August 11, 1992
The U.N. Human Rights Commission will take up alleged abuses in Bosnia-Herzegovina during a two-day session beginning Thursday as international concern continues to mount over carnage in the former Yugoslavia. Morris B. Abram, who was a prosecutor at the Nuremberg Nazi war crimes trials and who is now U.S. ambassador to the commission, requested the inquiry, saying: "The atrocities in former Yugoslavia are events I never thought we would have to revisit."
December 22, 1992
The United Nations will launch a new effort to rescue Africa from poverty when Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali on Monday presides over the first meeting of the "New Agenda for the Development of Africa in the '90s." The meeting at U.N. headquarters in this Swiss city will include African leaders, World Bank executives and U.N. officials. It is designed to provide advice on how to nurture not only free-market economic systems but also democratic governments.
August 2, 1994
United Nations Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali meets today with ambassadors and aid specialists from U.N. states in a special, one-day appeal to raise money for the Rwandan refugee crisis. U.N. agencies and private humanitarian organizations say they need $435 million to cover the costs of coping with the displaced Rwandan population through the end of the year. Roughly half the country's 7 million people have fled an internal blood bath that began last April.
June 17, 2013 |
If you have a hankering for a club sandwich in Geneva, expect to pay $30.45. Hungry in New Delhi? You'll fork over $9.11. Those are the results of the Club Sandwich Index . It's the second year the online booking site Hotels.com has created the index, which compares a number of cities' average cost of the chicken, bacon, egg, lettuce and mayonnaise sandwich as a cost-of-living indicator for travelers. Paris, Oslo and Stockholm came in second, third and fourth at $27.45, 26.72 and $23.12, respectively, and New York's price of $17.51 ranked 13th of the 28 locations surveyed.
November 16, 1985 |
This is a small, wealthy, Calvinist city whose people like to think of themselves as worldly but who are fretting these days over the large numbers of foreigners living in their midst. This worry has kept the attention of the Genevese away from the U.S.-Soviet summit meeting in the past few weeks and on local elections, in which immigrants have been an issue.
September 19, 1987 |
Tomas Smid of Czechoslovakia upset fourth-seeded Guillermo Perez-Roldan of Argentina, 6-2, 7-6, Friday to reach the semifinals of a $231,000 tournament at Geneva. Perez-Roldan, 17, the 1985 French Open junior champion, is ranked No. 20 in the world. Smid is ranked No. 37. In today's semifinals, the unseeded Smid, who won at Geneva in 1985, will face top-seeded Andres Gomez of Ecuador, who defeated Thierry Tulasne of France, 7-6, 6-4.