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  • Forty-seven state leaders will address the UNGA this morning. Will their speeches revive the UN’s relevancy on global issues for anyone? Andreas Merkel makes the case for Germany’s election to […]

    Morning Memo

    Forty-seven state leaders will address the UNGA this morning. Will their speeches revive the UN’s relevancy on global issues for anyone? Andreas Merkel makes the case for Germany’s election to […]

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  • UNDP chief Helen Clark is tweeting live from the Millennium Development Goals summit. Follow her @HelenClarkUNDP or use hashtag #MDGSummit (h/t @columlynch). Webcast of the summit available at http://bit.ly/bjdKsc Ambassador […]

    Morning Memo

    UNDP chief Helen Clark is tweeting live from the Millennium Development Goals summit. Follow her @HelenClarkUNDP or use hashtag #MDGSummit (h/t @columlynch). Webcast of the summit available at http://bit.ly/bjdKsc Ambassador […]

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  • Which of the national academy representatives on the InterAcademy Council, at its meeting in South Korea next month, will vote to replace the senior leadership of the IPCC?  France? India? […]

    Morning Memo

    Which of the national academy representatives on the InterAcademy Council, at its meeting in South Korea next month, will vote to replace the senior leadership of the IPCC?  France? India? […]

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  • In yesterday’s Turtle Bay, Colum Lynch ponders whether Michele Bachelet, the new head of UN Women, could be the first female Secretary General, but his overall argument seems a bit […]

    It’s not about gender

    In yesterday’s Turtle Bay, Colum Lynch ponders whether Michele Bachelet, the new head of UN Women, could be the first female Secretary General, but his overall argument seems a bit […]

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  • The 65th session of the UN General Assembly convened on Tuesday, with Joseph Deiss of Switzerland as President. Mr. Deiss’ beat out Mr. Louis Michel of Belgium in the election […]

    Morning Memo

    The 65th session of the UN General Assembly convened on Tuesday, with Joseph Deiss of Switzerland as President. Mr. Deiss’ beat out Mr. Louis Michel of Belgium in the election […]

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  • As noted yesterday, Ban Ki Moon has selected  former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet to head up the new UN Women agency. Ms. Bachelet will be formally appointed on Sunday. The […]

    Michelle Bachelet appointed USG of UN Women

    As noted yesterday, Ban Ki Moon has selected  former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet to head up the new UN Women agency. Ms. Bachelet will be formally appointed on Sunday. The […]

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  • The 65th session of the UN General Assembly convenes at 3pm this afternoon, with live-streaming available at UN Webcast. The provisional agenda is available here. With Michelle Bachelet having been […]

    Morning Memo

    The 65th session of the UN General Assembly convenes at 3pm this afternoon, with live-streaming available at UN Webcast. The provisional agenda is available here. With Michelle Bachelet having been […]

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