"The UN has already prepared a document that will ensure its presence in Libya. The plan proposes 200 military observers to begin with a multi-national force and 190 UN police, says Matthew Lee, human rights activist and journalist for InnerCityPress.com, who broke the story."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) briefs the press on the situation in Libya. He is flanked by his Special Envoy Abdul Ilah al-Khatib (left) and Special Adviser Ian Martin
26 August 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today summoned major regional organizations to join the United Nations in helping the new Libyan authorities deliver immediate emergency aid and provide a democratic transition after the ouster of Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi’s regime.
He said the Security Council, which makes the decisions on such matters, had assured him of their support for the rapid deployment of a UN mission in Libya, adding that its decision yesterday to release to the authorities Transitional National Council (TNC) $1.5 billion in Qadhafi regime assets that it had frozen under sanctions a welcome step. Source
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The feat surpasses the previous age record of about 100,000 years for genetic material recovered from members ...
Canada Seeks to Claim North Pole 2013 12 05
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has instructed government bureaucrats to include the North Pole in the country’s Arctic claim to be submitted to the United Nations.
Canada has considered the inclusion of the geographic North Pole in order to extend its northern sea boundary for seabed riches in the Arctic, the daily Globe and Mail reported on Wednesday.