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One Year Ago -- United Nations to probe whether SEC-GEN Hammarskjold was assassinated

“It will be necessary to find some way of pulling Hammarskjold up short.”

UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan (September 13  1961)

“Hammarskjöld was at the point of getting something done when they killed him.

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The Legacy of War: Refugees and Internally Displaced People by Linda Hoover

Here in the U.S we often refer to all persons displaced by war as refugees. Yet the number of conflict-related internally displaced persons far exceeds the number of refugees. 46 more words


Water Rights and Wrongs

By Blair Ewalt

In 2010, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stated, “More people die from unsafe water than from all forms of violence, including war,” and as water scarcity increases in the coming decades, our methods for controlling the aqueous resource must evolve with the growing world population. 457 more words


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The United Nations has had its eye on the problem of our ageing population for many years now.  They predict that “by 2050 more than 20 per cent of the world’s population will be 60 years old or older” and that “the increase in the number of older people will be greatest and most rapid in the developing world”. 475 more words

Musings On Retirement

Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Proposed To Head IOC’s Ethics Commission

Former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been proposed as the new Chair of the International Olympic Committee’s Ethics Commission by the IOC Executive Board.

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June 13 in history

823 Charles the Bald , Holy Roman Emperor and King of the West Franks,was born (d. 877).

1249 – Coronation of Alexander III as King of Scots. 840 more words