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Former envoy and Nobel laureate says Security Council reform

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UN at 70: former envoy and Nobel laureate says Security Council reform vital for more effective Organization
Source:UN News

13 November 2015 – “Old tools and approaches are not always enough to solve current complex crises.” This is according to former Finnish President and United Nations envoy Martti Ahtisaari, who highlights the importance of reforming the Security Council, as he reflects on the UN’s 70th anniversary in a new book published for the occasion.

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Economic and Social Council President urges stronger cooperation

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Economic and Social Council President urges stronger cooperation to thwart tax evasion and avoidance
Source:UN News

11 November 2015 – Citing an enormous loss of $100 to $240 billion dollars in uncollected global corporate income tax revenues each year, Oh Joon, President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today stressed the need to curb tax evasion and avoidance and called for stronger international tax cooperation.

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Trafficking in cultural property ‘source of enormous illicit profits,’

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Trafficking in cultural property ‘source of enormous illicit profits,’ UN official tells forum
Source:UN News.

5 November 2015 – Trafficking in cultural property has increasingly come to the attention of the international community and represents a source of enormous illicit profits, an official from UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) stressed today at a special event in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Religion and Freedom

Religion and Freedom
Published in Cape May County Herald.

"It was her religion to make the best of everything." - Lyndall Gordon.

Do you see any evidence of a natural or supernatural world? If you don’t trust your eyes, augment them with the most powerful microscopes and search inside and outside the human body, as many people have done.

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Ban condemns ‘despicable’ terrorist attacks in Paris,

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Ban condemns ‘despicable’ terrorist attacks in Paris, demands immediate release of reported hostages
Source:UN News

13 November 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the “despicable terrorist attacks” carried out today in various locations in and around Paris and demanded the immediate release of the numerous individuals reportedly being held hostage in the Bataclan theatre.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, the Secretary-General condemned the multiple attacks that took place in the French capital.

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Women's economic growth is an essential

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On the abolition of women's poverty, the 20th century was the bad ever. Then why think that women development efforts will make it any better in the 21st or 22nd century? From all the evidence, Anti poverty Theory, the Declaration of Human Rights, have done something to prevent women's poverty to this date. We can continue making declarations and manifestos, we can continue sending bills to the government or Parliament, so women's development effort will continue. Also, we can hope to think that establishing women's empowerment will accomplish something.

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