verge of a breakthrough.
We have set up an appointment for Mugabe to meet the secretary-general in Rome therefore we do expect him to be in Rome.
I think any well run organization does contingency planning on a routine basis. The humanitarian side has for some time now been doing contingency planning in the event that there's military action in Iraq.
This intensified activity and exchange of fresh information could move us closer to the ultimate objective, which is the disarmament of Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction and the lifting of sanctions and Iraq's return to the international community.
The bus, operated by the Danish Refugee Council as part of eight so-called freedom-of-movement lines, carried passengers on a routine Wednesday run.
This round of talks has produced a noticeable step forward toward a nuclear weapons-free Korean peninsula.
Frankly we found it a sensational & selective account of peacekeeping.
We are deeply concerned about the implications this announcement will have for Rwandan refugees who have begun crossing the border again in recent days to avoid renewed fighting in western Rwanda.
We are pleased to confirm ... that indeed some progress was tentatively made on various important issues. We are not in a position to provide further details of the agreements ... because they still need to be fleshed out and confirmed by higher levels on both sides.
Those who speak to the secretary-general are entitled to assume that their exchanges are confidential. The secretary-general therefore would want this practice stopped, if indeed it exists.
A U.N. disaster assessment and coordination team is being dispatched to Sri Lanka today to work with the government to provide rescue and relief.
We would then expect to move to a second phase once the environment was safe enough for civilians to go in and help with humanitarian relief for U.N. agencies, their NGO [non-governmental organization] partners and whoever else is qualified and willing to bring assistance, to get to work.
It's going to be the week from hell.
We ... have experienced some law-and-order problems, and some other growing pains of the mission can be aired at this meeting.