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Global network necessary to confront climate change crisis, says Ban
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Monday, 15 September 2008
Global network necessary to confront climate change crisis, says Ban
With media interest in climate change waning since last year, cooperation from all sectors of society is essential to tackle the crisis that it poses, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.Read Full Article ...
 
Demand for peace by violence-plagued Afghans
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Monday, 15 September 2008
Demand for peace by violence-plagued Afghans
Later this week, thousands of people across Afghanistan will be marking the International Day of Peace, a commemoration that takes on particular significance i...
 
In Darfur, UN helicopter lands safely after coming under fire
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Monday, 15 September 2008
In Darfur, UN helicopter lands safely after coming under fire
A United Nations helicopter in Darfur was able to land safely yesterday after being shot at in the third incident of its kind in the war-wracked region of west...
 
Democracy key to furthering peace, rights and development, says Ban
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Monday, 15 September 2008
Democracy key to furthering peace, rights and development, says Ban
Marking the first-ever United Nations International Day of Democracy, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today how crucial that form of government is to be...
 
DR Congo: UN envoy urges return to peace process after recent clashes
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Monday, 15 September 2008
DR Congo: UN envoy urges return to peace process after recent clashes
The top United Nations envoy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has joined a group of international officials in calling for stepped-up efforts to r...
 
Bosnian Muslim army chief receives three-year jail term from UN tribunal
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Monday, 15 September 2008
Bosnian Muslim army chief receives three-year jail term from UN tribunal
The head of the Bosnian Muslim forces during the Balkan wars of the 1990s was today sentenced by a United Nations court to three years' imprisonment over the c...
 
Food and Feast 2008 brings message of coexistence to traditional Chouf village
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Monday, 15 September 2008
Food and Feast 2008 brings message of coexistence to traditional Chouf village
With common goals of promoting coexistence, preserving Lebanese heritage and enhancing a better understanding of the "other," the United Nations Development Pr...
 
Iran stalling probe into alleged atom bomb research
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Monday, 15 September 2008
Iran stalling probe into alleged atom bomb research
A United Nations inquiry into intelligence allegations of secret nuclear weapons research in Iran has reached a standstill because of Iranian non-cooperation, ...
 
UN envoy witnesses Chad and Sudan work towards restoring normal relations
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Monday, 15 September 2008
UN envoy witnesses Chad and Sudan work towards restoring normal relations
Chad and Sudan pledged to exchange ambassadors as a step towards restoring normal diplomatic relations between the African neighbours, at a meeting attended by...
 
Israel to UNIFIL: Stop ignoring Hezbollah violations of resolution 1701
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Monday, 15 September 2008
Israel to UNIFIL: Stop ignoring Hezbollah violations of resolution 1701
Israel on Wednesday issued a request to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) to address Hezbollah's violations of UN resolution 1701 south of t...
 
UN nuclear watchdog at
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Monday, 15 September 2008
UN nuclear watchdog at
Iran is blocking nuclear inquiry, says UN By James Blitz in London, Najmeh Borzogmehr in Tehran and Daniel Dombey in Washington Published: September 15 2008 18...
 
Top UN envoy attends signing of power-sharing deal in Zimbabwe
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Monday, 15 September 2008
Top UN envoy attends signing of power-sharing deal in Zimbabwe
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's envoy to Zimbabwe was in the capital Harare today to attend the signing of a power-sharing agreement between the Government and...
 
Africa's exports still lagging behind other developing nations, says UN report
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Monday, 15 September 2008
Africa's exports still lagging behind other developing nations, says UN report
While two decades of trade liberalization have removed many of the barriers that limited Africa's trade, progress has been less than expected, and below that o...
 
UN officials in China celebrate participants at Beijing Paralympics
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Monday, 15 September 2008
UN officials in China celebrate participants at Beijing Paralympics
The United Nations Country Team in China has teamed up with the country's Disabled Persons' Federation to host an event in honour of competitors at the current...
 
Brazilian police commit murders on behalf of drug gangs, says UN expert
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Monday, 15 September 2008
Brazilian police commit murders on behalf of drug gangs, says UN expert
Brazil's police are responsible for a significant proportion of the 48,000 murders committed every year, a United Nations human rights expert said today in a r...
 
UN expert marks first anniversary of landmark declaration on indigenous peoples
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Monday, 15 September 2008
UN expert marks first anniversary of landmark declaration on indigenous peoples
A United Nations independent expert today commemorated the first anniversary of the General Assembly's adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigeno...
 
UN rural development arm supplies nearly $250 million to curb poverty
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Monday, 15 September 2008
UN rural development arm supplies nearly $250 million to curb poverty
The United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced today that it has approved almost $250 million in loans and grants to suppo...
 
UN seeks Somalia aid escort to ward off pirates
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Monday, 15 September 2008
UN seeks Somalia aid escort to ward off pirates
+ ] By Ingrid Melander BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United Nations appealed on Monday for international help to protect U.N. food shipments in Somalia's pirate-inf...
 
Bangladesh elected UNCTAD President
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Monday, 15 September 2008
Bangladesh elected UNCTAD President
UNB, Dhaka Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh in Geneva, yesterday was elected president of Trade & Development Board (TDB) of t...
 
First ever International Day of Democracy celebrated
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Monday, 15 September 2008
First ever International Day of Democracy celebrated
ISLAMABAD, Sep 15 (APP): The nations across the world Monday celebrated the first ever International Day of Democracy with Pakistan and the United Nations Miss...
 
India now a big world player thanks to nuclear nod: minister
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Monday, 15 September 2008
India now a big world player thanks to nuclear nod: minister
NEW DELHI (AFP) -- The decision by nuclear supplier nations to end a decades-old ban on civilian nuclear trade with India has vaulted it into the ranks of the ...
 
Sri Lanka: UN expects LTTE to provide safe passage to its convoy
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Monday, 15 September 2008
Sri Lanka: UN expects LTTE to provide safe passage to its convoy
The United Nations office of the Resident / Humanitarian Coordinator for Sri Lanka, in a statement issued on Monday in Colombo, said it intends to move remaini...
 
Africa fails to gain from trade liberalisation-UNCTAD
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Monday, 15 September 2008
Africa fails to gain from trade liberalisation-UNCTAD
15 Sep 2008 17:05:07 GMT Source: Reuters GENEVA, Sept 15 (Reuters) - African countries have failed to gain from trade liberalisation and require massive invest...
 
Intl. democracy day marked in Serbia
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Monday, 15 September 2008
Intl. democracy day marked in Serbia
Serbia marks International Day of Democracy, which the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed last year. A special meeting of the Serbian parliament was he...
 
Iran is blocking nuclear inquiry, says UN
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Monday, 15 September 2008
Iran is blocking nuclear inquiry, says UN
By James Blitz in London, Najmeh Borzogmehr in Tehran and Daniel Dombey in Washington Published: September 15 2008 18:10 | Last updated: September 15 2008 18:1...
 
Congo soccer riot kills 13 people
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Monday, 15 September 2008
Congo soccer riot kills 13 people
A United Nations-funded radio station said 13 people were killed and 35 injured in a riot at a soccer stadium in Congo. The report said most of the victims wer...
 
UK Says Will `Push Hard` For More Iran Sanctions
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Monday, 15 September 2008
UK Says Will `Push Hard` For More Iran Sanctions
Britain accused Iran on Monday of showing contempt for the United Nations' nuclear watchdog and said it would push hard for more U.N. sanctions on Tehran. Resp...
 
General Assembly Opens To Evergreen Talk Of Reform
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Monday, 15 September 2008
General Assembly Opens To Evergreen Talk Of Reform
As the UN General Assembly kicks off its 63rd session on September 16, lingering questions about the world body's effectiveness in solving global problems are ...
 
Uganda: Banana Farmers Fend Off Deadly Disease, Boost Yields With UN Aid
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Monday, 15 September 2008
Uganda: Banana Farmers Fend Off Deadly Disease, Boost Yields With UN Aid
More than 3,000 farmers in Uganda have been able to combat a pestilent disease that threatened to wipe out production of cooking banana, thanks to a joint init...
 
US: Iran courting new sanctions with IAEA stalemate
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Monday, 15 September 2008
US: Iran courting new sanctions with IAEA stalemate
The White House warned Iran Monday that it faced possible new sanctions after the United Nations atomic watchdog reported it had been unable to make much progr...
 
Israel`s Gaza Shelling May Be War Crime - Tutu
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Monday, 15 September 2008
Israel`s Gaza Shelling May Be War Crime - Tutu
Israel's deadly shelling in the Gaza Strip in November 2006 may constitute a war crime, South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu said in a report to the United N...
 
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