Issue 66: UN Leaders Condemn the Terrorist Attacks on New York and Washington, DC

UN leaders issued strong condemnations of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, DC. Analysis: Following the terror assaults in New York and Washington, DC, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan issued a strong and clear statement: “There can be no doubt that these attacks are deliberate acts of …

Issue 56: The One-Sided Special Session of the Commission on Human Rights

A Special Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights met in Geneva last week. After two days of largely one-sided debate, a resolution was narrowly adopted by a vote of 19 to 16, with 17 abstentions. The resolution placed the entire blame on Israel for the tragic violence of the past few weeks. Analysis: With …

Kofi Annan Honors United Nations Watch Founder Morris Abram

Press Release SG/SM/7260 15 December 1999 KOFI ANNAN SAYS `HEALING OF WOUNDS’ BETWEEN JEWISH COMMUNITY AND UNITED NATIONS AMONG HIS PRIORITIES AS SECRETARY-GENERAL Speech to New York Group Acknowledges Sense of ‘Exclusion’ and Calls For Mutual Understanding, Recognizing Jewish Contribution to World Body …

Issue 33: The prospect of Kofi Annan serving a second term as Secretary-General of the UN

Though Kofi Annan still has over two years to go as United Nations Secretary-General, talk about a possible second term for Annan has already begun. Analysis: In many respects, the Secretary-General’s job is an unenviable one. As the chief administrative officer of the United Nations, the Secretary-General …