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Postal services a key element of development, says Ban Ki-moon
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Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Postal services a key element of development, says Ban Ki-moon
Marking the 60th anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) as a United Nations agency, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has highlighted the important role of postal services, especially at a time when hundreds of millions of people have relocated from their country of origin and are anxious to share news and resources with their relatives.Read Full Artic...
 
Efforts to reach Asia-Pacific development targets threatened by gaps - UN
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Tuesday, 29 April 2008
Efforts to reach Asia-Pacific development targets threatened by gaps - UN
Without filling gaps in key areas - including child and maternal mortality, environmental sustainability and water and sanitation - countries of the Asia-Pacif...
 
Asia-Pacific must encourage sustainable, efficient energy use - Ban Ki-moon
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Monday, 28 April 2008
Asia-Pacific must encourage sustainable, efficient energy use - Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Asia-Pacific countries to promote the sustainable and efficient use of energy, given the backdrop of surging oil ...
 
Streamlined customs could boost exports by poorest countries - UN official
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Thursday, 24 April 2008
Streamlined customs could boost exports by poorest countries - UN official
Cumbersome customs procedures are adding unnecessary costs to the transport of goods from landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) to international markets, a s...
 
UN meeting explores how to boost economies of landlocked developing countries
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Wednesday, 23 April 2008
UN meeting explores how to boost economies of landlocked developing countries
Experts from Asia and Europe have gathered at a United Nations-backed meeting which opened today in Bangkok to discuss progress made in efforts to link landloc...
 
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