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UN lays out plan for future development of area around Chernobyl disaster site
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Friday, 25 April 2008
UN lays out plan for future development of area around Chernobyl disaster site
Marking the twenty-second anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident in Ukraine on 26 April 1986, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today presented a draft action plan to support the Chernobyl area's ongoing recovery until 2016.Read Full Article ...
 
Mayors gather at UN to discuss practical steps for dealing with urban problems
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Thursday, 24 April 2008
Mayors gather at UN to discuss practical steps for dealing with urban problems
Mayors and other representatives from some of the world's biggest and most rapidly growing cities have been meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York ...
 
Finding cures for major illnesses at risk due to biodiversity loss, UN warns
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Wednesday, 23 April 2008
Finding cures for major illnesses at risk due to biodiversity loss, UN warns
Finding treatments for cancer, thinning bone disease and kidney failure are at risk due to biodiversity loss, a ground-breaking new United Nations Environment ...
 
Ten new participants sign on to UN scheme to slash emissions
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Wednesday, 23 April 2008
Ten new participants sign on to UN scheme to slash emissions
A Latin American beauty corporation, a boutique French advertising agency and a United Kingdom think tank are among ten new participants which have signed on t...
 
Asia-Pacific countries convene at UN forum to share climate change solutions
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Wednesday, 23 April 2008
Asia-Pacific countries convene at UN forum to share climate change solutions
Participants from countries in the Asia-Pacific region will have an opportunity to share good practices on ways to cut greenhouse gases while reducing poverty ...
 
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