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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 22, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 22, 2012.
By United Press International

Extension for U.N. Bhutto probe weighed

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The U.N. mandate for the commission investigating the 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto is expected to be extended three months, officials said in New York.

Bhutto team wraps up second trip

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A U.N. team examining the circumstances surrounding the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto wrapped up its second trip to Pakistan.

Bhutto team arrives in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, July 17 (UPI) -- A U.N. team investigating the 2007 assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto visited the city of Rawalpindi where the leader was killed.
U.N. panel visits city where Bhutto died

U.N. panel visits city where Bhutto died

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 17 (UPI) -- The U.N. team investigating the 2007 assassination of Pakistan's former prime minister Benazir Bhutto visited the city Friday where she was killed.

Chilean diplomat to head Bhutto probe

UNITED NATIONS, June 20 (UPI) -- A Chilean diplomat is to lead a investigation into the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the United Nations said Saturday.
Claim: Bush bullied allies on Iraq war

Claim: Bush bullied allies on Iraq war

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- The Bush administration bullied and threatened foreign leaders to build a show of support for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, a Chilean diplomat says in a new book.

U.N. council reform continues

UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (UPI) -- With U.N. reform plodding along, two diplomats have been named to move change of the 15-member Security Council forward.

Most willing to accept plan for U.N. panel

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- U.S. objections to proposed reform of the U.N. Human Rights Commission could deny the new panel credibility without improving it, the New York Times reports.

U.N.: SE Asia nations could breed terror

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The United Nations al-Qaida sanctions committee warns Cambodia and countries without international help can become "a breeding ground for terrorism."

U.N. seeks more anti-terror flexibility

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The head of a U.N. panel monitoring sanctions against Al-Qaida and the Taliban is calling for new means to defeat terrorism because of changing threats.

Most nations cooperating on anti-terrorism

UNITED NATIONS, May 5 (UPI) -- The head of the U.N. Security Council al-Qaida-Taliban sanctions committee says that while nations are committed to participating, many lack the resources.

UN tightens al-Qaida, Taliban sanctions

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council Friday tightened sanctions against the Taliban and al-Qaida to make them more effective in the anti-terrorism fight.

U.N. Security Council wants to meet Iraqis

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Members of the U.N. Security Council agreed Wednesday to invite the head of the Iraqi Governing Council to brief them on Jan. 19.
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Heraldo Muñoz Valenzuela (born July 22, 1948) is a Chilean politician and diplomat, the former Chilean Ambassador to the United Nations, and currently Assistant Secretary General, Assistant Administrator, and Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Development Programme.

Muñoz was born in Santiago. In 1973, under the Salvador Allende government, he served as National Supervisor of the People's Stores (Almacenes del Pueblo) until the coup d'état of September 11, 1973. He holds a Ph.D. from Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, Colorado (1978), a Diploma in International Relations from the Catholic University of Chile (1975, graduated with honors), and also took courses at Harvard University. He received a B.A. with a major in Political Science at the State University of New York, Oswego. Recipient of the "Distinguished Alumnus Award" from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver (1991), he was bestowed with the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from the State University of New York (1996). He has received fellowships from: Resources for the Future, the Ford Foundation, the Tinker Foundation, the Twentieth Century Fund, and the MacArthur Foundation. He was a Ph.D. fellow at the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. (1977). He later taught at the University of Chile's Institute of International Studies.

He co-founded the Party for Democracy (PPD) and participated in the executive committee of the campaign to vote "no" on a second term for Augusto Pinochet during the 1988 plebiscite. During the administration of Patricio Aylwin, Muñoz was made permanent representative for Chile to the Organization of American States, (1990-1994) and ambassador to Brazil (1994-1998) during the government of Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle. At the start of the administration of Ricardo Lagos, Muñoz was appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Relations until January of 2002, when he was designated Minister Secretary General of Government, a position from which he exercised considerable influence over policy, advising Lagos. He left the ministry in 2003, after being appointed Chile's ambassador to the United Nations, Permanent Representative. In May 2010, Muñoz was designated by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon as Assistant Secretary General, Assistant Administrator, and Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Development Programme.

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