THE HAGUE, Dec. 12— Judge Nagendra Singh of the International Court of Justice died Sunday of a heart attack, a court spokesman said. He was 74 years old. Judge Singh, an Indian, joined the World Court in 1973 and was its presiding judge between 1985 and February 1988. The court, based in The Hague, was set up by the United Nations in 1946 to settle disputes among states.

Born in Dungarpur, Rajasthan, in March 1914, Judge Singh rose through the Indian civil service, becoming secretary to the country's President between 1966 and 1972.

He earlier served as joint secretary in India's Defense Ministry, director-general of transport and special secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.



Ali Treki

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Ali Abdussalam Treki


In office
Preceded by Abdel Moneim al-Huni
Succeeded by Abdul Ati al-Obeidi

Assumed office 
15 September 2009
Preceded by Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann
Succeeded by Joseph Deiss

In office
18 September 2003 – 4 March 2009
Preceded by Abuzed Omar Dorda
Succeeded by Abdel Rahman Shalgham

Ambassador of Libya to France
In office
3 February 1995 – 2001

Born 1938 (age 71–72)

Ali Abdussalam Treki (Arabic: علي عبد السلام التريكي ‎) (born 1938) is a Libyan diplomat. He was foreign minister of Libya from 1976 to 1982 and again from 1984 to 1986.

Treki assumed office as President of the United Nations General Assembly on 15 September 2009.[1]



[edit] Diplomat

Treki became Libya's Ambassador to France on 3 February 1995, and he subsequently served as Secretary for African Affairs[2] from May 1999 to June 2003. He was then appointed as Libya's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, his third time holding that post; he presented his credentials on 18 September 2003.[3] In mid-2004, he was instead appointed as Special Adviser to Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi,[4] and on 3 January 2005 he began a tour of African countries, acting as Gaddafi's special envoy, to work toward solutions for several African conflicts and disputes.[5] In mid-January 2005, when a reorganization of the Foreign Ministry took place, he was named Secretary for African Union Affairs by the General People's Congress of Libya.[6] Libya submitted Treki's candidacy in the election to the post of Chairperson of the African Union Commission at the AU summit in Addis Ababa in early 2008, but it was rejected because it was submitted late.[7]

[edit] UN General Assembly

In March 2009, Treki was chosen as Libya's top diplomat and nominated to be the next president of the General Assembly.[8] He assumed office on 15 September 2009.

In his presidential opening address to the 64th session of the General Assembly, Treki said: "We must put an end to wars and to their causes and consequences. Dialogue and mutual understanding are the way to resolve our problems. Embargoes and blockades are fruitless: they exacerbate antagonism and rebellion, while undermining respect for the international community."[9]

In June 2010, Treki made the following statement: “In response to questions by correspondents seeking his views on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity, the president of the General Assembly expressed his support for human rights for all persons without any distinction or discrimination. The President of the General Assembly believes that violence, or discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is unacceptable.”[10]

In an interview with Syrian TV which aired on April 11, 2010 (as translated by MEMRI), Treki stated that "[Israel's] siege on Gaza is a disgrace for the entire international community. It is a camp that is worse than the camps of the Nazis in the past." [11]

[edit] See also

[edit] References

Ali Treki (fourth person from the right) attending the Alliance of Civilizations 2010 Forum.
  1. ^ "New UN General Assembly President Ali Treki debuts as 64th session opens". China View. 2009-09-16. 
  2. ^ "LIBYA - Profile - Ali Abdessalam Triki". APS Review Downstream Trends ( 2001-07-23. 
  3. ^ "Treki à l'ONU". 2003-10-28. 
  4. ^ "Ali Abdessalem Triki". 2004-07-25. 
  5. ^ "Triki reprend la route". 2005-01-09. 
  6. ^ "Líbia remodela Ministério das Relações Exteriores". Panapress. 2005-01-14. 
  7. ^ "Les réactions à l’élection de Jean Ping comme président de la Commission de l’UA". Panapress ( 2008-02-01. 
  8. ^ "Gadaffi Diplomat Set to Succeed Ex-Sandinista Minister in Top U.N. General Assembly Post". CNS News. 2009-03-06. 
  9. ^ "Libyan Takes Helm of UN General Assembly". New York Times. 2009-09-16. [dead link]
  10. ^ Note Attributable To The Spokesperson Of The President Of The General Assembly - United Nations, New York, 4 June 2010
  11. ^ President of the UN General Assembly Abdussalam Treki: Gaza Siege - Worse Than the Nazi Camps, MEMRI TV, Clip No. 2460, April 11, 2010.

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