Mr. Shashi Tharoor, is perhaps the youngest Under-Secretary-General appointed in the history of the United Nations. Apart from being highly skilled and a fine diplomat, he got his Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University at an early age of 22, Mr. Tharoor is also a successful author of 8 novels and has more than a thousand articles published to his credit all (...)
It is not often that a Minister of Foreign Affairs comes walking into a Press Conferences without any bodyguards or surrounded by a huge bevy of people, but His Excellency Cheikh Tidian Gadio is one of them. He walked in the rain from his hotel to the Swiss Press Club. Despite his busy schedule, I was fortunate to be granted an interview. So let us just give His Excellency the floor …
As you might be aware Mr. Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations, concludes his term at the end of this year. However, the process of electing his success will take place before the end of his term and it’s expected that the Security Council will start the "examine" the different candidates. It is a general practice that the Security Council recommends to the General Assembly the (...)
You are a Minister of the Government of Sudan. What are your reasons for coming to Geneva today?
I actually came here to take part in the Conference on Landmines. As you have correctly pointed out, I am a Minister in the Government of National Unity of Sudan, but this does not stop me from conducting other business.
The main purpose of my mission to Geneva was to attend this Conference on (...)
Jan Eliasson is one of the leading players of diplomacy and foreign relations. We may briefly say that he has served as the Swedish State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Sweden’s Ambassador to the United Nations in New York, the Secretary-General’s Personal Representative on Iran/Iraq, Chairman of the UN General Assembly’s working group on emergency relief, Vice-President of the Economic and (...)
For almost forty years Ambassador Sahnoun, a native of Algeria, has travelled all over Africa devoting his life to making peace among peoples. He says of himself: I started my career with the African Union and immediately I found myself involved in conflict resolutions. In the 1960s and 1970s, many African countries became independent states. Quickly they found themselves confronted with (...)
Anders B. Johnsson, a national of Sweden, is the Secretary General of the oldest political international organization in the world, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). Anders Johnsson is a quiet, reserved man who speaks about his passion for promoting democracy and helping politicians in each country to build up perhaps the most significant democratic institution the world has ever known-the (...)
Whenever I think of Auschwitz - or Birkenau, or Mauthausen, or Theresien stadt, the names that, in this season of Holocaust remembrance, are coming back to haunt us from 60 years ago - I think of a retired Australian United Nations official called Tom Luke.
Tom wasn’t born Australian, and he wasn’t born Tom Luke. He was born Tomas Lowenbach in 1926 into a bourgeois Jewish family in Hronov, (...)
She is one of the dynamic women of the 21st Century, not only pretty but also intelligent...The First Lady of the Dominican Republic, Dr Margarita Cede?o de Fern?ndez, despite her tight schedule has kindly accepted to grant us an exclusive interview to talk about being a woman of today, her commitment to the Digital Solidarity Fund and the Common Technology Centres...
Q: How does it feel to (...)
Three weeks earlier, Jens Stoltenberg had set up his coalition government in Norway. To many, it came as a surprise when Jonas Gahr St?re was appointed as Foreign Minister. This man in his early 40s has never been a professional politician, but has rather excelled in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo where he was the former head of the international department of the Prime Minister’s (...)
1 kg de moules bouchot 1 ?chalote 1 dl de vin blanc Cr?me Curry Basilic Citron 1 tomate pel?e, ?p?pin?e et coup?e en brunoise
Nettoyer les moules. Emincer l’?chalote et la faire suer avec un peu d’huile. Ajouter le vin blanc et chauffer puis faites ouvrir les moules ? feu vif. Les d?coquiller, filtrer le jus et le remettre en casserole. Incorporer 1 demi (...)
MILLE-FEUILLE AUX AUBERGINES ET MOZARELLA
Mille-feuille de aubergines et mozzarella
2 aubergines 2 mozzarella 1/2 baguette au levain 4c ? soupe d’huile d’olive truff?e 2c ? soupe de Vinaigre balsamique sel
Lavez les aubergines, puis d?taillez-les en rondelles.. Fait-les dorer des deux c?t?s,jusqu’? ce qu’elles soient bien tendres, ?gouttez-les sur un papier absorbant.
Coupez les boules de (...)
BROCHETTES DE PORC AUX EPICES
Pour 4 personnes
500 g de filet de porc le jus de 2 citrons 5 gousses de cardamome ? c. ? caf? de cumin ? c. ? caf? de curry 3 gousses d’ail Cayenne 1 brin de thym 1 c. ? s. d’huile
La veille, versez dans le bol du mixer le jus de citron avec c. ? s. d’huile, les gousses d’ail pel?es, les graines des cardamome, le Cayenne, le cumin, le curry, le brin de thym (...)
Pour 4 personnes
4 escalopes de veau grandes et tr?s fines 60 g de tomates s?ch?es (conserv?e dans l’huile d’olive) 2 c. ? s. d’ huile de tournesol 60 g de beurre
Farce: 150 g de jambon du pays 100 g de mie de pain 4 ?chalotes 4 gousses d’ail 30 g de beurre 10 cl de lait 1 oeuf 1/2 bouquet de persil 1 bouquet d’estragon sel, poivre
Garniture: 1,5 kg de petits pois frais 1 botte de petites (...)
Il ?tait parmi les premiers fonctionnaires recrut?s pour travailler ? l’Organisation des Nations Unies. Depuis 1946, il est un t?moin privil?gi? des ?v?nments marquant l’histoire des relations internationales. Il a connu tous les Secr?taires g?n?raux, il a ?cout? les discours flamboyants d’une multitude de chefs d’?tat. Il nous a chaleureusement re?us dans son bureau de l’Institut des Nations (...)
He is an unassuming man whose tall figure is hard to miss if you frequent the Palais des Nations here in Geneva. His name—Hany Abdel-Aziz—and he is the Director of General Services of the UN’s office in Geneva, otherwise known as UNOG. An Egyptian by birth, Hany Abdel-Aziz considers himself above all else an African. Those who know him closely see him as a principled man of honour and a truly (...)
Edward Mortimer is one of Kofi Annan’s trusted men. For more than eight years this former journalist from The Financial Times, who travelled all over the world in his previous job, has been in charge of making the world understand Kofi Annan’s message in a simple and broad manner. He has a double job-Head of the Speech-Writing Unit and Director of Communi-cations. It’s a challenging position, (...)
Eduard Sarukhanian, a Russian national, has dedicated most of his life to Arctic and Antarctic research — either here in Geneva, in Russia or in the Polar regions themselves. His passion is the polar areas and, despite the cold and harsh climate, he talks about it with so much enthusiasm that even a “snow hater” would become a devoted “Polar fan” after spending an hour in his company. Eduard (...)
Ross Mountain, a national of New Zealand, was appointed Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in November 2004. In this capacity, he also serves as Resident Co-ordinator and Humanitarian Co-ordinator in charge of the reconstruction of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the preparations leading up to the election that has just taken place.
For more than (...)
CARPACCIO DE FOIE GRAS
250 g de foie gras cru 4 petits poireaux 1 tranche de jambon de Parme Cerfeuil, gros sel, poivre ? salade fris?e
Cuire les poireaux dans de l’eau bouillante sal?e. Les rafra?chir aussit?t pour pr?server leur couleur. D?tailler le jambon en petits morceaux.
Tailler les poireaux en fines bandes, Confectionner la vinaigrette. La verser dans une assiette (...)