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Amount of greenhouse gases in atmosphere reach record high, say UN agency

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By absorbing much of the added heat trapped by atmospheric greenhouse gases, the oceans are delaying some of the impacts of climate change. Photo: WMO/Olga Khoroshunova 6 November 2013 – The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2012, continuing an upward trend which is driving climate change and which […]

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UN experts call on Sudan to stop threatening women with flogging

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Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras 6 November 2013 – Two United Nations independent experts today warned Sudan against threatening women with flogging, stressing this practice amounts to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment that goes against international law. “Premarital sex, adultery, failing to prove rape, dressing ‘indecently’ or ‘immorally’, being […]

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Partnerships vital for addressing sustainable development challenges – UN officials

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President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Néstor Osorio. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe 6 November 2013 – Partnerships are vital if countries want to reduce poverty and advance economic and social progress, United Nations officials stressed today, as they considered ways to address challenges and accelerate the achievement of the global anti-poverty targets known as […]

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President meets British political party leaders

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President Park Geun-hye (right) shakes hands with British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband in London on November 5. (Photo: Cheong Wa Dae) President Park Geun-hye met leaders of Britain’s Labour Party and Liberal Democratic Party in London on November 5 as part of her official itinerary during her state visit to the United Kingdom. During […]

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President Park attends royal banquet

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President Park Geun-hye (center right), Queen Elizabeth II and her spouse, Prince Philip, pose for photos prior to a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London on November 5. (photo: Cheong Wa Dae) President Park Geun-hye attended a state banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London on November 5. The banquet […]

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President Park discusses cooperation with French leader

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  President Park Geun-hye (right) shakes hands with French President François Hollande on November 4 before having summit talks at the Élysée Palace in Paris. (Photo: Cheong Wa Dae) President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with French President François Hollande on November 4 at the Élysée Palace in Paris. The two leaders agreed to bolster […]

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President Park on state visit to U.K.

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President Park Geun-hye arrived in London on November 4 to begin her state visit to the United Kingdom. President Park began her itinerary with an official ceremonial welcome at Horse Guards Parade on November 5. Attendees at the welcoming ceremony included Queen Elizabeth II and her spouse, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prime Minister […]

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Formation of PRIC – Pakistan, Russia, India, China Group – New World Order

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TRANSFORMING THE GLOBE FOR A BETTER WORLD GOALS 1. Road Link 2. Railway link 3. Scientific Research Institutes for Applied research 4. Industrial zones of high quality products 5. Sports promotion 6. Crushing the Fanatism 7. Cultural Integration by exchange visits. Extensive promotion of Tourism 8. People to people close ties to motivate business for […]

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On International Day, Ban calls for protection of natural resources in war-torn countries

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Low yields from slash-and-burn agriculture cannot ensure food security for the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) rapidly growing population. Photo: UNEP 6 November 2013 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the importance of protecting the environment in times of armed conflict, and stressed that strong natural resource governance can help prevent conflict […]

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UN, World Bank boost support for women’s health, girls’ education in Africa’s Sahel

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Secretary-General Bank Ki-moon (right) and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim speak to the media in Niamey, Niger. Photo: World Bank/Dominic Chavez 6 November 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim pledged today to support an initiative to improve women’s reproductive health and girls’ education in Africa’s Sahel […]

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