At UN, Ban Plans Climate Meet
in March with Obama, Sources Say, Africa Trip Awaits Rice, Saturday
Byline: Matthew Russell Lee of
Inner City Press at the UN: News Analysis
NATIONS, February 6, updated Feb. 10
Ban Ki-moon's signature issue, climate change, sources tell Inner City
plan is afoot for a mini-summit at New York in the third week of March,
as Barack Obama's coming out party at the UN. It is timed to precede
London Summit at the beginning of April. The US Mission to the UN,
eight years conveyed George Bush's critiques of the UN, now negotiates
opportunities beneficial both to the new President and Ban Ki-moon.
Update of February 10 -- Ban
response sought to diminish expectations, unprompted, during his
press conference on Tuesday, click here for
Similarly, even the UN Security Council
its planning to the
new U.S. Ambassador. A planned Council trip through the Great Lakes
Africa, slated for April, is now on hold pending confirmation with
schedule. "She is an Africa expert," a Council source told Inner City
Press. "We're waiting to here back from her."
UN's Ban and Obama on 2007 flight, carbon offsets not shown
Ban Ki-moon's senior advisor Kim Won-soo
between South Korea's mission to the UN and Ms. Susan Rice. He was seen
to pass unrecognized in the UN Coffee Shop, under the Visitors'
might have wanted to wait until Saturday, February 7, when lights at
Headquarters will go off from 7 am to 7 pm. Some how and for some
Ki-moon with meet with Ms. Antonella Mularoni, Minister of Foreign and
Political Affairs of the Republic of San Marino
right during the time. The notice:
AND COMMERCIAL SERVICES DIVISION
Supply Shutdown , Saturday, 7 February 2009
be advised that in order to perform urgent maintenance work and to
disruption to regular operations, the Facilities Management Service has
scheduled a shutdown of power supply in the Secretariat Building on
February 2009, as follows:
Shutdown - 7:00am to 7:00pm
this time, there will be lighting, power & A/C in selected areas
Secretary General 's Area only
Room (19th FL)
2 Low Rise, 2 MidRise and 2
High Rise elevators will be working
Shutdown - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
this time, there will be no lighting, power, A/C or elevator services
cases of emergency.
staff members who are required to be present in the office on Saturday,
February 2009, are advised to vacate the premises during the complete
period. Inquiries regarding this matter
may be referred to James Mckiernan, Associate Buildings Management
Plant Engineering Section/FMS. We
regret any inconvenience this may cause. Thank
you for your understanding and cooperation.
Facilities and Commercial Services Division
So the 38th floor will have to rush from 2 to 3
p.m. to prepare for San Marino. Mr. Adams, we're told, was responsible
rising of food prices at the UN...
Footnote: Ban's planned trip
to Tanzania, which his Spokesperson's Office declined to confirm this
week, was described to Inner City Press by Tanzania's Ambassador on
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