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Lack of funding could put half a million in Chad at risk, warn UN aid officials
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Lack of funding could put half a million in Chad at risk, warn UN aid officials
United Nations humanitarian officials have repeated their appeal for funds to support nearly half a million refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Chad, noting that less than 20 per cent of the $290 million requested last December has been provided.Read Full Article ...
 
Leading conductor becomes Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Leading conductor becomes Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF
One of the world's most renowned conductors, Myung-Whun Chung, has become a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).Read Full Artic...
 
Madagascar: UN help sought for outbreak of Rift Valley Fever
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Madagascar: UN help sought for outbreak of Rift Valley Fever
Health and agriculture ministry officials in Madagascar have asked two United Nations agencies for assistance as they fight a deadly outbreak of the viral haem...
 
Mexican investigative reporter scoops UN press freedom prize
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Mexican investigative reporter scoops UN press freedom prize
A Mexican reporter who has been a target of death threats, sabotage and police harassment because of her work uncovering prostitution and child pornography net...
 
More than 120,000 Angolan families to benefit from UN-backed scheme
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
More than 120,000 Angolan families to benefit from UN-backed scheme
Some 126,000 farming families in Angola, one of the world's poorest countries, will benefit from a $49.5 million United Nations-backed agreement signed today t...
 
Namibian flood victims receive UN help in health care, kindergartens
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Namibian flood victims receive UN help in health care, kindergartens
Apart from helping the Namibian authorities to train health workers in critical steps to stem cholera outbreaks following widespread flooding, the United Natio...
 
New registrar of International Criminal Court vows to strive to protect witnesses
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
New registrar of International Criminal Court vows to strive to protect witnesses
Protecting witnesses will be a major challenge for the International Criminal Court as the tribunal prepares to conduct its first trial this year, the incoming...
 
Pope Benedict XVI to speak at UN Headquarters next week
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Pope Benedict XVI to speak at UN Headquarters next week
Pope Benedict XVI will address the General Assembly and staff of the United Nations in separate events at UN Headquarters next Friday during the first day of a...
 
Roadblocks leave hundreds of Afghan refugees stranded in Pakistan - UN
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Roadblocks leave hundreds of Afghan refugees stranded in Pakistan - UN
Hundreds of Afghan refugees set to leave Peshawar in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP) to return to their homeland have been left stranded after l...
 
Rule of law key in attaining global development goals, says UN anti-crime chief
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Rule of law key in attaining global development goals, says UN anti-crime chief
The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has called on countries to give priority to the rule of law which he says is one of the keys t...
 
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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...
 
Security Council reform must result in profound changes - Assembly President
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Security Council reform must result in profound changes - Assembly President
Security Council reform must be about more than just changing the composition of its membership, General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim says, calling on the b...
 
Security Council welcomes signs of progress towards reunification of Cyprus
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Security Council welcomes signs of progress towards reunification of Cyprus
Welcoming the recent agreement between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders, the Security Council today voiced hope that the two sides can build enoug...
 
Serbian security figure fit to stand trial, UN war crimes tribunal rules
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Serbian security figure fit to stand trial, UN war crimes tribunal rules
The delayed war crimes trial of two former high-level officials with the Serbian secret service will start on Monday after the United Nations tribunal set up t...
 
Sierra Leone: UN raises awareness of laws to curb violence against women
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Sierra Leone: UN raises awareness of laws to curb violence against women
Two United Nations agencies have joined forces with a local non-governmental organization (NGO) in Sierra Leone to heighten awareness of three new gender laws,...
 
Sri Lankan suicide attack condemned by UN human rights chief
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Sri Lankan suicide attack condemned by UN human rights chief
The United Nations' top human rights official has deplored the suicide bombing last weekend at the start of a marathon in Sri Lanka that claimed the lives of a...
 
Stepped-up action needed to spur Somali economic growth and peace: UN
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Stepped-up action needed to spur Somali economic growth and peace: UN
A meeting hosted by the United Nations and the World Bank wrapped up over the weekend, with participants underscoring the need for stepped-up local and interna...
 
Thousands of poor Timorese to benefit from UN-backed small business loans
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Thousands of poor Timorese to benefit from UN-backed small business loans
A new initiative launched today by the United Nations and the Government of Timor-Leste aims to provide small business loans to thousands of low-income people ...
 
Thousands of refugees from Darfur remain along volatile border - UN agency
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Thousands of refugees from Darfur remain along volatile border - UN agency
About 8,000 Sudanese remain scattered in a handful of villages along the volatile border with Chad, more than two months after a major round of fighting erupte...
 
Threat of floods and landslides in Tajikistan prompts UN humanitarian appeal
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Threat of floods and landslides in Tajikistan prompts UN humanitarian appeal
The United Nations' humanitarian wing is urgently appealing for $1.4 million so that it can buy and pre-position emergency water, sanitation and cooking ite...
 
Tourism industry has key role in tackling climate change - UN official
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Tourism industry has key role in tackling climate change - UN official
The global tourism industry has a key role to play in confronting the challenges of climate change, the head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)...
 
Tree-planting campaign part of
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Tree-planting campaign part of
The United Nations has announced it will plant 150 new trees in and around its New York Headquarters compound, during the landscaping phase of the five-year, $...
 
UN agencies call on Israel to immediately resume full fuel shipments to Gaza
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
UN agencies call on Israel to immediately resume full fuel shipments to Gaza
United Nations humanitarian and development agencies today called on Israel to immediately resume the distribution of sufficient fuel to the Gaza Strip to allo...
 
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 body confronts new world, made up of a majority of urban dwellers
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
UN body confronts new world, made up of a majority of urban dwellers
As the number of people living in cities this year outranks the number living in rural areas for the first time, and 19 Read Full Article ...
 
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...
 
UN distance-learning programme helps statisticians get better numbers
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
UN distance-learning programme helps statisticians get better numbers
Statisticians from India and Cambodia today completed the first video conferencing course provided by a new United Nations programme that aims to boost the qua...
 
UN Economic and Social Council to hold meeting on emerging food crisis
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
UN Economic and Social Council to hold meeting on emerging food crisis
The President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has announced plans to hold a meeting of the Council early next month to discuss how to respond to th...
 
UN experts urge full access for independent observers, media in Tibet
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
UN experts urge full access for independent observers, media in Tibet
Concerned about reports of mass arrests in Tibet Autonomous Region and surrounding areas in China, a group of United Nations human rights experts have called f...
 
UN food agency faces $750 million shortfall as it bids to feed world's hungry
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
UN food agency faces $750 million shortfall as it bids to feed world's hungry
The recent drastic rise in food prices means the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) now needs more than $750 million to meet its commitment to feed the ...
 
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