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Ebola outbreak: UN calls for $1bn to fight virus

More than $1bn (£618m) is needed to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak, which is a health crisis “unparalleled in modern times”, UN officials say. 24 more words

Ibn Chambas appointed Head of UN office for West Africa

United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has appointed Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas of Ghanaas his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA). 111 more words


ONU discute a renegociação da dívidas dos países

A Assembleia Geral da ONU adoptou nesta terça-feira (9/9) uma recomendação solicitada pela Argentina e com o aval do G77+China para redigir um marco legal que regule as reestruturações das dívidas soberanas. 646 more words

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The Age of Consent: A Manifesto for a New World Order by George Monbiot

Throughout the lion’s share of my life I viewed politics as an incomprehensible web of distant and irrelevant nonsense. I frequently dismissed political news and issues as boring and entirely immaterial to my life of computer games, 18th century poetry, bass guitar and serial monogamy. 1,707 more words


U.N. Investigators Document Worsening Atrocities of Syrian Civil War

The civil war in Syria had reached new depths of “madness,” United Nations investigators warned at a Geneva briefing on Tuesday in which they presented fresh evidence of atrocities committed by fighters on both sides of the conflict. 161 more words

Harper urged to push for progress on health of poor kids, moms

OTTAWA – The United Nations Children’s Fund is calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to use his coming speech at the General Assembly to push for progress on saving young mothers and newborns in the developing world. 122 more words