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UN relief chief visits Afghanistan


May 8th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 8 (IANS) The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos arrived in Afghanistan on Tuesday for a four-day visit to the insurgency-hit country.... Read more...

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WHO expands steps to fight non-communicable diseases


April 25th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 25 (IANS) Aiming to tackle the high occurrence of non-communicable diseases in southeast Asia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said here Wednesday that it would expand technical competence ... Read more...

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Palestine’s Unesco membership may cause financial implications: UN chief


November 1st, 2011 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 1 (IANS) The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said the admission of Palestine to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) may create funding problems ... Read more...

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U.N. denies appointing Earth’s ‘first contact’ for aliens


September 28th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): The United Nations has dismissed reports that it is set to appoint an obscure Malaysian astrophysicist to act as Earth's first contact for any aliens that may come ... Read more...

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“8 goals for Africa” to be sung on World Cup final day


June 29th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, June 29 (ANI): The "8 goals for Africa" song recorded by eight African artists will be sung by them in a live performance at the Soccer City Fan Fest in Johannesburg ... Read more...

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Africa is the winner, says Ban Ki-Moon of World Cup


June 12th, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 12 (DPA) The football World Cup in South Africa can serve as a catalyst for the entire African continent, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon says. "It is an absolute honour ... Read more...

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UN demands impartial inquiry into Gaza flotilla deaths (Second Lead)


June 1st, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 1 (DPA) The UN Security Council called Tuesday for an impartial inquiry into the Israeli commando raid on a flotilla of aid ships for Gaza, which left nine activists ... Read more...

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UN’s Ban expresses condolences after Chile quake, says ready to assist


February 27th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday expressed his condolences after a 8.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Chile, possibly killing hundreds of people."The Secretary-General is very closely monitoring ... Read more...

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Hindus and Jews advocate inclusion of world religions in ambitious Copenhagen Climate Summit


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus and Jews have strongly criticized non-inclusion of world religious leaders in much-publicized and prestigious "COP 15-United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen" starting December seven.Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu statesman; and Rabbi Jonathan ... Read more...

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Hindus criticize ambitious Copenhagen Climate Summit for neglecting world religious leaders


March 21st, 2009 - 12:30 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus have strongly criticized non-inclusion of world religious leaders in much-publicized and prestigious "Copenhagen COP 15" United Nations Climate Change Conference of December next.Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in ... Read more...

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