(1) Hebron Agreement:
U.N. Secretary General Koffi Annan is very pleased by the conclusion regarding Hebron and other important issues which has now been reached between Israel and the Palestinians. Acting spokesman of the Secretary General, Fred Eichard said on January 5, 1997 that Mr. Annan considers this to be an important achievement for further progress towards the implementation of the principles which were agreed in Oslo.
Secretary General Koffi Annan has expressed concern on the increased tensions in Cyprus. Acting spokesman to the Secretary General said on January 10, 1997 that Mr. Annan believes that the events in the past week, underline the need to maintain the Status co- and ad urgency to the concerted efforts to achieve an overall political settlement through negotiations.
U.N. Secretary General Koffi Annan was shocked to learn of another massacre by the Burundi army of 122 refugees returning from Tanzania on the province at Muyanga. The spokesman for the Secretary General said that on January 13, 1997. The Secretary General requested the department of Political Affairs to contact the permanent representative in Burundi to convey his concern over the incident.
Mr. Annan welcomed that the authorities in Burundi seem to have taken action against some of the perpetrators of this killing, the spokesman noted, adding that the Secretary General strongly urged that the rule at law was compulsorily followed to prevent further massacre by the army.
(4) Women, Environmental Management and Sustainable Development:
A multi-media training package on “Women, Environmental Management sustainable development” has been released by the U.N. International Research and Training for the Advancement of Women (U.N. STRAW). The material has been developed to assist policymakers and development officials in integrating women’s needs and participation in all phases of sustainable development and environmental management.
(5) No representation to some states:
In spite of the fact that Communist China is the largest country in the world from population point of view, she had no representation in U.N. till October 24, 1971. Prior to this Nationalist China, which is in Formosa, got representation in U.N.
Marshal Chiang Kai-shek was turned out of China by the communist regime. He established his government m Formosa. Communist China could not get representation in U.N. for 26 years because of its expansionist policy, which posed a threat to International China declared in clear words that in order to abolish capitalism from the world, Third World War was inevitable. For this reason the Anglo-American Bloc prevented China’s entry into U.N. till October 24, 1971.
Secondly, Germany was also not been given representation U.N. for long the reason that the unification of Germany had not yet taken place and East Germany and West Germany were two separate governments, which had separate policies. r this very reason the U.N. did not recognise the governments as true representative of German people but now representation to both Germanys has been given.
(6) No representation to dependent countries:
Many countries of the world are still dependent and they have not been given any representation in this world body.
(7) No representation of the basis of population:
Every state has been given the right of one vote in U.N. irrespective of its size or population. For example, India’s population is one-seventh of the world’s population but it has been given the right f one vote like those countries which have much smaller population.