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Intellectual Property Rights: study indicates that roughly 35% of jobs in the EU rely on IPR-intensive industries

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The European Commission today welcomed the publication of a study on Intellectual Property Rights, which was carried out jointly by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). This study, “Intellectual Property Rights intensive industries: contribution to economic performance and employment in Europe” (September 2013), measures the importance […]

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Global Citizen Festival: Ban, Stevie Wonder and tens of thousands unite to end poverty

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon greets the audience at the Global Citizen Festival at Central Park’s Great Lawn. New York. Photo: Luisa Leme Try to Change the World – Johnny Reid  (HD) http://youtu.be/nTmePXGVpNs 30 September 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined United Nations Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder and an audience of an estimated 60,000 people this […]

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Obama tells Netanyahu he will be ‘clear eyed’ in Iran talks

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US President Barack Obama (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. -AFP Photo Updated 2013-09-30 22:35:55 WASHINGTON: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday Iran must dismantle its “military nuclear program” as a condition for a diplomatic breakthrough that would […]

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With Syria’s neighbours ‘stretched to the limit,’ UN refugee chief urges greater support

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Thousands of people flowed from Syria across the Peshkhabour border crossing into Iraq’s Dohuk Governorate. Photo: UNHCR/G. Gubaeva 30 September 2013 – The United Nations refugee chief today called on Syria’s neighbours to continue to keep their borders open and provide protection to those fleeing the conflict, and on the international community to help these […]

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Foreign ministers from around world stress UN’s vital role for peace, development

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Francois Lounceny Fall, Foreign Minister of Guinea. UN Photo/Ryan Brown 30 September 2013 – As the General Assembly’s annual General Debate draws to a close, foreign ministers from around the world took the podium today to underscore the United Nations’ prime role in ensuring global peace and setting the agenda for a major new push […]

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‘Green economy’ key to advancing Barbados’s sustainable development agenda

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Maxine Pamela Ometa McClean, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard 30 September 2013 – A policy of sustainable development is a matter of survival for Barbados, its Minister today told the United Nations General Assembly, highlighting also debt sustainability and efforts to support the international financial service sector. In […]

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FEATURE: Behind the Scenes – when the world comes to UN Headquarters

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News satellite trucks line the UN complex as the annual general debate continues. UN/JC McIlwaine 30 September 2013 – Gridlock and fanfare – two words often associated with the United Nations. At no time do they crop up more frequently than when the General Assembly opens its high-level session in the fall every year. World […]

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Conflict in Syria ‘a war on terror,’ Deputy Prime Minister tells UN General Assembly

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Walid Almoualem, Deputy Prime Minister of the Syrian Arab Republic. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras 30 September 2013 – The conflict ravaging Syria is not a civil war but a war on terror, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister said today in his turn at the rostrum at the high-level debate that opens the annual session of the […]

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UN chief strongly condemns murder of students at Nigerian college

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Schools burned by Boko Haram in 2013 in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, northeastern Nigeria. Photo: IRIN/Aminu Abubaka 30 September 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “strongly condemns” the murder on Sunday of more than 40 students and the wounding of several others by gunmen at an agricultural college in north-eastern Nigeria, his spokesperson said today. […]

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Sustainable development is Hungary’s priority at UN General Assembly

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Janos Martoyi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Hungary. UN Photo/Ryan Brown 30 September 2013 – The mission is clear – make our common development sustainable, the Hungarian Foreign Minister told the United Nations General Assembly today, stressing a new agenda that makes societies, economies, the environment and partnerships serve generations to come. “As we face […]

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