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Widespread discrimination and occurrences of child labour in Europe
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Tuesday, 23 July 2002
Widespread discrimination and occurrences of child labour in Europe
Brussels 23 July, 2002 (ICFTU OnLine): Salary discrimination against women of up to 35% still exists across Europe, according to a new report by the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) which highlights "pronounced gender differences in the labour market." The report also finds "unacceptable exploitation of children" occurring in most c...
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Growing sex traficking problem
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Saturday, 20 July 2002
Growing sex traficking problem
A new International Organisation for Migration (IOM) study on the extent of trafficking in human beings in the Russian Federation confirms that it is a growing...
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Tanzania: Child workers at risk from mercury
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Saturday, 20 July 2002
Tanzania: Child workers at risk from mercury
Ten-year Tanzanian children are involved in mining activities including washing of rock and collecting and carrying crushed rock that expose them to serious he...
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Interfaith & peace groups urged to embrace solution oriented initiatives
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Friday, 19 July 2002
Interfaith & peace groups urged to embrace solution oriented initiatives
Marc Gopin, Visiting Associate Professor of International Diplomacy and Senior Researcher at The Fletcher School, Tufts University, and Visiting Scholar at the...
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Joint task force to reform Palestinian Authority
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Friday, 19 July 2002
Joint task force to reform Palestinian Authority
The so-called Quartet powers, meeting in New York, established a joint task force to help reform the PA, and continued discussions on the precise future role o...
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Summit of African, Caribbean and Pacific group (ACP) opened in Fiji
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Friday, 19 July 2002
Summit of African, Caribbean and Pacific group (ACP) opened in Fiji
THE THIRD SUMMIT OF THE AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC GROUP (ACP) of states opened in Nadi, Fiji, with delegates expected to discuss their collective strategy...
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The island belongs to my goats
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Friday, 19 July 2002
The island belongs to my goats
Moroccan goat herder Lahma Lachili, rejecting claims by the Spanish and Moroccan governments over the disputed island of Perejil (Spanish for "parsley"). While...
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New UK forum for hospice and palliative care
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Friday, 19 July 2002
New UK forum for hospice and palliative care
A new UK forum for hospice and palliative care has been established. The incidence of cancer is rising globally. 80% of people suffering from cancer in poor...
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Self study course on response to terrorism
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Friday, 31 May 2002
Self study course on response to terrorism
You are one of the first to arrive on the scene of a suspected terrorist incident. As a first responder trained at the awareness level, you are among the fir...
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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.