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UNESCO Experts Ready to Assist Reconstruction of Iconic Notre Dame

Two-thirds of the largely medieval roof of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris have "gone" after the devastating fire in Paris on Monday evening, but UN cultural experts are standing by to offer help where it is needed in rebuilding the iconic structure.

SOP newswireAn overwhelming 94 per cent of Liberians said - The majority of the people surveyed also reacted positively to questions surrounding the disarmament process and the 2005 elections, according to the poll, and UNMIL was also highly rated for its "quick impact" reconstruction projects.
SOP newswireTo finally put an end to the 20-year, campaign of terror - To finally put an end to the 20-year, campaign of terror by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), notorious for conscripting and sexually abusing children and displacing millions across three African countries, the Ugandan Ministers of both Defence and
SOP newswireU.S. Agency To Provide Djibouti $1.1 Million - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide $1.1 million to the World Food Program for its drought emergency operations in Djibouti, USAID announced in a press release April 12.
SOP newswireNepal: UN appeals to all sides in conflict to let through food convoys, medicines - United Nations humanitarian agencies have appealed to all parties in the conflict in Nepal to allow safe passage for food convoys to hundreds of thousands of people, and the distribution of vitamins and de-worming tablets for
R.J. SmithThe Man Who Saved The World - In 1983, a Russian lieutenant made a decision that saved us all.
SOP newswireIncreasing levels of youth unemployment - Increasing levels of youth unemployment in impoverished West Africa, where almost three quarters of the population is under 30, poses a serious
SOP newswire The humanitarian situation in Somalia - The humanitarian situation in Somalia, where 2.1 million people are totally dependant on international aid, must be addressed right now, not only because of the severe drought but also because of recent progress on the political front, the United Nations
SOP newswireUN Deputy Secretary-General the United Nations Budget Committee to Back a Sweeping Set of Reforms - Deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown today urged the United Nations budget committee to back a sweeping set of reforms put forward by Secretary-General Kofi Annan last month to keep step with the shift at the Organization from bureaucratic tasks to life-saving work in the field.
SOP newswireUN Supports Polio Vaccination Campaigns In Iraq - Scores of thousands of health workers are fanning out in two of the world’s major troubles spots – Sudan and Iraq – in a United Nations-supported campaign to vaccinate some 13 million children against polio and save them from the prospect of debilitating paralysis.
SOP newswireUN GRANTS NEARLY $2 MILLION FROM NEW FUND TO STEM DISEASE IN HORN OF AFRICA - The United Nations has granted nearly $2 million from its newly launched standing emergency fund to the World Health Organization (WHO) to quickly boost programmes to stem suffering and death as drought overwhelms the Horn of Africa.
SOP newswireUN Agency Condemns Forced Recruitment of Sudanese Refugees in Chad - The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) today called for an end to the forced conscription of Sudanese refugees in Chad, warning that the practice is further evidence of mounting insecurity along the volatile border area.
Juliet MaruruArbitration in the Street - It’s ten o’clock in the morning, along the Aga Khan Walk, near the Hilton Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. A middle-aged man is arranging pieces of printed-paper on the pavement while calling out to passersby. He is wearing colorful placards on his chest and back.
SOP newswireInvestigation of Deteriorating Human Rights - With reports that recent demonstrations in Belarus have been violently dispersed and over 1,000 protesters and journalists detained, a group of seven United Nations experts today called for investigations into what they termed the deteriorating human rights situation in the country.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Iraqi forces grow - BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqi Security Forces are growing more confident and capable as they gain combat experience across Iraq. Coalition members continue to support them, providing training and equipment to the new forces
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Lebanon's Approacho Palestinian - A senior United Nations Lebanon holding talks in Beirut today with the country's officials hailed their integrated approach to the presence of Palestinian militias.
Rich James (Marketing)Bats To Whales - Wildlife watching is fast becoming a multi-million if not multi-billion dollar industry with the potential to fight poverty by pumping vital income into local communities and conservation initiatives and showing that
Rich James (Marketing)Protecting the world's shipping - Ninety percent of the world's trade occurs via container cargo shipped in and out of seaports. If left unprotected, the world's largest and busiest seaports could be used by terrorists to smuggle or traffic nuclear material.
Leon (Producer) LeonBANGLADESH STARTS MASS ANTI-POLIO DRIVE - The Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, said the immunization campaign will begin immediately with hundreds of thousand of people mobilized around the country
Leon (Producer) LeonGENERAL ASSEMBLY CREATES NEW UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL - Culminating months of intensive negotiations, the United Nations General Assembly today voted overwhelmingly on a resolution setting up a new Human Rights Council to replace the much-criticized Human Rights Commission – prompting Secretary-General Kofi Annan to hail this
Rich James (Marketing)SECURITY COUNCIL CALLS FOR URGENT STEPS TO RESTORE CALM IN MIDDLE EAST - Expressing serious concern over the upsurge in violence in the West Bank and Gaza today, the United Nations Security Council called on the parties
Leon (Producer) LeonGREENHOUSE GASES REACH HIGHEST LEVEL EVER RECORDED - Globally averaged concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2), the most abundant greenhouse gas in the planet’s atmosphere, as well as of methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O), reached their highest ever-
Juliet MaruruA Journey Cut Short Child Abuse - How long will we let it carry on? What if the pain is too much to bear?
Inactive WriterKeeping America Safe - President Bush signed the improved piece of legislation authorizing intelligence and law enforcement officials to track terrorists with the same tools used to track other criminals such as drug dealers.
Juliet MaruruGlobal Pandemic- Overdue? - We are long overdue for another global pandemic. Have we learned well enough to survive it this time?
Leon (Producer) LeonWomen's Equal Participation and The UN - (Division for the Advancement of Women) -- The Commission on the Status of Women will hold its fiftieth session from 27 February to 10 March, marking 60 years of working for gender equality, development and peace. Since its inception in 1946, the Commission on the Status of Women has been an untiring advocate for
Juliet MaruruThe Gap Between - In the 21st Century, the differences between developed and developing nations, in an economic and industrial sense are a serious reality. Highly developed, industrial and economically advanced nations boast high living standards, whereas those with less industry, which are thus less developed economically, make do with lower standards.
Leon (Producer) LeonThe Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs - The Bureau of South Asian Affairs has assumed official responsibility in the State Department for the following diplomatic portfolios: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. As a result, the bureau will now be called The Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
Juliet MaruruIf Tommorrow Never Comes - It started out a beautiful Tuesday morning. The sun was out, the skies blue, the air was warm. It was one of those days when a person wanted to go out and have some fun in the sun,
Leon (Producer) LeonDeputy Secretary Zoellick to Travel - U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick will travel to France and Germany February 3 - 5 to have consultations with officials in Paris and to participate in the annual Munich Security Conference.
Leon (Producer) LeonUN warns against lurching from crisis to crisis on nuclear proliferation - 1 February 2006 " With the international spotlight shining on Tehran"s atomic ambitions, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appealed for a long-term and visionary approach to the problem of nuclear arms proliferation.
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