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2001: UN and Annan win Nobel Peace Prize.
2002: Second UN Earth Summit in Johannesburg
2002: East Timor gains independence.
2002: UN weapons inspectors return to Iraq.


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2002
water scene World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg. Ten years after the Rio Earth Summit, world leaders gathered in Johannesburg to assess progress made towards the goals of Agenda 21 and set new goals on clean drinking water, energy for the poor, curbing global warming, protecting biodiversity.

Learn more: UN Johannesburg Summit
Web site for the conference

Learn more: UN Wide Angle
Examine the challenges debated at the Johannesburg Summit
2002
Swiss flag at the UN headquarters On Sept. 10, Switzerland votes to become the 190th UN member state. The country had previously held observer status to not compromise its neutrality.
2002
Annan with president of East Timor East Timor - now officially Timor-Leste-- becomes the 191st member of the UN. The Sept. 27 event takes place four months after the country's official independence from Indonesia.

Learn more: UN UNMISET
United Nations Mission of Suppot in East Timor
2002
missile silos UN arms inspectors return to Iraq. In order to lift sanctions imposed at the start of the Gulf War, Iraq must end all production and development of weapons of mass destruction - nuclear, chemical, biological and other - and be subject to monitoring. Once cleared, Iraq can sell its oil.

Learn more: UN UNMOVIC
United Nations Monitoring, Verification, and Inspection Commission

Learn more: UN Frontline
Go inside Iraq to investigate Saddam's weapons and regime.




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