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Haiti needs urgent help to avoid backsliding amid current crisis – Ban Ki-moon
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Friday, 25 April 2008
Haiti needs urgent help to avoid backsliding amid current crisis – Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has written to more than a dozen key Member States, asking for their urgent assistance in addressing the situation in Haiti, which has witnessed violent protests in recent weeks over rising food prices and a rapid deterioration in socio-economic conditions that threatens to undo the gains achieved by the tiny nation.Read Full A...
 
Doctors' HIV treatments nearly as effective as advanced therapies – UN
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Friday, 25 April 2008
Doctors' HIV treatments nearly as effective as advanced therapies – UN
Treatment of HIV-infected people by doctors looking for simple signs of deteriorating health – such as weight loss or fever – are almost as effective...
 
On World Day, UNICEF issues call to curb malaria
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Friday, 25 April 2008
On World Day, UNICEF issues call to curb malaria
The United Nations Children's Fund (...
 
Better managing of risks can reduce work-related accidents, says UN agency
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Thursday, 24 April 2008
Better managing of risks can reduce work-related accidents, says UN agency
The United Nations labour agency is calling for better managing risks in the workplace in an effort to reduce the over two million deaths each year resulting f...
 
Soaring food prices jeopardizing UN's ability to feed the world's hungry
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Thursday, 24 April 2008
Soaring food prices jeopardizing UN's ability to feed the world's hungry
The accelerating rise in food prices worldwide is threatening the work of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to feed the millions of hungry people a...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.