August 22nd, 2009
05:43 PM ET
5 years ago

Schumer asks for U.N. condemnation of Libya

 Sen. Chuck Schumer said on Saturday that ‘It's clear that the Libyan government's love affair with terrorism hasn't ended yet.’
Sen. Chuck Schumer said on Saturday that ‘It's clear that the Libyan government's love affair with terrorism hasn't ended yet.’

NEW YORK (CNN) – New York Senator Chuck Schumer appealed to the United Nations Saturday to condemn Libya's joyful welcome home for the Lockerbie bomber.

Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, the man responsible for the Pan Am bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland was granted a "compassionate release" by Scottish officials Thursday after doctors said he was dying from terminal prostate cancer.

Megrahi, 57, boarded a jet in route to his native Libya where he was greeted with a hero's welcome shocking the world.

"If Libya wants to be embraced by the international community, embracing convicted terrorists is not the way to do it," Schumer said. "It's clear that the Libyan government's love affair with terrorism hasn't ended yet."

At a news conference, Schumer said he is asking U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice to introduce a resolution denouncing Libya's over zealous heroes welcome and wants an apology.

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June 15th, 2009
08:16 PM ET
5 years ago

U.N. names Bill Clinton envoy to Haiti

UNITED NATIONS (CNN) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday officially named former U.S. President Bill Clinton as special envoy to Haiti.

The position calls for Clinton to work to create jobs and access to basic services for the people of Haiti.

"All I want to do is help the Haitians take over control of their own destiny," Clinton said.


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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Haiti • United Nations
May 19th, 2009
12:55 PM ET
5 years ago

U.N. names Bill Clinton as Haiti special envoy

Bill Clinton has been named the United Nations special envoy to Haiti.
Bill Clinton has been named the United Nations special envoy to Haiti.

UNITED NATIONS (CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton has been named U.N. special envoy to Haiti, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

"I am confident that President Clinton will bring energy, dynamism and focus to the task of mobilizing international support for Haiti's economic recovery and reconstruction," U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

The United Nations said that Clinton will help Haitian authorities "jump-start sustainable social and economic development."

"He will focus attention on the importance of new partnerships and efforts among the private sector, civil society, and donors, as well as strengthen local capacity, and create a more stable and prosperous future for the children of Haiti."

During his presidency, Clinton had been engaged in helping the impoverished Caribbean nation rebuild. Haiti, which the United Nations says is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, has been badly hit by rising food and oil prices, devastating storms, and ongoing political instability.


Filed under: Bill Clinton • United Nations
May 18th, 2009
06:44 PM ET
5 years ago

Former President Bill Clinton to be named to UN post

UNITED NATIONS (CNN) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has been tapped as a United Nations special envoy to Haiti, U.N. officials confirmed on Monday.

An official announcement will be made Tuesday on the selection of the two-term president, officials said.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • United Nations
April 13th, 2009
03:17 PM ET
6 years ago

UN Security Council adopts declaration condemning NK

UNITED NATIONS (CNN) – The U.N. Security Council Monday adopted a declaration condemning North Korea for launching a rocket earlier this month.


Filed under: North Korea • United Nations
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