Ambassador Rosalinda Valenton-Tirona
of Philippines, accompanied by a team of Philippine diplomats
at the occasion of the UN day donated to the Sergio Vieira
de Mello United Nations Library her fifth book entitled "Multilateralism
21" which underlines much of the United Nations agenda.
Mr. Daniel Biau, Deputy Executive Director of UN-HABITAT was
The book covers some of the critical issues of the 21st century
- the revitalized role of the United Nations,
- the new concept of peace and security,
- humanitarian interventions,
- the role of women in development,
- global problems and practical cooperation to promote world
prosperity, among many other issues of concern to the United
During the donation ceremony, Ms. Rosalinda also promised
to offer to the Library the first four titles which she has
authored in the past. She also appealed to the Chief Librarian
to set up a ‘Philippines corner’ where books by, for and on
the Philippines will be reserved.
The Ambassador hailed the renaming of UNEP Library to Sergio
Vieira De Mello Library, the Brazilian diplomat who died on
mission in Iraq, who was a personal friend to her.