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Former Jordanian minister selected new chief of UN tourism agency
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Sunday, 10 May 2009
Former Jordanian minister selected new chief of UN tourism agency
Taleb Rifai has been selected by the United Nations tourism agency as its new Secretary-General for a four-year term beginning in January 2010.Read Full Article ...
 
Governments, oil workers focus on impact of economic crisis at UN forum
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Sunday, 10 May 2009
Governments, oil workers focus on impact of economic crisis at UN forum
Representatives of governments, oil companies and workers today began a week-long meeting hosted in Geneva by the United Nations labour agency to discuss the i...
 
Ban calls for global compassion, solidarity on Buddhist day of Vesak
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Friday, 08 May 2009
Ban calls for global compassion, solidarity on Buddhist day of Vesak
In a message commemorating Vesak Day, which marks the birth, enlightenment and passing of the Buddha, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the world to lear...
 
UN expands presence in Afghanistan with new office in the north
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Friday, 08 May 2009
UN expands presence in Afghanistan with new office in the north
The United Nations opened its 20th office in the northern Sar-i-Pul province of Afghanistan on Saturday, continuing the world body's drive to promote develo...
 
High-powered chief executives back UN anti-corruption pact
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Thursday, 07 May 2009
High-powered chief executives back UN anti-corruption pact
In a letter addressed to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon chief executives from some of the world's leading companies have thrown their support behind a United...
 
Urgent international scrutiny needed in Sri Lanka, say UN rights experts
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Thursday, 07 May 2009
Urgent international scrutiny needed in Sri Lanka, say UN rights experts
A group of independent United Nations experts today called on the Human Rights Council to urgently set up an international inquiry to address the “critica...
 
UN-African Union envoy to Darfur condemns killing of blue helmet
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Thursday, 07 May 2009
UN-African Union envoy to Darfur condemns killing of blue helmet
Unidentified gunmen shot dead an international peacekeeper outside his home in South Darfur last night, the joint African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfu...
 
UN team probing rights violations in Gaza conflict wraps up first meeting
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Thursday, 07 May 2009
UN team probing rights violations in Gaza conflict wraps up first meeting
Members of the fact-finding mission set up by the United Nations Human Rights Council to probe rights violations during the recent conflict in the Gaza Strip w...
 
Visits to Bahrain and Switzerland on Ban's itinerary
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Thursday, 07 May 2009
Visits to Bahrain and Switzerland on Ban's itinerary
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Manama, Bahrain and Geneva, Switzerland, starting 15 May, a United Nations spokesperson announced today.Read Full ...
 
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