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          Judge Agius had previously considered a report filed by medical experts which showed Bobetko to be “unfit to

    travel and stand trial” before the Tribunal. Because of that, the judge decided that it was justified to suspend the arrest

    warrants, pending any change in the general’s state of health.  We have a press release on that.

          **Global Compact

          A few dozen businesses in Panama are setting up a network to promote corporate responsibility through the

    agenda set out in the Secretary-General’s Global Compact.  Forty-six Panamanian businesses have signed on to the

    Global Compact Network-Panama, which is designed to uphold the nine principles of human rights, labour rights and

    environmental standards enshrined in the Compact.  The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has a press release

    with more details.

          **Press Releases

          We have one more press release to highlight for you today.  The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

    opened a high-level Conference on Global Food Security and the Role of Sustainable Fertilization, in Rome today.  The

    Conference is jointly organized by the FAO and the International Fertilizer Industry Association.  Among the topics to

    be discussed are the challenges for successfully managing fertilizers in commercial farming systems and emerging

    technologies in the field of fertilizer use and human nutrition.

          **Budget

          And my last item today is budget news.  Malaysia became the 65th Member State to pay its 2003 regular

    budget contribution in full.  That was with a payment of just over $3 million.

          Yes, Mohammad?

          Questions and Answers

          Question:  Fred, do you have any figure about the casualties of today’s attack in Baghdad?

          Spokesman:  The market incident?  No.  Because we have no international staff there, we can’t react to

    anything but what were news reports today and we have no specific details on the casualties.  Yes?

          Question:  Fred, on the statement you put out yesterday you said that

    Dr. Rice described the United States’ present thinking with regard to the post-war period.  Can you shed any light on

    what her thinking or the UN’s thinking is on it?

          Spokesman:  No, I think we intentionally left out the details.  I think what the Secretary-General said when he

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