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, June

A Stronger, More Effective World Organization
"... A stronger, more effective world organization" THE GATHERING here of 11 Presidents of the General Assembly, to apply their wisdom and experience to an assessment of the functioning of the United Nations is truly a unique occasion. I would like...
Co-Operative Programmes for Peaceful Use of Space Cited by United Nations Space Committee
Co-operative programmes for peaceful use of space cited by United Nations Space Committee The resumption of the Geneva arms talks and the establishment by the Conference on Disarmament of an ad hoc working group on prevention of an arms race in outer...
Council for Namibia Holds Extraordinary Session in Vienna, Urges Sanctions
Council for Namibia holds extraordinary session in Vienna, urges sanctions The United Nations Council for Namibia resolved on 7 June "to promote the imposition of comprehensive mandatory sanctions against South Africa by the Security Council," during...
Disarmament Conference Continues Work on Nuclear Issues
Disarmament Conference continues work on nuclear issues The Conference on Disarmament, meeting in Geneva, resumed its 1985 session on 11 June. (Proceedings of the first part of the session, held from 5 February to 23 April, are summarized in the...
Historic Meeting of Assembly Presidents Discusses Ways to Increase Impact of United Nations
Historic meeting of Assembly Presidents discusses ways to increase impact of United Nations It was a "unique gathering", said Paul J. F. Lusaka (Zambia), President of the General Assembly. On 6 June, for the first time in United Nations history,...
How the United Nations Plan for Namibian Independence Evolved
How the United Nations plan for Namibian independence evolved The United Nations plan for the independence of Namibia was proposed to the President of the Security Council on 10 April 1978 by representatives of five Western States--Canada, France,...
International Labour Conference Takes Steps to Combat Industrial Hazards, Ensure Women's Equality
International Labour Conference takes steps to combat industrial hazards, ensure women's equality Aware of growing world-wide concern over the increasing rate of work-related accidents and disease, the International Labour Conference, at its seventy-first...
'No Corner of the Earth Should Ever Again Be Devastated by Nuclear War', Secretary-General Tells UNA of Japan
'No corner of the Earth should ever again be devastated by nuclear war', Secretary-General tell UNA of Japan Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, during a four-day trip to Japan (22-25 June), recalled that country's tragic suffering at the end...
Reports on Namibia: Military, Economic, Political
Reports on Namibia: military, economic, political South Africa, over the last year, has continued to strengthen its military presence in Namibia by sharply augmenting the ranks of its occupation forces inside the Territory by recruiting large numbers...
Science and Technology Committee Approves Action to Set Up Global Information Network
Science and Technology Committee approves action to set up global information network The Intergovernmental Committee on Science and Technology for Development has called for a wide range of activities by Governments and the United Nations system...
Secretary-General Calls for Realization of United Nations Full Potential at 40th Anniversary Celebration
Secretary-General calls for realization of United Nations full potential at 40th anniversary celebration "The vision of peace shared by the signers of the Charter was based on an understanding of reality--the reality that the risk of widespread war...
Security Council Hears Views on Cyprus Efforts, Extends Mandate of Peace-Keeping Force
Security Council hears views on Cyprus efforts, extends mandate of Peace-keeping Force The Security Council on 14 June unanimously extended the mandate of the United Nations Peace-keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for another six months until 15 December....
Security Council Presses for Implementation of Plan for Namibian Independence, Condemns 'Interim Government' Installed by South Africa
Security Council presses for implementation of plan for Namibian independence, condemns 'interim government installed by South Africa The Security Council decided on 19 June that Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar should resume immediate contact...
Situation in Six African Countries Still Severe and Deteriorating; Efforts to Aid Drought-Stricken Nations Continue
Situation in six African countries still severe and deteriorating; Efforts to aid drought-stricken nations continue Despite extensive efforts by African Governments and the international community to stem famine in Africa, the situation in six of...
The Current World Food Situation
The Current World food Situation General * Food production rose by 4.2 per cent in 1984 after remaining unchanged in 1983. The increase in agricultural production of 4.5 per cent was the consequence of a 6.1 per cent rise in crop production...
Trade Law Commission Adopts Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration
Trade Law Commission adopts model law on international commercial arbitration The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) on 21 June adopted a model law on international commercial arbitration. Legal experts from 72 countries...
Trusteeship Council Reviews Conditions in Pacific Islands
Trusteeship Council reviews conditions in Pacific Islands The Trusteeship Council on 11 July adopted its report to the Security Council on the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, in which it reiterated that "free association is an option entirely...
UNCTAD Committee Assesses Role of International Commodity Agreements in Attaining Integrated Programme Goals
UNCTAD Committee assesses role of international commodity agreements in attaining Integrated Programme goals A special session of the Committee on Commodities of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) was held from 3 to 7...
Under-Secretary-General in Mideast to Assess Future Arrangements
Under-Secretary-General in Mideast to assess future arrangements Brian E. Urquhart, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs, on his return from a three-nation tour of the Middle East, told reporters his aim had been to assess developments...
UNDP Governing Council Approves Fourth Programming Cycle (1987-1991)
UNDP Governing Council approves fourth programming cycle (1987-1991) At its thirty-second session, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) approved arrangements for funding of the Programme during its fourth programming...
UNDP Projects Aim at Better Life in Developing Countries
UNDP projects aim at better life in developing countries These are among the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) projects implemented in 1984 to help developing countries move towards a better way of life. Through its Global and Interregional...
UNIDO Becomes the United Nations 16th Specialized Agency on 21 June
UNIDO becomes the United Nations 16th specialized agency on 21 June On 21 June the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) became the sixteenth specialized agency of the United Nations. Article 25 of UNIDO's new Constitution...
'Unprovoked and Unwarranted Attack' on Botswana Condemned by Security Council
'Unprovoked and unwarranted attack' on Botswana condemned by Security Council The Security Council has strongly condemned "the unprovoked and unwarranted military attack" by South Africa on 14 June 1985 on Gaborone, Botswana's capital, characterizing...
World Food Council Ministers Review Global Food and Hunger Problems Affecting Millions
World Food Council Ministers review global food and hunger problems affecting millions The future of millions of human beings in developing countries depends on the collective resolve of World Food Council (WFC) members to eradicate hunger and malnutrition...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.