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2006-07-07 19:22:28

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly approved limited U.N. management reforms on Friday as several delegates lamented that the U.N. membership had been unwilling to do more to modernize the world body.

2006-07-01 01:59:30

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly lifted the cap on United Nations spending but put off a resolution on management reform that U.S. Ambassador John Bolton rejected as not going far enough.

2006-06-27 20:48:56

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Rich and poor nations moved closer on Tuesday toward ending an impasse over U.N. management reforms that threatened to leave the world body without a budget at the end of the month, diplomats said. The main U.N.

2006-03-14 20:10:49

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - European and other countries mounted a last-ditch effort to persuade the United States to support a proposed U.N. human rights body when the U.N. General Assembly deals with the issue on Wednesday.

2006-03-07 15:44:09

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan recommended on Tuesday a radical overhaul on the way the United Nations does business and suggested relocating U.N. translators out of New York as well as outsourcing other work.

2006-02-03 19:14:32

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. delegates drafting a treaty to protect the rights of the world's 600 million disabled have resolved many of their differences and are on track to complete the document in August, the diplomat leading the negotiations said on Friday.

2006-02-02 17:14:54

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Proposals for a long-awaited U.N. Human Rights Council call for 45 members and beefed up standards for any nation wanting a seat on the new body, according to a draft resolution circulated on Thursday. World leaders agreed at a U.N.

2005-12-23 12:42:21

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. delegates on Friday moved closer to a last-minute deal on a 2006 budget plan aimed at ending an impasse over U.N. management reforms, but many developing nations signaled they had not yet been won over.

2005-11-29 18:48:43

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A senior U.N. official said on Tuesday the United Nations might have to delay paying salaries if the United States followed through on its threat to hold up the two-year $3.9 billion budget. U.S.

2005-10-14 11:38:30

LONDON (Reuters) - Reform of the United Nations will take longer than a year, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton said on Friday, expressing frustration with what he called the disappointing results of a recent summit of the world body.


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