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  • UN humanitarian chief praises importance of emerging European donors Thu Jun 4 2009
    Date: 03 Jun 2009 Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
  • 01:21 on 04 June, 2009 UTC Thu Jun 4 2009
    Pacific Island states win small victory at UN Posted at 22:18 on 03 June, 2009 UTC Small Pacific islands vulnerable to rising sea levels have won a symbolic victory at the United Nations with the passage of a resolution recognizing climate change as a possible threat to security.
  • ODPEM to Maintain Focus on Informal Settlements Thu Jun 4 2009
    Director General of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), Ronald Jackson, has said that the agency will be maintaining focus on the problem of informal settlements, during the current hurricane season. He said that this is an issue that ODPEM has been working to....
  • Meteorological Service Prepared for 2009 Hurricane Season Thu Jun 4 2009
    Director of the National Meteorological Service, Sylvia McGill, has said that the agency is prepared for the 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which is expected to be average to above average. "We are prepared for the season. We have a well established warning system, and we depend on the media, when....
  • Sri Lanka: Avoid a Postwar Witch Hunt Thu Jun 4 2009
    (New York) - The Sri Lankan government should ensure that military defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam does not result in new "disappearances," unlawful killings or the jailing of government critics, Human Rights Watch said today. read more
  • Angola: Govt Prepares Communication for Inventory On Greenhouse Gases Thu Jun 4 2009
    Angola has taken on one of the most important commitments of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, with the preparation of the first national communication that is due to take place in the next 18 months, on Thursday announced the minister of Environment, Fátima Jardim.
  • Emissions fall for third year Wed Jun 3 2009
    European commissioner asserts that EU has “managed to de-couple economic growth from greenhouse gas emissions”.
  • Two swine flu victims 'critical' Wed Jun 3 2009
    Two people were admitted to intensive care in Scotland with swine flu as the World Health Organisation warned it was "getting closer" to declaring a global outbreak of the virus.
  • UK & World News: Two swine flu victims 'critical' Wed Jun 3 2009
    Two people were admitted to intensive care in Scotland with swine flu as the World Health Organisation warned it was "getting closer" to declaring a global outbreak of the virus.
  • A (H1N1): Six more deaths in Mexico Wed Jun 3 2009
    Mexico has confirmed six more deaths from the A (H1N1) virus bringing the total death toll to 103 nationwide.
  • Two swine flu victims 'critical' Wed Jun 3 2009
    Two people were admitted to intensive care in Scotland with swine flu as the World Health Organisation warned it was "getting closer" to declaring a global outbreak of the virus.
  • Meteorological Service Prepared for 2009 Hurricane Season Wed Jun 3 2009
    KINGSTON (JIS) - Director of the National Meteorological Service, Sylvia McGill, has said that the agency is prepared for the 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which is expected to be average to above average.
  • Head of ODPEM Calls on Young People to Join PERC Wed Jun 3 2009
    Director General of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), Ronald Jackson, is appealing to young people to join the Preparedness and Emergency Response Corps (PERC). "We are looking for members from all the various clubs, the 4-H, the Key Club, the Student Council....
  • Chinese Darfur envoy meets Sudan's Beshir Wed Jun 3 2009
    KHARTOUM (AFP) – China's special envoy to Darfur met with Sudan's President Omar al-Beshir and pledged three million dollars in humanitarian aid for the volatile region, Sudanese officials said. Liu Guijin “greeted the president for the beginning of the talks in Doha between the JEM and the....
  • African ministers lay out climate-change policy Wed Jun 3 2009
    "It was difficult to agree on how much to ask for," says Sputnik Ratau, a spokesman for Buyelwa Sonjica, South Africa's minister of water and the environment, who chaired the ministerial meetings. "Different countries have different needs." It's unclear whether the vague political statement will....
  • Blog - Predictions for the 2009 Hurricane Season Wed Jun 3 2009
    NASA satellites are providing data used to forecast this year's hurricanes--so far the news is good.
  • Meteorological Service Prepared for 2009 Hurricane Season Wed Jun 3 2009
    Director for the National Meteorological Service, Sylvia McGill, has said that the agency is prepared for the 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which is expected to be average to above average. "We are prepared for the season. We have a well established warning system, and we depend on the media, when....
  • Chinese envoy meets Bashir Wed Jun 3 2009
    Omar al-Bashir Picture: AP China's special envoy to Darfur met on Monday with Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir and pledged three million dollars in humanitarian aid for the volatile region, Sudanese officials said. Liu Guijin "greeted the president for the beginning of the talks in Doha. . . .
  • Air France Flight Wed Jun 3 2009
    11:56 a.m. EDT MR. WOOD: Okay, Good well, it’s just about it’s still good morning. Good morning, everyone. Happy Monday. Welcome to the briefing. I just want to make just some quick points on the Air the missing Air France aircraft, and then I’m going to turn it over to our Consular affairs a....
  • UN to help Zimbabwe build tourism capacity Wed Jun 3 2009
    THE UNITED Nations has invited the tourism and hospitality industry in Zimbabwe to its headquarters in order to assist the industry build its capacity to execute its duties in line with the central role it has been given by the inclusive Government in the Short Term Emergency Recovery Programme.
  • Climate change set to wreak ha Wed Jun 3 2009
    A report has predicted that coastal districts in Orissa are set to witness an average 23% increase in annual ainfall.

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