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Labour markets slow to recover following financial crisis

Global Employment Trends 2011

Labour markets across the world are failing to recover as quickly as expected following the financial crisis.   In its report “Global Employment Trends 2011” the International Labour Organization or ILO says the number of people out of work globally in 2010 was 205 million, the same as the previous year. That’s despite the gradual recovery [...]

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Low industrial growth holding back labour market recovery in Africa

men looking at job vacancies

Stalled industrial growth across Africa is holding back the recovery of labour markets in many African countries, according to the International Labour Organization or ILO.  Its report “Global Employment Trends 2011” says good economic growth across the continent over the past year has not translated into new jobs.   Daniel Dickinson asked Duncan Campbell from the [...]

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World Veterinary Year inaugurated

The World Veterinary Year has been officially inaugurated in Versailles, in France, to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of the profession and science dealing with animal diseases.

The year also marks the 300th anniversary of the development of the first measures to fight bovine diseases, which are diseases that affect cattle and related animals.

Derrick Mbatha reports…

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Bombing in Moscow airport condemned by UN chief

A bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, which has reportedly killed dozens of people and injured more than a hundred others, has been condemned by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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UN team sent to camp for displaced people in Darfur after Sudanese military operation

A UN team has been sent to a camp for internally displaced people after Sudanese security forces launched an extensive search operation.

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UN: 2010 deadliest year for natural disasters in two decades

Nearly 300,000 people were killed in natural disasters around the world in 2010. Those disasters affected over 200 million people and cost nearly 110 billion dollars; that’s according to the UN agency on disaster reduction (ISDR). Jocelyne Sambira reports. The January earthquake in Haiti and the Russian summer heat wave led to most deaths making [...]

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Comic book launched to promote Millennium Development Goals

MDG comic book

A comic book has been launched to get children up to the age of 12 interested in the Millennium Development Goals, a set of internationally agreed targets for reducing global poverty by half by the year 2015.

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Somalia in "chronic catastrophe" following 20 years without government

Twenty years without a functioning government has led Somalia into "a chronic catastrophe", according to the head of United Nations humanitarian operations in the country, Mark Bowden.

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Scoring the Millennium Development Goals

A team of ten international football stars are being featured in a new comic book which it’s hoped will get children up to the age of 12 interested in the Millennium Development Goals.  The MDGs are the set of internationally agreed targets for reducing global poverty by half by the year 2015.  The football stars are [...]

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Return of refugees and displaced Iraqis proposed by UN chief

MDG comic book

A plan to enable Iraqi refugees and people internally displaced inside Iraq to return home has been proposed by the head of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) António Guterres.

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Global Fund demands $34 million unaccounted for in four countries

Michel Kazatchkine

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is demanding the recovery of $34 million which remains unaccounted for in a number of countries.

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2010 deadliest year for natural disasters

Nearly 300,000 people were killed by natural disasters in 2010, according to figures released by the United Nations.

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