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UN ROUND-UP: Aug. 15, 2002
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Friday, 16 August 2002
Secretary General Kofi Annan recommended extending the UN Peacebuilding Support Office in Guinea-Bissau until the end of next year. The Security Council adjusted the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritreas mandate, allowing the mission to assist in the "expeditious and orderly" implementation of the independent Boundary Commissions recent demarcation of the Ethiopian-Eritrean border. The Council also adopted a resolution (S/2002/1431) establishing a pool of 18 short-term judges for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that armed men ransacked its office in Ghazni, southwest of Kabul, in Afghanistan. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson reiterated her concern about the critical human rights and humanitarian situation in Colombia. Cyprus became the 36th country to sign the Protocol on trafficking in firearms supplementing the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime.

IMF & WORLD BANK ROUND-UP: The IMF concluded 2002 Article IV Consultation with the Slovak Republic and Yemen, and approved a three-year $5 million Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility for Rwanda, and a $200 million stand-by Arrangement for Paraguay.
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