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  • Leo Varadkar to raise Ireland's bid to join UN Security Council in New York

    09/22/2018 10:56:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies ^ | 09/23/2018 | Órla Ryan
    Leo Varadkar is set to travel to New York today ahead of the United Nations Nelson Mandela Peace Summit. The Taoiseach will visit the UN headquarters in New York tomorrow to attend the summit, which is being held in honor of the centenary of Mandela’s birth. […] The Taoiseach will address the plenary and will also hold a number of bilateral meetings with heads of state during which he will raise Ireland’s campaign for an elected seat at the UN Security Council for the 2021-2022 term. …
  • UN to mark Mandela's 100th birthday with a peace summit

    12/24/2017 12:20:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 22, 2017 10:18 PM EST
    The U.N. General Assembly has decided to mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth by holding a high-level meeting focusing on world peace ahead of the annual gathering of world leaders in September 2018. […] In 2009, the General Assembly established “Nelson Mandela International Day” on July 18, the date he was born in 1981. The U.N. asks people around the world to mark the day by making a difference in their communities. …
  • Arafat criticizes Mideast peace summit

    06/05/2003 10:58:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 175+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 6/5/03 | Karin Laub - AP
    <p>JERUSALEM - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, who was kept from a U.S.-sponsored Mideast summit in Jordan, criticized the gathering and said Thursday that the Palestinians emerged without achievements.</p> <p>Arafat said Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas failed to win real commitments from Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at Wednesday's summit in the Red Sea resort of Aqaba.</p>
  • Bush Plans Mideast Peace Summit Next Week

    05/28/2003 7:37:31 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 24 replies · 163+ views
    AP ^ | 5/28/03 | TOM RAUM
    President Bush (news - web sites) plans to engage in a three-way summit in Jordan next week with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (news - web sites) and Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, the White House announced Wednesday. AP Photo AP Photo Slideshow: Mideast Conflict Despite recent setbacks to the peace process, Bush hopes to "focus on moving forward," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said in announcing the planned meeting. McClellan said that Bush would also go separately to Egypt next week to meet with Arab leaders, and to Qatar, headquarters of the U.S. Central Command, to meet with U.S....
  • Syria rejects Sharon proposal for a new peace summit

    04/16/2002 5:08:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 157+ views
    <p>DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) --  Syria denounced Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's proposal for a new Arab-Israeli peace conference, with the ruling party newspaper Tuesday calling it a "dirty maneuver that is totally rejected."</p> <p>Syria's participation in such a conference would be crucial. Secretary of State Colin Powell, who is shuttling around the region on a peace mission, raised the idea Monday during a meeting in Damascus with Syrian President Bashar Assad.</p>