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US to ease financial restrictions on Myanmar


April 5th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) The US will ease its financial and investment restrictions on Myanmar following the landmark parliamentary by-election in the country, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.America was ... Read more...

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US firm dials in healthcare for seven million Indians


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) A US-based technology firm will promote access to healthcare among seven million Indians in rural areas over the next three years through mobile phone applications, ... Read more...

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Soccer stars to raise fund for Pakistan flood victims


December 14th, 2010 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 14 (IANS) Dozens of renowned footballers will take part in a charity match in Greece Tuesday to raise funds for the people affected by Pakistan floods and Haiti earthquake, ... Read more...

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India, Brazil and South Africa get UN award


September 21st, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Sep 21 (IANS) The India, Brazil and South Africa Facility for Poverty and Hunger Alleviation (IBSA Fund) has received the 2010 UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Award ... Read more...

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Dhaka, Delhi join global move to save tigers


July 30th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 30 (IANS) Bangladesh and India, home to the famous Royal Bengal tiger, will attend the 13-nation Tiger Conservation Summit in St. Petersburg in September to plan out urgent measures ... Read more...

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UN to investigate laws against HIV-infected people


June 24th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, June 24 (DPA) The United Nations launched a commission Thursday to investigate punitive laws that harm global efforts to respond to the decades-old HIV epidemic. The commission will "help restore the dignity ... Read more...

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Countries can learn from Bangladesh poll reforms, says UN


May 24th, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 24 (IANS) Electoral reforms in Bangladesh saw its election commission evolve into one of the most trusted and independent institutions in public life that could lead to long-term improvements in ... Read more...

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Transforming Challenges into Success: UN Study on Election


May 24th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, May 24 (ANI): An independent study has concluded that the electoral reform process in Bangladesh leading up to the 2008 national elections supported a number of important building blocks that are ... Read more...

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India a terrific example for Africa: Togo PM (Interview)


March 18th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Togo's Prime Minister Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo says Africa is increasingly looking at India as a knowledge power and believes Indian enterprises should scale up investment ... Read more...

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UN mourns 101 staffers killed in Haiti earthquake


March 9th, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 9 (DPA) The United Nations mourned Tuesday 101 of its personnel who were killed by the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January. "Today, we commemorate the single greatest loss the ... Read more...

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Gender inequality widespread in Asia: UNDP (Lead)


March 8th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Despite vibrant economic growth in Asia-Pacific area including India, the region has not done much to assimilate women in the mainstream and bridge the deep gender inequality, ... Read more...

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85 million women missing in India, China: UNDP


March 8th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) At least 100 million (10 crore) women are missing in seven Asian countries, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said Monday. It said 85 million of them are ... Read more...

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India’s GDP will grow if more women are employed: UNDP


March 8th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) India can increase its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by as much as 4 percent if the employment rate for women is pushed up, the UN Development Programme ... Read more...

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More than 20 million people in Asia-Pacific could fall into extreme poverty


February 18th, 2010 - 2:58 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) – Twenty-one million people in the Asia-Pacific region could fall into extreme poverty, the United Nations (UN) said Wednesday.With the global economy swiveling down, a publication launched ... Read more...

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UN official calls for increase protection in Pacific islands


February 11th, 2010 - 4:21 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – A senior United Nations official on Wednesday called for increase social protection in the Pacific island region, particularly women and children.The ongoing economic and financial crises are ... Read more...

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Kaka joins match to raise funds for Haiti quake victims


January 22nd, 2010 - 2:41 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Jan 22 (DPA) Brazilian midfielder Kaka will be among some of the world's leading footballers of the past and present at a match Monday to raise money for the victims ... Read more...

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UN regroups peacekeeping mission, launches relief efforts (Lead)


January 15th, 2010 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 15 (DPA) The United Nations carried out house-to-house searches in Haiti Thursday in an effort to find an estimated 160 missing UN personnel. The earthquake in capital Port-au-Prince killed at ... Read more...

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Oscar winning director Peter Jackson becomes a knight


December 31st, 2009 - 4:29 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Dec 31 (DPA) Movie director Peter Jackson, whose final film "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King", won 11 Oscars in 2004, was named a knight in New Zealand's ... Read more...

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Nine out of 10 disasters this year due to weather


December 14th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 14 (IANS) Of the 245 natural disasters in the first 11 months of 2009, 224 or 91.4 percent were due to weather, a UN study has found, underscoring ... Read more...

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Prince Philip joins British Hindus to fight climate change


November 7th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) Hindu leaders in Britain have teamed up with Prince Philip and the UN to launch a long-term action plan that will engage with the community worldwide in the ... Read more...

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1,100 killed in Indonesia earthquake: UN


October 2nd, 2009 - 4:23 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 2 (DPA) An estimated 1,100 people have been killed in the massive earthquake that struck Indonesia's West Sumatra province with the toll expected to rise, the UN said Thursday. The ... Read more...

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UN cancels election aid to Honduras


September 13th, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations has decided to cut off a previously announced aid to Honduras for its upcoming elections, as a new action against the putschists who ... Read more...

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Lack of rights hampers progress in Arab nations: UN


July 22nd, 2009 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 22 (DPA) The lack of human rights, political and social justice as well as a stable environment has prevented individuals in Arab countries from improving, the UN Development Programme ... Read more...

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Cyclone Aila - a grim reminder of climate change


May 26th, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Cyclone Aila, that hit the east coast of India Monday devastating over 100,000 people in the Sundarbans delta region of crops and lifestock, was a grim consequence of ... Read more...

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Thousands rally in support of Sudan president


March 5th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Khartoum (Sudan), March 5 (DPA) A crowd of several thousand supporters rallied in the Sudan capital Khartoum Thursday to express solidarity with President Omar al-Bashir, a day after the International Criminal Court ... Read more...

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Here comes an eco-friendly cookbook


August 9th, 2008 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Energy and Resources Institute of India (TERI) has stamped its green footprint on the Indian kitchen with its first-ever cookbook on environmentally-friendly diet. The Teri Press, ... Read more...

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Indian NGO gets international award for battling AIDS


August 8th, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mexico City, Aug 8 (IANS) A Mumbai-based NGO working for the rights of sex workers was among the five community organisations from India, Ghana, Iran, Malawi and Mexico that received the ... Read more...

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Aid agencies rethinking Somali position as attacks increase


July 15th, 2008 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
DPA Mogadishu (Somalia), July 14 (DPA) Aid agencies are considering suspending operations in conflict-stricken Somalia as deadly attacks against humanitarian workers ramp up, reports said Monday. Millions of Somalis are reliant upon ... Read more...

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UN condemns killing of its official in Somalia


July 8th, 2008 - 5:30 am ICT by IANS
DPA Mogadishu/Nairobi, July 8 (DPA) The UN Monday condemned the killing of the UN Development Programme's (UNDP) top official in Somalia, who was shot as he left a mosque near his home in ... Read more...

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African development conference concludes with food action plan


May 30th, 2008 - 11:36 am ICT by admin
Yokohama (Japan), May 30 (DPA) Threatened by soaring global food prices, African leaders and their development partners Friday agreed to address hunger as well as increase food supplies over the long term ... Read more...

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Soaring food prices seen as opportunity for African farmers


May 12th, 2008 - 8:59 am ICT by admin
By Eva Krafczyk Nairobi, May 12 (DPA) Nigeria's Akin Adesina, vice president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), sees the global food crisis as an opportunity as well as ... Read more...

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UNDP Bangladesh director quits following staff resentment


April 11th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) Manoj Basnyat, the UN Development Programme's (UNDP) country director to Bangladesh, has quit before the end of his tenure due to a vote of no-confidence from his staff ... Read more...

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UN to spend $2 million for African governance reforms


February 18th, 2008 - 7:03 pm ICT by admin
Pretoria, Feb 18 (IANS) The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has allocated $2 million to help African countries strengthen and deepen reforms in governance and public service, South African news agency BuaNews reported ... Read more...

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