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Today UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan publicly released his report on Special Representative for Iraq Sergio de Mello's activities, per the terms of Security Council resolution 1483. The report is 23 pages long and written in accessible, non-technical language. Its contents go well beyond reporting de Mello's/the UN's activities, and includes numerous useful recommendations, and details regarding the situation on the ground in Iraq. The report is worth a complete and careful read. Below are the report sections. You may find the report (S/2003/715, 17 July 2003) at http://www.un.org/docs/sc/sgrep03.html * Click on the blue S/2003/715 in the left hand column. You will then be redirected to the report. REPORT SECTIONS I. Introduction II. Initial approach: broad consultations to define the role of the United Nations III. Political transition process IV. Security situation V. Human rights and the rule of law - Promoting the protection of human rights (resolution 1483 (2003), para. 8 (g)) - Encouraging international efforts to rebuild the capacity of the Iraqi civilian police force (resolution 1483 (2003), para. 8 (h)) - Encouraging international efforts to promote legal and judicial reform (resolution 1483 (2003), para. 8 (i)) VI. Free and independent media VII. Humanitarian assistance and emergency rehabilitation - Coordinating humanitarian and reconstruction assistance by United Nations agencies and between United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations (resolution 1483 (2003), para. 8 (a)) - Promoting the safe, orderly and voluntary return of refugees and displaced persons (resolution 1483 (2003), para. 8 (b)) VIII. Oil-for-food programme IX. Economic reconstruction and sustainable development X. The way forward A. Approach B. Tasks C. Structure XI. Observations Nathaniel Hurd Consultant on Iraq policy Tel. (Mobile): 917-407-3389 Fax: 718-504-4224 E-mail: email@example.com 777 1st Avenue Suite 7A New York, NY 10017 _________________________________________________________________ The new MSN 8: smart spam protection and 2 months FREE* http://join.msn.com/?page=features/junkmail _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk