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Taylor Explains Covert Bank Account
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
Taylor Explains Covert Bank Account
Former Liberian president, Charles Taylor, today described how he evaded a United Nations arms embargo by funneling millions of dollars through a secret personal bank account to buy arms and ammunition in an effort to defeat rebels threatening to oust his government.Read Full Article ...
 
British UN chief defends leaked email criticising Haiti charity workers
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
British UN chief defends leaked email criticising Haiti charity workers
A British United Nations humanitarian chief has criticised aid agencies working in Haiti for poor coordination and resourcing, which he said weakened confidenc...
 
POLITICS: U.N. Climate Chief Quits Post
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
POLITICS: U.N. Climate Chief Quits Post
Source: IPS Countries have largely failed to endorse the Copenhagen Climate accord by the Jan. 31 deadline. On Thursday, the key official in the United Nations...
 
ENVIRONMENT-LATIN AMERICA: Glass Half Empty
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
ENVIRONMENT-LATIN AMERICA: Glass Half Empty
Source: IPS The countries of Latin America have made progress in terms of access to clean water and sanitation, but have failed to curb greenhouse gas emission...
 
U.N. nuclear agency expresses concern on Iran
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
U.N. nuclear agency expresses concern on Iran
The IAEA's latest report says new information raises concerns that Iran may have hidden activities related to developing a nuclear bomb. The United Nations' nu...
 
Haiti: UN calls for record £930m aid effort
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
Haiti: UN calls for record £930m aid effort
The United Nations launched a record-breaking appeal today for nearly £930 million to help Haitians hit by the devastating earthquake.Read Full Article ...
 
UN Hopes ‘Serious’ Israeli-Palestinian Talks to Begin Soon, Political Chief Says
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
UN Hopes ‘Serious’ Israeli-Palestinian Talks to Begin Soon, Political Chief Says
NEW YORK, February 19, 2010 (WAFA)- The United Nations remains deeply concerned at the current stalemate in the Middle East peace process, the world body’s p...
 
UN voices fears of Iranian nuclear weapon
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
UN voices fears of Iranian nuclear weapon
The United Nations nuclear agency said it feared Iran may presently be working on making a nuclear warhead, suggesting for the first time that Tehran had eithe...
 
UN makes record Haiti aid appeal
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
UN makes record Haiti aid appeal
Port-au-Prince. The United Nations has increased its humanitarian appeal for Haiti to $1.44bn (£929m) - an all-time high, the BBC reports. Special envoy Bill ...
 
UN Says Israeli Settlements Illegal
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
UN Says Israeli Settlements Illegal
The United Nations says Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories are illegal and the stalemated peace process must commence. Under Secretary...
 
UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Yvo De Boer resigns
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Yvo De Boer resigns
Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Yvo De Boer has resigned. He will vacate his post in July 2010 after...
 
Climate pact appears increasingly fragile; U.N. official quits
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
Climate pact appears increasingly fragile; U.N. official quits
Just two months after patching together a climate deal in Copenhagen, the world's biggest emitters of greenhouse gases are trying to figure out how to keep the...
 
UN nuclear watchdog accuses Iran over nuclear weapons
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
UN nuclear watchdog accuses Iran over nuclear weapons
The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog has radically increased pressure on Iran by publicly describing concerns over atomic weapons for the first time.Read Ful...
 
UN hopes serious Israeli-Palestinian talks will begin soon, political chief says
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
UN hopes serious Israeli-Palestinian talks will begin soon, political chief says
The United Nations remains deeply concerned at the current stalemate in the Middle East peace process, the world body?s political chief said today, voicing the...
 
Ebonyi gets salt processing plants
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
Ebonyi gets salt processing plants
Ohaozara—The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, UNIDO, has started installing salt processing equipment in Ohaozara Local Government Area of...
 
World's top firms cause US$2.2 trillion of environmental damage, report estimates
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
World's top firms cause US$2.2 trillion of environmental damage, report estimates
2010/02/19 LONDON: A report for the United Nations (UN) into the activities of the world's 3,000 biggest companies estimates one-third of profits would be lost...
 
Germany: Iran's defiance merits fresh sanctions
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
Germany: Iran's defiance merits fresh sanctions
"The persistent defiance...of United Nations resolutions and Tehran's continuation of a dangerous nuclear policy are forcing the international community to pur...
 
Germany: Iran's defiance merits fresh sanctions
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
Germany: Iran's defiance merits fresh sanctions
"The persistent defiance...of United Nations resolutions and Tehran's continuation of a dangerous nuclear policy are forcing the international community to pur...
 
UN launches new initiative to promote multilingualism ahead of International Day
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
UN launches new initiative to promote multilingualism ahead of International Day
The United Nations will today launch UN Language Days, a new initiative which seeks to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote e...
 
Rwanda: Mutaboba to Get RDF Protection
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
Rwanda: Mutaboba to Get RDF Protection
A five-man Rwanda Defence Forces team that has been undergoing training since January 28 will soon be deployed in Guinea Bissau under the United Nations Depart...
 
After Yvo de Boer, what are we looking for in our new climate change chief? | Tove Ryding
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
After Yvo de Boer, what are we looking for in our new climate change chief? | Tove Ryding
Yvo de Boer's successor must be equally as hard-working – and must ensure that the voices of the most vulnerable are not sidelined by the most powerful in th...
 
Germany says Iran's defiance merits fresh sanctions
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
Germany says Iran's defiance merits fresh sanctions
BERLIN (Reuters) - Iran's failure to comply with the wishes of the United Nations over its nuclear programme is forcing the international community to pursue f...
 
Egypt: UNICEF study finds millions of children still live in poverty
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
Egypt: UNICEF study finds millions of children still live in poverty
2010-02-19 Millions of Egyptian children continue to live in poverty, despite recent gains made for young people, particularly on the legislative front, a stud...
 
UN Climate Chief Throws in the Towel: De Boer Will Be a Hard Act to Follow
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
UN Climate Chief Throws in the Towel: De Boer Will Be a Hard Act to Follow
A climate agreement looks remote following the chaos of the Copenhagen summit and now United Nations climate chief Yvo de Boer has thrown in the towel. UN chie...
 
Suspect substance at U.N. complex thought harmless
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
Suspect substance at U.N. complex thought harmless
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A suspicious substance whose discovery led to the closure of the U.N. staff cafeteria appears to be harmless but is still being anal...
 
Somalia: Surge in violence sparks alarm
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
Somalia: Surge in violence sparks alarm
2010-02-19 The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia expressed grave concern today at the latest spike in violence in the capital, Mogadishu, whi...
 
East Africa: Rwanda to host World Environment Day celebrations
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
East Africa: Rwanda to host World Environment Day celebrations
2010-02-19 Rwanda will play global host to celebrations for the 2010 World Environment Day, observed annually on 5 June, the United Nations Environment Program...
 
Tackling impunity key challenge for Central African Republic, says UN rights chief
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
Tackling impunity key challenge for Central African Republic, says UN rights chief
Addressing impunity for human rights violations is one of the top challenges facing the Central African Republic (CAR), as it enters the final stretch before e...
 
Resources needed for aid delivery, early recovery in Yemen - UN development chief
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
Resources needed for aid delivery, early recovery in Yemen - UN development chief
The top United Nations development official has called on the international community to provide urgently needed resources to respond to the humanitarian needs...
 
UN launches new initiative to promote multilingualism
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
UN launches new initiative to promote multilingualism
The United Nations will today launch UN Language Days, a new initiative which seeks to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote e...
 
French businessman Yazid Sabeg joins roster of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
French businessman Yazid Sabeg joins roster of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors
French businessman Yazid Sabeg has become the latest addition to the roster of celebrity advocates who use their talent and fame to raise awareness of the work...
 
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