UN Chronicle

A news reference publication published by the United Nations. Reports on UN actions and events as it addresses world issues.

Articles from Vol. 23, November

1986 Conference on Disarmament Sees 'Positive and Substantive' Developments, In-Depth Discussions Held
1986 Conference on Disarmament sess 'positive and substantive' developments, in-depth discussions held The Conference on Disarmamenton 26 August concluded its 1986 session in Geneva, with its President stating thet had been both "positive and substantive...
1986 World Economic Survey Forecasts Slow Growth and Falling Commodity Prices
1986 World Economic Survey forecasts slow growth and falling commodity prices So states the 1986 edition of theWorld Economic Survey (E/1986/59), one of the principal reports before the Economic and Social Council at its July session, in which it...
50 to 200 Million Children under 15 Are in World's Work Force, ILO Says
50 to 200 million children under 15 are in world's work force, ILO says Many children in the third worldcan be found working in dangerous industries such as mining or fireworks manufacturing. Many others are used as cheap labour in pesticide-soaked...
Committee on Information Adopts 57 Recommendations after Considering Three Sets of Proposals
Committee on Information adopts 57 recommendations after considering three sets of proposals The Committee on Information on7 July adopted 57 recommendations dealing with various aspects of the establishment of a new world information and communication...
Comprehensive Study Outlines Post-Independence National Development Strategies for Namibia
Comprehensive study outlines post-independence national development strategies for Namibia A comprehensive study on post-independencenational development strategies for Namibia was presented to the International Conference for the Immediate Independence...
Decolonization Committee Concludes 1986 Session, Considers Namibia, Non-Self-Governing Territories
Decolonization Committee concludes 1986 session, considers Namibia, Non-Self-Governing Territories The Special Committe ondecolonization during its 1986 session (4-15 August, 10 September, New York), considered the future of Namibia and other southern...
Economic and Development Policy Is Focus of Economic and Social Council at Second 1986 Session
Economic and development policy is focus of Economic and Social Council at second 1986 session Action on a broad range of economicissues dominated the work of the Economic and Social Council at its second regular 1986 session (Geneva, 2-23 July)....
FAO Heads International Campaign to Avert Locust and Grasshopper Outbreaks and Save Africa's Crops
FAO heads international campaign to avert locust and grasshopper outbreaks and save Africa's crops Locust and grasshopper infestationsthat, if unchecked, could trigger another food crisis in Africa were the target of international efforts in July,...
General Assembly Demands Action for Immediate Implementation of Namibian Independence Plan, Comprehensive Sanctions and South African Withdrawal from the Territory
General Assembly demands action for immediate implementation of Namibian independence plan, comprehensive sanctions and South African withdrawal from the Territory THE General Assembly, at itsfourteenth special session (17-20 September, New York),...
'Group of 18' on UN Efficiency and Financing Makes 71 Recommendations on Organization's Functioning
'Group of 18' on UN efficiency and financing makes 71 recommendations on Organization's functioning The Group of High-level IntergovernmentalExperts to Review the Efficiency of the Administrative and Financial Functioning of the United Nations has...
How Unique Is UNU?
How Unique is UNU? The Concept The United Nations University(UNU) was first conceived by Secretary-General U Thant. It was in the late 1960s that he decided that the United Nations system would benefit from having an international university...
IAEA Conventions on Nuclear Safety Provide for Co-Operation in Wake of Nuclear Accident
IAEA conventions on nuclear safety provide for co-operation in wake of nuclear accident Two international Conventions formulatedthrough the efforts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to strengthen international cooperation on nuclear...
International Conference for Independence of Namibia Calls for Mandatory Sanctions against South Africa
International Conference for Independence of Namibia calls for mandatory sanctions against South Africa The International Conference forthe Immediate Independence of Namibia, held from 7 to 11 July in Vienna, has called for the immediate adoption...
Mandate of UNIFIL Extended for Six Months until 19 January 1987
Mandate of UNIFIL extended for six months until 19 January 1987 On 18 July, the Security Council extendedthe mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for a period of six months--until 19 January 1987. In unanimously adopting...
Preparatory Commission Agrees on Procedures for Registering Pioneer Investors in Deep Sea-Bed Mining
Preparatory Commission agrees on procedures for registering pioneer investors in deep sea-bed mining A formula for registering the firstgroup of potential investors in deep sea-bed mining has been agreed on by the Preparatory Commission for the International...
Revitalization of the International System, Resolving Financial Crisis Are 1986 Priorities
Revitalization of the international system, resolving financial crisis are 1986 priorities LAST year, as the United Nationscelebrated its fortieth anniversary, a record turnout of world leaders addressed the General Assembly in a notable demonstration...
Second Treaty Review Conference Calls for Measures to Strengthen Biological Weapons Ban
Second Treaty Review Conference calls for measures to strengthen biological weapons ban States Parties to the Convention onthe Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their...
Secretary-General Calls for Moratorium by Iran and Iraq on Attacks on Civilian Areas
Secretary-General calls for moratorium by Iran and Iraq on attacks on civilian areas Secretary-General Perez deCuellar on 14 August called on Iran and Iraq to "bring a moratorium into effect" on attacks on civilian areas "from the day of Eid-al-Adha,...
Secretary-General Reports on Mission of Inquiry Findings after Visit to Three Countries
Secretary-General reports on mission of inquiry findings after visit to three countries "UNIFIL faces a major crisis", theSecretary-General declared in summing up his report (S/18348). Recent weeks had witnessed a "dangerously high level of violence"...
Security Council Condemns Attack against UNIFIL as 'Criminal', Calls for End to 'Any Military Presence' Unacceptable to Lebanon
Security Council condemns attacks agains UNIFIL as 'criminal', calls for end to 'any military presence' unacceptable to Lebanon The Security Council on 23 Septembercondemned "in the strongest terms" the attacks committed against the United Nationas...
Security Council Considers Nicaraguan Complaint against United States, Takes No Action
Security Council considers Nicaraguan complaint against United States, takes no action During five meetings in early July,the Security Council considered a complaint by Nicaragua regarding what was termed "the escalation of the United States Government...
Security Council Does Not Adopt Text Calling for Full Compliance with International Court Ruling in Case of 'Military and Paramilitary Activities in and against Nicaragua.'
Security Council does not adopt text calling for full compliance with International Court ruling in case of 'military and paramilitary activities in and against Nicaragua' On 31 July, a draft resolution bywhich the Security Council would have made...
The 38th Floor
The 38th Floor From Mr. Perez de Cuellar's 1986 Report on the Work of the Organization: IN 1985, the fortieth anniversary of the United Nations was markedwith a far-reaching rigorous examination of the role the Organization has played during...
The United Nations Plan for Namibian Independence
The United Nations Plan for Namibian Independence The United Nations plan for the independenceof Namibia was based on a proposal to the President of the Security Council on 10 April 1978 by representatives of five Western States--Canada, France, the...