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DRUG TRAFFICKING GREATEST THREAT TO LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES TODAY

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 23-09-2011 19:37 GMT-0000
New York: Costa Rica and El Salvador, two countries highly affected by drug-related violence in recent years, have urged the United Nations to help fight drug cartels and organized crime, and called on Member States with high numbers of drug consumers to take the lead on the issue.

PALESTINE SUBMITTED APPLICATION FOR UN MEMBERSHIP

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 23-09-2011 19:34 GMT-0000
New York: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas today submitted an application for Palestine to become a United Nations Member State.

Group of 77 and China has a pivotal role to play

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 23-09-2011 18:48 GMT-0000
New York: From achieving current development goals to securing even more ambitious targets, the bloc of developing nations known as the Group of 77 and China has a pivotal role to play in achieving the ultimate goal of a world free from poverty, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

TIME FOR ACTION ON TREATY BANNING NUCLEAR TESTS IS NOW

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 23-09-2011 18:44 GMT-0000
New York: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged all remaining States to seize the moment and sign and ratify the global treaty banning nuclear tests, with the aim of bringing it into force by 2012.

International Finance Institutions Critical for Job Creation in Emerging Markets

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 23-09-2011 18:38 GMT-0000
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – A new report finds that international finance institutions play a key role in catalyzing job creation and growth through the private sector in emerging markets, particularly as governments face increased pressure on public resources.

IMF Announces Staff-Level Agreement with the Kyrgyz Republic for US$106 million

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 23-09-2011 14:05 GMT-0000
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Mr. Christian Beddies, visited Bishkek September 7-21, 2011 to hold discussions for the first review under a three-year, SDR 66.6 million (about US$106 million) Extended Credit Facility arrangement with the Kyrgyz Republic.
Defence Acquisition Council gives green signal

India to deploy BrahMos missile in North-East for self-defense

Can hit enemy targets hidden by mountains
Author: ASHOK B SHARMA - Published 23-09-2011 14:00 GMT-0000
New Delhi: India would soon upgrade its military capabilities in its northeastern border with the induction of an advanced variant of the 290-km range supersonic cruise missile for self-defense. The techniques of mountain warfare is also to be upgraded.

WTO lowers trade forecast from 6.5% to 5.8% as downside risks build

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 23-09-2011 11:57 GMT-0000
WTO economists announced today that they are revising their 2011 trade forecast to 5.8%, down from their earlier conservative estimate of 6.5%, since trade has grown more slowly than expected in recent months and the outlook for the global economy is increasingly uncertain.

POLITICAL WILL NEEDED TO AVOID DEEPER ECONOMIC STRIFE

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 22-09-2011 23:58 GMT-0000
New York: The global economic crisis continues and may still engulf the world, Australia’s Foreign Minister warned the General Assembly today, urging countries to take immediate and concerted action to spur sustainable growth and avoid a depression.

NUCLEAR SAFETY ACTION PLAN ENDORSED

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 22-09-2011 23:53 GMT-0000
New York: The general conference of the United Nations atomic energy agency today unanimously endorsed an action plan on nuclear safety that is intended to enhance transparency in the ongoing global effort to set effective safety standards.

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