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Philippine Permanent Representative Lauro L. Baja, Jr. president of the United Nations Security Council, calls to order the open briefing on Iraq on Thursday afternoon, 3 June 2004. The meeting, which was attended by Secretary General Kofi Annan and Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, was the second held under the Philippine presidency. (Photo by S.J. Casella)




Philippine Permanent Representative Lauro L. Baja, Jr. makes his first public appearance as president of the United Nations Security Council on Thursday, 3 June 2004, during the briefing by the United Nations Mission in Liberia. Behind him are the following members of the Philippine delegation: Ambassador Bayani Mercado, Deputy Permanent Representative and Anacleto Rei Lacanilao III, Political Coordinator and Alternate Representative; Elmer Cato and Patrick Chuasoto, Alternate Representatives. (Photo by S.J. Casella)




Philippine Permanent Representative Lauro L. Baja, Jr. makes his first public appearance of president of the United Nations Security Council on Thursday, 3 June 2004, during the briefing by the United Nations Mission in Liberia. (Photo by S.J. Casella)




Philippine Permanent Representative Lauro L. Baja, Jr. president of the United Nations Security Council, receives Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari after an open briefing on Thursday, 3 June 2004. With Ambassador Baja is Ambassador Bayani Mercado, Deputy Permanent Representative. (Photo by S.J. Casella)


Permanent Representative Lauro L. Baja, Jr., president of the Security Council, listens as Chairman Charles Gyude Bryant of the National Transitional Government of Liberia expounds on his call for the Security Council to lift the economic sanctions against his country. Chairman Bryant paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Baja shortly before he addressed the Security Council on Thursday, 3 June 2004. (Photo by S.J. Casella)


MEETING ON IRAQ. Philippine Permanent Representative Lauro L. Baja, Jr. relays to United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan the desire of other members of the Security Council for him to brief them on the latest situation in Iraq. Ambassador Baja called on Secretary General Annan on Wednesday, 2 June 2004, shortly after presiding over the first meeting of the Security Council held on the second day of the Philippine presidency. (Photo by S.J. Casella)


PRESS BRIEFING. Ambassador Lauro L. Baja, Jr. Philippine Representative to the United Nations, briefs members of the media at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Wednesday, 2 June 2004, a day after the Philippines assumed the presidency of the Security Council. Seated beside Ambassador Baja is Ambassador Bayani Mercado, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations. (Photos by S.J. Casella)




RP SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENCY. Ambassador Lauro L. Baja Jr., Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations, receives Ambassador Munir Akram, Permanent Representative of Pakistan, at the start of their bilateral meeting that signaled the formal assumption of the Philippines as President of the United Nations Security Council for the month of June. The Philippines took over from Pakistan which held the presidency last month. (UN PHOTO)







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