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In China, UN officials hail sport's contribution to development
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Friday, 15 August 2008
In China, UN officials hail sport's contribution to development
Sport is increasingly recognized as an important tool in helping countries achieve their development goals, the United Nations envoy for sport said today in Beijing, where athletes from around the world are currently competing in the 2008 Summer Olympics.Read Full Article ...
 
UN agency launches database on world trade in creative products
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Friday, 15 August 2008
UN agency launches database on world trade in creative products
A new public database in creative products - such as music, audiovisuals, newspapers and electronic publishing - has been launched today by the United Nations ...
 
Landmark cooperation deal signed between UN and Iraqi Government
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Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Landmark cooperation deal signed between UN and Iraqi Government
The United Nations today signed a landmark agreement with the Government of Iraq which lays down a three-year blueprint for the world body's work in reconstruc...
 
Business reform project in Viet Nam gets boost with UN funding
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Monday, 11 August 2008
Business reform project in Viet Nam gets boost with UN funding
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), along with the Government of Norway, is providing $5.2 million so that businesses in Viet Nam w...
 
Five-year development road map agreed by UN and Timor-Leste
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Friday, 08 August 2008
Five-year development road map agreed by UN and Timor-Leste
The United Nations and Timor-Leste's Government have embarked on a five-year programme to reduce poverty, consolidate democracy and provide basic social servic...
 
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