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DEVELOPMENT OF SECURITY, LEGAL INSTITUTIONS MAJOR CHALLENGE FOR LIBERIA

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 23-02-2010 12:05 GMT-0000
New York: More than a decade after its civil war, Liberia is heading towards reconciliation but significant challenges remain in the development of its security and legal institutions, which will impact the future of the United Nations mission there, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a new report.

DEVELOPMENT OF SECURITY, LEGAL INSTITUTIONS MAJOR CHALLENGE FOR LIBERIA

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 23-02-2010 12:05 GMT-0000
New York: More than a decade after its civil war, Liberia is heading towards reconciliation but significant challenges remain in the development of its security and legal institutions, which will impact the future of the United Nations mission there, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a new report.

TACKLING INTERNET TERRORISM

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 23-02-2010 12:00 GMT-0000
New York: The United Nations and computer giants, including Microsoft and Google, are joining forces to identify ways to combat terrorists' use of the Internet to recruit members, organize criminal acts and raise money.

ISRAELI STATEMENT ON SITES IN OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY MATTER OF CONCERN

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 22-02-2010 19:05 GMT-0000
New York: A senior United Nations official today voiced concern at Israel's announcement that it was adding two religious sites in occupied Palestinian territory to its list of national heritage sites, warning against moves that could prejudice the resumption of peace talks.

UN FORUM EXAMINES WAYS TO IMPROVE MONITORING OF CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 22-02-2010 19:01 GMT-0000
New York: The climate change challenge is real and every social, economic and environmental sector will be affected, said the head of the United Nations weather agency at the opening of a climatology meeting in Antalya, Turkey, that is focusing on improving climate products and services.

AS ELECTRONIC WASTE MOUNTAINS SOAR, UN URGES SMART TECHNOLOGIES TO PROTECT HEALTH

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 22-02-2010 18:58 GMT-0000
New York: With the mountains of hazardous waste from electronic products growing exponentially in developing countries, sometimes by as much as 500 per cent, the United Nations today called for new recycling technologies and regulations to safeguard both public health and the environment.

IMF Launches Middle East Youth Dialogue

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 22-02-2010 18:55 GMT-0000
In Lahore, Pakistan, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) launched today the IMF Youth Dialogue, a series of roundtable discussions with university students across the Middle East, Pakistan, and North Africa.

NEW SCHEME TO TURN 'TRASH INTO CASH' IN ASIA-PACIFIC CITIES

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 22-02-2010 18:52 GMT-0000
New York: Under a new United Nations-backed initiative launched today, cities in Asia and the Pacific, which are dealing with ever-increasing heaps of waste, will be able to transform 'trash into cash.'

SIERRA LEONE: VETERAN WAR CRIMES LAWYER TAPPED AS TOP PROSECUTOR

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 22-02-2010 18:49 GMT-0000
New York: A United States attorney, who leads the prosecution against former Liberian president Charles Taylor, has been named by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as the new Prosecutor of the United Nations-backed tribunal trying the worst acts committed during the decade-long brutal civil war in Sierra Leone.

WTO Doha Round 2010: March stocktaking to “inject political energy and momentum”

Lamy fears backtracking if process is delayed
Author: Special Correspondent - Published 22-02-2010 18:45 GMT-0000
Director-General of WTO Pascal Lamy, in his report on the state of play in the Doha Round to the General Council on 22 February 2010, said that “although some progress is taking place, gaps remain”. He suggested that the stocktaking at the end of March be undertaken by senior officials, adding that “the Geneva process remains ready to translate political movement into concrete and substantive progress”.

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