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Women as victims and resolvers of hunger – Guest Column – Angola – Brief Article

Women as victims and resolvers of hunger – Guest Column – Angola – Brief Article – Column Ana Paula dos Santos Women, especially in the Angolan society, are one of the main victims of hunger, not only because they constitute the majority of the population, but also due to the special circumstances in which their […]

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Harnessing the energies of youth

Harnessing the energies of youth – United Nations Special Session on Children Isaac C. Lamba Any discussion of children and youth now must inevitably relate to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, which provide the road map for human development. The recent United Nations Special Session on Children exposed failures of Governments in creating an […]

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Advancement of education in Guyana: a case study

Advancement of education in Guyana: a case study – Education Watch Donnette Critchlow In addressing students in October 2000, Guyanese President Bharrat lagdeo reiterated a long-standing commitment of successive governments of Guyana: to ensure that every child is provided with quality education that is “relevant to the developmental aspirations of the individual and, by extension, […]

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Pile them high, sell them cheap women and sex for sale

Pile them high, sell them cheap women and sex for sale Willmott, Liz “Trading Women”, David Feingold’s compelling documentary about the trafficking of women and girls into the Thai sex industry, unravels the complex social and political tapestry forming the backdrop to the global trafficking menace. “A clear and consistent message of the film is […]

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Sea Law Commission focuses on pioneer investor duties, training programme approved

Sea Law Commission focuses on pioneer investor duties, training programme approved – Preparatory Commission for the International Sea-Bed Authority and for the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea The training programme will be carried out in close co-operation between the registered pioneer investors and certifying States on the one hand, and the Preparatory […]

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Mission in East Timor Established to Conduct ‘Popular Consultation’ on Territory’s Status

Mission in East Timor Established to Conduct ‘Popular Consultation’ on Territory’s Status The Security Council on 11 June established the United Nations Mission in East Timor (UNAMET) to organize and conduct a popular consultation to determine the Territory’s future status, in keeping with the 5 May Agreement between Indonesia and Portugal, and the two Governments’ […]

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Consideration of human rights issues produces 30 decisions in Third Committee

Consideration of human rights issues produces 30 decisions in Third Committee Consideration of human rights issues produces 30 decisions in Third Committee Action on a wide range of human rights related issues was recommended by the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) in December for approval by the General Assembly, including the adoption of a […]

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Inequality between Men and Women Persists

Inequality between Men and Women Persists – Brief Article Despite the tremendous changes of the twentieth century, discrimination and violence against women and girls remain firmly rooted in cultures around the world, according to a new report, “Lives Together, Worlds Apart–State of World Population 2000”, released on 20 September by the United Nations Population Fund […]

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Full implementation of reconstruction programme in Lebanon awaits effective security

Full implementation of reconstruction programme in Lebanon awaits effective security The international community should give concrete form to its pledges to support Lebanon’s reconstruction and development “as soon as conditions permit the resumption of Lebanon’s reconstruction programme”, according to a report of the Secretary-General on assistance for the reconstruction and development of Lebanon (A/39/390). The […]

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For a soccer lover, it’s heaven – Passing By

For a soccer lover, it’s heaven – Passing By – world unites for soccer’s World Cup Alejandro Frischeisen As the whole world watched the final match on 30 June of the one-month-long 2002 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup, held for the first time in Asia, Brazil, for the fifth time in the […]