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Experienced Australian official to head UN intellectual property agency
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Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Experienced Australian official to head UN intellectual property agency
The United Nations agency tasked with protecting ownership of intellectual property announced today that an Australian national with extensive experience in the field has been nominated to become its next Director General.Read Full Article ...
 
Water and sanitation vital to achieving other development goals, UN official says
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Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Water and sanitation vital to achieving other development goals, UN official says
Improving access to safe drinking water and decent sanitation worldwide will be critical to resolving many other challenges relating to sustainable development...
 
Africa fastest growing market in communication technology, says UN
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Monday, 12 May 2008
Africa fastest growing market in communication technology, says UN
Africa has been the fastest growing market worldwide in communication technology over the past three years and will continue to emerge as an important market f...
 
UN-backed network linking global developing countries' fisheries reaches 25-year mark
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Monday, 12 May 2008
UN-backed network linking global developing countries' fisheries reaches 25-year mark
The FishInfoNetwork (FIN), a United Nations-organized network linking fisheries in developing countries, has reached its 25-year mark.Read Full Article ...
 
UN-backed scheme targets inequality in Nepal's rural communities
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Friday, 09 May 2008
UN-backed scheme targets inequality in Nepal's rural communities
The United Nations rural development arm announced today that it is providing $4 million towards a project that aims to tackle the exclusion of groups such as ...
 
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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.
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    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.
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    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.