that direct national elections are the best way to establish a parliament and government in Iraq that are fully representative and legitimate.
It's going to be the week from hell.
Under international humanitarian law,
Apparently they are nowhere near Freetown. We can no longer confirm it out of New York. The information is just not good.
Apparently they are nowhere near Freetown, ... We can no longer confirm it out of New York. The information is just not good.
It is only by upholding the democratic process that the long-term stability and prosperity of ... Fiji (and its) international standing can be secured.
Substantial progress was made today. We feel that a deal is within reach.
A U.N. disaster assessment and coordination team is being dispatched to Sri Lanka today to work with the government to provide rescue and relief.
This is not so. In any case, the issue is not the executive chairman. It is how to get on with the work of disarming Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction.
We would then expect to move to a second phase once the environment was safe enough for civilians to go in and help with humanitarian relief for U.N. agencies, their NGO non-governmental organization partners and whoever else is qualified and willing to bring assistance, to get to work.
an opportunity which the secretary-general hopes will be seized.
has been reminded of its obligation to ensure only the voluntary movements of displaced persons.
remains optimistic, as he has told you a number of times. At the same time, he knows he's got a hard job. He doesn't have a lot of wiggle room.
And the High Commissioner for Refugees would say, 'Well, at the very minimum at the outset we should be prepared for a certain number of displaced persons or refugees. Let's have X blankets, X food.' On that basis they came up with this 37.4 million list.
This round of talks has produced a noticeable step forward toward a nuclear weapons-free Korean peninsula,
feels that there is a growing momentum for the resumption of six-party talks, thus advancing the Beijing process intended to resolve the nuclear and related issues in the Korean Peninsula.
I think it will give the chance to the secretary-general to again appeal for what he needs in the way of people and money to advance the mission there.
was profoundly saddened to learn of the massive loss of life and destruction caused by a series of earthquakes and tidal waves across Southeast Asia today.
he has approved, as revised, the distribution plan submitted by Iraq.
It has opened a pathway to full-fledged and continuing negotiations aimed at a comprehensive approach to durable peace in the region.
The information on the diamond trading, we have nothing further on but what we have seen in the press, ... the problems within the leadership of the mission have been well known to the secretary-general for some time.
I think he's been consulting with a number of member states at the highest level, and he's expected to make some decision soon.
Security around our location was not as secure as you might find at the U.S. compound, and that was a decision we made so that our offices could be more accessible to people. We did not think at the time we were taking an unnecessary risk.
He is doing what he can from his bully pulpit but he is not in a position to actively engage as a mediator without the cooperation of both sides,
This letter didn't say no, it just said consult us, consistent with our contractual requirements.