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At UN, Rwandan President urges going ‘beyond business as usual’ in fight on poverty

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Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda. UN Photo/Evan Schneider 25 September 2013 – World leaders must take an honest look at the universally accepted anti-poverty goals and commit to a new global partnership founded on mutual responsibility and trust, the President of Rwanda said at United Nations Headquarters. The theme of this year’s […]

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Chinese FM meets with world leaders at UN General Assembly

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the 68th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York, Sept. 24, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (2nd L) meets with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (2nd R) on the sidelines of the […]

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International partners, meeting at UN, pledge to help Lebanon tackle multiple challenges

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Syrian refugees wait to be registered by UNHCR staff in Lebanon. Photo: UNHCR/M. Abu Asaker 25 September 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today convened the inaugural meeting of the International Support Group for Lebanon which is aimed at helping the country address the multiple challenges it faces, including hosting nearly 800,000 refugees who have fled […]

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Syrian conflict tops talks between UN chief and permanent members of Security Council

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon  with Foreign Ministers of the five permanent members (P5) of the Security Council. UN Photo/Mark Garten 25 September 2013 – The ongoing crisis in Syria was the main focus of today’s talks at United Nations Headquarters between the foreign ministers of the five permanent members of the Security Council and Secretary-General Ban […]

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President of Georgia, addressing UN Assembly, calls for unity in Eastern Europe

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Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe 25 September 2013 – As he gave his address to the General Assembly today, Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, urged the emerging countries of Eastern Europe to unite under the Eastern Partnership arrangement of the European Union to consolidate progress toward freedom and democracy. “Unity should […]

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Leaders from fragile countries stress need for development cooperation

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Taur Matan Ruak, President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard 25 September 2013 – Leaders from countries working together to promote a new model of engagement between fragile States and other international stakeholders addressed the United Nations General Assembly today, urging broader and more innovative cooperation mechanisms to ensure the achievement of […]

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Massive earthquake hits Balochistan Pakistan: death toll rises to 356

By   /  September 25, 2013  /  All News, EAST & SOUTH EAST ASIA, Pakistan, SOUTH ASIA  /  No Comments

KHUZDAR: The death toll from a massive earthquake that jolted southwest Pakistan rose to 328 on Wednesday, with officials saying thousands have been left homeless in remote parts of Balochistan province. The 7.7-magnitude quake struck Tuesday afternoon in the province, toppling thousands of mud-built homes as it spread havoc through Awaran and Kech districts and […]

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$90 Billion Conventional Arms Industry – US, biggest exporter, signs landmark UN arms treaty

By   /  September 25, 2013  /  All News, NORTH AMERICA, USA  /  No Comments

US Secretary of State John Kerry signs the UN Arms Trade Treaty, which seeks to regulate the $70 billion international conventional arms business in New York City. -AFP Photo Published 2013-09-25 23:23:34 UNITED NATIONS: US President Barack Obama’s administration signed a UN treaty Wednesday to track exports of firearms and other conventional weapons, offering a […]

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PM demonstrates continued global leadership on improving maternal, newborn and child health in developing countries

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25 September 2013 New York, New York Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, meet with Bill and Melinda Gates in New York City Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced Canadian support for nine projects that will help improve the health of women and children in […]

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Italian Premier urges launch of new global consensus on food security

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Enrico Letta, Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras 25 September 2013 – With the spotlight today on anti-poverty goals at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Prime Minister of Italy called for greater local and global action to overcome food insecurity. Addressing the 68th General Assembly’s General Debate, Prime […]

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