In an October 20th press conference by special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian Territories, Richard Falk said that "when he first assumed his mandate, he had tried to broaden it — wanting to comment, for example, on the firing of rockets from Gaza — but that was not acceptable to the Human Rights Council, which was concerned that, if changed, the mandate might be terminated."
Read whole transcript: http://www.un.org/News/briefings/docs/2011/111020_Palestine.doc.htm
The following are the opening remarks made by Ambassador Rice at the U.N. Debate on the Middle East.
Thank you, Madame President, and thank you, Under Secretary-General Pascoe, for your briefing.
I’ll begin with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Read more: http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/texttrans/2011/10/20111024125112su0.3723522.html?CP.rss=true#ixzz1bkJPlC47
October 24 - The UN celebrates United Nations Day.
“Global problems demand global solutions,” Mr. Ban said in a message for United Nations Day, marking the anniversary of the day the Organization was founded 66 years ago. “They compel all nations to unite in action on an agenda for the world’s people. That is the very mission of the United Nations.”
Yep. They are united in the pursuit of one agenda. Any guesses?