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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.

ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT URGES STRONGER PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR COUNTRIES

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 09-05-2011 23:57 GMT-0000
New York: UN General Assembly President Joseph Deiss today called for a “renewed and strengthened partnership” between the world’s poorest countries and their development partners to boost their productive capacities as they strive to improve their economies and combat poverty.

Brazil joins OECD agreement on mutual acceptance of chemical safety data

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 09-05-2011 23:56 GMT-0000
Brazil has joined an OECD chemical testing agreement that allows countries to share and accept each other’s results, saving money for governments and industry and reducing the risk of trade disputes.

UN MEETING ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT MAKING VITAL PROGRESS

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 09-05-2011 23:53 GMT-0000
New York: Participants at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development have made important progress on key issues such as mining, transport and waste management and a successful outcome is within reach, the commission’s chairman said today.

UNLOCKING ECONOMIC POTENTIAL OF WORLD’S POOREST COUNTRIES

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 09-05-2011 23:51 GMT-0000
New York: A major United Nations conference aimed at devising a new strategy to help the world’s poorest countries unlock their economic potential and accelerate development opened today in Turkey, where of heads of State and senior officials from international organizations are among 7,000 participants in attendance.

GENUINE DEMOCRACY ESSENTIAL TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 09-05-2011 23:49 GMT-0000
New York: Human development is far more likely to take root if there is genuine democracy in a society, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, stressing the need for authorities everywhere to give people a greater say in their own governance.

IMF Reaches Staff Level Agreement with Romania

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 09-05-2011 23:46 GMT-0000
A joint mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), European Commission, and World Bank visited Bucharest from April 27 to May 9 to prepare the first review of Romania’s new Stand-By Arrangement.

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