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SG; Ukraine; Middle East

SG: USG for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, announced the SG will travel to the Middle East tomorrow concerning the deteriorating situation in the region.

SG travels from Morocco to France, Security Council debates the Middle East, Bachelet addresses Member States on UN Women, and more from UN Dispatch

SG Travels: after spending the weekend in Morocco, the SG is expected to arrive in France this evening to address the Council of Europe and European Parliament in Strasbourg.  While in Morocco, the SG addressed the opening of the World Policy Conference in Marrakesh, highlighting the need to help the poor and most vulnerable, fight climate change and work together on “new-generation challenges” (such as organized crime, terrorism, the vulnerability of migrants and biotechnology).

Ban to Madrid, Helen Clark To Ghana, OCHA Mid-Year Review, and more from this day at the UN

A round up of insider news from today at the United Nations.

SG: tonight he SG is off to Madrid to participate in the first meeting of the MDGs Advocacy Group tomorrow.

Tony Lake Picked as UNICEF Chief

Former U.S. National Security Adviser Anthony Lake is named next head of the United Nations Children and Eduction Fund.

Secretary General Ban Ki Moon appointed President Bill Clinton's former National Security Adviser and Obama confidant Anthony Lake to be the next head of UNICEF. Josh Rogin reported a few weeks back that the Obama administration had nominated Anthony Lake for the spot.

Commission on the Status of Women, Explained

Lots of action at the UN this week as the Commission for the Status of Women kicks off. Bonus: A classic speech from Hillary Clinton in 1995.

Lots of action at the UN this week as the Commission for the Status of Women kicks off.  In UN-speak the meeting is officially called the"15-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (2000)."  Try saying that 10 times fast. Or don't.  Most folks call this meeting "Beijing+15."

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