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Efforts to bring renewable energy to remote villages honoured by UN
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Wednesday, 04 June 2008
Efforts to bring renewable energy to remote villages honoured by UN
Two initiatives to bring clean power to remote communities off the electricity grid in isolated areas of Peru and Laos are this year's recipients of the prestigious Sasakawa Prize awarded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).Read Full Article ...
 
Myanmar: progress on aid but access for internationals still a challenge
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Wednesday, 04 June 2008
Myanmar: progress on aid but access for internationals still a challenge
Aid deliveries to the victims of Cyclone Nargis have stepped up in recent days but access for international workers to the worst affected areas in Myanmar rema...
 
UN rights chief
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Wednesday, 04 June 2008
UN rights chief
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed concern about the treatment of people suspected of committing terrorist acts, and called fo...
 
Zimbabwe: UN rights chief
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Wednesday, 04 June 2008
Zimbabwe: UN rights chief
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said today that she is "deeply concerned" at reports that the Government of Zimbabwe has stopped food dis...
 
Ban voices support for continuing efforts to ease Colombia-Ecuador tensions
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Wednesday, 04 June 2008
Ban voices support for continuing efforts to ease Colombia-Ecuador tensions
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his strong support of continuing regional efforts to help restore normal bilateral relations between the Andean neig...
 
Newly appointed UN envoy assumes duties in Lebanon
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Wednesday, 04 June 2008
Newly appointed UN envoy assumes duties in Lebanon
The senior United Nations official tasked with coordinating the world body's work in Lebanon arrived today in the capital Beirut to take up his duties.Read Ful...
 
First batch of Chadian police and gendarmerie graduate from UN training course
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Wednesday, 04 June 2008
First batch of Chadian police and gendarmerie graduate from UN training course
The first 71 Chadian police and gendarmerie commanders graduated today from a United Nations programme aimed at ensuring the safety and security of an estimate...
 
At Rome summit, Ban sees clear sense of resolve in addressing food crisis
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Wednesday, 04 June 2008
At Rome summit, Ban sees clear sense of resolve in addressing food crisis
Warning that failure is not an option in addressing the current food crisis, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he was pleased by the strong commitment e...
 
Over 60 countries hit hardest by food crisis to receive increased UN aid
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Wednesday, 04 June 2008
Over 60 countries hit hardest by food crisis to receive increased UN aid
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it will provide $1.2 billion in additional food aid in the 62 countries hit hardest by the current cri...
 
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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.