DSWD chief says Phl can meet MDG targets with CCT

December 1, 2010 10:23 am· Comments Off on DSWD chief says Phl can meet MDG targets with CCT 

MANILA, Dec. 1 – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Juliano-Soliman is optimistic the country can now meet its millennium development goals (MDGs), thanks to the government’s decision to increase the funding for its conditional cash transfer (CCT) program which is popularly known as the “Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program” (4Ps).

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Humanitarian agencies seek funds for cyclone emergency in Myanmar

December 1, 2010 10:23 am· Comments Off on Humanitarian agencies seek funds for cyclone emergency in Myanmar 

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 1 — Humanitarian agencies in Myanmar require an estimated 53 million U.S. dollars to respond to the needs of at least 260,000 people who were affected by Cyclone Giri that battered the western coast of the Southeast Asian country last month, destroying thousands of homes, infrastructure and farms, the United Nations reported here Tuesday.

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Bangladesh sees continued Israeli occupation as "root cause" of violence, unrest in Middle East

December 1, 2010 10:23 am· Comments Off on Bangladesh sees continued Israeli occupation as "root cause" of violence, unrest in Middle East 

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 1 — Bangladesh on Tuesday said that "the continued occupation of Palestine is the root cause of violence, unrest and destabilization" in the Middle East region.

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UN chief in Central Asia to encourage peace, stability

December 1, 2010 10:23 am· Comments Off on UN chief in Central Asia to encourage peace, stability 

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 1 — UN Secretary-general Ban Ki- moon is in Central Asia following recent unrest in the region to discuss empowerment of women and the UN's contribution to building stability and peace with regional leaders, UN spokesman Farhan Haq said here on Tuesday.

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EU reaffirms commitment to support peace, security in Africa

December 1, 2010 10:23 am· Comments Off on EU reaffirms commitment to support peace, security in Africa 

BRUSSELS, Dec. 1 — The European Council President Herman Van Rompuy reaffirmed Tuesday in Libya the EU's support in strengthening peace and security in Africa.

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U.S. State Department limits access to files after massive leak

December 1, 2010 10:23 am· Comments Off on U.S. State Department limits access to files after massive leak 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 — The U.S. State Department on Tuesday said it has limited access to the database of its diplomatic cables following a massive leak of its secret files by WikiLeaks.

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APA: Israel should withdraw completely from occupied Arab territories, join NPT

December 1, 2010 10:23 am· Comments Off on APA: Israel should withdraw completely from occupied Arab territories, join NPT 

DAMASCUS, Dec. 1 — Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) on Tuesday called for Israel's complete withdraw from occupied Arab territories, the Syrian official SANA news agency reported.

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China calls on Israel to immediately end all settlement activity in occupied territory

December 1, 2010 10:23 am· Comments Off on China calls on Israel to immediately end all settlement activity in occupied territory 

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 1 — China on Tuesday called on Israel to immediately stop all settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territory in order to revive the peace talks between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

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UN General Assembly adopts six resolutions on Middle East conflict

December 1, 2010 10:23 am· Comments Off on UN General Assembly adopts six resolutions on Middle East conflict 

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 1 — The UN General Assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly adopted six draft resolutions regarding the question of Palestine.

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UN top envoy for Cyprus urges momentum to be sustained toward peace agreement

December 1, 2010 10:23 am· Comments Off on UN top envoy for Cyprus urges momentum to be sustained toward peace agreement 

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 1 — The top UN envoy for Cyprus on Tuesday stressed here that the UN-backed Cyprus peace negotiation "ultimately is a Cypriot led and a Cypriot owned process," and called for momentum to be sustained during the process.

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