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"The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world." - Ralph Bunche (Diplomat)
Since the establishment of the United Nations in 1942, the global organisation has progressively adhered
to its main objectives. They continue to maintain and promote peace throughout the world, develop ami-
cable relations among nations and assist nations to co-operate and improve the lives of many
Simultaneously, they encourage respect for each other's rights, freedoms, cultures and various diaspora that
exist worldwide. In keeping with their international campaign: "A Force for Peace. Change. The Future,"
the United Nations strive to resolve rising conflict and ensure that peace prevails throughout the world.
With growing challenges, the United Nations keep abreast with the use of innovation and technology in
order to effectively execute mass intervention in time of catastrophe, urgency or social adversity.
Over the years, the United Nations has fostered reconciliation by adequately promoting peace campaigns
and operations in countries like El Salvador, Guatemala, Mozambique, Namibia and Tajikistan. The
United Nations has successfully ended global crises and even mediated conflicts to achieve the primary
goal of peace. They take greatly into consideration the principles of consent, impartiality and the non-use
of force except in self-defence and defence of the mandate. Each of their peacekeeping operations is per-
ceived as legitimate and credible especially, and most importantly, in the eyes of the local population of
the host country. The United Nations has certainly gained astounding achievements in fulfilling their
objectives and in advocating amity and unity among member states.
The United Nations currently have sixteen peacekeeping operations. As they have been aspiring to pro-
mote a peaceful global environment, they have been threatened and exploited by several governments and
government officials. In October of 2010, a UN worker was falsely blamed for the sporadic outbreak of
cholera in Haiti. Quite recently, in the month of October, a United Nations Multidimensional Integrated
Stabilisation Mission convoy was attacked while on duty in the Central African Republic and up to pres-
ent, no reason for the deaths was announced. These are just two examples of the unseemly attacks which
prove the injustice and brutal treatment of UN representatives who are risking their lives to endorse the
principles of the United Nations and the lack of legal action toward serving justice to the perpetrators.
Another recent operation that has been undertaken by the United Nations is the United Nations Mission
for Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), where fifteen UN representatives lost their lives.
Another two hundred and four died in the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation Darfur
(UNAMID). United Nations personnel continue placing their lives on the edge for the augmentation of
peace and conflict-resolution in many parts of the world. Although these persons have been previously
enlightened on the nature of their roles and willingly accepted, I strongly believe that more protective
measures should be implemented to ensure the safety and security of those venturing into dangerous envi-
ronments and means by which the adaptation to these new and frequently threatening surroundings to
these individuals can be made easier.
As a proud member of the United Nations Association of Trinidad and Tobago (UNATT), I wholeheart-
edly endorse the principles of the United Nations and congratulate them on their bold and rewarding
attainments over the years. I am tremendously appreciative of such an organisation which works assidu-
ously in such a corrupt and disastrous world to cultivate pacifism and international conciliation.
UNATT and the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (TTHTI) are together celebrating their 18th anniversary of service
to the Nation and in observance of United Nations Day, with a Sunday brunch on the 26th October, 2014 at the TTHTI Campus,
Chaguaramas, from 11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m., proceeds of which will be used to provide scholarship funding to young nationals who are pur-
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SAO PAULO---Brazil players are
being told not to wear hats, earrings
or flip-flops while serving the
national football team under the
command of coach Dunga.
They also can t use mobile phones
or tablets at certain times, and are
discouraged from engaging in reli-
gious or political discussions.
The internal code of conduct was
published yesterday by the Folha de
S. Paulo newspaper, Brazil s largest
daily. The Brazilian football confed-
eration confirmed its existence dur-
ing a news conference in which
Dunga announced the squad for
friendlies against Turkey and Austria
The confederation s guide for good
behavior already existed but was
revised after Dunga took over fol-
lowing Brazil s disappointing per-
formance at the home World Cup
"There are rules in any company,
and even in our family there are con-
ducts that are needed to maintain
good harmony," Dunga said. "We are
not prohibiting anything, there were
rules already, we are suggesting some
things we thought were important.
The players are responsible for their
own acts and depending on what
happens we will decide how we
The 16-topic guide published by
Folha said players may be punished
if they don t follow the guidelines.
They could receive a warning, a fine
or be release from the squad, accord-
ing to the daily.
A former defensive midfielder in
his second stint in charge of the
national team, Dunga was known for
his toughness as a player and con-
tinued to cultivate the image of a
disciplinarian after becoming a coach
following the 2006 World Cup.
Last month, veteran right back
Maicon was dropped from friendlies
in the United States for failing to
report to the team s hotel by the time
established by coach Dunga and the
"I think fans demanded more
organisation in the national team,"
he said. "From what we ve seen so
far, the players liked what was pre-
sented to them, now they know what
the limits are."
There were no formal restrictions
under coach Luiz Felipe Scolari at
the World Cup, when the hosts were
eliminated with a 7-1 loss to Ger-
many in the semifinals. Players were
regularly seen wearing hats, flip-
flops and using mobile phones at
the team s training camp.
The new guide says players should
not use or wear the prohibited items
during gatherings such as lunch and
dinner, or in changings rooms and
team meetings. They are being told
to wear socks and tennis shoes.
It also says that nobody should
leave the table before everyone is
finished during meals, and that the captain should
be the first one to leave. It notes that players
should always report to the national team wearing
They can t express their political or religious
opinion while with the national team, and should
always sing the national anthem before matches.
According to Folha, the guide also says the players
are responsible for paying for extra costs during
trips, including charges for phone calls and excess
Brazil has won all four matches since Dunga s
return, beating Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina and
Brazil players told not to wear hats, earrings
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