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Putin thanks President of Indonesia, H.E. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for birthday Surprise

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  October 7, 2013          President Vladimir Putin Birthday Surprise          President of Indonesia, H.E. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono sings Happy Birthday with guitar in Main Holding Room, Sofitel Hotel, Nusa Dua, Bali on Monday . President Yudhoyono deliberately gave a surprise to President of Russia, H.E. Vladimir Putin for his 61st birthday. It also surprises APEC Economies […]

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At high-level event on development, UN officials urge greater private financing

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General Assembly President John Ashe. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine 7 October 2013 – New and innovative sources of financing are needed to supplement decreasing official development assistance, United Nations officials said today calling for greater private funding and fostering international trade to sustain economic growth and fuel sustainable development. Addressing participants at the opening of the […]

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Ban strongly condemns ongoing violence in Egypt

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras  (file photo) 7 October 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the violence in Egypt which killed more than fifty people during a national holiday on Sunday, and today’s attacks against military personnel and facilities, which reportedly killed eight people and injured many more. “The Secretary-General once again stresses […]

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During visit, Security Council members meet leaders of Africa’s Great Lakes countries

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Members of UN Security Council delegation are welcomed by MONUSCO officials as they arrive at Goma airstrip in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo: MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti 7 October 2013 – As part of an official visit to countries in Africa’s Great Lakes region, the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council have […]

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On World Habitat Day, UN spotlights sustainable modes of transportation in cities

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Urban mobility in Cairo, Egypt. Photo: UN-HABITAT 7 October 2013 – The United Nations today marked World Habitat Day by encouraging city governments to expand access to sustainable modes of transportation and draw more travelers out of cars and onto trains, buses, bicycle paths, and sidewalks. “Urban transport is a major source of greenhouse gas […]

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States must prioritize migrants’ human rights, UN independent experts reiterate

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Italian coastguards help a group of boat people found floating in a crowded craft near Lampedusa Island.UNHCR/A.Di Loreto 7 October 2013 – As crews off the Italian island of Lampedusa continue to recover bodies from last week’s migrant boat disaster, United Nations independent experts today reiterated calls on Member States to urgently adopt a new […]

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Four decades in solitary confinement amounts to torture, UN expert tells US authorities

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Special Rapporteur on torture  Juan E. Méndez. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré 7 October 2013 – An independent United Nations human rights expert today called on the United States to immediately end the indefinite solitary confinement imposed on Albert Woodfox for the past four decades. “Keeping Albert Woodfox in solitary confinement for more than four decades clearly […]

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Global food prices expected to remain volatile in coming years, warns UN official

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Graziano Da Silva-Director General, FAO (Centre) addressing the Committee on World Food Security at FAO headquarters. FAO/Alessia Pierdomenico 7 October 2013 –  Although global food prices have recently stabilized, they are expected to remain volatile over the next few years, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, as a […]

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UN projects 40% of world will be online by year end, 4.4 billion will remain unconnected

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Courtesy ITU 7 October 2013 – A United Nations report released today projects that by the end of the year, 40 per cent of the world’s population – 2.7 billion people – will be online, as mobile broadband has become the fastest growing segment of the global information and communication technology (ICT) market. The annual […]

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Vladimir Putin will take part in the APEC summit on October 7-8

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The President will take part in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum’s 21st summit on Bali, Indonesia, on October 7-8. The summit’s main theme will be deepening regional cooperation within APECAsia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) was established in 1989. Russia joined APEC in 1998. APEC brings together 19 countries (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, […]

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