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Tests confirm no radioactivity release from incident at UN laboratory
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Friday, 29 August 2008
Tests confirm no radioactivity release from incident at UN laboratory
Independent experts have confirmed the initial findings of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that there was no release of radioactive material to the environment after an incident at one of its laboratories earlier this month.Read Full Article ...
 
Tensions remain high in Georgia, Security Council hears
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Friday, 29 August 2008
Tensions remain high in Georgia, Security Council hears
The overall situation in and around Georgia's breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia remains tense, senior United Nations officials warned the Securit...
 
Ban urges redoubling of efforts to protect, promote human rights for all
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Friday, 29 August 2008
Ban urges redoubling of efforts to protect, promote human rights for all
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the progress made since the holding of a landmark United Nations human rights meeting in 1993, while calling fo...
 
Ban applauds States for tackling terrorism and extremism in Eurasia
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Friday, 29 August 2008
Ban applauds States for tackling terrorism and extremism in Eurasia
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised an intergovernmental organization for its commitment to combating terrorism and extremism, as well as confronting t...
 
Increased investment in African farmers needed, says UN rural development chief
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Friday, 29 August 2008
Increased investment in African farmers needed, says UN rural development chief
The head of the United Nations rural development arm underlined the crucial role played by African farmers in producing food and combating climate change, call...
 
UN to undertake science, technology and innovation strategy review for Iraq
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Friday, 29 August 2008
UN to undertake science, technology and innovation strategy review for Iraq
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) announced today that it will work with the Iraqi Government to map out a strategy for using sci...
 
Efforts to bridge Afghanistan's digital divide gets boost from UN
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Friday, 29 August 2008
Efforts to bridge Afghanistan's digital divide gets boost from UN
A new agreement between the United Nations and the Afghan Government will help boost efforts to narrow the gap between those in the South Asian nation who bene...
 
Latin America and Caribbean record solid economic growth figures, UN reports
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Thursday, 28 August 2008
Latin America and Caribbean record solid economic growth figures, UN reports
Latin America and the Caribbean have posted positive economic gains for the sixth year in a row, despite the global downturn, with gross domestic product (GDP)...
 
Afghan repatriation tops agenda of UN refugee chief's visit to Pakistan
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Thursday, 28 August 2008
Afghan repatriation tops agenda of UN refugee chief's visit to Pakistan
The top United Nations refugee official today wrapped up a three-day visit to Pakistan, during which the Government agreed to revise a plan for the repatriatio...
 
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