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  1. Peacekeepers struggle to achieve mission impossible

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and ensuring human rights than previous missions in other nations. 'The peacekeeping mission continues to ignore not only the spirit but even the explicit prescriptions of its mandate,' ... Reed Lindsay in Port-Au-Prince Latin American nations leading the operation blame a lack of urgency from aid donors Representatives from all 15 members of the UN Security Council visited ...

  2. Stuck in the middle- Aceh's international peacekeepers

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... the international monitoring team tasked with overseeing Aceh's bid for peace is taking shape. Fresh turf is being laid on the lawn and air-conditioning units installed for the monitors, who sport ... that hinges on both sides sticking to the rules laid down in last month's peace accord. It marks the first time the European Union, which has run peacekeeping operations in the Balkans, has ...

  3. Cutting off hopes of reform

    Posted Sep 15th 2005, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... of the United Nations. The US ambassador to the world body, recently appointed by President George W. Bush in defiance of Congress' wishes, believes that if the UN is not an instrument of American ... of their gross national product in foreign aid. There was to be no special help for developing countries to join the World Trade Organisation, and no commitment by nuclear-armed countries to work towards ...

  4. Taiwan cries foul as UN bid torpedoed

    Posted Sep 15th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei An indignant Taiwan decried the United Nations' latest rejection of its bid for a seat on the world body as unfair yesterday after it was torpedoed by objections ... with a peacekeeping mission, could not turn a blind eye to the growing military threat posed by the mainland. The mainland denied it poses a threat to Taiwan, citing the healthy trade and investment volume ...

  5. Civilians caught in crossfire of Haiti slum battle

    Posted May 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wilme, are facing off with Jordanian soldiers teamed with Haiti's national police. While the UN presence was welcomed in December, some residents now blame the peacekeepers for shooting ... Reed Lindsay in Port-au-Prince UN peacekeepers confront gangs, but the violence continues The gang warfare that consumed Cite Soleil on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince is over, but four ...

  6. Developing nations form united front

    Posted Dec 17th 2005, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... with an unprecedented show of unity aimed at forcing the United States and European Union to put aside their bickering and self-interest and begin to negotiate. A grouping of 110 countries representing ... for the least-developed nations, and the elimination of agricultural export subsidies. The statement could put pressure on the US and EU, whom critics say have been intransigent on the needs of developing ...

  7. Model United Nations meeting

    Posted Nov 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong university students are invited to take part in the Model United Nations Conference organised by the National Taiwan University (NTU) next month. The meeting, scheduled for December 9 to 11 at the NTU campus, will simulate a real UN conference. Students will act as diplomats representing certain countries. They will have to follow UN regulations, like dress code ...

  8. United Nations Children's Fund

    Posted Apr 13th 2005, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... Lau Kit Wai Where? 3/F, 60 Blue Pool Road, Happy Valley What? A UN children's body, Unicef works with other UN agencies, governments and NGOs to provide services in health care, nutrition, and education as well as safe water and sanitation in develop ...

  9. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

    Posted Jan 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Where? 3/F, 60 Blue Pool Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong Why? Devoid of shelter and safe water, the lives of many children have been devastated by the tsunami that has claimed almost 150,000 lives in Asia so far. You can lend a hand to these children by hel ...

  10. Tough warning to newest nation

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Roger Maynard

    ... Roger Maynard in Sydney A report on the future of East Timor by the World Bank has painted a bleak picture of a nation in danger of imploding as it copes with the twin pressures of poverty ... fragile. 'Establishing a well-functioning state will take years, if not decades,' the report says. East Timor, which is the world's newest nation, became independent from Indonesia ...




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