The UN released thier 2010 year in review video
“The great goals are within reach. We can
achieve them by looking forward, pulling
together, uniting our strength as community
of nations, in the name of the larger good.” – Ban Ki Moon
In a year that featured Earthquakes, drought and devastating floods, the work of the United Nations is as important as ever. There are several meetings scheduled in the coming weeks, with an imortant one being the :
Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations
The Department of Field Support will provide an informal briefing, to members of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations, on the global field support strategy, on Tuesday, 1 February 2011, at 10 a.m., in the Economic and Social Council Chamber (NLB).
2011 substantive session
The Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations will hold its 2011 regular session from Tuesday, 22 February, to Friday, 18 March 2011. The opening meeting will take place on Tuesday, 22 February, at 10 a.m. in Conference Room 2 (NLB).
In accordance with resolution 51/136, “those Member States which become personnel contributors to United Nations peacekeeping operations in years to come or participate in the future in the Special Committee for three consecutive years as observers shall, upon request in writing to the Chair of the Committee, become members at the following session of the Committee”. Member States wishing to submit such a request should address the request in advance of the session to the Chair of the Special Committee, H.E. Mrs. U. Joy Ogwu (Nigeria) (fax 1 (212) 697-1970); and are kindly requested to send a copy of any such request to the secretariat (e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; fax 1 (212) 963-5305).
Member States/observers that are not members of the Special Committee and are interested in sending observers to this session of the Special Committee should send a letter to the Chair of the Special Committee, H.E. Mrs. U. Joy Ogwu (Nigeria) (fax 1 (212) 697-1970); and are kindly requested to send a copy of any such request to the secretariat (e-mail to email@example.com; fax 1 (212) 963-5305).
The provisional agenda and draft work programme of the session are contained in documents A/AC.121/2011/L.1 and A/AC.121/2011/L.2, respectively. The report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the recommendations of the Special Committee (A/65/680 and A/65/680/Add.1) has been posted on the Web site of the Special Committee <https://www.c34.unlb.org>. Other documents of the session will be posted as soon as they are issued.
List of participants
Members and observers of the Special Committee that will attend the session and wish to be included in the list of participants are kindly requested to communicate the composition of their delegations to the Secretary of the Special Committee, Ms. Emer Herity (c/o Ms. Maria Isabel Alejandrino (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; room IN-603A; tel. 1 (917) 367-4422; fax 1 (212) 963-5305). Please note that only scanned copies of notes verbales will be accepted by e-mail.
We recently screened the above video to a local gathering of delegates in Perth, Western Australia and would like to thank Plasma Hire Perth for providing the large plasma screens at such short notice.