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Cross-cultural understanding essential for peace: UN

March 23rd, 2012 - 5:51 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 23 (IANS) Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, president of the UN General Assembly, has said that encouraging cross-cultural understanding and dialogue was essential for peace and development.The General Assembly ... Read more...

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UN holds Holocaust memorial ceremony

January 28th, 2012 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 28 (IANS) The UN Friday organised a memorial ceremony to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust, with a particular focus on child victims.The memorial ceremony was held ... Read more...

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UAE minister calls for reducing cost of labour mobility

May 22nd, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 21 (IANS/WAM) UAE Minister for Labour Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash has said reduction of the cost of labour mobility across national borders represents the most important aspect ... Read more...

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‘Over 250,000 killed by disasters worldwide in 2010′

February 10th, 2011 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 10 (IANS) Over a quarter of a million people were killed by disasters worldwide last year, making 2010 one of the deadliest years in more than a generation, UN ... Read more...

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Security Council urged to join fight against swine flu

April 29th, 2009 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 29 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday urged the UN Security Council to join the international community in efforts to deal with the swine flu, which has spread ... Read more...

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Deny safe havens to terrorists, US urges UN members

December 10th, 2008 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 9 (IANS) The US Tuesday urged countries to deny terrorists safe haven and bring to justice all those who plan and fund acts of terrorism."We urge all member states ... Read more...

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Mumbai attack to dominate Security Council meet Tuesday

December 9th, 2008 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 9 (IANS) Meeting in the wake of the Mumbai outrage, members of the powerful Security Council are expected to call for a strong and united stand on international terrorism.In ... Read more...

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G-77 urges rich nations to honour MDG commitments

April 3rd, 2008 - 12:44 am ICT by admin
Xinhua United Nations, April 2 (Xinhua) Developing countries at a UN special debate Wednesday called on industrialized countries to honour their commitments by providing more resources to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals ... Read more...

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