. Bu...
Einzug Luxemburgs in die Riege der nichtständigen UN-Mitglieder NEW
Karpfenteich 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Tatsächlich wäre der Einzug Luxemburgs in die Riege der nichtständigen UN-Mitglieder ein Ereignis von historischer Dimension – zumindest für das Großherzogtum. Noch nie hatte das Land die Gelegenheit, einmal im höchsten UN-Gremium mitzuwi...
Australien och Luxembourg NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 18 Minutes ago
STOCKHOLM: I kväll röstade FN:s generalförsamling om icke-permanenta medlemmar av FN:s säkerhetsråd för de kommande två åren. Nordisk kandidat var Finland. Och man har gjort en imponerande kampanj där man inte minst lyft fram FN:s viktiga ro...
General-Secretary of La Francophonie Wants a Seat for Africa at the UN Security Council NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Abidjan Net writes [fr] that General-Secretary of La Francophonie Abdou Diouf demanded at the opening of the 2012 Francophonie Summit [fr] that the African continent be granted a seat at the UN security Council. He argues that the current situa...
Moncef Marzouki und das Weltverfassungsgericht NEW
Der (europäische) Föderalist 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
„Diktatur ist eine Krankheit“: Der tunesische Staatspräsident will ein globales Gericht für Demokratie und Menschenrechte. Alle Jahre wieder tagt Ende September in New York die Generalversammlung der Vereinten Nationen, ein Schaulaufen der Staa...
L’Union Européenne à la 67ème Assemblée Générale des Nations Unies : une forte participation sur tous les fronts. Une position claire en matière de Droits de l’Homme. NEW
Mieux connaître vos droits en Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Le 24 septembre dernier, s’est ouvert à New-York la 67ème Assemblée Générale des Nations Unies. Bien que non-membre à part entière, l’Union Européenne – qui possède la qualité de membre « observateur non-étatique » depuis la 65ème...
The connected nations NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
NEW YORK: Efter Korea och Saudiarabien, och före Förenade Arabemiraten, kunde jag så hålla mitt anförande i generalförsamlingens allmänna debatt i kväll. Texten finns tillgänglig genom länkar på Twitter här till höger för de som är int...
Anförande i FN – och sedan hem NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
NEW YORK: Min vecka här i världsstaden och med världsorganisationen lider nu mot sitt slut. Efter det att jag talat på Sveriges vägnar i generalförsamlingen tidigt i kväll – om några timmar – blir det bil direkt ut till Newark och...
Fredag med anförande NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
NEW YORK: En vecka här är med alla rimliga mått mätt en lång tid, men med denna fredag går min vecka till sitt slut, och under natten hoppas jag kunna återvända hem till Sverige. Innan dess hoppas jag dock att hinna med att på Sveriges vägn...
Medling och bilaterala möten NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
NEW YORK: Denna torsdag blir knappast så mycket lugnare än vad veckan hitintills har varit. Tidig start med en frukost som organiseras av Finland och Turkiet för att diskutera vad vi kan göra för att stödja möjligheten till medling i olika kon...
Ännu en hektisk dag NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
NEW YORK: Ytterligare en milt sagt hektisk och fullmatad dag har så gått till ända. Till höjdpunkterna bortom de vanliga hörde mottagningen och återinvigningen av det magnifika svenska residenset på 600 Park Avenue. Där bor nu vår ambassadö...
Hektisk början NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 15 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
NEW YORK: Det blev en milt sagt hektisk dag här i dag, men också med värdefulla möten och samtal. Lunchen med mina kollegor från Brasilien och Turkiet resulterade i att vi beslöt oss för att fördjupa vårt samarbete ytterligare, och vi kommer...
Full fart framåt NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
NEW YORK: Måndag morgon, gatorna i kvarteren runt FN börjar att stängas av och 113 statschefer från olika delar av världen anländer till FN:s generalförsamlings allmänna debatt som börjar i morgon. Och i kväll kommer också president Obama...
Problem och potential NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
NEW YORK: Under dagen hann jag faktiskt med att promenera ett betydande antal kvarter på Manhattan upp till Social Good Summit och dess nätverksdiskussion med aktivister på ett 100-tal platser runt om i världen. Här var det verkligen världens n...
Maraton av möten NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
NEW YORK: Söndag förmiddag, strålande väder och veckans maraton av möten här har redan tagit sin början. Utrikesministrar och andra har alldeles tydligt börjat att anlända till staden. Jag ser att både min tyska kollega Guido Westerwelle oc...
The European Union at the 67th UN General Assembly (24 - 28 September, New York) NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
The United Nations and the EU share the same fundamental values, including international peace and security, the respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and international cooperation in solving economic, social, and humanitarian problem...
A Cartoon on the Effectiveness of the United Nations Regarding the Syrian Issue NEW
¡No Pasarán! 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
• Foreign Minister Fabius to the (sleeping) delegates of the UN:Hold me down or I shall get very cross!• President Hollande: Well spoken!Without realizing it, Plantu echoes all the criticism that has been leveled at the United Nations by America'...
Reforming the UN is a Priority for the International Community NEW
Eberhard Rhein 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 54 Minutes ago
During the most recent conference of the Group of Non-Aligned countries in Tehran the Iranian President Ayatollah Khamenei and the -first freely elected- Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi have called for a radical renovation of the United Nations. Th...
FP roundup: More critics of Erdoğan’s policies.. Turkey calls for Syria safe zones, nobody at U.N. Security Council gives a frack…. NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Turkey calls for Syria safe zones, U.N. Security Council remains unmoved from Yahoo news Turkey tells Security Council members they will “become accomplices to the crime” if they don’t act against Assad, but Council not “there...
Syrie : en prenant la présidence du Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU, la France peut-elle changer la donne ? (Atlantico) NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
La France prend ce mercredi la présidence tournante du Conseil de sécurité pour un mois. Un moyen de peser plus lourd dans le bras de fer pour faire accepter à la Russie et à la Chine un projet de résolution sur la Syrie ? Atlanti...
UN’s General Assembly as Nonbinding on Syria NEW
The Worden Report 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Days, 19 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
According to theNew York Times, “In a powerful rebuke to Syria’s government, the United NationsGeneral Assembly voted overwhelmingly on [February 16, 2012] to approve aresolution that condemned President Bashar al-Assad’s unbridled crackdown on...
The Security Council’s family Christmas from hell NEW
Global Dashboard 2 Years, 11 Months, 14 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
And it’s tidings of comfort and joy… but not for the Security Council.  On Thursday, Russia proposed an investigation into the casualties of NATO’s Libyan campaign: Russia’s UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin said a council-mandate...
La demande de reconnaissance de la Palestine déposée. L’agenda de négociations du Quartet NEW
Bruxelles2 3 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) « Je voudrais vous informer que j’ai, en ma capacité de Président de l’Etat de Palestine et Président du Comité exécutif de l’Organisation de libération de la Palestine, soumis à M. Ban Ki-moon, Secrétaire gén...
Plocka ihop pappren NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 3 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
NEW YORK: Morgon på Manhattan, dags att plocka ihop papper, samla intryck och så småningom styra kosan hem efter en viktig vecka. Ja, mer än en vecka. Jag startade på Krim i Ukraina. Fortsatte i Ndola i Zambia. Och sedan den smått historiska ve...
Torsdag före fredagen NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 3 Years, 2 Months, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
NEW YORK: Den diplomatiska maratonveckan fortsätter med snarast stegrad intensitet. Fredagen blir nog det omedelbara crescendot med anföranden i generaldebatten av såväl den palestinske presidenten Abu Mazen som Israels premiärminister Nethanyau...
Nu börjar det NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 3 Years, 2 Months, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
NEW YORK: Gårdagen innebar fortsatta diplomatiska ansträngningar att finna en väg framåt i frågan om Mellersta Östern. Och det blev åtskilliga samtal i den frågan under dagen. Men i dag börjar den allmänna debatten i generalförsamlingen, o...
CEUNPA fordert Weltparlament NEW
Treffpunkt Europa 3 Years, 2 Months, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Die „Kampagne für eine Parlamentarische Versammlung bei den Vereinten Nationen“ überreicht am 20. September einen offenen Brief an die Bundeskanzlerin. Darin fordern die Unterzeichner die Schaffung eines Weltparlaments, das die Vereinten Nation...
Påtagliga låsningar NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 3 Years, 2 Months, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
NEW YORK: Gårdagens och gårdagkvällens diskussioner visade väl de låsningar som just nu finns inte minst i Mellersta Östern-frågan. Och därmed är frågan om vad som kommer att hända mot slutet av veckan – och därefter – i högs...
Och här kommer det att bli intensivt NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 3 Years, 2 Months, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
NEW YORK: När morgonen grydde landade jag här efter den långa flygningen från Johannesburg i Sydafrika. Och jag upphör aldrig att fascineras över den teknologi som nu gör dessa långa resor mellan kontinenterna möjlig. De fyra motorerna på S...
66th UN General Assembly: EU high level presence in New York NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 2 Months, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
The beginning of the 66th UN General Assembly will be marked with the traditional General Debate. This will be the first General Debate since the adoption of the historic resolution 65/276 in May, under which the EU statement in the General Debat...
Don’t worry – Van Rompuy will still participate in the haiku competition NEW
Beyond Brussels 3 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 11 Minutes ago
While Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou, has cancelled his visit to US and attendance to the UN General Assmebly and IMF meetings, the president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy is traveling to New York to participate in the UN Genera...
Elias Sanbar : pourquoi il est essentiel pour les Palestiniens d’aller à l’ONU NEW
Regards citoyens 3 Years, 2 Months, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Le 20 septembre, les Palestiniens se présenteront devant l'ONU pour devenir le 194e Etat reconnu par les Nations unies. Quel intérêt pour les Palestiniens ? Pourquoi cette initiative rebute-t-elle une partie significative de la population...
A vote on Palestine at the UN NEW
The Federal Union blog 3 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 17 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
The non-existence of a Palestinian state is one of the last bits of unfinished business after the end of the second world war, when millions of people were forced or fled from their homes, and the lines on maps were redrawn in a hurry or...
Fatigue may have caused fatal crash of UN chief NEW
i on europe 3 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
  By SLOBODAN LEKIC UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Fifty years after the plane carrying U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold crashed in the African bush during a peace mission to Congo, killing all aboard, the accident remains one of the Cold War’...
Global Conversation with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon – Live on Social Media Networks NEW
Power&Politics Weblog 3 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
A Global Conversation with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – Live on Social Media Networks will be held Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (New York time). “As world leaders prepare to gather in New York for …...
Libya: a classic case for the blue helmets? NEW
Whose world order? – ECFR’s blog 3 Years, 2 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 24 Minutes ago
The Guardian reports that NATO officials want the UN to lead any post-conflict peace operation in Libya, and view it as "a classic case for blue helmets." While the UN is currently focused onRead more…...
Persistence prevails as EU gains 'largely symbolic' upgrade to its status at the UN NEW
La Treizième Étoile 3 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 7 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
After succeeding to allay the fears of smaller states that their influence would be eroded, the European Union has finally succeeded in its long bid to obtain a greater status at the UN – even if it’s only largely symbolic.Now dubbed a “super-...
The EU will be able to act more effectively at the UN NEW
Eberhard Rhein 3 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 8 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
On May 3rd, the UN decided to allow EU representatives to participate in the debate at the General Assembly and present oral proposals or amendments in the name of the EU. This decision follows eight months of intensive discussions with other UN mem...
Ein stolzes Deutschland NEW
Karpfenteich 3 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Es ist wohl die Dramatik der gegenwärtigen Lage in Libyen, die das höchste Gremium der Vereinten Nationen zu diesem schnellen Handeln veranlasst hat… Und das, wo doch der Weltsicherheitsrat eher bekannt ist für seine manchmal etwas zähen En...
CLIMATE CHANGE – FROM AGONY TO EPIPHANY? NEW
Joan Marc Simon 3 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
“Cancún may have saved the process but it did not save the climate.” Said a Greenpeace activist at the end of the last Cancun Conference of Parties (COP) 16 Climate negotiations in December 2010. True. Broadly speaking, what was agreed in Cancun...
Les casques bleus en Côte d'Ivoire ont déjà riposté, dit l'Onu NEW
Regards citoyens 3 Years, 11 Months, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Les forces de l'Onu en Côte d'Ivoire ont déjà ouvert le feu en état de légitime défense et elles sont prêtes à la faire encore pour défendre leur mandat qui inclut la protection des civils, a déclaré lundi 20 décembre à Reuters Alain...
Selon l’ONU, pour sauver le climat il faut créer de nouvelles taxes (Médiapart) NEW
Regards citoyens 3 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Donner un prix au carbone, taxer le transport aérien et maritime international, développer les marchés du carbone, supprimer les subventions aux hydrocarbures, instaurer une taxe sur les transactions financières : ce sont les principales...
India in the Security Council: better or worst? NEW
Rebuilding Babel 4 Years, 1 Week, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
To answer the second question of this post, i should consider the purpose if the Security Council. Now I could be wrong, but I believe it is to ensure peace, international stability and the compliance of UN parties to their international commitments...
Aid and India in the Security Council NEW
Rebuilding Babel 4 Years, 1 Week, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Though I'll be posting less frequently, I will continue to post, here. Hopefully this move will help me refocus this blog, and my messy ideas.So, and as a starter here are two questions that popped to mind:1) Is international aid worst to the benefit...
Germany winning means Europe defeated NEW
Le Taurillon 4 Years, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 35 Minutes ago
Instead of four separate seats on the United Nations Security Council the European Union needs a single one! On Tuesday, October 12 Germany was elected on the UN Security Council for a two-year term. Portugal was awarded after Canada withdrew its bid...
Campaign for a more accountable and democratic UN NEW
Stephen Spillane 4 Years, 1 Month, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Image via Wikipedia After my posts on the UN Security Council Elections I received an interesting email on a “Campaign for a more accountable and democratic UN”. They are campaigning for the Establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary...
United Nations Security Council Election Voting Results NEW
Stephen Spillane 4 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Image via Wikipedia As promised here are the results from today’s elections at the UN General Assembly to fill 5 non-permanent seats at the UN Security Council. The quota in all elections was 127 based on the fact that 182 members were present...
Security Council Election Results NEW
Stephen Spillane 4 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Image by Getty Images via @daylife A follow on from this mornings post on the Elections to the five non-permament seats on the UN Security Council. The following countries have been elected: African Group: South Africa Asian Group: India Latin Americ...
Elections to the Security Council NEW
Stephen Spillane 4 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Image via Wikipedia Today 5 new members of the of United Nations Security Council will be elected. They will replace Uganda, Japan, Mexico, Turkey and Austria. They will be elected for two years. The African seat is not being contested as South Afric...
Comesa to petition UN on WHO tobacco ban NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern African is opposed to the World Health Organisation’s attempts to push through a ban of ingredients used in producing blended tobacco.These ingredients are laboratory produced compounds ranging from sweetn...
Fredsamtal i vågskålen NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 4 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 11 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
STOCKHOLM: Arla morgon landning på Arlanda från New York. Det gick lite snabbare än vanligt. Vi hade vindarna i ryggen. Det blev tre dygn i och kring FN detta år. Förra året – när vi hade EU-ordförandeskapet – tror jag att det ble...
USA som bäst NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 4 Years, 2 Months, 5 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
NEW YORK: Det är många som under dagen och kvällen här vid FN:s generalförsamling kommit fram och gratulerat oss till att vi vann valet och lyckades att öka vårt stöd i förhållande till 2006 – men som också haft frågor om det nya fe...
FN-vecka i högt tempo NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 4 Years, 2 Months, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
NEW YORK: Efter landning på eftermiddagen har det ena mötet gått slag i slag med det andra – så brukar det vara under den s k FN-veckan. Och egentligen  har den varit igång ett antal dygn redan. Jag missade såväl den s k transatlantiska...
Why can’t the EU crack the UN? NEW
Global Dashboard 4 Years, 2 Months, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
This week, a resolution granting the EU a special status at the UN was postponed by a vote of 76 states to 71 (the rest abstained or didn’t vote).  European diplomats have been working hard to get this resolution since the Lisbon Treaty passed...
International Day of Democracy - 15 September 2010 NEW
DARE Network 4 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 20 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Democracy vital tool for achieving development, UN Secretary General Ban says on International Day15 September 2010 – Democracy is an “indispensable” tool to better the lives of people around the world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today,...
L'examen d'une résolution sur le statut de l'UE à l'Onu reporté NEW
Regards citoyens 4 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
L'Assemblée générale des Nations unies a décidé mardi de reporter l'examen d'une résolution qui aurait renforcé le statut d'observateur de l'Union européenne à l'Onu. Arguant des changements intervenus avec l'adoption du trait
Financing Agriculture NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 3 Months, 4 Days, 14 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
The 20th Brussels Development Briefing will be on ‘Financing agriculture and will take place on the 15th of  September 2010. As an input to the UN Summit on MDGs to be held in New York on 22-26 September 2010, we will discuss issues related  to f...
Security of Humanitarian aid workers NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 3 Months, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Security represents one of the most challenging issues for the humanitarian community. The conditions in which humanitarian workers operate have become increasingly dangerous. Humanitarian emblems and flags which traditionally provided a shield for h...
Don't shoot, I'm a humanitarian worker! NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 3 Months, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
On World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, the European Commission  honours humanitarian workers who have lost their lives or freedom, or have been injured during the course of their work. The European Commission, through its Humanitarian Aid departmen...
UNICEF aid info for Pakistan NEW
Erkan's field diary 4 Years, 3 Months, 6 Days, 12 Hours ago
Bağış için bizi arayın (0312-290 33 13 ya da 0212-252 52 22) Banka Hesap Numaralarımız Türkiye İş Bankası Ank. Çankaya Şubesi Şube Kodu: 4238 1006 TL 1007 $ 1008 € IBANTR740006400000142380001006TL TR090006400000242380001007$ TR7900064...
L'ONU dénonce une "recrudescence notable du racisme" en France (France24) NEW
Regards citoyens 4 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Le Comité pour l'élimination de la discrimination raciale de l'ONU pointe du doigt le traitement des Roms, la non-reconnaissance du droit des minorités dans la législation et le durcissement du discours politique en France. Les exp...
EU reaches out for new powers at United Nations NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
European Council President Herman Van Rompuy will in future be able to address the UN chamber no differently from US President Barack Obama or Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmedinejad under draft reforms agreed by member states. EU countries at meetings in...
US backs Kosovan independence regardless of UN ruling NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 4 Years, 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 35 Minutes ago
UN court set to rule on legality of Kosovo's 2008 unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia The US has pledged to back Kosovo's 2008 unilateral declaration of independence regardless of a UN court verdict on its legality due today. READ...
Ireland proposes greater EU military action under the UN NEW
The European Citizen 4 Years, 4 Months, 15 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Ireland has circulated proposals for greater EU military involvement under the UN in peacekeeping missions. Greater EU involvement in peacekeeping missions would lead to a higher level of co-ordination and coherence in national planning, and make the...
New UN agency UN Women upsets Christo taliban gravy train? NEW
Libertas Nein Danke 4 Years, 4 Months, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Some of you may remember that the professional Christotaliban lobbyist to the UN, Austin Ruse, was recently questioning the contents of this blog in comments (see older postChristo-Taliban conference in Vienna, Declan Ganley rides again)A UN vote t...
Financing Agriculture NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
The 20th Brussels Development Briefing will be on ‘Financing agriculture and will take place on the 15th of  September 2010. As an input to the UN Summit on MDGs to be held in New York on 22-26 September 2010, we will discuss issues related  to f...
New hope for stalled world trade talks NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
A robust rebound in world trade and political progress at the G20 have set the stage for a renewed push to agree a global trade deal, according to top-ranking officials from the EU, US and China. EurActiv reports from the European Business Summit (EB...
ECLAC and AFD Sign Cooperation Agreement NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
The Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, signed an agreement with the Executive Director for Operations of the French Development Agency (AFD), Jacques Moineville, for inter-i...
World Refugee Day 2010 NEW
Migrants at Sea 4 Years, 5 Months, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
UNHCR World Refugee Day 2010 Filed under: UNHCR...
France says Africa must be on UN Security Council NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 5 Months, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Monday Africa should be represented on the U.N. Security Council, promising to back reforms when France takes the helm of the G8 and G20 groups of big economies next year. Speaking at the launch of the 25th Af...
"Turkey not junior US partner any more" NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 4 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
F. Stephen Larrabee, an expert on Turkey at the RAND Corporation, says the days when Turkey was a "junior partner" of the United States are over. READ MORE...
Morning Brief (8-6) NEW
Global Europe 4 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
UN Iran sanctions vote on Wednesday. Politico’s Laura Rozen reports: “The goal is Wednesday,” one European diplomat said of the anticipated vote date. “Vote is likely Wednesday,” another diplomatic source in New York said. The text of t...
Les week-ends de Lady Ashton NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 4 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 2 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
C’est la dernière histoire qui fait rigoler à New York. Le Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU (les ambassadeurs) prépare une tournée en Afrique. Pour des raisons logistiques, il fera une escale à Bruxelles le 18 avril prochain. Pris d’un bon..
Milestone role for the EU regarding the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities NEW
Le Taurillon 4 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 7 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
The possible EU accession to the European Convention on Human Rights has widely attracted media attention: another important instrument of international law, however, is already on the way and might entail important consequences for the protection of...
EU: Trilateral relationship between UN-AU-EU in making NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 35 Minutes ago
The European Union reaffirmed its strong engagement with the United Nations, particularly in Africa where a trilateral relationship between the UN, African Union (AU) and EU is already in the making to enhance regional cooperation. The statement came...
Turkish Cypriot election looms over Cyprus settlement talks NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 4 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 49 Minutes ago
A potentially decisive moment is approaching in the Cyprus settlement talks that started in September 2008.  Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary-general, is to visit the divided island on Sunday and stay there until Tuesday.  He does not, of...
The right to refuse to kill NEW
Le Taurillon 4 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
According to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (art. 18) and the United Nations Human Rights Committee (General Comment 22, Para. 11) a Conscientious Objector (CO) is an “individual [who has] claimed the right to refuse to pe...
UN-EC Partnership Report 2009 NEW
Regards citoyens 4 Years, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
ELEMENTS THAT SHAPE THE UN-COMMISSION PARTNERSHIP 1. Value of the partnershipIn 2008, an independent evaluation4 on the value to the European Commission of channeling development cooperation funds through the United Nations provided an extern...
Mediation or pressure? NEW
David Miliband 6 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
The vote at the UN yesterday on Zimbabwe was not a North/South split - after all Burkino Faso voted for the resolution. But it did reveal, in the use of the veto by Russia and China, two different ways of thinking about the exercise of responsibility...