Archive for August, 2011

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and World Bank Group launch new Anti-Corruption Legal Library with legislation from 178 States

31st August 2011 Uncategorized

1 September 2011 – As governments worldwide, through their prosecuting and law enforcement agencies, strengthen their efforts to combat corruption, a new tool is launched today, the UNCAC Legal Library. Co-founded by the Stolen Asset Recovery (StAR) Initiative, a joint programme of the World Bank Group and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) Legal Library supports asset recovery and anti-corruption efforts and assists in implementing legislation which supports anti-corruption and asset recovery.  (more…)

Dag Hammarskjöld and United Nations Peacekeeping By Carl Bildt

30th August 2011 Uncategorized

When Dag Hammarskjöld was appointed Secretary-General of the United Nations on 7 April 1953, there was a full-scale war on the Korean peninsula, the Organization was deeply ­divided between East and West, and the Soviet Union was boycotting the Security Council over the refusal of the United Nations to give the now communist Chinese regime a seat on the Council. It was by no means a safe bet that the United Nations was going to be more successful than its predecessor, the League of Nations, in preventing an outbreak of a new world war. (more…)

Condemning deadly bombing of offices in Abuja, Secretary-General assigns Deputy, Security Chief to lead United Nations System response

26th August 2011 Uncategorized

New York – The following statement by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was issued today:

Around 11 o’clock this morning, local time, the United Nations House in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, was struck by a car bomb. (more…)

Lessons from Rwanda Exhibition

19th August 2011 Uncategorized

4 – 28 August 2011 – This “Lessons from Rwanda” exhibition presents an account of the events  that took place before, during and after the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. Its purpose is to raise awareness of lessons learned from these events, the work of the  International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and other judicial mechanisms in ending impunity, and the lasting impact of genocide on survivors. (more…)

Message of the UN Secretary-General on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2011

17th August 2011 Uncategorized

New York – There is never a year without humanitarian crises.  And wherever there are people in need, there are people who help them – men and women coming together to ease suffering and bring hope.  From Japan to Sudan, from Pakistan to the Horn of Africa, aid workers help people who have lost their homes, loved ones and sources of income. (more…)