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HUMANITY’S VORACIOUS CONSUMPTION OF NATURAL RESOURCES UNSUSTAINABLE

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 12-05-2011 23:23 GMT-0000
New York: Humanity’s current voracious consumption of resources cannot be sustained, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) cautioned in a new report today, warning that the world was already running out of cheap and sources of some essential materials such as oil, copper and gold.

KOSOVO HEADING TOWARDS PHASE OF GREATER STABILITY

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 12-05-2011 23:19 GMT-0000
New York: Kosovo appears to be heading towards a period of increased political stability that should in turn promoter greater dialogue between representatives of Kosovo and Serbia, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today.

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN ON THE RISE IN MAURITIUS

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 12-05-2011 23:16 GMT-0000
New York: Mauritian children are increasingly vulnerable to sexual exploitation, due to a combination of poverty, family dysfunction, social taboos, alcohol and drugs, an independent United Nations human rights expert warned today.

IMF Reaches Staff-Level Agreement with Moldova

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 12-05-2011 23:12 GMT-0000
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Nikolay Gueorguiev visited Chişinău April 27–May 12 to hold discussions on the third review under the Extended Credit Facility/Extended Fund Facility (ECF/EFF) arrangements with Moldova.

IMF Mission Reaches Staff-Level Agreement with the Kyrgyz Republic

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 12-05-2011 23:06 GMT-0000
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mr. Christian Beddies visited Bishkek during April 20-May 4, 2011 to hold discussions on a set of economic policies that could be supported by a medium-term arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF).

GLOBAL TOURISM CONTINUES TO REBUILD

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 12-05-2011 23:01 GMT-0000
New York: International tourism continues to recover from the global financial crisis and downturn of 2008-09, rising in every region of the world except the Middle East and North Africa during the first two months of this year, according to new United Nations figures.

DECADE-LONG CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO SLASH NUMBER OF DEATHS AND INJURIES ON ROADS

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 11-05-2011 23:43 GMT-0000
New York: The United Nations today helped launch the first global Decade of Action for Road Safety in a bid to reduce a scourge that kills an estimated 1.3 million people every year and leaves millions of others injured or permanently disabled.

MORE THAN 1 BILLION TONS OF FOOD LOST OR WASTED EVERY YEAR

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 11-05-2011 23:40 GMT-0000
New York: About a third of all the food produced for human consumption each year – or roughly 1.3 billion tons – is lost or wasted, according to a new study commissioned by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

UN REPORT CALLS ON COUNTRIES TO CONSIDER GENDER IMPACT OF TRADE POLICIES

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 11-05-2011 09:37 GMT-0000
New York: Policies aimed at expanding trade in Bhutan and promoting the Asian country’s unique goal of maximizing “gross national happiness” should be linked to strategies for educating women and enhancing their positions in society and in the economy, a new United Nations report says.

AF-PAK & US AFTER OSAMA’S KILLING

NEW CHALLENGES FOR INDIA
Author: Praful Bidwai - Published 10-05-2011 10:09 GMT-0000
Did the United States achieve “justice” for the victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks by killing their prime instigator and the world’s worst-ever jehadi hate-peddler Osama bin Laden, as President Barack Obama claimed? The honest answer must be, the US accomplished a limited form of justice, as retribution or revenge, not full justice.

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