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Conference raises $10 billion for Haiti’s recovery

A coalition of governments, NGOS and friends of Haiti has pledged nearly $10 billion dollars for the long term development of the country.

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World Bank to provide support in tracking donations for Haiti

The key to working out of the tragedy caused by the Haitian earthquake is to keep track of the funds that are to be donated, according to World Bank President Robert Zoellick.

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UN climate change agency releases reports on Copenhagen summit

The United Nations climate change agency has released official reports on last year's Copenhagen climate change conference.

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Edmond Mulet to head UN operation in Haiti

The UN Secretary-General has appointed a new envoy to head the organization's peacekeeping mission in Haiti.

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ICTY to digitize video recordings of its court proceedings

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia is converting audio-visual recordings of its court proceedings to high-resolution digital video files.

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Veteran Haitian journalist provides 'A Voice for the Voiceless'

Farmers, fisher folk, street vendors and other enterprising Haitians, though not physically present at the international donor conference, had their say in the new Haiti the donors are supporting. Michele Montas, former UN spokesperson and Haitian national, and a team spent several weeks in the countryside gathering the views of those seldom heard from about [...]

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Haitians want decentralization of development

At the international donor conference for Haiti on Wednesday, civil society was represented by the Voice of the Voiceless forum, which conducted focus groups throughout the country to find out what Haitians want from the reconstruction.

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Brazil calls for duty-free importation of Haitian products

Brazil is calling on member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to give preference to goods imported from Haiti.

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Special Envoy says basic needs of Haitians must be addressed first

Former US President Bill Clinton told the donors conference on Wednesday that until January 12th of this year, his responsibility as UN Special envoy to Haiti was to harass donors to honor their commitments to support Haiti.

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New ILO study highlights need to provide "fair deal" for migrant workers

A New study by the International Labour Organization (ILO) is calling for a 'rights-based approach' to provide a 'fair deal' for migrant workers.

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US pledges over a billion dollars for Haiti's reconstruction

At the Haiti donor conference hosted by the UN on Wednesday, making good on President Obama's promise not to abandon the Haitian people, the United States pledged 1.15 billion dollars for the long-term recovery and reconstruction of the earthquake-ravaged country.

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Haiti will need over $11 billion to rebuild over next ten years

Haiti will need more than $11 billion over the next ten years to rebuild from the devastation caused by the January 12 earthquake, according to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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Colombian guerrillas free an army officer after 12 years in captivity

Guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have released a hostage they held for 12 years.

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