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NGOs must become more accountable, UN report say
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Tuesday, 08 July 2003
NGOs must become more accountable, UN report say
International non-governmental organizations (NGOs) must become more accountable if they are to retain their influence and position of trust, according to a UN report released last week. The report - titled "The 21st Century NGO: In the Market for Change - involved an international study of the NGO landscape, with over 200 NGOs and opinion formers contribut...
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Growing concern on human rights in Guatemala
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Friday, 20 June 2003
Growing concern on human rights in Guatemala
A senior UN rights official has expressed grave concern over the recent murder of a human rights activist in Guatemala. The Acting UN High Commissioner for Hum...
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UN peacekeping force to stop violence in Israel and Palestine
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Saturday, 14 June 2003
UN peacekeping force to stop violence in Israel and Palestine
United Nations general secretary Kofi Annan says an armed peacekeeping force should be deployed in Israel and Palestine. He says anything less might not be eno...
 
European Commission prepares for Info Society summit
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Saturday, 31 May 2003
European Commission prepares for Info Society summit
The European Commission has adopted a communication clarifying the EUs position and objectives for the forthcoming world summit on Information Society (WSIS). ...
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US to ignore UN sanctions?
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Friday, 16 May 2003
US to ignore UN sanctions?
The U.S. is threatening to open a new rift with the United Nations by bypassing international sanctions to kick-start the rebuilding of Iraq, reports The Times...
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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.