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2005-08-18 17:56:20

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The head of the U.N. elections unit has been charged with violating U.N. staff rules following accusations she made unwanted advances toward a male employee and created a sexually charged workplace, the United Nations said on Thursday. The U.N. human resources office gave Carina Perelli, the highly praised Uruguayan director of the Electoral Assistance Division, a letter setting out the charges against her on August 4, U.N. chief spokesman...

2005-08-12 17:50:31

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo may have to cut back on military operations or election preparations unless it gets a quick cash infusion, U.N. officials said on Friday. The U.N. operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the world body's biggest peacekeeping mission, is sounding out the 15-nation U.N. Security Council on whether it can get around the cash crunch by tapping $103 million earmarked in the budget for election...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.