- Kofi Annan is scheduled to address the American Foreign
Policy Association in New York on 20 March on issues relating
to peacekeeping. Questions relating to intervention on
humanitarian grounds, the capacity and readiness of available
troops and their given mandate may be raised in light
of the reactions to the report attributed to Mr. Brahimi.
Incidentally, Mr. Annan has said that he would indicate
in March whether he intended to seek a second term. ·
- An advisory panel on private financing for development
has recommended holding an international conference on
the subject. Mexico and Nairobi were proposed as venues.
- The League of Arab States will be holding a summit at
the end of March. United Nations sanctions on Iraq and
Iraqi levels of participation in that meeting, plus the
current stalemate in Middle East peace will be on the
agenda. Also, the current Egyptian Foreign Minister will
be expected to be nominated as Secretary General of the
League and to take over by May.