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Deputy Secretary-General to address African development meetings in Ethiopia
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Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Deputy Secretary-General to address African development meetings in Ethiopia
Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro leaves for Ethiopia today to attend the second meeting of the Africa Commission, focussing on the creation of jobs to further economic growth in Africa.Read Full Article ...
 
International Criminal Court rules that Congolese rebel's trial back on track
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Tuesday, 18 November 2008
International Criminal Court rules that Congolese rebel's trial back on track
The International Criminal Court (ICC) today announced its decision to reverse its earlier suspension of the trial of Congolese rebel leader Thomas Lubanga Dyi...
 
UN World Court rejects preliminary Serbian objections in genocide case with Croatia
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Tuesday, 18 November 2008
UN World Court rejects preliminary Serbian objections in genocide case with Croatia
The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, today rejected Serbian objections over questions of jurisdiction ...
 
Hondurans face many months of struggle after deadly floods, UN aid wing says
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Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Hondurans face many months of struggle after deadly floods, UN aid wing says
The basic living conditions for more than 310,000 Hondurans will remain precarious for months as a result of the deadly floods that have engulfed the Central A...
 
Better sanitation is a matter of basic human dignity, UN expert says
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Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Better sanitation is a matter of basic human dignity, UN expert says
Boosting the standard of sanitation in poor countries worldwide is a matter of basic human dignity, and yet 40 per cent of the global population still does not...
 
Top UN envoy in Sudan welcomes approval of independent election body
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Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Top UN envoy in Sudan welcomes approval of independent election body
The top United Nations envoy to Sudan today welcomed the approval by the vast African nation's National Assembly of the independent and impartial body responsi...
 
British police attempt to smash South-East Asian sex trafficking ring - UN report
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Tuesday, 18 November 2008
British police attempt to smash South-East Asian sex trafficking ring - UN report
Police raids on several hundred buildings in the United Kingdom have recovered dozens of sex trafficking victims, mostly from East and South-East Asia, and led...
 
UN-backed conference aims to close gaping
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Tuesday, 18 November 2008
UN-backed conference aims to close gaping
Overcoming the "digital divide" between the poorest countries and developed economies in Asia and the Pacific is the focus of a two-day meeting organized by th...
 
UN ramping up aid to feed 100,000 displaced in eastern DR Congo
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Tuesday, 18 November 2008
UN ramping up aid to feed 100,000 displaced in eastern DR Congo
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is increasing its food distributions in the war-ravaged east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in a b...
 
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