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World Marks Human Rights Day

Posted December 10th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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World powers are marking Human Rights Day with calls for an end to repression across the globe. The annual event, which is taking place on Saturday, is based on the United Nations’ more than 60-year-old Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The document states all people are entitled to fundamental human rights and freedoms. It also […]

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China Marks World AIDS Day

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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China has marked World AIDS Day by promising to increase funding to HIV prevention services, access to anti-retroviral medications, and policies to curb discrimination against those affected by the virus. During a World AIDS Day event in Beijing Thursday, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao called for the international community to fully meet its commitments to achieve […]

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On World AIDS Day, UN Urges Continued Support for Initiatives

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the world is finally in a position to eradicate AIDS, but says funding will be critical to future progress in fighting the epidemic. In a statement to commemorate World AIDS Day on Thursday, Mr. Ban urged international donors to meet the estimated $24 billion needed annually to fully […]

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On World AIDS Day, UN Urges Continued Support for Initiatives

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the world is finally in a position to eradicate AIDS, but says funding will be critical to future progress in fighting the epidemic. In a statement to commemorate World AIDS Day on Thursday, Mr. Ban urged international donors to meet the estimated $24 billion needed annually to fully […]

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US Honors Military Personnel on Veterans Day

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is calling on Americans to adopt a new spirit of service and sacrifice as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan come to an end. President Obama paid tribute Friday to those who have served in the nation’s military at a ceremony marking the U.S. holiday of Veterans Day. The event was […]

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US Honors Military Personnel on Veterans Day

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is calling on Americans to adopt a new spirit of service and sacrifice as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan come to an end. President Obama paid tribute Friday to those who have served in the nation’s military at a ceremony marking the U.S. holiday of Veterans Day. The event was […]

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US Honoring Military Personnel on Veterans Day

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is leading the nation Friday in honoring those who have served in the armed forces. To mark the Veterans Day holiday, President Obama will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony and deliver remarks at Arlington National Cemetery, just outside Washington. Later, he travels to the southern California city of San Diego, where […]

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US Honoring Military Personnel on Veterans Day

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama leads the nation in honoring the nation’s veterans on Friday, a national holiday that pays tribute to those who have served in the armed forces. As part of the Veterans Day events, President Obama is to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony and deliver remarks at Arlington National Cemetery, just outside Washington. […]

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US Honoring Military Personnel on Veterans Day

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 9:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States Friday marks Veterans Day – a national holiday to remember and honor military veterans. Veterans Day commemorates the date in 1918 when the cease-fire agreement was signed that ended the battles of World War One . It is observed in Europe and elsewhere as Armistice or Remembrance Day. Earlier this month, President […]

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UN Day Celebrations Monday

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Monday, October 24 is United Nations Day 2011. United Nations Day is a celebration of the 1945 ratification of the U.N. charter and the founding of the world body. The U.N. Day concert is a traditional part of the celebration at U.N. headquarters in New York. This year’s concert is dedicated to cultural diversity. United […]

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