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  • 19 November 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 19 Nov 1999
  • RUSSIA / OSCE Voice of America 19 November 1999 -- Russia's mass media has heaved a collective sigh of relief when the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ended its summit meeting in Istanbul.
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA / U-N Voice of America 19 November 1999 -- The U-N High Commissioner for Refugees, Sadako Ogata, is urging Russia to improve assistance programs for those fleeing the military offensive in Chechnya.
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 19 November 1999 -- Russian military units are pressing ahead with their assault in Chechnya, apparently unaffected by sharp criticism at the European security summit. Russian officials are continuing to reject outside mediation.
  • CHECHNYA REFUGEES Voice of America 19 November 1999 -- Russian President Boris Yeltsin has agreed to allow observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to visit Chechnya.
  • Text: UNHCR Ogata Phones Annan from Moscow on Chechnya Trip 19 November 1999 -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Sadaka Ogata, told UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan by telephone from Moscow that she had "good discussions" about the humanitarian crisis in the North Caucasus with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov and Minister of Civil Defense, Emergencies, and Natural Disasters Sergey Shoigu.
  • Sadaka Ogata reports "good" talks with Russian officials on humanitarian aid in northern Caucasus UN News Service 19 November -- The head of the United Nations refugee agency said in Moscow today that her talks with Russian officials on the northern Caucasus had laid the groundwork for future cooperation between the UN and Russia on humanitarian aid.
  • INDONESIA DEFENSE MINISTER Voice of America 19 November 1999 -- Indonesia's Defense Minister says people in the northern province of Aceh will not have the option of voting for independence in a referendum proposed by President Abdurrahman Wahid.
  • UN, East Timor leaders pledge commitment to dialogue and cooperation. UN News Service 19 November -- United Nations officials and East Timorese political leaders today stressed their commitment to dialogue and cooperation, putting aside media reports of friction between the two sides.
  • UN panel set to visit East Timor to probe alleged atrocities UN News Service 19 November -- A United Nations expert panel to investigate human rights violations in East Timor is set to travel to the territory on Sunday, a UN spokesman in New York announced today.
  • EAST TIMOR - JUSTICE Voice of merica 19 November 1999 -- The out-going head of the United Nations mission in East Timor says Indonesian military officers responsible for the September campaign of violence in the territory should be brought to justice.
  • SRI LANKA TOWNS Voice of America 19 November 1999 -- Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels say they have wrested control of more northern towns from the government army.
  • CLINTON / AHERN / IRELAND Voice of America 19 November 1999 -- President Clinton is praising a new proposal aimed at breaking the deadlock in the Northern Ireland peace process.
  • PRESS CONFERENCE BY FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA United Nations 19 Nov 1999

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