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. 22, November-December

Apartheid: A Study in Black and White
Apartheid: A study in black and white For more than two decades, the international community has mounted sustained pressures upon South Africa in order to terminate the system of apartheid and to realize self-determination for the people of Namibia....
Assembly Asked to Condemn 'Wanton Killing' in South Africa, Other Aspects of Racism throughout the World
Assembly asked to condemn "wanton killing' in South Africa, other aspects of racism throughout the world Asking the General Assembly to strongly condemn South Africa's "wanton killing' of peaceful demonstrators and workers on strike, as well as its...
Bishop Tutu Calls for Dismantling of Apartheid System, Beginning of Dialogue with Blacks
Bishop Tutu calls for dismantling of apartheid system, beginning of dialogue with blacks Bishop Desmond Tutu on 28 October called on South Africa to end emergency rule, dismantle apartheid, release political prisoners and allow the return of political...
Day of Solidarity with South African Political Prisoners Observed; Immediate Release of All Such Detainees Asked
Day of Solidarity with South African Political Prisoners observed; immediate release of all such detainees asked On 11 October, the Special Committee against Apartheid observed the Day of Solidarity with South African Political Prisoners, marking...
Declaration Affirming Commitment to Immunization of All the World's Children by 1990 Signed at Headquarters
Declaration affirming commitment to immunization of all the world's children by 1990 signed at Headquarters Ordinary citizens joined Heads of State and Government, ambassadors and United Nations officials at United Nations Headquarters on 25 October...
Economic and Environmental Crises Cause a 'Significant Deterioration' in LDC Economies
Economic and environmental crises cause a "significant deterioration' in LDC economies Mid-term review group concludes that "negligible progress' made on ODA targets Economic crises and environmental catastrophes have produced a "significant...
'End Apartheid by 1 January 1987', Panel of Eminent Persons Asks; Details World Programme for Action by TNCs
"End apartheid by 1 January 1987', Panel of Eminent Persons asks; details world programme for action by TNCs The Panel accepts the stated commitment of business to end apartheid but strongly believes that transnational corporations (TNCs) should...
Fifty-Two Witnesses Present Testimony during Four Days of Hearings
Fifty-two witnesses present testimony during four days of hearings During the four days of public hearings, 52 persons presented a variety of views on the role of TNCs in South Africa and Namibia. They included representatives of Governments, non-governmental...
Fortieth Anniversary Message: 'Developing the Rule of Law'
Fortieth Anniversary Message: "Developing the Rule of Law' Forty years ago, the peoples of the United Nations proclaimed themselves determined "to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and...
Fourth Committee Focuses on Foreign Economic Interests and Military Activities Impeding Decolonization
Fourth Committee focuses on foreign economic interests and military activities impeding decolonization The Fourth (Decolonization) Committee on 29 October approved two texts on major interrelated issues it had considered--foreign economic and other...
'Integrated Plan of Action' Outlined at World Bank Meeting in Seoul
"Integrated plan of action' outlined at World Bank meeting in Seoul An "integrated plan of action' to alleviate the global debt crisis was outlined by World Bank President A.W. Clausen at the close of the annual meetings of the Boards of Governors...
Measures to Prevent Terrorism, Protection of Diplomats Discussed in Legal Committee
Measures to prevent terrorism, protection of diplomates discussed in Legal Committee Debate on measures to prevent international terrorism and to enhance the protection, security and safety of diplomatic and consular missions and representatives dominated...
Message from Secretary-General Javier Perez De Cuellar on the Occasion of United Nations Day, 24 October 1985
Message from Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar on the occasion of United Nations Day, 24 October 1985. "A Recognition of the Interdependence of Nations' UNITED NATIONS DAY carries a special meaning this year. The observance of the fortieth...
Opposition to Nuclear Testing in the Pacific Voiced; Action on Refugees and Peace-Keeping Taken
Opposition to nuclear testing in the Pacific voiced; action on refugees and peace-keeping taken Underground nuclear testing by France at Mururoa Atoll in the South Pacific was discussed in the Special Political Committee in October during a review...
Political and Security Committee Holds Special Meeting to Observe Disarmament Week to Highlight Need for Arms Control
Political and Security Committee holds special meeting to observe Disarmament Week to highlight need for arms control "The massive and competitive build-up of arms, particularly nuclear weapons . . . far from promising greater security for any State...
Reports on Trade, Finance among Issues Considered in Second Committee in October
Reports on trade, finance among issues considered in Second Committee in October The Secretary-General's report on "International co-operation in the fields of money, finance, debt, resource flows, trade and development' (A/40/708), reviewed in October...
Security Council Again Condemns South Africa for 'Unprovoked Aggression' against Angola
Security Council again condemns South Africa for "unprovoked aggression' against Angola The Security Council on 7 October strongly condemned South Africa for its latest "premeditated and unprovoked aggression' against Angola, and its "continuing occupation...
Security Council Considers Situation in Middle East, Takes No Action
The Security Counsil on 12 March strongly condemned South Africa for the killing of defenceless African people protesting against their forced removal from Crossroads and other places. It also strongly condemned "the arbitrary arrests" by the Pretoria...
Security Council 'Vigorously' Condemns Israeli 'Aggression' against Tunisian Territory
Security Council "vigorously' condemns Israeli "aggression' against Tunisian territory Israel calls its air raid "a legitimate act of self-defence' in response to "terrorism' The Security Council has vigorously condemned Israel's "act of armed...
Swift Action to Save the World's Forests and Woodlands Urged by FAO Expert Task Force
Swift action to save the world's forests and woodlands urged by FAO expert task force As the International Year of the Forest (1985) draws to a close, experts have called for swift action to save dying forests and woodlands from the Black Forest of...
The Nations Speak: General Debate, 1985
The Nations Speak: General Debate, 1985 To reflect on events . . . And review the global agenda THE "general debate', a three-week period at the beginning of each General Assembly session, gives United Nations Member States a chance to reflect...
UNIFIL Mandate Extended for Six Months; Council Reiterates Support for Lebanese Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity
UNIFIL mandate extended for six months; Council reiterates support for Lebanese sovereignty and territorial integrity The Security Council on 17 October, in extending the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) until 19 April...
Visiting Mission to Micronesia Reports Desire for Quick End to Trusteeship Status
Visiting Mission to Micronesia reports desire for quick end to trusteeship status The 1985 United Nations Visiting Mission to the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands has recommended that the Trusteeship Agreement between the United Nations and...
Wide-Ranging Agenda Item on Development and International Co-Operation Discussed in Second Committee
Wide-ranging agenda item on development and international co-operation discussed in Second Committee The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) in October began consideration of its most comprehensive agenda item--"Development and international...
World Economic Issues and Deterioration of Economies of Developing Nations Discussed in General Debate
World economic issues and deterioration of economies of developing nations discussed in general debate A detailed discussion of world economic issues--focusing on the deteriorating economic situation in developing countries, their massive external...