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Top UN envoy welcomes ruling on disputed Sudanese town
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Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Top UN envoy welcomes ruling on disputed Sudanese town
The top United Nations envoy to Sudan welcomed today's court ruling on the disputed oil-rich area of Abyei, saying he hopes it will foster greater cooperation among the parties as they carry out the remaining tasks under the peace deal that ended the country's north-south civil war.Read Full Article ...
 
Change in drug treatment reduces HIV infection in newborn babies - UN-backed study
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Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Change in drug treatment reduces HIV infection in newborn babies - UN-backed study
Mother-to-child HIV transmission rates can be dramatically cut with the administration of a cocktail of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs over a longer period of time...
 
UN refugee chief honoured with prestigious rights award
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Tuesday, 21 July 2009
UN refugee chief honoured with prestigious rights award
António Guterres, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), has been awarded this year's Calouste Gulbenkian International Prize for his effo...
 
New regional body will help protect human rights in South-East Asia - UN official
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Tuesday, 21 July 2009
New regional body will help protect human rights in South-East Asia - UN official
The United Nations human rights chief today welcomed the latest move to set up a regional body to protect the rights of people living in South-East Asia, highl...
 
Czech Republic becomes State Party to International Criminal Court
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Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Czech Republic becomes State Party to International Criminal Court
The Czech Republic has become the latest country to ratify the Rome Statute, the pact that established the International Criminal Court and tasked it with tryi...
 
Tensions in southern Lebanon ‘calming down' after incidents - UN envoy
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Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Tensions in southern Lebanon ‘calming down' after incidents - UN envoy
The tensions that have recently flared up in southern Lebanon have begun to ease, a top United Nations official said today, adding that all sides have expresse...
 
Effective assistance key to shoring up peace in post-conflict nations, says Ban
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Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Effective assistance key to shoring up peace in post-conflict nations, says Ban
Ending war is only the first step in peacebuilding, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, stressing the need for well-planned and coordinated international...
 
UN atomic agency helps developing countries considering going nuclear
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Tuesday, 21 July 2009
UN atomic agency helps developing countries considering going nuclear
Many of the 60 developing countries considering whether nuclear power is in their future are turning to the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (...
 
UN human rights chief stresses collective responsibility to protect civilians
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Tuesday, 21 July 2009
UN human rights chief stresses collective responsibility to protect civilians
Individual countries, regional organizations and partners of the United Nations must all do more to ensure the international community has "a credible capacity...
 
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