ROME-Staff cuts by FAO hatchet man Denis Aitken may cost the UN millions in legal compensation and replacing the Performance Evaluation system also will jack up costs at the agency, UN sources say.
Mr Aitken and FAO OHR director Monika Altmaier are in charge of axeing scores of veteran staffers at FAO to meet Brazilian Director General José Graziano da Silva’s target of saving dlrs 37 million at the agency, essential for his plans to be re-elected for a second term at the helm of the byzantine Rome-based hunger-fighting organisation.
ROME—It's a small exhibition space, merely three rooms inside a former 1920's bank, but its display-case size makes Rome's Gagosian Gallery a perfect intermission from Rome's bustling city center. It's a place to catch your breath and meditate on a few select pieces of art, before stepping back into the fray.
NEW YORK-When thousands of people marched in Casablanca this summer to condemn the sexual abuse of children, they had no idea the Maghreb kingdom would be the theatre for an international scandal.
A number of suspected foreign offenders have recently been jailed in Morocco. In May 2013, a Casablanca court sentenced a 60-year-old French man to 12 years in jail on paedophilia charges. And last June, a 59-year-old British man was arrested in Tetouan over accusations of raping a six-year-old girl.
ROME - In Italy they call him the wizard of “the look” and the stylist also capable of making a star appear insignificant.
NEW YORK-We all know that truth is the first casualty- Syria's case is no exception to this rule -And this time we have the same players and same scenario. On one side the United States and some European nations who want to wage war against a Third World country that terrorizes its population; and on the other side, of course, Russia and China with their unwavering military support for this "second-rate" country which is potentially rich and geo-strategically situated!