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Feature: Just another day in the life of a UN volunteer
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Friday, 05 December 2008
Feature: Just another day in the life of a UN volunteer
From treating AIDS patients to rebuilding confidence for war-scarred villagers to dealing with cattle rustlers, more than 7,500 United Nations volunteers fan out around the globe every year, giving their time, hearts and sweat to helping some of world's most deprived and traumatized people.Read Full Article ...
 
On Volunteer Day, UN officials celebrate
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Friday, 05 December 2008
On Volunteer Day, UN officials celebrate
Communities should harness the energy and initiative of the thousands of volunteers who contribute to projects around the world, including critical United Nati...
 
Ban ends two-day Swiss visit by spotlighting UN role in facing global challenges
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Friday, 21 November 2008
Ban ends two-day Swiss visit by spotlighting UN role in facing global challenges
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon wrapped up a two-day visit to Geneva today by meeting staff of the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)...
 
Ban appoints American to head UN disarmament research agency
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Friday, 14 November 2008
Ban appoints American to head UN disarmament research agency
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today that he has appointed an American woman with a long career in security affairs to head the United Nations Institu...
 
Ban to focus on plight of world's poorest at Washington summit on financial crisis
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Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Ban to focus on plight of world's poorest at Washington summit on financial crisis
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need to protect the world's most vulnerable in the face of the current turmoil shaking global financial market...
 
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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.