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Seventh UNCTAD adopts Final Act by consensus

Seventh UNCTAD adopts Final Act by consensus – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Seventh UNCTAD adopts Final Act by consensus Industrialized and developing countries agree on common approach to development through economic growth THE SEVENTH SESSION of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD VII), held at Geneva from 9 July […]

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Withdrawal from Palestinian areas urged – PeaceWatch: Middle East – Brief Article

Withdrawal from Palestinian areas urged – PeaceWatch: Middle East – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included Horst Rutsch The Security Council on 26 October called on Israel to immediately withdraw its forces from Palestinian-controlled areas. It said it “fully supported the important diplomatic initiatives to deescalate the situation on the ground”, and “strongly supported” all […]

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Sustainable development requires … heavily indebted poor countries

Sustainable development requires … heavily indebted poor countries – includes related article on heavily indebted poor countries A major step towards addressing the debt problems of the poorest countries in a comprehensive way was taken by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with the endorsement by the international community of the initiative […]

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Drug abuse: a social and economic threat

Drug abuse: a social and economic threat The dimensions of drug abuse are so enormous that Governments around the world have launched unparalleled counter-offensives against trafficking. But some countries’ toleration of so-called “soft” drugs in efforts to contain “hard” ones has led to an increase in abuse of both. The report paints a picture of […]

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Population 2050: 9.4 billion

Population 2050: 9.4 billion In the middle of 1996, world population stood at 5.77 trillion persons. Between 1990 and 1995, it grew at the rate of 1.48 per cent per annum, with an average of 81 million persons added each year. This is below the 1.72 per cent per annum at which population had keen […]

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900-person electoral division to monitor March 1994 elections – El Salvador

900-person electoral division to monitor March 1994 elections – El Salvador – United Nations developments A new 900-person electoral division for the UN Observer Mission in El Salvador (ONUSAL) has been approved by the Security Council to monitor the electoral process in El Salvador. Voting, scheduled to take place in March 1994, would be the […]

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Obligations of ‘pioneer investors’ explored in Sea Law Commission

Obligations of ‘pioneer investors’ explored in Sea Law Commission Informal consultations on fulfilment of obligations of “pioneer investors” registered under Resolution 11 of the Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea were held during the resumed sixth session of the Preparatory Commission for the International Sea-Bed Authority and for the International Tribunal for […]

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A culture of human rights

A culture of human rights – UN human rights program Jose Ayala Lasso The United Nations, as is the case with so many organizations today, is preparing itself for the challenges and promises of the twenty-first century. Its founders recognized over 50 years ago that, in order for the United Nations to reach its goals […]

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Innovative alliances with the United Nations – Partnerships

Innovative alliances with the United Nations – Partnerships – Brief Article Ted Turner The United Nations is the only universal forum for international cooperation. Its Charter is not only a visionary document, it is a practical instrument for the preservation of peace, the promotion of environmentally sound development and the protection of human rights for […]

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Month of Africa

Month of Africa – Brief Article Horst Rutsch The Security Council dedicated the first month of the new year to a range of African issues. During the “Month of Africa”, the Council held separate meetings on HIV/AIDS, the problem of refugees and internally displaced persons, as well as the conflicts in Angola, Burundi and the […]