United States Participation in the United Nations: Report by the Secretary of State to Congress for the Year 2007

United States Participation in the United Nations: Report by the Secretary of State to Congress for the Year 2007
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United States Participation in the United Nations: Report by the Secretary of State to Congress for the Year 2007
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Includes sections on: Political and Security Affairs; Economic and Social Affairs; Specialized Agencies and Other Bodies; Legal Developments; Reform of the UN System; and Administration and Budget. Includes Appendices and and Index.

This report is submitted pursuant to the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 (Public Law 79-264). Section 4 of this law provides, in part, that:

The President shall from time to time as occasion may require, but
not less than once each year, make reports to the Congress of the
activities of the United Nations and of the participation of the United
States therein.

The United States Participation in the United Nations report is a survey of the activities of the U.S. Government in the United Nations and its agencies, as well as the activities of the United Nations and those agencies themselves. More specifically, this report seeks to assess UN achievements during 2007, the effectiveness of U.S. participation in the United Nations, and whether U.S. goals were advanced or thwarted.

 

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
Acronyms and Short Forms..................................................................................…v
Prologue................................................................................................................…1
1. Political and Security Affairs
Regional Issues...................................................................................................5
Near East..................................................................................................…5
Arab-Israeli Situation.........................................................................…5
Iran ....................................................................................................…6
Iraq ....................................................................................................…9
Lebanon ...............................................................................................13
UN Security Council Resolution 1559..............................................13
UN International Independent Investigation
Commission .................................................................................14
UN Interim Force in Lebanon ..........................................................16
UN Truce Supervision Organization ...................................................18
UN Disengagement Observer Force ...................................................19
South Asia..................................................................................................20
Afghanistan..........................................................................................20
India/Pakistan ......................................................................................22
Nepal……………………………………………………………….....23
Africa .........................................................................................................24
Burundi................................................................................................24
Chad…………………………………………………………………..25
Central African Republic.....................................................................26
Cote d’Ivoire........................................................................................28
Democratic Republic of the Congo......................................................32
Ethiopia/Eritrea....................................................................................35
Guinea-Bissau......................................................................................38
Liberia .................................................................................................39
Sierra Leone.........................................................................................41
Somalia................................................................................................42
Sudan...................................................................................................44
Western Sahara ....................................................................................46
East Asia and the Pacific............................................................................49
Burma (Myanmar) ...............................................................................49
East Timor ...........................................................................................50
D.P.R.K./North Korea .........................................................................52
Europe and Eurasia ....................................................................................54
Cyprus .................................................................................................54
Georgia ................................................................................................55
The former Yugoslavia: UN Interim Administration Mission in
Kosovo ..............................................................................................57
Western Hemisphere ..................................................................................58
Haiti.....................................................................................................58
Disarmament Issues..........................................................................................60
1540 Committee.........................................................................................60
Conference on Disarmament .....................................................................61
UN Disarmament Commission .................................................................62
Peacekeeping Issues.........................................................................................63
Peacekeeping Financing.............................................................................63
Peacekeeping Reform ................................................................................63
Sexual Exploitation and Abuse ..................................................................64
UN Police...................................................................................................66
Special Issues...................................................................................................66
Children in Armed Conflict .......................................................................66
Non-Self-Governing Territories.................................................................67
Oil For Food...............................................................................................68
Peacebuilding Commission........................................................................68
Sanctions....................................................................................................69
Security Council Membership....................................................................72
Security Council Thematic Debates...........................................................73
Terrorism ...................................................................................................78
2. Economic and Social Affairs
Economic and Development Issues..................................................................81
Development Bodies and Programs...........................................................81
Commission on Sustainable Development .........................................81
Global Compact Leaders Summit........................................................81
Regional Economic Commissions ......................................................82
UN Children’s Fund ...........................................................................84
UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development..........85
UN Conference and Trade and Development .....................................86
UN Development Program .................................................................87
UN Human Settlements Program ........................................................88
Environment...............................................................................................90
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change .....................................90
UN Convention to Combat Desertification .........................................90
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change ………………….....91
UN Environment Program ..................................................................92
Population..................................................................................................93
UN Commission on Population and Development .............................93
UN Population Fund ...........................................................................94
Social Issues.....................................................................................................95
Commission for Social Development ........................................................95
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities..............................95
UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and
UN Office on Drugs and Crime .............................................................97
Commission on Narcotic Drugs ..........................................................98
International Narcotics Control Board ..............................................100
Human Rights.................................................................................................100
Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations....................................100
Democracy Caucus ..................................................................................101
Holocaust Remembrance .........................................................................102
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights...............................104
Status of Women......................................................................................104
UN Democracy Fund ...............................................................................106
UN Human Rights Council......................................................................106
UNGA Third Committee .........................................................................107
Humanitarian Affairs......................................................................................108
Disaster and Humanitarian Relief Activities............................................108
UN High Commissioner for Refugees ....................................................110
UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near
East .......................................................................................................113
World Food Program ..............................................................................114
3. Specialized Agencies and Other Bodies
Food and Agriculture Organization ...............................................................117
International Atomic Energy Agency ............................................................119
D.P.R.K./North Korea..............................................................................119
Iran...........................................................................................................121
Promotion of the Benefits of Nuclear Energy ..........................................122
Assurance of Supply of Nuclear Fuel ......................................................123
Safeguards................................................................................................124
Nuclear Security and Safety ....................................................................124
20/20 Initiative.........................................................................................126
International Civil Aviation Organization .....................................................126
International Health Organizations.................................................................128
International Agency for Research on Cancer .........................................128
Joint UN Program on HIV/AIDS ............................................................128
Pan American Health Organization .........................................................130
World Health Organization .....................................................................131
International Labor Organization ..................................................................134
International Maritime Organization .............................................................135
International Telecommunication Union .......................................................137
UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization .................................138
UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation .....................140
Universal Postal Union ..................................................................................141
World Intellectual Property Organization ......................................................143
World Meteorological Organization ..............................................................145
4. Legal Developments
Host Country Relations..................................................................................149
International Court of Justice ........................................................................150
International Criminal Court .........................................................................150
International Law Commission .....................................................................151
International Rule of Law...............................................................................153
Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations...............................154
War Crimes Tribunals....................................................................................155
Cambodia Khmer Rouge Tribunal ...........................................................155
International Criminal Tribunal Rwanda .................................................157
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia .....................158
Special Court for Sierra Leone.................................................................158
5. Reform of the UN System
Management Reform and Mandate Review....................................................161
Administration of Justice ..........................................................................161
Ethical Conduct and Integrity ...................................................................162
Independent Audit Advisory Committee .................................................163
Mandate Review .......................................................................................164
Office of Internal Oversight Services ......................................................164
Procurement..............................................................................................166
Staff Contract Reform and Harmonization of Conditions of Service........166
UN Transparency and Accountability Initiative ......................................167
Security Council Reform................................................................................167
6. Administration and Budget
Audit Reports.................................................................................................171
Committee for Program and Coordination ....................................................171
International Civil Service Commission ........................................................172
Joint Inspection Unit .....................................................................................174
Scale of Assessments .....................................................................................176
UN Budget .....................................................................................................176
UN Capital Master Plan .................................................................................177
UN Financial Situation...................................................................................178
UN Joint Staff Pension Board ........................................................................179
Appendices
1. General Assembly Address by President George Bush .............................181
2. Principal UN Organs.................................................................................187
Index...............................................................................................197

Audience

Members of government and Congress, policymakers, diplomats, human rights organizations, oversight committees and members of the general public interested in the topics addressed will find this publication useful.

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