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UN Peacebuilding Commission meets to discuss assistance to Sierra Leone
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Monday, 19 May 2008
UN Peacebuilding Commission meets to discuss assistance to Sierra Leone
Representatives of the United Nations, individual Member States, regional organizations, the private sector and civil society have gathered today in New York to discuss how to increase the level of international involvement in Sierra Leone's efforts to make the transition from years of civil conflict towards eventual stability and prosperity.Read Full Artic...
 
Nepal: UN condemns murder of businessman by Maoists
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Monday, 19 May 2008
Nepal: UN condemns murder of businessman by Maoists
The United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) has condemned the recent killing of a local businessman, Ram Hari Shrestha, after Maoist army commanders acknowledg...
 
Secretary-General Ban issues call to eliminate scourge of cluster munitions
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Monday, 19 May 2008
Secretary-General Ban issues call to eliminate scourge of cluster munitions
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed for the creation of a new global pact to rid the world of cluster munitions, deadly weapons which he described as ...
 
Senior UN envoy and Iranian President confer on reconstruction of Afghanistan
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Monday, 19 May 2008
Senior UN envoy and Iranian President confer on reconstruction of Afghanistan
The top United Nations envoy to Afghanistan met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran today in a bid to boost support for the reconstruction of ...
 
UN gears up to mount relief effort after thousands of Sudanese flee disputed town
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Monday, 19 May 2008
UN gears up to mount relief effort after thousands of Sudanese flee disputed town
United Nations agencies are preparing to bring humanitarian relief to the tens of thousands of Sudanese who fled the disputed town of Abyei last week because o...
 
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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.