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Sri Lanka: UN allocates $10 million to help thousands caught up in brutal conflict
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Friday, 20 February 2009
Sri Lanka: UN allocates $10 million to help thousands caught up in brutal conflict
With thousands of Sri Lankans continuing to stream out of the northern Vanni region of the country, where Government forces are in the midst of a fierce armed offensive against the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the United Nations emergency relief fund has targeted $10 million to assist civilians caught up in the conflict, the world bod...
 
Myanmar: General Assembly President calls for resumption of substantive talks
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Thursday, 19 February 2009
Myanmar: General Assembly President calls for resumption of substantive talks
The President of the General Assembly today called on both the Government of Myanmar and the opposition to resume substantive dialogue without preconditions an...
 
Ban urges global pursuit of social justice, dignity for all
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Thursday, 19 February 2009
Ban urges global pursuit of social justice, dignity for all
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has underscored the importance of pursuing social justice worldwide, lamenting that far too many people today are denied this rig...
 
Poor farmers in Tanzania to get $56 million boost from UN rural development arm
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Thursday, 19 February 2009
Poor farmers in Tanzania to get $56 million boost from UN rural development arm
Smallholder farmers in Tanzania will benefit from a $56 million loan injected into the Government's agricultural sector from the United Nations in an effort to...
 
Belgium takes Senegal to UN court over prosecution of former Chadian president
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Thursday, 19 February 2009
Belgium takes Senegal to UN court over prosecution of former Chadian president
Belgium has instituted proceedings against Senegal, pressing for the prosecution of a former Chadian president accused of mass torture and other human rights a...
 
Global recession threatens human rights of poorest, warns UN rights chief
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Thursday, 19 February 2009
Global recession threatens human rights of poorest, warns UN rights chief
The world's poor and disadvantaged are bearing the brunt of the suffering resulting from the current global financial crisis and ensuing economic turmoil, the ...
 
Accountability key to meeting national gender equality goals, says UN report
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Thursday, 19 February 2009
Accountability key to meeting national gender equality goals, says UN report
Strengthening accountability for commitments made by governments will be vital to achieving gender equality and women's rights, according to a new report relea...
 
Regional action against crime crucial for stability in Haiti, UN mission chief says
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Thursday, 19 February 2009
Regional action against crime crucial for stability in Haiti, UN mission chief says
For lasting stability in Haiti, neighbouring countries must help foil trans-national crime through the sharing of information, patrolling, and coordinated oper...
 
UN renews appeal for safe release of abducted official in Pakistan
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Thursday, 19 February 2009
UN renews appeal for safe release of abducted official in Pakistan
The United Nations today renewed its appeal to those holding John Solecki, a staff member abducted in western Pakistan over two weeks ago, to release him immed...
 
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