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UNEP / LEAD PAINT LAUNCH

More than 90 years after theLeague of Nationscalled for a ban on lead in paint, and despite the existence of many safe alternatives, young children and pregnant mothers in the developing world are still exposed to high levels of the dangerous toxin through unsafe paints. UNEP / FILE/ARCHIVE

22 Oct 2013 | Read More »

GA / LATIN AMERICA WRAP 2

President Cristina Fernández of Argentina, in her address to the General Assembly  asked, "what's the difference between death through machine gun, anti-personnel mine, a missile, a grenade, and a chemical weapon?" UNTV

24 Sep 2013 | Read More »

UN / SNOWDEN MERCOSUR

Ministers of the MERCOSUR trade bloc met with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today to voice their "serious" concern over the latest allegations by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden that theUSwas spying on South American countries. (UNTV)  

5 Aug 2013 | Read More »

HAITI / SEXUAL ASSAULT

The United Nations said today that Uruguay should conduct a full and thorough investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by its military personnel serving with the world body’s peacekeeping mission in Haiti. MINUSTAH

8 Sep 2011 | Read More »

HAGUE / URUGUAY-ARGENTINA DISPUTE

The International Court of Justice issues a final ruling that a paper mill on the Uruguayan bank of the Uruguay River, which runs along the borders of Argentina and Uruguay, will continue to operate. The construction of the mill has been the cause of a long running dispute between the two South American countries. ICJ

20 Apr 2010 | Read More »

URUGUAY / SMOKING

More than a billion people around the world smoke, even though most know it can kill you. In fact, half of all smokers will die from their habit. Uruguay is a small country that’s taking big steps to stop the epidemic. 31 May is World No Tobacco Day. UNTV

30 May 2009 | Read More »

 

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