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Iraq: UN official welcomes creation of human rights commission
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Monday, 17 November 2008
Iraq: UN official welcomes creation of human rights commission
The top United Nations official in Iraq today welcomed the country's establishment of an independent commission to promote and protect human rights in the troubled Middle East country.Read Full Article ...
 
Top UN envoy appeals for solidarity among Somali leaders
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Monday, 17 November 2008
Top UN envoy appeals for solidarity among Somali leaders
The senior United Nations envoy to Somalia today urged the country's leaders across all sectors to put aside their differences and unite to consolidate stabili...
 
Ban welcomes global leaders' call for joint action on financial crisis
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Monday, 17 November 2008
Ban welcomes global leaders' call for joint action on financial crisis
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the commitment made by world leaders to take joint measures to tackle the global financial crisis.Read Full Article ...
 
General Assembly President unveils details of panel probing global financial system
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Monday, 17 November 2008
General Assembly President unveils details of panel probing global financial system
General Assembly President Miguel D'Escoto today announced the full composition of a high-level task force he is setting up to examine possible reform of the g...
 
Education vital in efforts to defeat intolerance, Secretary-General says
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Monday, 17 November 2008
Education vital in efforts to defeat intolerance, Secretary-General says
Education is one of the most useful ways to overcome intolerance because it highlights similarities between people and helps to spread a healthy respect for di...
 
UN experts voice significant concern over legal rights of Italy's migrant detainees
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Monday, 17 November 2008
UN experts voice significant concern over legal rights of Italy's migrant detainees
A group of independent United Nations experts today expressed "significant human rights concerns" over the legal rights of irregular migrants and asylum-seeker...
 
UN-backed scheme gives poor farmers insurance against extreme weather
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Monday, 17 November 2008
UN-backed scheme gives poor farmers insurance against extreme weather
A new United Nations-supported scheme seeks to provide financial support to poor rural farmers facing the impact of climate change and natural disasters.Read F...
 
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...
 
United States provides record level of support for UN campaign fighting bird flu
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Friday, 14 November 2008
United States provides record level of support for UN campaign fighting bird flu
The United States will provide more than $44 million in additional funding to the United Nations' campaign to combat the global outbreak of bird flu, the UN Fo...
 
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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.