Heads of UN organs discuss pressing international trends and hotspots

The heads of all six principal organs of the United Nations – the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, Trusteeship Council, International Court of Justice (ICJ) and Secretariat – have discussed pressing global issues and hotspots at their fourth annual meeting.The five Presidents and Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who heads the Secretariat, had an informal exchange of views on current international trends from the perspectives of their respective principal organs, including the on-going reform process of the UN, a spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement following Friday’s meeting.”The Secretary-General further briefed the meeting on developments in Africa, the Middle East and Iraq,” the spokesman noted. Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette discussed progress achieved in combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Meetings among the heads of the six principal organs have been held since 1998, when Mr. Annan initiated the practice to foster an exchange of views and coordinate matters with a view to improving the UN’s efficiency.The Secretary-General “felt it would help the integration of the system as a whole if all heads of the permanent organs met once a year to just compare notes,” spokesman Fred Eckhard said today in response to questions. read more

Serbian playmaker Kristina Liščević to miss Womens EHF EURO 2014

Serbian playmaker Kristina Liščević won’t be able to help her team-mates in action EHF EURO 2014. French Metz Handball member is injured during the training session and first predictions speakiang about not less than 6 weeks of break due problem with ankle ligaments.– My first game has to be on December 28 – said sad “Kiki” for domestic newspaper Sportski Zurnal.Lišćević was a part of the team who won the World silver medal at WcH 2013 in front ot 20.000 home fans in Belgrade.Serbia will play in Group D with Montenegro, France and Slovakia. The Women’s EHF EURO 2014 will be played from December 6 to December 21 in Croatia and Hungary. ← Previous Story LNH (Round 10): St Raphael take the two points in Dunkerque! Next Story → Ana Gros to stay in Metz for two more years Kristina Liscevic read more