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. 25, No. 2, June

Approaching the One-Trillion-Dollar Mark
Approaching the one-trillion-dollar mark... Forty-three years ago, the United Nations was established to save "succeeding generations from the scourge of war" and to promote international peace and security "with the least diversion for armaments...
A Turn for the Better ... Conference on Disarmament Begins Work for 1988 in 'A Changed International Situation.'
A turn for the better... Conference on Disarmament begins work for 1988 in a changed international situation' The 40-member Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament began its work in 1988 in what its President described as a "changed international...
A United Nations on the Move
A United Nations on the move Nations are talking to one another again, and more openly . . . They are more willing to use the techniques and institutions the Charter provides. Nations now recognize yet again that only the purposes and principles...
Charges on Korean Plane Crash Aired in Security Council
Charges on Korean plane crash aired in Security Council The Security Council has considered allegations that two North Korean "special agents" planted a time-bomb on a Korean Air Lines (KAL) plane in November 1987, causing it to explode in mind-air...
Charter Committee Approves Draft Declaration on Prevention of Threats to Peace
Charter Committee approves draft declaration on prevention of threats to peace The Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization at its 1988 session (New York, 22 February--11 March)...
Council Meeting on Occupied Territories
Council meeting on occupied territories Fourteen members of the Security Council on l February supported a draft resolution by which Israeli policies and practices "which violate the human rights of the Palestinian people" would have been deplored....
Council Session on Southern Lebanon
Council session on southern Lebanon The Security Council had met from l5 to l8 January after Lebanon requested it consider what it described as "continuing acts of aggression and abusive practices of the Israeli occupying forces in Lebanon." Algeria,...
Drug Crime Syndicates Challenge State Authorities
Drug crime syndicates challenge State authorities Drug-related crime has taken on new dimensions with trafficking syndicates now holding enough financial power to challenge State authorities in some South American countries. This was revealed in...
Four-Part Afghanistan Agreement Signed in Geneva
Four-part -- Afghanistan Agreement signed in Geneva A UN SUCCESS It took 17 minutes on the afternoon of Thursday, 14 April. Four men in dark business suits took their places at an octagonal table in the huge green-and-gold Salle du Grand Conseil...
General Assembly Considers United States Move to Close PLO Office
General Assembly considers United States move to close PLO office World Court rules United States must arbitrate On 26 April, the World Court ruled unanimously that the United States must submit to international arbitration regarding its decision...
Human Rights Commission Accepts Cuba's Invitation to Observe Its Human Rights Situation, Considers First Report on Mercenaries
Human Rights Commission accepts Cuba's invitation to observe its human rights situation, considers first report on mercenaries An invitation from Cuba to observe its human rights situation and the first global report on the use of mercenaries highlighted...
IAEA Board Focuses on Nuclear Safety, Radiological Protection Issues
IAEA Board focuses on nuclear safety, radiological protection issues The Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which met in Vienna from 22 to 25 February, focused on issues related to nuclear safety and radiological...
IFAD Governing Council at 10th Anniversary Session Launches Third Replenishment
To help mankind's poorest billion... IFAD Governing Council at 10th anniversary session launches third replenishment The problems and progress made in helping the world's small farmers and rural poor--mankind's poorest billion--were reviewed...
Kampuchean Negotiations Suggested
Kampuchean negotiations suggested Negotiations aimed at rebuilding a "peaceful, independent, democratic, sovereign, neutral and non-aligned Kampuchea" have been proposed by Prince Norodom Sihanouk of the Coalition Government of Democratic Kampuchea...
Lebanon Force Mandate Extended
Lebanon Force mandate extended The Security Council on 29 January extended the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for a period of six months--until 31 July 1988. The 5,811-strong Force, established in March 1978, is commanded...
Nicaraguan Complaint against United States Discussed in Council
Nicaraguan complaint against United States discussed in Council The Security Council on 18 and 22 March considered what Nicaragua called the "serious situation created by the escalation of threats and aggression" against it and by the United States...
On the Road to Peace and Economic Recovery
On the road to peace and economic recovery African Governments assisted by international financial institutions are making a determined effort to undertake needed economic reforms, but additional financial support is essential if they are to succeed,...
Palestine Refugees Agency: A Turbulent 39th Anniversary Ahead?
Palestine Refugees Agency: A turbulent 39th anniversary ahead? Unrest and kidnappings The 39th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) will be marked in December...
Progress Continues on Text for Chemical Weapons Ban
Progress continues on text for chemical weapons ban Advanced stage reached "Substantive and constructive results" were reported by the Ad Hoc Committee on Chemical Weapons of the Conference on Disarmament. The body continued work in January...
Remembering a Spirit of Unity, Understanding and Brotherhood
--A Look Back--40 Years Ago-- Remembering a spirit of unity, understanding and brotherhood On 30 January 1948, Mahatma Gandhi, India's great spiritual and humanitarian leader, fell victim to the bullets of an assassin. Although this man held...
Secretary-General Reports
Secretary-General reports The Secretary-General, in reporting on the visit of Mr. Goulding to the area, said: . Mr. Goulding had visited three camps--Rafah in the Gaza Strip, Dheisheh, near Bethlehem, and Balata, near Nablus. During these visits...
Security Council Hears Argentinian Complaint against United Kingdom, Takes No Action
`Dangerous situation' considered Security Council hears Argentinian complaint against United Kingdom, takes noaction The Security Council on 17 March considered a complaint by Argentina about "the situation created in the South Atlantic by the...
Security Council Wants End to 'War of Cities.' (Iran-Iraq Conflict) (Includes Related Articles)
Security Council wants end to `war of cities' Iran-Iraq conflict: 8 years old Security Council members have strongly deplored the escalation of hostilities between Iran and Iraq, particularly attacks againts civilian targets and cities that...
Text Calling for Sanctions against South Africa Vetoed in Council
Text calling for sanctions against South Africa vetoed in Council A draft resolution calling for selective mandatory sanctions against South Africa under Chapter VII of the Charter was vetoed in the Security Council on 8 March. The vote was 10 in...
The Ongoing Cycle of Violence: Situation in Southern Lebanon, Occupied Territories Focus of UN Concern
The ongoing cycle of violence: Situation in southern Lebanon, occupied territories focus of UN concern The ongoing cycle of violence in both southern Lebanon and the occupied territories was the continuing focus of United Nations concern...
UN Prepares Economic Recovery Plan; the Backdrop: Movement towards Cease-Fire
UN prepares economic recovery plan The backdrop: Movement towards cease-fire A team of UN experts has devised a wide-ranging economic plan of action for Central America, containing innovative approaches to problems of debt and refugees. The...
Violence against Women, Problems of Rural Women Given Priority
Commission of Status of Women Violence against women, problems of rural women given priority The creation of an international network to deal with violence against women was proposed by the Commission on the Status of Women, meeting in Vienna...
Will Earth Survive Man?
Will Earth survive man? A planetary life or death struggle is unfolding A brutal life or death struggle is taking place each day everywhere on this planet. At times, it is invisible, as when a plant species, with its set of irreplaceable genes,...
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