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UN news as of Feb. 21, 2002
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Saturday, 23 February 2002
Secretary General Kofi Annan presented a bleak report to the Security Council on the stalled peace process in Western Sahara. Annan also asked the Security Council for 850 more troops and 85 more police for the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In other news, the Secretary-General nominated Winston Tubman, former senior advisor to the Chief of Mission for the UN Iraq-Kuwait Mission, as his Representative in Somalia, and invited his entire cabinet for a one-day retreat on Long Island. A Security Council delegation left on a five-day mission to Ethiopia and Eritrea, and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific held a forum in Bangkok to advise the 20 developing Asian-Pacific countries planning to apply to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
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