December 31, 1996
N. Korea apologized to the South for a submarine incident last
September, and has for the first time agreed to talk directly with the U.S. and
South Korea about peace.
December 16, 1996
After months of rancorous debate among the Security Council members,
the U.N. General Assembly has agreed upon Ghana's Kofi Annan as the replacement
for outgoing Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
Plans Zaire Mission
The U.S. has agreed "in principle" to become part of a
multinational relief force headed for Zaire. U.S. forces will provide air lift
and ground control assistance to get supplies to the tens of thousands of starving
refugees. The mission -- which is still under negotiation -- is expected to last
November 11, 1996
Lost and Starving
After two week's absence, aid trucks are finally entering
Zaire, but relief workers must still negotiate with the military before they can
actually distribute supplies.
August 19, 1996
Muslim militiamen in Sudan are enslaving boys and girls according to
the United Nations, the United States and a number of human rights groups.
July 1, 1996
Radovan Karadzic, leader of the Bosnian Serbs and an accused
war criminal wanted by the United Nations war crimes tribunal, turned leadership
over to his vice president, Biljana Plavsic.
April 18, 1996
More than 75 people were killed in an Israeli attack on an United
Nations compound. The compound was serving as a temporary shelter for refugees
fleeing fighting between the Israeli military and Hezbollah rebels. Israeli Prime
Minister Shimon Peres expressed regret at the death of the civilians, but blamed
the incident on Hezbollah's rocket attacks on Northen Israel.