Articles by Evelyn Leopold



Latvian Makes Case for UN's Top Post

  • 20 September 06
  • Reuters
Latvia's president, in an uphill bid for the post of UN secretary-general, said her candidacy should serve as a symbol of women's struggle against the ""all boys"" club that chooses the world's top diplomat.

Annan Outlines Radical Plans for Reform of UN

  • 09 March 06
  • Reuters
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan outlined on Tuesday a radical overhaul of UN procedures, recruitment and training, prompting protests by staff on proposed outsourcing from New York headquarters.

Fears Grow of a Meltdown as the UN Turns 60

  • 13 September 05
  • Reuters
With about 175 world leaders headed to a UN summit this week, fears grew that a blueprint on new approaches to global security, human rights and extreme poverty in the 21st century would be negotiated down to pious generalities.

France Corners U.S. on Sudan

  • 25 March 05
  • Reuters
France put the United States in a tight spot on Wednesday by calling a vote on a measure referring perpetrators of atrocities in Sudan's Darfur region to the International Criminal Court, which Washington rejects.

Official Derides Darfur Efforts, Suggests Larger AU Contingent

  • 09 December 04
  • Reuters
U.S. Ambassador John Danforth said on Tuesday international efforts to stop violence in Sudan's Darfur region were getting nowhere and suggested the African Union field more forces to stop atrocities.

Annan: Oil-for-Food Probes Hurt UN

  • 22 October 04
  • Reuters
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan acknowledged on Thursday that continuing probes into and discussion on the now defunct UN oil-for-food program in Iraq hurt the United Nations.

UN Passes Anti-Terror Resolution

  • 11 October 04
  • Reuters
The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Friday for a Russian-initiated resolution that seeks to expand the prosecution and extradition of terrorist groups and suspects, such as Chechen separatists.

EU Examines UN's Iraq Role

  • 17 April 03
  • Reuters
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan was meeting EU leaders Wednesday to try to define the world body's role in Iraq and heal rifts over the U.S.-led war.

Iraqi Oil Revenues Freed to Buy Aid

  • 31 March 03
  • Reuters
The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Friday to free billions of dollars in Iraqi oil revenues to purchase food and medicine for Iraq's people who face a possible humanitarian crisis in the war.

Bush: Hussein's Exit Would Aid Mideast

  • 28 February 03
  • Reuters
On Thursday U.S. President George W. Bush said toppling the Iraqi government would be a step toward Middle East peace.

Peace Talks Won't Hurry Middle East Resolution

  • 18 December 02
  • Reuters
The United States and Israel appeared to be in no hurry to push ahead with a new Middle East peace plan as Palestinian President Yasser Arafat accepted a British invitation to send a delegation to London for talks on peace next month.

A Soft-Spoken Swede Who Can Trigger War

  • 20 November 02
  • Reuters
Summoned out of retirement on a cruise to Antarctica, Hans Blix, who led UN inspectors to Baghdad on Monday to search for weapons of mass destruction, is a man whose word could make the difference between war and peace in Iraq.

U.S. Pressures UN for New Draft

  • 25 October 02
  • Reuters
U.S. President George W. Bush stepped up pressure on the United Nations to adopt its resolution on Iraqi disarmament despite continued French and Russian objections.

U.S. Wants Exclusion From Global Tribunal

  • 21 June 02
  • Reuters
Irritating its allies, the United States warned UN Security Council members it would not take part in peacekeeping operations unless its troops were excluded from the jurisdiction of a new global criminal court.

U.S. and Britain To Stop Kickbacks on Iraqi Oil

  • 11 March 01
  • Reuters
The United States and Britain want a U.N. panel monitoring sanctions to reduce the list of operators purchasing Iraqi oil in an attempt to stop alleged kickbacks to Baghdad, diplomats reported on Wednesday.

UN Council to Impose Ban Against Taliban

  • 19 December 00
  • Reuters
The United States and Russia prepared Tuesday to put to a vote in the U.N. Security Council measures that would impose an arms embargo and other sanctions on Afghanistan's Taliban rulers until they surrender Saudi-born militant Osama bin Laden.

UN Envoy Pushes for Iraq Flights

  • 21 September 00
  • Reuters
Russia is stepping up arguments that civilian flights to Iraq were not prohibited by the Security Council.

UN Headquarters Set for a Face-Lift

Annan Says Wealthy Nations Should Fulfill Debt Promises

Ivanov Pushes Alternative to Scrapping ABM Treaty

Moscow, U.S. Targets at Nuke Debates

Ukraine, 4 Others Join Security Council

Internet Access Highlights Rich-Poor Divide

UN Slaps Travel Ban on Iraqi Officials

UN Warns Zagreb to Reform Or Risk Delaying Hand-Over

UN Alleges Iraq Impeded Inspections

UN Alleges Iraq Impeded Inspections

Voting to Start on Rivals for UN Post

Boutros-Ghali Suspends Candidacy

Oil Sales Agreement Sent to Iraq