U.N. Web Site to Provide Info on Y2K Global Impactsgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
27 December 1999
Text: U.N. Web Site to Provide Info on Y2K Global Impacts (Updates on humanitarian emergencies during Y2K rollover) (330)
The United Nations humanitarian Web site will serve as the organization's central site for public information related to Y2K impacts around the world, with special attention to humanitarian implications, during the rollover period from December 31, 1999 to January 4, 2000.
A U.N. statement issued December 23 says the Web site -- www.reliefweb.int -- currently provides daily updates on over 40 humanitarian emergencies.
Following is the text of the U.N. statement:
23 December 1999
'RELIEFWEB' UPDATES ON HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES DURING Y2K ROLLOVER PERIOD
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 23 December (OCHA) - The United Nations' most comprehensive humanitarian Web site -- www.reliefweb.int -- maintained by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), will play a special role during the rollover period from 31 December 1999 to 4 January 2000. It will expand from its normal coverage of humanitarian issues and events, to also serve as the United Nations central Web site for public information and analyses related to significant Y2K impacts around the world, with special attention to their humanitarian implications.
ReliefWeb currently provides daily updates on over 40 humanitarian emergencies and posts documents from more than 300 cited sources. It covers breaking news and provides historical background, maps and more than 5,000 background links by country. In order to maintain its strict policy of impartiality and neutrality, all information is posted without editing its content. During the Y2K rollover period, ReliefWeb staff within the OCHA will be monitoring events and adding updates to the Web site 24 hours a day. Readers may access information specific to the Y2K rollover by logging on to www.reliefweb.int and clicking onto the Y2K page. This material will also be cross-referenced in the country and complex-emergency sections of the site.
(Distributed by the Office of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State)
-- Roland (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 27, 1999
"ReliefWeb Y2K alert page"
-- Linkmeister (email@example.com), December 27, 1999.
The "ultimate" spin page, I'm sure. No thanks. If they are as reliable as CNN I think I will pass and hang with a real forum.
-- Rob (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 27, 1999.
Hey, how about a password. The post y2k page is restricted.
-- cin (email@example.com), December 27, 1999.