UN Chronicle

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Articles from Vol. 24, No. 4, November

10 Billion by the Year 2087? Fertility Decline Is Essential, Says Population Fund Report
10 billion by the year 2087? Fertility decline is essential, says Population Fund report Every minute, 150 babies are born into the world. That means about 220,000 new human beings a day--80 million a year who need to be fed, clothed, sheltered,...
'A Greater Solidarity among Nations.' (Excerpts from Secretary-General Javier Perez De Cuellar's Views, Reports & Statements) (Transcript)
"A greater solidarity among nations . . .' From the report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization, September 1987: OVER the past year, in the midst of continuing regional strife and economic and social hardship, there have...
Asia: Reaching Maturity; Population Programmes Start to Yield Results
Asia: reaching maturity Population programmes start to yield results Six of the world's 10 most populous countries are in Asia. By the year 2020 roughly half the population of the planet will live in that region. It was in Asia that rapid...
Committee on Information Adopts 48 Recommendations after Considering Two Sets of Proposals
Committee on Information adopts 48 recommendations after considering two sets of proposals The 70-member Committee on Information on 2 July adopted 48 recommendations dealing with various aspects of the establishment of a new world information and...
Council for Namibia Sues Netherlands over Namibia's Natural Resources
Council for Namibia sues Netherlands over Namibia's natural resources IN AN UNPRECEDENTED action, the United Nations Council for Namibia has instituted legal proceedings in the Netherlands against the Dutch uranium enrichment plant Urenco Nederland...
Economic and Social Council Reviews World Economic and Social Policy, Calls for Measures to Combat AIDS
Economic and Social Council reviews world economic and social policy, calls for measures to combat AIDS THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL, at its second regular 1987 session (Geneva, 23 June--9 July), made a broad review of international economic and...
Educating the 'Most Beautiful Children in the World.' (Nepal's Primary Education Project)
Educating the "most beautiful children in the world' "Nepal has the most beautiful children in the world,' Bimal Shrestha said with a smile. He has a vested interest, as Chief of the Materials and Supervision and Training Units of Nepal's Primary...
Forty-Second General Assembly Opens in Hopeful Atmosphere of Increasing Multilateral Co-Operation
Forty-second General Assembly opens in hopeful atmosphere of increasing multilateral co-operation Soviet-United States accord, unified "Big Five' stand on Council resolution encourage positive expectation CALLS FOR RENEWED and reinvigorated...
Further Progress on Chemical Weapons Ban, Other "Promising Developments", Reported
Further progress on chemical weapons ban, other "promising developments', reported THE 1987 CONFERENCE on Disarmament has reported considerable progress in negotiations on a multilateral convention on the complete and effective prohibition of the...
Gap on Time-Frame for Withdrawal of Troops Shortened but Not Bridged
Gap on time-frame for withdrawal of troops shortened but not bridged UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL for Special Political Affairs Diego Cordovez, the Secretary-General's Personal Representative on the situation relating to Afghanistan, reported on 10 September...
High Priority Asked for Projects to Increase Capabilities for Dealing with Natural Disasters
High priority asked for projects to increase capabilities for dealing with natural disasters PRINCIPAL CONCERNS ADDRESSED by the Intergovernmental Committee on Science and Technology for Development at its ninth session (New York, 27 July-7 August)...
In Africa, Hope and Difficulties; Training Nurses in Angola and Teaching Young Men Responsible Parenthood in Seychelles
In Africa, hope and difficulties Training nurses in Angola and teaching young men responsible parenthood in Seychelles ANGOLA trained nurses to provide family planning services. Seychelles started a drive to educate young working people, particularly...
International Commitment to Reallocate Military Expenditures for Development Reaffirmed
International commitment to reallocate military expenditures for development reaffirmed Overarmament and underdevelopment viewed as threats to security THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on the Relationship between Disarmament and Development, held...
Lack of Political Commitment Hampering Population Progress in Latin America; Uncontrolled Growth of Cities and Aging Becoming Serious Problems
Lack of political commitment hampering population progress in Latin America Uncontrolled growth of cities and aging becoming serious problems AWARENESS of the importance of population has not yet been translated into political commitment in...
Middle Eastern Countries Try to Strike a Balance; Some Poor and Overpopulated, Others Rich but Lacking Manpower
Middle Eastern countries try to strike a balance Some poor and overpopulated, others rich but lacking manpower ROUSHDI El Heneidi thinks that, as far as population goes, there are three kinds of countries in the Middle East: Those with an...
Sea Law Commission Registers India as First Pioneer Investor: Three Other States to Be Registered by End of 1987
Sea Law Commission registers India as first pioneer investor Three other States to be registered by end of 1987 THE PREPARATORY COMMISSION for the International Sea-Bed Authority and for the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, at...
Secretary-General Discusses 'Outline Plan' during Trip to Teheran, Baghdad
Secretary-General discusses "outline plan' during trip to Teheran, Baghdad "Big Five' Foreign Ministers call Council resolution 598 "sole basis' for settlement SECRETARY-GENERAL Javier Perez de Cuellar, during a five-day peace mission to Iran...
Security Council Demands Immediate Cease-Fire as First Step towards Negotiated Settlement of Iran-Iraq War
Security Council demands immediate cease-fire as first step towards negotiated settlement of Iran-Iraq war Asks UN observers be sent to area THE SECURITY COUNCIL on 20 July demanded that, as a first step towards a negotiated settlement, Iran...
Security Council Extends UNIFIL Mandate until 31 January 1988, Reiterates Support for Lebanon's Territorial Integrity
Security Council extends UNIFIL mandate until 31 January 1988, reiterates support for Lebanon's territorial integrity THE SECURITY COUNCIL on 31 July extended the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for a period of six...
Seventh UNCTAD Adopts Final Act by Consensus
Seventh UNCTAD adopts Final Act by consensus Industrialized and developing countries agree on common approach to development through economic growth THE SEVENTH SESSION of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD VII),...
Society and the Disabled
Society and the Disabled IN THE LAST 20 YEARS and especially since 1981, the International Year of Disabled Persons, the integration of disabled young people into the ordinary education system has become widely accepted and is now a prominent goal...
Special Commission on UN Work in Economic and Social Fields Meets in New York
Special Commission on UN work in economic and social fields meets in New York A SPECIAL COMMISSION created by the Economic and Social Council to identify ways to simplify the United Nations intergovernmental structure and functions in the economic...
Wat Phou: A Miracle Waiting to Happen
Wat Phou: A miracle waiting to happen CHAMPASSAK WAS ANIMATED despite the sweltering heat of mid-morning. Women dressed in sarong-like skirts and white blouses converged on the community hall that overlooks the palm-shaded river meandering through...
World Development Report - 1987
World Development Report--1987 World Development Report 1987 is the tenth in the annual series of reports published by the World Bank to address critical areas in economic development policy. The main theme for the 1987 Report is the relation between...