World Trade Organization

WTO reports leap in anti-dumping investigations

Practice of dumping or low-cost export surged in the first half of this year
Author: Special Correspondent - Published 21-10-2008 17:53 GMT-0000
The number of investigations into the practice of dumping, or exporting a product at an unfairly low price, surged in the first half of this year, the World Trade Organization (WTO) reported yesterday.

Illicit drug trade threatening peacebuilding efforts in Guinea Bissau

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 21-10-2008 11:22 GMT-0000
The impact of the illicit drug trade on Guinea-Bissau should not be underestimated, the top United Nations political official said today, warning that the scourge threatens to undo the important progress achieved by the post-conflict nation.

The Wiggles use jingle to encourage kids to wash hands

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 21-10-2008 11:11 GMT-0000
Popular Australian children's entertainers and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassadors, The Wiggles, have created a catchy tune to help motivate millions of children worldwide to transform the mundane act of handwashing into an enjoyable habit, thereby improving hygiene and reducing the risk of disease.

Ensuring right to education for world's indigenous peoples

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 21-10-2008 11:08 GMT-0000
Work has begun on a new year-long United Nations study aimed at helping the world's estimated 370 million indigenous people achieve their right to education.

About 100 feared dead in latest Gulf of Aden smuggling tragedy

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 21-10-2008 11:04 GMT-0000
Around 100 people are believed to have died off the coast of Yemen after being forced overboard by smugglers in the Gulf of Aden, the United Nations refugee agency reported.

Ban deplores killing of aid workers in Somalia

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 21-10-2008 10:59 GMT-0000
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today spoke out against the recent killing of aid workers in Somalia and Afghanistan, condemning the murders and voicing alarm at the increasing number of attacks against humanitarian staff in both countries.

Half the population of India to reside in urban settlements by 2051

The number of million plus cities would be 75
Author: Gyan Pathak - Published 08-08-2008 11:47 GMT-0000
The Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India and GTZ, a German company, have signed an Indo-Germean technical co-operation today.


Part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Mulu National Park would be submerged
Author: gyanpathak - Published 17-07-2008 17:08 GMT-0000
A secret document accidentally posted on the internet reveals plans to build a series of massive hydroelectric dams in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, submerging the homes of at least a thousand Penan, Kelabit and Kenyah tribal people, says a press relese of the Survival International.

Does India not realise how immense the suffering

Where am I?...I don't know

I am being persecuted
Author: Taslima Nasreen - Published 13-02-2008 12:58 GMT-0000
Where am I? I am certain no one will believe me if I say I have no answer to this apparently straightforward question, but the truth is I just do not know. And if I were to be asked how I am, I would again answer: I don’t know. I am like the living dead: benumbed; robbed of the pleasure of existence and experience; unable to move beyond the claustrophobic confines of my room. Day and night, night and day. Yes, this is how I have been surviving.
Rewriting history

Why Israel got the history textbooks rewritten

The approved textbook includes the Palestinian view of the creation of Israel
Author: GyanPathak - Published 23-07-2007 11:52 GMT-0000
Getting the history of a nation rewritten is an old practice in the history of many nations of the world. Most of the time the motif behind such exercises is political. However, what is happening in Israel is something different.

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