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Sierra Leone: Four More Commonwealth Countries Make Bid for Additional Areas of Seabed
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Sierra Leone: Four More Commonwealth Countries Make Bid for Additional Areas of Seabed
Commonwealth assists Guyana, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and Tonga Four more Commonwealth countries have successfully lodged claims for additional areas of seabed. Guyana, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and Tonga have all successfully made submissions to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the....Read Full Article ...
 
UN says up to 100,000 killed in near three-decade Sri Lanka war
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
UN says up to 100,000 killed in near three-decade Sri Lanka war
GENEVA : An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 people were killed in some three decades of civil war in Sri Lanka between the government and Tamil Tiger rebels, the U...
 
NATO countries finalise plans for a standard rail adaptor system
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
NATO countries finalise plans for a standard rail adaptor system
Leading NATO nations have finalised plans for a standard rail adaptor system to replace the United States-designed MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny attachment. Used to a...
 
World "not standing still" on climate pact - U.N.
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
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OSLO (Reuters) - The United Nations issued a range of rival ideas for fighting climate change from rich and poor nations on Wednesday and said the world was "n...
 
Maoist victims demand reverification
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Maoist victims demand reverification
KATHMANDU, Jan 20 - The Maoist Victims' Association (MVA) submitted a memorandum to United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) demanding re-verification of the Ma...
 
UN probe into Gaza conflict to go forward: inquiry head
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
UN probe into Gaza conflict to go forward: inquiry head
The head of a United Nations inquiry says he'll go ahead with an investigation into allegations of war crimes during the recent Gaza conflict, even though Isra...
 
WFP leads UN delegation to Sa’adah to enhance joint assistance
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
WFP leads UN delegation to Sa’adah to enhance joint assistance
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) Regional Director Daly Belgasmi visited Sa’adah in northern Yemen last Monday to inaugurate a new UN joint office...
 
U.N. demands access to civilians in Sri Lanka
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
U.N. demands access to civilians in Sri Lanka
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations on Wednesday accused the Sri Lankan authorities of blocking access to civilians trapped in the former war zone or who hav...
 
Congo-Kinshasa: WFP Starts Air Drops in Bid to Beat Rains
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Congo-Kinshasa: WFP Starts Air Drops in Bid to Beat Rains
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) started air dropping food into Dungu in the north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this past weekend to...
 
Liberia: UN Electoral Assessment Team Visits Country
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Liberia: UN Electoral Assessment Team Visits Country
A two-man need assessment mission from the Electoral Assistance Division of the United Nations (UN) is in the country to assess the needs of the National Elect...
 
DR Congo: UN food agency starts air drops in bid to beat the rains
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
DR Congo: UN food agency starts air drops in bid to beat the rains
KINSHASA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) started air dropping food into Dungu in the north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this past...
 
Africa urged to work with China in pushing for UN reform
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Africa urged to work with China in pushing for UN reform
Zimbabwe's Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi said on Tuesday Africa will continue to work with China in pushing for the reform of the United Nati...
 
U.N. wants access to sick and wounded in former war zone
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
U.N. wants access to sick and wounded in former war zone
The United Nations has accused Sri Lankan authorities of blocking access to civilians trapped in the former war zone.Read Full Article ...
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL, ANNOUNCING APPOINTMENT AS SPECIAL ENVOY, SAYS FORMER PRESIDENT CLINTON WILL BRING
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
SECRETARY-GENERAL, ANNOUNCING APPOINTMENT AS SPECIAL ENVOY, SAYS FORMER PRESIDENT CLINTON WILL BRING
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of former United States President William J. Clinton as the United Nations Special...
 
HIP-HOP PIONEER TO BE CONFIRMED AS GOODWILL AMBASSADOR FOR PERMANENT MEMORIAL TO HONOUR VICTIMS OF S
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
HIP-HOP PIONEER TO BE CONFIRMED AS GOODWILL AMBASSADOR FOR PERMANENT MEMORIAL TO HONOUR VICTIMS OF S
Hip-hop pioneer and renowned celebrity Russell Simmons will be confirmed as Goodwill Ambassador for the Permanent Memorial at the United Nations to honour the ...
 
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT SIGNALS NEW COOPERATION ON FINDING SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL CRISES
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT SIGNALS NEW COOPERATION ON FINDING SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL CRISES
In an agreement that signals a significant convergence between developing and developed countries on key issues, countries agreed on a wide range of policy opt...
 
Lebanon files complaint to UN on Israeli violations
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Lebanon files complaint to UN on Israeli violations
The Lebanese Foreign Affairs Ministry filed a complaint on Wednesday to Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon and the current president of the Se...
 
Myanmar: UNESCO chief deplores arrest of pro-democracy leader
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Myanmar: UNESCO chief deplores arrest of pro-democracy leader
The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has expressed his grave concern over the arrest and trial of oppositi...
 
Urgent need to set up more camps for Pakistan's displaced, says UN agency
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Urgent need to set up more camps for Pakistan's displaced, says UN agency
With thousands of people uprooted by violence in north-west Pakistan continuing to make their way to safety, the United Nations refugee agency said today it is...
 
Another step towards new climate change pact taken with online UN publication
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Another step towards new climate change pact taken with online UN publication
Progress towards achieving an ambitious new treaty on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is gathering pace, the top United Nations climate change offici...
 
UN-backed public symposium calls for ‘deep and lasting' financial reforms
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
UN-backed public symposium calls for ‘deep and lasting' financial reforms
A public symposium on the global financial crisis has recommended "deep and lasting" reforms to avoid a repetition of the current downturn, according to its sp...
 
Russian tennis star partners with UNESCO to serve notice on gender inequality
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Russian tennis star partners with UNESCO to serve notice on gender inequality
Russian tennis ace, Olympic bronze medallist and Grand Slam champion Vera Zvonareva was named today as a Promoter of Gender Equality by the United Nations Educ...
 
African Union-UN envoy calls for end to clashes along Chad-Sudan border
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
African Union-UN envoy calls for end to clashes along Chad-Sudan border
The joint African Union-United Nations envoy to the war-torn Sudanese region of Darfur today called for an end to fighting near the Chad-Sudan border and for t...
 
Former US president appointed special envoy for Haiti
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Former US president appointed special envoy for Haiti
Former United States President Bill Clinton has been appointed as the United Nations (UN) Special Envoy for Haiti.Read Full Article ...
 
Sudan: Joint AU-UN Rep Urges End to Fighting Near Chad Border
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Sudan: Joint AU-UN Rep Urges End to Fighting Near Chad Border
The African Union-United Nations Joint Special Representative (JSR) in Darfur, Mr. Rodolphe Adada, called today for an end to recent fighting near the Chadian-...
 
Status Quo Analysis Report for Developing Early Childhood Launched
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Status Quo Analysis Report for Developing Early Childhood Launched
Damascus, (SANA)-Syrian Commission for Family Affairs, in cooperation with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), launched on Wednesday the Status Quo An...
 
Iran Death Penalty Critic Wins Human Rights Award
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Iran Death Penalty Critic Wins Human Rights Award
Baghi`s documenting of death row prisoners in Iran, including juvenile offenders, has served as an important resource for United Nations.Read Full Article ...
 
TUNISIA-UNO
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
TUNISIA-UNO
Tunisia elected as member of UNICEF Board of Directors NEW YORK, May 20, 2009 (TAP) - Tunisia was elected as member of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UN...
 
Post-Kyoto climate deal takes shape
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Post-Kyoto climate deal takes shape
Ahead of the next round of talks on a post-Kyoto climate agreement, the United Nations has released the first draft of a negotiating text stuffed with options ...
 
Aid agency provides more clean water to Somalis
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Aid agency provides more clean water to Somalis
NAIROBI, May 20 (Xinhua) -- A global aid agency, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), has said it is stepping up efforts to provide more and cleaner water...
 
UN pleas for access to war-stranded Sri Lankans
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
UN pleas for access to war-stranded Sri Lankans
The United Nations pleaded today for access to Sri Lankans believed stranded in the northeast of the country where the government says it has defeated a three-decade insurgency by the Tamil Tiger rebels.Read Full Article ...
 
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