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IRAN – UNITED NATIONS
For UN, Iran’s treatment of Afghan refugees is exemplary
About a million Afghans are registered as refugees in the country. Tehran has been praised for providing access to education with 15,000 more classrooms.
Junta “eliminating” soldiers who fired on monks
The generals are trying to get rid of evidence and witnesses to the late September repression should they be called to account some time in the future. Meanwhile arrests continue as do pro-government demonstrations organised by the military regime. Some ethnic Burmese are dressed up in ethnic minorities clothing to show minorities’ support for the government against the West. ASEAN only expresses support for UN initiative, refuses to implement sanctions against the junta.
12/10/2009 PALESTINE – UNITED NATIONS
Mahmoud Abbas backtracks, says postponing vote on Goldstone Report a mistake
The president of the Palestinian National Authority disowns decision taken a week ago in Geneva. Meanwhile the signing of Fatah-Hamas reconciliation deal set for 25 October in Cairo is called off.
UN fight against poverty: donations from rich countries down by 50 percent
At least 16 key donor countries have reduced their contributions because of the global economic crisis. G8 countries have not kept their promises to Africa. Medicine and the internet still too expensive for poor countries.
13/12/2017 15:39:00 UNITED NATIONS
One Planet summit: World Bank to stop financing gas and oil
French President Macron, who hosted the summit, said "We are losing the battle" against global warming. The temperature should rise by 3.5 degrees Celsius. A new space observatory is planned. Climate change is the cause of increasingly frequent and severe floods, droughts, storms and heat waves.
25/10/2006 UNITED NATIONS ASIA
Bird flu warning prevents world pandemic
UN official says early warning on possible virus mutation generated right response in governments, preventing an immediate pandemic. He makes an appeal for Indonesia and Africa.
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