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Ban and head of South American bloc discuss regional issues, sustainable development
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Monday, 02 April 2012
Ban and head of South American bloc discuss regional issues, sustainable development
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met yesterday with the head of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), María Emma Mejía Vélez, in discussions touching on cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations, the issue of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) and sustainable development.Read Full Article ...
 
UN police serving in Timor-Leste awarded national medal of merit
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Wednesday, 28 March 2012
UN police serving in Timor-Leste awarded national medal of merit
United Nations police serving in Timor-Leste were honoured this week with the country's medal of merit for their efforts to assist the fledgling nation consoli...
 
True protection of UN staff demands collective action, says Secretary-General
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Saturday, 24 March 2012
True protection of UN staff demands collective action, says Secretary-General
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged all nations to join forces to protect the thousands of United Nations personnel who risk their lives to help people i...
 
Guinea-Bissau development expert named head of UN Economic Commission for Africa
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Thursday, 22 March 2012
Guinea-Bissau development expert named head of UN Economic Commission for Africa
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed Carlos Lopes of Guinea-Bissau as the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa...
 
UN police chief urges ‘zero impunity' for peacekeepers guilty of sexual abuse
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Tuesday, 20 March 2012
UN police chief urges ‘zero impunity' for peacekeepers guilty of sexual abuse
The United Nations police chief today called on Member States to ensure that peacekeeping personnel found guilty of sexual exploitation and abuse are punished ...
 
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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.