25 August, 2013
New York, Aug 24 (RDI IBNS): The United Nations climate change secretariat has signed an agreement with the Latin American Development Bank to increase participation in clean development projects in the region, it was Friday announced.
25 August, 2013
New York, Aug 24 (RDI IBNS): School feeding programmes in Latin America are having a positive impact on children's well-being and are fostering local development when food is sourced from family farmers, a United Nations study found.
24 August, 2013
New York, Aug 23 (RDI IBNS): Calling on the international community to help Columbia build on the "huge progress" made in recent years, a senior United Nations official Thursday urged providing continued support to ensure the Latin American country fully recovers from decades of conflict.
10 August, 2013
New York, Aug 9 (RDI IBNS): Coca cultivation in Colombia, one of the world's largest producers along with Bolivia and Peru, fell by a quarter in 2012, according to a new survey presented Thursday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Government.
07 August, 2013
New York, Aug 6 RDI IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday met with a group of South American foreign ministers who voiced their concern to the United Nations chief about reported large-scale surveillance programmes.
03 August, 2013
New York, Aug 2 (RDI IBNS): The independent United Nations body tasked with monitoring the production and consumption of narcotics worldwide Thursday urged Uruguay to review a draft law that would permit the sale of cannabis for non-medical use.
02 August, 2013
New York, Aug 1 (RDI IBNS): A United Nations independent expert has urged the Chilean Government to stop applying an anti-terrorism law against its Mapuche indigenous people, who are fighting to recover their ancestral land.
23 July, 2013
New York, July 21 (RDI IBNS): Respect for human rights will be critical as Colombia transitions from conflict to peace, a top United Nations official stressed, noting in particular that the rights of victims must be at the centre of the Government's negotiations with rebel groups.
11 July, 2013
New York, July 10 (RDI IBNS): Five Latin American nations voiced their concerns to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday about the recent incident in which the aircraft carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales was not allowed by several European nations to fly over their airspace on suspicion that United States whistleblower Edward Snowden was on board.
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