Published 24-11-2009 05:48 GMT-0000
Published 24-11-2009 05:41 GMT-0000
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Outstanding local currency bonds in emerging East Asia stood at $4.2 trillion at the end of September 2009, up 14.8% over 12 months and nearly eight times more than at the end of 1996, shortly before the onset of the Asian financial crisis.
Published 24-11-2009 05:38 GMT-0000
New York: With the United Nations climate change summit in Copenhagen just 13 days away, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has highlighted the need to ensure that the energy needs of developing countries are central to any new climate agreement, after a new report found that almost a quarter of the world's 6 billion people live without electricity.
New York: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has paid tribute to all those who serve on the front lines of the battle against piracy off the coast of Somalia, while stressing that this scourge will not be defeated by military means alone.
United Arab Emirates
Published 24-11-2009 05:33 GMT-0000
Published 24-11-2009 05:28 GMT-0000
A street football from the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, made from paper, wrapped in plastic bags and tied with string - and signed by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon - was the top scorer at a United Nations-backed gala auction in Dubai last night that raised nearly $1 million for Palestinian youth.
Published 24-11-2009 05:22 GMT-0000
New York: Israel continued to increase freedom of movement for Palestinians between most urban centres in the West Bank over the past six months, but access to land has not significantly improved, with 60 per cent of the area remaining largely off-limits for use and development, according to a new United Nations report.
Published 24-11-2009 05:16 GMT-0000
New York: Increased threats to international staff in Darfur, including â€œextremely alarmingâ€ kidnappings, ongoing military action by Chad, Sudan and rebels, and Government limits on peacekeepers' movements continue to hamper efforts to stabilize the Sudanese area torn apart by nearly seven years of war, says a new report by the United Nations chief.
New York: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Republic of Korea signed plans today for a new policy centre and trust fund, marking a shift in their 40-year partnership to reflect the country's status as an emerging donor to development.
Different Perspective Is the Demand For Today's Science
Published 23-11-2009 16:55 GMT-0000
Large Hadron Collider, as we know, has been an issue of debate in recent days especially in the scientific community. Whether this issue is worth debating for it's negative outcomes or for it's positive value, is now the issue left. However, it is generally agreed that this experiment of colliding protons at a very high speed of the order 7eV will yield us some of the various dead blocks in particle physics.
Women only occupy a very small percentage
Published 23-11-2009 16:49 GMT-0000
Published 23-11-2009 16:40 GMT-0000
New York: Although the number of researchers working in developing countries over the last five years has increased by 50 per cent, women only occupy a very small percentage of these positions in some regions, according to a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report released today.
The global economy remains very much in a holding patternâ€”stable, and getting better, but still highly vulnerableâ€”IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss Kahn said in London today.