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UN environmental summit opens in Rio

UN environmental summit opens in Rio

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(Rio de Janeiro) - Leaders from around the globe gathered to open three days of talks at the United Nations conference on sustainable development, where negotiators have produced a watered-down document that makes few advances on protecting…
International Day of UN Peacekeepers marked

International Day of UN Peacekeepers marked

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(United Nations) - With 193 member states who contribute personnel, equipment and funds, the United Nations’ global peacekeeping mission has almost 120,000 peacekeepers serving in 17 missions in some of the world’s most volatile and dangerous…
Ban Ki-moon makes historic visit to Burma

Ban Ki-moon makes historic visit to Burma

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(New York) - UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon is making a landmark visit to Burma to meet Aung San Suu Kyi and press the government for more democratic reforms. The trip is the latest high-profile diplomatic visit to the once-isolated nation…
WFES 2012

World Future Energy Summit 2012 opens in Abu Dhabi

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(Abu Dhabi) - Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces inaugurated the fifth World Future Energy Summit (WFES 2012); hosted by Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company…