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    Global Challenges and the United Nations

    Susana Malcorra, chief of staff to the United Nations secretary-general, talked about the U.N. role in responding to transnational challenges, including violent extremism, migration, border…

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    Truth Commission on Bush Administration Policies

    At a hearing titled “Getting to the Truth Through a Nonpartisan Commission of Inquiry,” legal experts testified about a potential investigation into Bush administration policies ranging…

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    Future of the United Nations

    Former United Nations ambassadors spoke about the operations of the UN, potential UN involvement in Iraq, and the role of the UN in addressing several global problems. Following their…

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    Peck Presidential Awards

    Two recipients of the Paul Peck Presidential Award talked about their careers. Ms. Walker is a former presidential photographer for several presidents and a former news photographer for Time…

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    Iraqi Compliance with U.N. Resolutions

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    Iraq Resolutions Debate

    The U.N. has been pressuring Iraq to comply with a number of resolutions that were signed by Iraq 13 months ago as part of the Persian Gulf War cease-fire. Mr. Aziz delivered Iraq’s first…

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    U.S. Role in the Persian Gulf

    Members of both subcommittees examined the post-war situation in the Persian Gulf, and Iraq’s response to United Nations resolutions requiring that nation to release information on its…

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    Iraqi Compliance with U.N. Resolutions

    The House committee heard testimony about Iraq’s compliance with United Nations resolutions concerning their ownership and production of weapons. Ambassador Pickering and Mr. Bolton testified on the efforts…

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    Post-War Role of the United Nations

    The subcommittee heard testimony from Ambassador Pickering and Mr. Bolton on the role the United Nations should play in the Middle East following the Persian Gulf war. Issues raised during…

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    Cease-Fire Resolution

    The United Nations Security Council met to discuss S. 22430, a resolution concerning the cease-fire in the Persian Gulf war. Amendments to the resolution under debate included Iraqi war…

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    Role of Diplomacy in Peace Negotiations

    Ambassador Pickering said that during times when peace cannot be negotiated through diplomatic strategies, then “service men and women become the strong right arm of America’s foreign policy and…

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    Human Rights Violations in Kuwait

    Kuwaiti refugees testified before the United Nations Security Council, describing torture, rape and murder of Kuwaiti citizens by Iraqi soldiers. Kuwait was invaded by Iraq in August 1990. The…

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    Israeli Occupied Territories

    The Security Council met to consider the situation of Palestinian civilians in the occupied territories. This meeting included a discussion of the rejection by Israel of a United Nations probe…

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    Israeli Occupied Territories

    The Security Council heard testimony from various interested parties and discussed Israeli occupied territories.

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    U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

    Amb. Pickering explained his role as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and his perception of the role of the international organization in world policy.

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    U.N. Security Council

    The Security Council convened by request of Yemen to consider the Palestinian issue in the Middle East.

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    Palestinian Issue and the Persian Gulf

    The United Nations Security Council convened at the request of Yemen to consider the Palestinian issue in the Middle East.

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    United Nations Role in Persian Gulf

    Witnesses testified on recent actions by the United Nations in light of recent events in the Persian Gulf. They noted that United States policies are in accord with resolutions passed by…

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    Resolution to Use Force Against Iraq

    The Security Council met to debate a resolution that would authorize the United Nation members to use to force to enforce the embargo on Iraq. The vote was 13-0 in favor of the resolution…

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    Condemning Iraq's Treatment of Foreigners

    The Security Council debated and unanimously approved a resolution demanding that Iraq release foreign detainees held behind the Iraqi borders. The meeting of the Security Council was prompted by…

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