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Indian climate scientist wins UN's top meteorological prize
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Indian climate scientist wins UN's top meteorological prize
A renowned Indian environmental scientist has been awarded one of the world's top prizes in meteorology and hydrological sciences by the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the agency said today.Read Full Article ...
 
Goal of universal primary education under threat from lack of funds, says UN
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Goal of universal primary education under threat from lack of funds, says UN
The internationally agreed goal of universal primary education for every child by 2015 is at risk unless donors scale up aid for basic education, according to ...
 
School enrolment soars in southern Sudan thanks to UN-backed initiative
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
School enrolment soars in southern Sudan thanks to UN-backed initiative
Some 1.3 million children in southern Sudan are expected to start classes this year, compared to just 340,000 in 2005, thanks to an initiative supported by the...
 
UN agency presents awards to Iranian, Malaysian inventors
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
UN agency presents awards to Iranian, Malaysian inventors
The United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has presented awards to an Iranian woman who invented a new medical instrument and a Malaysi...
 
UN cultural chief calls for steps towards restoring damaged Italian landmark
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
UN cultural chief calls for steps towards restoring damaged Italian landmark
Following a fire at the famed Castello di Moncalieri, in the Italian Province of Turin, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Org...
 
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