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(United Nations)  The United Nations Commission on Social Development today kicked-off its 10-day session in New York with a call to give the poorest and most vulnerable populations the tools they need to lift themselves out of poverty. “Empowerment is critical to poverty eradication and to

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(United Nations) The outgoing head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti says that during his 20-months tenure, security had greatly improved in the Caribbean country, but delayed elections and unemployment still threatened stability. In an interview with UN Radio shortly before the end of

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(MissionNewswire) The Child Rights Education and Action Movement (CREAM) Project was officially launched in early December at the Don Bosco Provincial House in Bangalore, India. This project aims to reach out to poor youth in both urban and rural Karnataka to create a culture that will

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(MissionNewswire) Signs of progress continue in Haiti. Thanks to assistance from the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) and Atlas Tube, Lainco, Fast + Epp, Canam and ArcelorMittal et Cast Connex, the Salesian-run L'École Lakay Trade School in Haiti is being rebuilt. The school suffered major

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(MissionNewswire) More than 3,000 families were provided food, toys and clothing this past holiday season thanks to efforts by Salesian Youth Centers in Spain. Each year the centers focus on raising money and acquiring donated goods for families in need. With the ongoing financial crisis

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(AlertNet) Ethiopia is gearing up to export large amounts of clean power across East Africa in the coming years, starting with neighboring countries Djibouti and Sudan. But the ambitious plans have ignited controversy on several fronts. Ethiopia wants to increase its electricity exports

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(United Nations) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, praising regional and national leaders for striving to improve conditions for the people of Africa, urged the step-up of efforts to reach agreed development goals as he touched on a range of issues in Addis

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