daily press briefing by the offices of the spokesperson for the secretary-general and the spokesperson for the general assembly president
The secretary-general and Speaker of the General Assembly presided over the following:
Secretary spokesman Michelle Montas verbatim for the briefing at noon today
Secretary-General and Speaker of the General Assembly, Ashraf Kamal.
Briefing by the Secretary\'s spokesman-
Good afternoon. **Secretary-
Travel by Secretary General
The general will fly from Nairobi to Amsterdam on his way to The Hague, the last leg of his first visit to Africa and Europe. The Secretary-
The general met with Kenyan President Kibaki this morning.
They discussed the partnership between the United Nations and Kenya, the Sudan and the Great Lakes region and the situation facing Somali refugees.
He then traveled to United Nations headquarters in Nairobi to address a closed meeting of the staff Management Advisory Committee, which brought together some 38,000 staff members from all duty stations.
He also spoke at a crowded town hall meeting in Nairobi with hundreds of United Nations staff. The Secretary-
The general is expected to arrive later tonight and will start his show in The Hague on Thursday morning.
During his visit, he will visit the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former South and meet with the prime minister of the Netherlands.
** The Security Council is now, just after the Security Council
Peace-building in conflict.
Of the 40 speakers, assistant secretary Carolyn McAskie
Director-General of peacebuilding support.
In a speech earlier this morning, McAskie said that in the long run, Peacebuilding must not be another layer of work for governments, the United Nations or donors on the ground.
On the contrary, it should help to ensure that we can satisfy the post most effectively-
Put the peace process on a sustainable track.
We have her full review upstairs.
In the relevant news, today is the last day of Russia\'s presidency of the Security Council.
Slovakia will be in that role tomorrow.
** The Security Council sanctions committee\'s documents today are two letters from the Secretary
Secretary-General and President of the Security Council
Appointment of experts to deal with al-
Al-Qaida and the Taliban and the panel of experts on sanctions against Liberia.
* Iraqi Secretary-General Ashraf Qazi
Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq calls on Saudi foreign ministry Prince Changsha
Faisal, discuss recent developments in Iraq and the role of neighbouring countries in supporting the reduction of violence and the promotion of stability.
His meeting was part of a regional visit to hear from the governments of the region.
Qazi said that regional cooperation needs to be strengthened in support of the Iraqi government\'s reconciliation initiative.
* Irwin arefftoday today is the street market day outside the building and as we have done on many Wednesday, we enjoyed the Apple gift Irwin Areff brought to us at the speaker\'s office.
But it\'s a bit sad to eat these special apples because Owen is moving on and will end his six-year report on the UN for Reuters this weekend.
Owen said he would take a break and find a way to save the world. we can hardly wait;
The world needs to be saved.
But before we read your merit, Owen knew we would miss your wisdom, curiosity, kindness-oh, and your Apple.
* 1 page Press Conferencem. Mr.
The president of the special working group on crimes of aggression of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Christian venaweser, will give a brief introduction to the definition of the crime of aggression and the court\'s exercise of jurisdiction over the crime.
The briefing was sponsored by a delegation to the United Nations.
I will answer your question and invite Ashraf Kamal, spokesman for the president of the General Assembly, to take office.
** Questions and answers: Yesterday, the African Union summit announced that abdul Rahi Yousuf, the interim president of Somalia, will sponsor a national reconciliation conference with Somali tribes.
I understand that the EU has taken positive steps at this meeting-but will the United Nations Congress be invited to attend, especially since they are part of the interim government facility . . . . . . ?
Speaker: I assume that the special representative of the Secretary-General-
The general will be there, sir.
Francois lonseni fall, but I have no other indication of who will be there and who will attend, but I will ask more for you. [
She later said the UN political office for Somalia is expected to participate, but the UN is seeking further details. ]
The general and his staff prepared a more comprehensive report or a more detailed proposal for distribution to the Fifth Committee and to the Advisory Committee, as many Member States seemed to prefer to do so, it goes through these channels first . . . . . . Spokesman: Well, consultations will be held with the general membership on Monday, when the Secretary-General-
The general returned from his trip.
These consultations will determine the next steps.
The general will go there to hear from member states.
If he gets interesting feedback from member states, he may revise his proposal and I am sure he will do so.
QUESTION: But at present . . . . . . Documents (inaudible)?
Spokesman: Not yet.
Question: In terms of order, does he intend to make another appointment before the reorganization, or does the reorganization have to come first before the appointment?
Spokesman: the restructuring will take place first before the appointment.
Question: The director of UNEP pressed him yesterday.
BAN KI-MOON will hold the World Summit on climate change.
With regard to his thoughts on this, or what might be the result of yesterday\'s meeting in Nairobi, is there any update?
Spokesperson: I don\'t think there is any concrete result in terms of the support of that meeting. Mr.
Demur suggested a summit meeting, but did not respond to the formal request of September, when it was the date put forward by Mr demur
Suggested De Boer.
He said in September, but the secretary-
The general did not comment. He met with Mr.
When debur was at headquarters, he spoke to him, but they did not discuss the meeting specifically.
Question: What is the possibility that the director of UNEP also discussed this issue with BAN KI-MOON in Nairobi yesterday?
As you know, a climate change conference was held in Paris over the weekend.
All of this is under discussion.
Climate change is under discussion and we expect to take steps on this agenda, but I cannot at all confirm that a meeting or summit will be held.
In general, what are the pros and cons of the idea of pursuing a summit?
Just want to think a little . . . . . . Does he have any practical ideas about this himself?
Speaker: Well, he thought a lot.
On this issue, I don\'t think so about specific meetings.
This suggestion has come and has not been studied yet.
Q: As we all know, tensions between the United States and Iran have increased significantly.
Does the general have any plans to try to ease these tensions?
Does he also plan to visit hot spots such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran?
Speaker: Well, he certainly has been highlighting the regional approach to these issues.
On Iran, he has been talking about the regional approach and trying to negotiate with the Member States of the region.
But . . . . . . Question: did he not contact the leaders of the two countries, the United States and Iran?
Spokesman: Yes, he has contact with both leaders.
Q: today, Simon Perez of Qatar said that the use of cluster bombs in southern Lebanon was carried out separately by the army without the knowledge of the government.
Knowing that Israel has a large number of weapons of mass destruction, and that if the military can use them unilaterally without having to return to the government, it is not a threat to peace in the region or to the Israeli government by the United Nations, nor is it any intervention to prevent such incidents from happening in future wars because they have nuclear weapons
If the army has the opportunity to use weapons freely
Spokesperson: As you know, we are talking about a peace and security issue that the Security Council will review.
Not . . . . . . Secretary --
The general will not comment on this.
Question: It seems now that it seems to take some time for consultations on restructuring, especially if the Secretary
The general has put forward a written plan that governments may want to ask for instructions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In this case, what will happen to senior officials whose contract expires or is about to expire?
Spokesperson: As you know, most of the contracts will expire on February. The Secretary-
With the development of consultation, the general will make a decision.
As you know, the consultations did not start at the meeting that will be held on Monday.
Consultations have been ongoing since the Secretary
On January 2, he began consultations with member states on restructuring.
So it\'s nothing new.
There have been some exchanges on this issue, and both sides have made some concessions and accepted on this issue.
Q: Is the contract due for some senior officials at this stage?
Speaker: I don\'t know.
But you know, Secretary.
The general asked ASG to submit their resignation, which some of them had already done.
What will it be . . . . . . They will stay until they are replaced.
Question: have some people not offered to resign?
Spokesman: Yes, some people in this field do not.
Question: Who did the secretary ask?
The general did this? Have not?
Spokesperson: everyone is asked, but they may not have done so even if the deadline has passed.
But, as far as I know, we are [
Resignation of 53Secretaries-
Secretary-General and Assistant Secretary-GeneralGeneral].
Q: Did you say that I think there are about 60? Spokesperson: [55. ]
Question: Can we get the name of the person who did not submit the resignation?
Spokesman: No, I don\'t think you can.
We can\'t name it.
I mean, they quit, but Secretary.
The general will not give a list of those who actually resigned and those who did not.
Question: In any case, these contracts are about to expire, why did he bother to ask some people to submit their resignation.
He has the option to make these contracts expire instead of rehiring them, and he may do so . . . . . . Why does he feel it necessary to publish the contract submitted for resignation publicly?
Spokesman: because he felt that some changes were needed, he wanted everyone to resign voluntarily as part of that change.
Question: instead of doing it quietly when the contract expires?
QUESTION: Thank you.
Do you know, sir? Roed-
Will Larsen stay? (inaudible)Mr. Roed-Larsen?
Spokesman: Actually, if you\'re talking about the special envoy for the Middle East,Roed-
As you know, lasen is Alvaro de Kumar. Question: 1559?
Okay, I\'ll check that for you.
I don\'t know, but I know that the person who took his place was Alvaro de Kumar. [
She later said,Roed-
None of the officials who asked to resign were Larsen. ]
Question: an AU issue and an audit issue.
The AU clearly supports the direct talks between President Gbagbo of Côte d\'Ivoire and his rebels.
The question is whether there is an entire United Nations process, including Prime Minister Benny --
He seems to have no effect in it.
Is he fully open to direct negotiations?
Or does he think they followed Resolution 1721?
Did he or his special envoy make any statement on this new development?
Spokesman: there is no statement yet, but during our entire trip to Africa, we have communicated, starting with different people and starting with different parties in the situation in Ivory Coast.
I can give you the details of who he meets later, if you like.
Q: Regarding this audit issue, BAN KI-MOON-
Moon has said that they will focus on hard currency and the independence of recruitment.
The Food and Agriculture Organization has now sent a written reply to the inner city media stating that their staff are provided by the North Korean government and paid in hard currency-which was paid through UNDP, figures that were not actually included in the presentations made by UNDP here.
I would like to know that although it is a specialized agency, since these issues are the same as UNDP, for example, if FAO, in particular North Korea, would be included in the first round of audits, or whether it will be delayed for a period of time through the CEO\'s board of directors and how the process will work.
Speaker: as far as the calendar is concerned, I don\'t know how the process will work.
I know that the process should include some hard currency situations and some institutions.
I do not have an exact schedule yet and I think I will recommend you to the audit committee on this.
Because maybe we can bring them here.
I don\'t know, how do you suggest we get an answer from the Audit Committee? Mr.
When he came, Sach said the same thing.
He can\'t answer. ask them.
Speaker: OK, we can give you some phone numbers and someone you can contact to answer your questions.
Q: Regarding financial disclosure, you said you could tell us Ban Ki-
Moon\'s approximate net worth.
Also, what is the procedure for any other UN official who chooses to follow his example and publish his financial holdings?
Spokesman: I don\'t think the program has been designed yet.
As you know, he has started the process and put it online.
I don\'t know if anyone else will follow suit, but you\'ll find out soon.
As you know, Secretary.
General\'s disclosure form provides information on his assets over $10,000, including an apartment and two plots.
GM announces holding two bank accounts worth $50,000$100,000.
His wife holds a bank account of $10,000. $50,000.
Question: What is the bottom? line?
Speaker: I don\'t know how you added them and we can try to add them for you.
But I think you can count?
In fact, your entire list is on the internet and you can go and do your own additions, or whatever . . . . . . Question: You assume too much.
I think too much? Yes.
Q: Did ASG\'s Andrew Toh submit his resignation or was he asked to submit his resignation?
Spokesperson: I don\'t think anyone asked him because you know the investigation is going on.
I can ask this case specifically for you.
But I know that since his case is in progress, I think I can check it for you in terms of auditing and other aspects.
Whether he is asked to resign or not, I will check it out for you.
If so, did he do it. Yes.
Question: Do you know when the secretary was last?
The generals are in contact with Iranian leaders. what kind of media do they use to communicate?
Spokesperson: what type of media?
Question: did they use the phone?
Have they talked to a third party?
Which country are you talking about?
Spokesman: about Iran.
Q: I think a reporter said that he asked the secretary if
The general has any contact with US officials and Iranian officials, you said yes.
I want to see when the secretary was last-
Speaker: OK, I can check it for you.
He met some people on different travel breaks, so I can help you find out when it was last time.
When there is a phone call, I can check it for you. Yes. [
She later said Secretary-
The general met with Iran\'s foreign minister Tuesday. ]
Question: When you are away, I raised a question about whether it is possible to invite an au spokesperson here.
I was told that I would get an answer.
I can ask . . . . . . Spokesperson: It\'s really not the right place for it, . . . . . . The problem is that some of the things we are told are different from what the AU itself said.
I am going to go back to the question of the past, that is, the reason for the meeting in disaba and what happened in disaba.
There are a few questions, these general topics, and in the end I suggest that we have the AU speak on its own, so that we can ask them why they need to have a meeting in adidiba.
Spokesman: I think it is clear why they are meeting in adidiba.
You just have to look at their website and you will be able to see everything they discuss.
Question: That\'s what I did. The meeting was about adapting to climate change.
Something that\'s happening in Africa right now has something to do with what\'s happening with climate change-meaning losing grass, war is going on, and competition between tribes is creating conflicts.
Now, the whole point of my question is that we have the opportunity to look into the causes of these conflicts and we can only hear from the AU itself.
Because, otherwise, we only deal with the daily problems. to-
It\'s actually a matter of war itself.
Why we don\'t deal with these wars . . . . . . Except we have people like Jeffrey Sachs here.
Spokesman: I\'m sorry, but what you want is an AU spokesperson. this is the UN Secretariat, OK?
The AU is an independent regional organization. -
As you know, we work with the AU on a number of issues.
Climate change is one of them.
However, it is not too appropriate for me to have a spokesperson fly here from Aden to answer your question.
I think you can answer your question in a different way.
Comment: Au is represented in New York.
Spokesperson: they have a representative in New York, why don\'t you call them?
Questions: any follow-up questions
The investigation of the famous balloons by UNIFIL?
Spokesperson: Upon investigation, UNIFIL has determined that these balloons are harmless.
That\'s all I can say.
Question: if they are not harmful, then how can eight people, including a journalist, be taken to hospital five minutes after approaching them?
Spokesman: I can only tell you what UNIFIL has told us. -
Their investigation has determined that these balloons are harmless.
Spokesman: Don\'t ask-what gas is this? -
I mean, I \'ve suggested to you that you go straight to talk to them, okay?
I hope you have done that already, but you know, they say they have no harm.
Question: We have 8 names of 8 people, not virtual, they really suffer, including a reporter from Anahar who can\'t even wait five minutes, once it\'s close to the balloon, she lost consciousness.
I think they need more investigation labs from UNIFIL.
In addition, about enriched uranium, Today in Al-
Al Jazeera and they even expressed concern about the 12,000 radioactivity of UNIFIL.
Spokesman: We have no news of this. OK.
We do not comment on media reports, nor do we comment on the investigation. Question: (inaudible)laboratories?
Speaker: I \'d like to have a look.
Q: Before starting his duties, at the press conference, and during his recent visit to Africa, the Secretary
He highlighted priorities including North Korea, the main objectives of UN reform, the Middle East, Darfur, Africa and climate change.
Does he consider these priorities to be vertical-more than other priorities or horizontal ones.
Are they all priorities?
Spokesman: more horizontal-
These are priority issues.
Question: There are two simple technical problems.
What happened on the schedule-how long does it take for the Secretariat to translate all the documents on Kosovo-do you find anything about this?
Speaker: No, I don\'t know how long it will take. [
She later added that it was difficult to estimate his time at this time.
The speed of translation depends on the urgency and availability of the ability. ]
According to Mark Turner\'s request a few days ago, when he asked for someone to come and introduce us to restructuring liquidity and all these issues-it would be nice if he organized it, in the house.
The spokesperson: with regard to the Kosovo issue, I can tell you that special envoy Marti Ahtisaari is aware that part of the Kosovo status resolution proposal has been published in the press.
He was aware of this and intended to provide the Kosovo status solution to both sides in February 2.
OK, this is where we are in the process.
He will have more discussions with the parties in February and before finalizing the proposal and sending it to the Secretary --General.
Then we have a translation problem. Yes.
Q: Save the Children today published a research report saying that the new central emergency situation in the United Nations, I forgot the exact fund, actually creating new obstacles for aid agencies.
There is no ability to give money to aid agencies that are first on the ground, and it complains that basically this mechanism is inefficient and not working very well.
I would like to know if you have any comments on this or if you can get some comments.
Yes, I can ask, yes. [
Managing the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)
It was established in accordance with General Assembly resolution 60/124.
The rules and regulations governing its use are also determined by Member States, and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is bound by these rules.
Therefore, any changes to the use of the Central Emergency Response Fund must be approved by the General Assembly.
\"However, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs also believes that, over time, the Central Emergency Response Fund needs to develop and we would like to see the fund available to a wider range of aid partners one day, to maximize its ability to respond to the needs of beneficiaries in the crisis.
The Central Emergency Response Fund advisory group is also very interested in how NGOs can benefit from the Central Emergency Response Fund.
\"In 2006, the Central Emergency Response Fund committed 0. 261 billion euros to 331 projects in 35 countries.
These are additional humanitarian funds. ”]
Q: I see the cooperation between the Italian delegation and the Department of Economic and Social Affairs on Friday.
However, I would like to know if you can update us on the situation regarding the DESA investigation, in particular?
Speaker: We plan to talk about the concert tomorrow.
Question: I have no problem with the concert.
Spokesman: I did not get a date or a special deadline for this investigation.
Spokesman: No, the investigation is not ready.
Question: To clarify, several different investigations were conducted on various aspects of DESA.
I think a project has been completed by the Greek Governance Center.
Can you tell us where we are? So we can try . . . . . . Speaker: I can look at the different… in the process . . . . . .
I know some are not done yet.
I will find the answer for you when they will be disclosed.
I think the problem has been completed.
Second, there may be inappropriate hiring of contractors and staff intimidation and related issues in the Department of Administration and Development.
I think that\'s it now. it\'s open.
But these two are separate, so . . . . . . Speaker: OK. We can check it for you.
QUESTION: Thank you.
Q: Regarding the conflict resolution meeting, I came very late. Will there be a conflict resolution meeting next week?
Spokesman: Yes, there is one in the Security Council now. Question: Now.
Do you know if Lebanon will be on the agenda?
I don\'t know what it is.
But you can find out.
You may have surveillance after that.
Question: In Brammertz
Brammertz met with siniura yesterday. -
Do you have anything to say about this meeting?
Speaker: No, I don\'t know, but I will ask.
Whether we can, Brammertz, discuss what they did in court.
What is the status?
Q: Is there any new news in court?
We don\'t have anything new.
You know, the ball is in camp Lebanon.
Question: go back to Bessie about . . . . . . Speaker\'s question: about the concert?
Question about the investigation: No.
Question: A meeting was held in Vienna on June, hosted by DESA and hosted by Guido Bertucci, who is one of the individuals and I know they have invited and I know Ban Ki-
Moon has confirmed that he will attend.
This incident was noted.
I think you can know his schedule when he confirms attendance.
However, on June 26, the Vienna conference, chaired by Guido beltucci, was called the \"global forum for reshaping government \".
Spokesperson: I will help you check if he has received the invitation and if he is going. [
She later said it was too early to arrange such a trip. ]Question: OK.
Spokesperson: As I said, my answer is still the same regarding the investigation.
I need to find out which survey is where.
I do not have an answer at this point and the Audit Committee will.
Question: I understand that some of us have an outstanding request for the office.
If they come, I think it will be much easier for you.
Then let\'s ask them.
I have one more question about the AU.
In Somalia, troop contributions appear to have increased the commitment of 4,000 people, not the commitment of the 8,000 people they are seeking.
Is it planned to deploy with 4,000?
Wait to get 8,000?
Speaker: Well, I can\'t. guess the AU.
These are the decisions they make.
Question: given that Lonseny Fall has been trying to get this unit on the ground, there are some issues in my opinion . . . . . . What is the UN thinking . . . . . . Speaker: Well, as you know, the UN is in the sideline right now.
At this point, it would be an au operation, and it was suggested that the United Nations would take over within six months.
This case, of course, must be reviewed by the Security Council, which is not the decision of the Secretariat.
That will therefore depend on what the Security Council will say. Yes. That’s all.
So, Ashraf, it\'s all yours.
The good news of the briefing by the spokesperson for the president of the General Assembly is that I have nothing to report.
I was asked two things yesterday, which should make life easier for everyone.
We have prepared this chart for all of you at the speaker\'s office.
It accurately shows which line of reports the United Nations system followswide.
Professional organizations are completely independent.
You can check with them directly, including the World Meteorological Organization.
I would be more than happy to answer any other questions within the terms of reference of the General Assembly.
Michelle will deal with anything related to the Secretariat.
So, please take one of them and they are very, very useful.
Another question is Joe\'s question about the Trusteeship Council.
Yes, this is paragraph 176 of the outcome document of the 2005 summit, and they decided to abolish the Trusteeship Council.
But as you know, it needs to be revised to the charter, and they have not yet reached an agreement on it.
** Questions and answers: Suspended on November 1, 1994.
Question: After Palau became an independent state in November 1, 1994, the Trusteeship Council suspended its operations.
Speaker: Is that right?
Question: Just add.
Speaker: of course.
Q: Recently, the president sent a letter to member states on Security Council reform, which I think . . . . . .
The Ended Working Group will meet again on February and she will organize some kind of forum for the states to start talking again?
Speaker: That\'s right.
Q: has she been urged by any Member State or Member State to promote the implementation of this initiative?
Spokesman: No, not at all.
This is her own independent . . . . . . A little . . . . . . Speaker: Yes.
Question: about open
Following the conclusion of the working group, the General Assembly held a discussion on December ---
Is this the result of the discussion?
Because there is a statement that 70 people have spoken and the General Assembly will be . . . . . . There are activities on the spokesperson side: Security Council reform is an ongoing process, and whenever they arrive at a specific point, they basically regroup and say, well, we\'re going to start there.
So this is just a continuation of the process, nothing new.
Question: Is there any documentation on where they are and see where the meeting will go?
Spokesperson: every time there is a meeting, if the meeting is open, there will always be PV of the meeting.
This tells you exactly where they are now.
Question: I believe black Americans stand across the street at around 4: 00 P. M. on Monday, petitioning the United Nations about human rights violations by the National Law Enforcement police. Any reaction?
Or does the UN know where they are?
Is this Monday? Question: Yes.
So the UN didn\'t know?
Speaker: I don\'t know.
Question: What is your excuse?
Spokesman: but I don\'t represent the United Nations. So I apologize.
QUESTION: But does the General Assembly realize that Africans in North American expats are standing across the street from the United Nations, petitioning . . . . . . Speaker: No, I don\'t know.
Question: Please let me know how important is Security Council reform on the agenda of the president of the General Assembly?
Can I check with her first?
But it\'s pretty high, I\'m sure.
Q: In your list of bodies, where is the University of peace?
Spokesman: this is not the UN organization.
Question: was it founded by the General Assembly?
Spokesman: The resolution approved the establishment of the resolution.
But it\'s basically a completely independent entity.
The only relationship is the secretary-
The general is the honorary principal of the university.
QUESTION: But did the conference find that university?
Spokesperson: it was adopted-I can give you a resolution if you want, and then you will find out if they are established or what the relationship is.
I think we distributed something similar last week, but I can get it for you if you want.
Question: Just a follow-up
I am not sure if I understand in this regard.
On their website, first, they use the UN logo everywhere and they call themselves the UN
Affiliated and United Nations
I don\'t know if it\'s a gray area.
You said they are not the United Nations. they said they are the United Nations. they received funds from the United Nations . . . . . . Spokesman: as far as they carry the logo, they are United Nations, but we don\'t . . . . . . Of course, you can apply.
My main point here is that we have no direct supervisory relationship with the University of peace.
Q: I saw on their website that they submitted a report to the General Assembly.
This is a PDF if you click on it, they provide annual . . . . . . Spokesperson: I will repeat as many times as you need.
We have no direct reporting relationship with the University for Peace.
Question: Have you read the report?
Has anyone seen this report at the conference?
Spokesperson: I read every report.
You have to ask the members of the conference.
Q: What is relevant to the hosting issue and other projects is that all of this needs to be revised to the UN Charter?
Speaker: of course. Absolutely.
Q: In the 2005 outcome document, they also agreed to delete the terms of the United Nations enemy.
Spokesman: this needs to be resolved.
This is actually a section after hosting.
QUESTION: So is this just in the air?
They haven\'t organized the task yet?
Spokesman: Not yet.
It depends on them.
We report that the sovereign Member States decide when to do something and when to do it.
Q: Does the president think that all charter amendments should be completed in a big bang resolution-custody, enemy country?
The spokesperson: I believe that some Member States think so.
Question: is it basically necessary to come from a Member State?
Speaker: Yes. Absolutely.
Question: A follow-up
At this point, maybe you can find this because I think it might touch the core of it.
Can Peace University give people freedom?
Pass to the United States and G4 visa?
Spokesman: you must seek peace from the University.
Question: I asked them two days ago and they said they would reply yesterday-they didn’t.
Maybe, in this respect . . . . . . Spokesperson: you have to push them as you push me and then you will get your answer.
Q: Does the United Nations have any right to the logo of the United Nations?
Spokesman: Yes, no one can carry the logo of the United Nations without the approval of the United Nations.
QUESTION: So, if an institution is not . . . . . . The spokesperson carried the logo of the United Nations in the circumstances: if the United Nations determines that anyone violates the rights or property rights of the logo, yes, they can go back and say no, you can no longer use the logo-
If this is your problem
Q: Since you said that the University of peace is not affiliated to the United Nations, is this avenue going? Spokesman: I have not said that it is not part of the United Nations.
I say we have no direct reporting relationship with the University for Peace.
Q: So, does the direct reporting relationship mean the right, there is no direct, in any case . . . . . . Spokesman: these are two different questions.
Question: if the United Nations does not report directly to an agency-can this agency carry the logo of the United Nations?
Spokesman: Obviously, they have the UN logo and they have no direct reporting relationship with us.
Question: if, according to you, they can be pursued for this, maybe it\'s time to pursue them for this . . . . . . Spokesman: What do you pursue them?
Spokesman: but it was approved by the United Nations. this is not a violation.
We are not talking about violations of the University of peace.
QUESTION: So there is no violation.
They did not break any rules. Spokesman: of course not.
They called themselves treaty organizations.
Are they treaty organizations?
Is there any other treaty organization in the United Nations?
Spokesperson: they must be a treaty organization if they call themselves that way, but I think they will tell you more about this if you talk to them.
Question: It is even more complicated that the United Nations University has a closer relationship.
This is a very different question. this is a UN. What is this?
What is the United Nations University?
Speaker: I will be in my T-Shirt for tomorrow
Reference to the United Nations system organizational chart at the beginning of the briefing].
QUESTION: One more.
Forget the University of peace because it has something to do with it.
Who controls distribution in the United Nations system . . . . . . Or which institutions can issue passes --
Pass and G4 visa?
This seems to be a very important function for the United Nations . . . . . . Speaker: Well, once we check with the University of peace . . . . . . You haven\'t got an answer yet.
Once you get this answer, we\'ll see if they\'re authorized to do so-if that\'s part of their function.
But if they do issue the pass, you have to get the answer from thempasser.
I only know that this can only be done by United Nations agencies.
Question: This is the question of returning to the president of the General Assembly.
Did she meet with the staff committee on internal justice reform?
Speaker: I don\'t know.
If so, it must have happened while I was still in Beirut.
But I will check when she comes back and remind me.
One last question, please have lunch.
Question: I repeat this question again.
For the first time, I asked the AU about coming here to speak.
Is it possible to bring the groups that are part of the General Assembly here, through the auspices of the General Assembly-you bring them here?
You don\'t need to bring someone from Addis Ababa-you bring the rep and actually tell us about the activity.
But they have representation.
QUESTION: Yes, bring that person to the press conference.
Bring them here.
Speaker: in the briefing room?
QUESTION: Yes, in the briefing room.
So we can ask them questions.
Ask someone in private and here, actually, put it on the record, it\'s a completely different story, a statement that can be questioned . . . . . . Speaker: To be honest, I don\'t think we can force anyone to come here unless they . . . . . . Yes, but I want to invite you-that\'s all I have.
Speaker: That\'s Michelle\'s child, not mine.
Q: Can\'t you do this under the General Assembly?
Spokesman: No, thank you.