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MDG8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development
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EU-India trade deal could wreck agriculture, retail

Dec 16, 2011 12:23 PM The proposed EU-India Free Trade Agreement will flood Indian markets with imported agricultural goods and snatch away the livelihoods of small farmers and retails, concludes a report by NGOs at the 8th ministerial meeting of WTO.
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UN appeals for $7.7 billion humanitarian aid

Dec 15, 2011 05:07 PM The UN has launched the biggest humanitarian appeal in the past two decades to provide assistance to 51 million people facing the impact of climate change across 16 countries.
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Google to join fight against modern-day slavery

Dec 15, 2011 11:47 AM Technology giant Google will donate $11.5 million in grant to fight modern day slavery. Money will go to 10 intervention and education organisations working in India, Europe and US to eradicate slave labour.
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UN seeks $1.5 bn to tackle Somalia crisis

Dec 14, 2011 05:47 PM The United Nations has launched a record appeal of $1.5 billion to fund hundreds of lifesaving projects in famine-hit Somalia next year.
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Canada condemned for Kyoto withdrawal

Dec 14, 2011 01:14 PM Canada's decision to withdraw from the world's only binding climate treaty has been widely criticised at home and abroad as a 'shameful' excuse to not tackle global warming.

US freezes $700 m aid to Pakistan

Dec 14, 2011 11:47 AM A panel of US Congress has cut back $700m worth of military aid to Pakistan for its failure to check the spread of homemade bombs in the region, a move likely to further strain the bilateral ties between the two countries.
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Campaign to eliminate nuke weapons

Dec 13, 2011 05:58 PM Nuclear weapons can and must be outlawed, as chemical and biological weapons have been, says a group of Asia-Pacific political and military leaders, as they launch a campaign to abolish nuclear weapons.
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New UN climate deal struck

Dec 12, 2011 12:30 PM Delegates from the 194 nations have agreed to start negotiations on a new accord binding on all countries to control greenhouse gases which would come into force by 2020.
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India seeks aid for low-carbon growth

Dec 12, 2011 12:26 PM India is seeking aid from the Clean Technology Fund of the World Bank to power its plans of low-carbon growth.
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Bangladesh to get $4.5 billion for poverty reduction

Dec 09, 2011 02:27 PM The Asian Development Bank will provide US$4.5 billion aid in five years to Bangladesh to boost its economic growth and reduce poverty. Over one-third of Bangladesh’s population lives below poverty line.
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UN's anti-corruption campaign to focus on MDGs

Dec 09, 2011 01:26 PM On International Anti-Corruption Day, the UNODC and the UNDP have developed a joint global campaign, focusing on how corruption hinders efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

UN summit urges action for displaced, stateless people

Dec 08, 2011 05:48 PM The largest summit of UN refugee agency appeals for urgently reinforcing the international system that deals with the world's millions of stateless people and those forcibly displaced.
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Mining to contribute to half of Afghanistan’s GDP

Dec 08, 2011 03:30 PM Amidst political instability and security concerns, the government of Afghanistan is striving to attract foreign investors for country’s mining sector to boost economy.

Women's rights after Bonn

Dec 07, 2011 12:52 PM The recently concluded Bonn Summit will add a new thrust to the inclusion of women's rights in Afghanistan's peace process, hopes Zohra Moosa of ActionAid.
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Volunteers are assets for global well-being: UN

Dec 06, 2011 11:54 AM On the International Volunteers Day, a UN report emphasises on people’s voluntary engagement and participation as key to achieving the MDGs.
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India puts retail reform on hold

Dec 05, 2011 11:46 AM Amidst political pressure, the Indian government has suspended its plan to open up country’s huge retail sector to global supermarket giants.
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Nepal pipes biogas expertise

Dec 02, 2011 05:08 PM Nepal has emerged the pioneer in the development of biogas technology and now it is successfully sharing the technique of clean fuel to other countries.
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Climate funds pledged for poor nations

Dec 02, 2011 11:40 AM At Durban climate change summit, rich nations pledge to supply short-term climate finance to help poor countries tackle global warming . Long-term financing, however, remains doubtful.
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World AIDS Day: Message by Ban Ki-Moon

Dec 01, 2011 11:33 AM On World AIDS Day, Dec 1, UN Secretary-General calls for greater commitments to bring the global HIV-AIDS related deaths to zero.
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Negotiating Durban

Nov 30, 2011 03:19 PM The Durban climate talks may turn to be a 'greenwash' unless developed states of the global north make pledges to cut their CO2 emissions, says Indian journalist and political analyst Praful Bidwai.
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