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Liberian governmet reports rebel fights
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Saturday, 23 February 2002
Liberian governmet reports rebel fights
The government announced that its forces had repulsed rebel fighters at two locations near the capital, Monrovia. Jeff Mutanda, Assistant Minister for Public Affairs in the Information Ministry, reportedly denied allegations made by local journalists that the conflict had been "stage-managed" by the government in order to justify the imposition of a state o...
 
Train catches fire in Egypt
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Saturday, 23 February 2002
Train catches fire in Egypt
A train caught fire outside of Cairo on Wednesday Feb. 20, 2002, killing over 350 people and injuring scores more. In other news, the government signed an agre...
 
Eritrean President rejects criticsms on human rights violations
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Saturday, 23 February 2002
Eritrean President rejects criticsms on human rights violations
The government of President Isayas Afewerki criticized the European Parliaments resolution, adopted on February 7, which criticized Asmara for human rights vio...
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UN news as of Feb. 21, 2002
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Saturday, 23 February 2002
UN news as of Feb. 21, 2002
Secretary General Kofi Annan presented a bleak report to the Security Council on the stalled peace process in Western Sahara. Annan also asked the Security Cou...
 
Human trafficking in the Balkans
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Saturday, 26 January 2002
Human trafficking in the Balkans
Geneva -- The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) recently released a report on human trafficking from and through the Balkans, calling for steppe...
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"Red Card to Child Labour" campaign
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Saturday, 26 January 2002
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) will launch its "Red Card to Child Labour" campaign this week to coincide with the start of the 2002 African Cup ...
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International pledges for Afghanistan
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Saturday, 26 January 2002
International pledges for Afghanistan
International donors pledged $4.5 billion over five years for rebuilding efforts at a Tokyo conference attended by dozens of nations and international organiza...
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Aid arriving to the area of Mount Nyiragongo (Congo)
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Saturday, 26 January 2002
Aid arriving to the area of Mount Nyiragongo (Congo)
Following last weeks eruption of Mount Nyiragongo and the damage caused by lava flows to the nearby city of Goma, aid began to trickle into the area, with Cana...
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UN Round-up
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Saturday, 26 January 2002
UN Round-up
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan attended talks with leaders in Japan, Thailand and Pakistan. Mr. Annan also announced he was nominating former German diplomat ...
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Agricultural Biosecurity
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Saturday, 26 January 2002
Agricultural Biosecurity
10 MILLION ANIMALS SLAUGHTERED IN FOOT AND MOUTH CULL - STATISTICS HEIGHTEN IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURAL BIOSECURITY Biodefense Reference Library: In The S...
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UN peacekeepers in Kabul
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Sunday, 30 December 2001
UN peacekeepers in Kabul
UN peacekeepers have begun patrolling the streets of the Afghan capital Kabul today, despite continued disagreement over the exact size and shape of the force ...
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New European-wide tariff scheme to encourage imports from developing countrie
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Friday, 21 December 2001
New European-wide tariff scheme to encourage imports from developing countrie
EUROPEAN UNION (EU) FOREIGN MINISTERS APPROVED a new European-wide tariff scheme this week, in a bid to encourage imports from developing countries. ...
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12th international conference on aids
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Friday, 21 December 2001
12th international conference on aids
The 12th international conference on aids and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Africa opened in Burkina Faso, with 6,000 delegates discussing ways to improve a...
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The IMF scaled back global growth prospects this year and next
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Friday, 21 December 2001
The IMF scaled back global growth prospects this year and next
The IMF scaled back global growth prospects this year and next, projecting a modest 2.5% increase for both years. An IMF team visiting Moscow reported strong p...
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Kofi Annan formally accepted the Nobel Peace Prize
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Friday, 21 December 2001
Kofi Annan formally accepted the Nobel Peace Prize
Secretary-General Kofi Annan formally accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the UN at an awards ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. ...
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Chinas formal induction into the World Trade Organization (WTO)
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Friday, 21 December 2001
Chinas formal induction into the World Trade Organization (WTO)
"The days are dying out when some people got upper hands over others by engaging in a lopsided work, fawning on the authority or fishing in troubled water. "...
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Child sex exploitation forum to focus on it, trafficking
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Monday, 17 December 2001
Child sex exploitation forum to focus on it, trafficking
Japan -- Advances in technology and trafficking are posing serious new threats in the fight against the commercial sexual exploitation of children, a key organ...
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Voluntary bytes - Multimedia contest
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Wednesday, 12 December 2001
Voluntary bytes - Multimedia contest
THE UN NEEDS YOUR BYTES!!! Contest deadline: Friday, 5 October 2001 The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme announces its multimedia contest ...
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