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Security Council condemns latest missile tests by DPR Korea

Foto - Reuters6 July 2009 – The Security Council today condemned the ballistic missile tests conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) over the weekend, saying they violate Council resolutions and pose a threat to regional and international security.


Advances in tackling HIV at risk from economic downturn, warns UN agency

6 July 2009 – The well-being of millions of people could be put at risk as HIV prevention and treatment programmes fall victim to funding cutbacks as a result of the global economic crisis, warns a new report released today by the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Bank.


Recent gains in eradicating hunger and poverty endangered by economic and food crises, says UN report

Eight Millennium Development GoalsThe Millennium Development Goals Report 2009

UN Secretary-General calls on rich and poor countries to boost efforts and meet aid commitments


Myanmar's human rights record matter of 'grave concern,' says Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon4 July 2009 – Myanmar's future must be rooted in respect for human rights, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, voicing his deep disappointment that the South-East Asian nation's Government refused his request to meet with Nobel laureate and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.


Secretary-General: cooperatives can help pull world out of recession

4 July 2009 – Cooperatives, based on the principles of self-help and reciprocity, have the potential to help address the global economic crisis, especially among the world's most vulnerable, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

Cooperatives' economic model is not based on charity, he said, noting that in countries affected by the turmoil, cooperative banks and credit unions have expanded lending when other financial institutions have scaled back.