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Global militaries enlisted to combat climate change and save ozone layer - UN
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Thursday, 20 November 2008
Global militaries enlisted to combat climate change and save ozone layer - UN
The United Nations has recruited the help of militaries in several countries in a unique new partnership in the fight against climate change and the campaign to save the ozone layer.Read Full Article ...
 
With shout-out from Bj
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Thursday, 20 November 2008
With shout-out from Bj
The Icelandic singer and green campaigner BjRead Full Article ...
 
Somali accord with Islamists gives peace new impetus - UN official
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Thursday, 20 November 2008
Somali accord with Islamists gives peace new impetus - UN official
The recent agreement on political cooperation signed between the Somali Government and an Islamic opposition alliance has given the peace process in the strife...
 
Carbon neutral airline gets on board UN scheme to cut greenhouse gas emissions
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Thursday, 20 November 2008
Carbon neutral airline gets on board UN scheme to cut greenhouse gas emissions
The world's first carbon neutral airline, which offsets its harmful gas emissions by investing in ecological projects, has joined a United Nations Environment ...
 
French human rights advocate receives UNESCO prize for lifetime's work
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Thursday, 20 November 2008
French human rights advocate receives UNESCO prize for lifetime's work
One of the drafters of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) 60 years ago will receive a prestigious prize in recognition of his life-long advocacy ...
 
International Criminal Court Prosecutor seeks charges against rebels in Darfur
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Thursday, 20 November 2008
International Criminal Court Prosecutor seeks charges against rebels in Darfur
The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today presented evidence against three rebel commanders for their role in last year's deadly attack ag...
 
Obama phones Ban to discuss current crises and global affairs
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Thursday, 20 November 2008
Obama phones Ban to discuss current crises and global affairs
United States President-elect Barack Obama has telephoned Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to discuss how to address current crises and strengthen the partnership...
 
Gender equality vital for African development, UN-backed forum is told
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Thursday, 20 November 2008
Gender equality vital for African development, UN-backed forum is told
Without gender equality Africa will be unable to achieve lasting development as it confronts the recent food, financial and energy crises, according to speaker...
 
Industrialization key to boosting Africa's economic resilience, Ban says
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Thursday, 20 November 2008
Industrialization key to boosting Africa's economic resilience, Ban says
Industrialization will help Africa overcome the current triple financial, food and climate crises and make critical progress on eradicating poverty, Secretary-...
 
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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.