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Corruption undermines democracy and contributes to instability, warns senior UN anti-crime official
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Thursday, 29 August 2019
Corruption undermines democracy and contributes to instability, warns senior UN anti-crime official
Corruption undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to governmental instability, Mirella Dummar-Frahi, Civil Society Team Leader at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) warned at the UN Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read Full Article ...
 
For Africa, ‘winds of hope are blowing ever stronger,’ Guterres declares at conference on developmen
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Thursday, 29 August 2019
For Africa, ‘winds of hope are blowing ever stronger,’ Guterres declares at conference on developmen
African nations have made ‘significant progress’ in developmental efforts in the last few years, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday, kicki...
 
‘Extinction crisis’ pushes countries to agree stronger protection for global wildlife
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Thursday, 29 August 2019
‘Extinction crisis’ pushes countries to agree stronger protection for global wildlife
At-risk wildlife that is facing a “growing extinction crisis” received a boost on Wednesday, as countries wrapped up a marathon meeting in Geneva, by agreeing ...
 
Ahead of 2020 elections, situation in Burundi shows encouraging signs but remains fragile
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Friday, 23 August 2019
Ahead of 2020 elections, situation in Burundi shows encouraging signs but remains fragile
A UN Security Council meeting on the security and political situation in Burundi was held on Friday, as the country continues to grapple with a four-year-long ...
 
Remittances matter: 8 facts you don’t know about the money migrants send back home
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Friday, 23 August 2019
Remittances matter: 8 facts you don’t know about the money migrants send back home
This Sunday marks the second International Day of Family Remittances, observed every year on 16 June, in recognition of the fundamental contribution of migrant...
 
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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.