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Common Wealth, Economics For A Crowded Planet

Tuesday, 20 May 2008, 10:10 am | Andreas von Warburg

Book Review - Andreas von Warburg writes from New York: Some have acknowledged it as a masterpiece, a tinkerer’s manifesto. Others have called it the perfect plan of a serious dreamer. Jeffrey Sachs - Penguin Press - “Common wealth, economics ... More >>

Australia Backs India & Japan Security Council Bid

Monday, 7 April 2008, 10:19 am | Andreas von Warburg

The newly-elected Australian government is front-footing its stance on a controversial debate on reform of the UN Security Council - favoring India & Japan as new permanent members with no veto power. More >>

Iraq War Fuels Rise In Asylum Seekers

Thursday, 20 March 2008, 12:38 am | Andreas von Warburg

In five years, the war in Iraq has cost the world thousands of lives and more than half a trillion dollars. For a majority of people – Americans included -, today marks the fifth anniversary of the start of a war that was not worth fighting. More >>

The Gstaad Project launches the Pink Book 2008

Wednesday, 19 March 2008, 9:45 am | Andreas von Warburg

Andreas von Warburg writes: As part of its effort to promote social, economic, and cultural diversity in the international community, the Gstaad Project has released the “The Pink Book on the status of women delegates at the United Nations,” known ... More >>

Climate Change Warnings & International Security

Monday, 17 March 2008, 9:33 am | Andreas von Warburg

Andreas von Warburg writes that the risks posed by climate change are real and its impacts are already taking place. The latest report of the European Commission is crudely honest and, quite frankly, one of the most alarming, with grave repercussions ... More >>

George Clooney’s charity saves WFP ops in Darfur

Saturday, 15 March 2008, 10:26 am | Andreas von Warburg

Can celebrities save the world? They might be only fictional heroes of large Hollywood productions, but their image and money have great power when it comes to support humanitarian causes and serve as a tool to make this world a better place. More >>

UN Expands Its Presence In The Pacific

Saturday, 15 March 2008, 10:23 am | Andreas von Warburg

The United Nations is strengthening its presence in the Pacific and is in the process of opening a new office in the Marshall Islands to improve its reach in the region and better assistance services. More >>

Australia Gets Key UN Post In Middle East

Thursday, 6 March 2008, 8:01 am | Andreas von Warburg

The Secretary-General of the United Nations has announced the appointment of Maxwell Gaylard of Australia as Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process. In his new capacity, Gaylard will also serve as UN Coordinator for humanitarian and ... More >>

US Calls For Comprehensive Reform of IMF

Wednesday, 27 February 2008, 1:07 pm | Andreas von Warburg

Andreas von Warburg reports: The United States is stepping up its call for a comprehensive reform of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in order to better support global growth and respond to global economic challenges. In a speech to the Peterson Institute ... More >>

NZ Cautious On Military Contributions Abroad

Tuesday, 26 February 2008, 11:52 am | Andreas von Warburg

Andreas von Warburg reports from the UN: As NZ's troop commitment to Afghanistan is discussed in the Beehive this week, the country is cautious about increasing its military presence abroad - while Australia moves to bolster its military visibility ... More >>

Book: Chasing The Flame - Unexplored Side of UN

Tuesday, 26 February 2008, 12:48 am | Andreas von Warburg

Andreas von Warburg writes: that the UN is often criticized for being a complex and inefficient, inadequate and unfocused. Here however is a book by Pulitzer Price winner Samantha Power that explores an often unexplored side of the UN. More >>

NZ Pioneers New Climate Change Initiative With UN

Monday, 25 February 2008, 8:36 am | Andreas von Warburg

New Zealand is one of the pioneering founders of the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net), a bold new initiative to address climate change and the urgent need to de-carbonize the global economy. The country has joined the United Nations and three other countries, ... More >>

World Asks The U.S. To End Embargo On Cuba

Thursday, 1 November 2007, 9:52 am | Andreas von Warburg

The General Assembly of the United Nations has voted overwhelmingly in favour of ending the 45-year-old trade embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba. The resolution marks the sixteenth year in a row that the 192-Member body has urged the ... More >>

Yet Another Top Australian At The United Nations

Thursday, 1 November 2007, 9:50 am | Andreas von Warburg

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked Max Gaylard of Australia, a senior United Nations official with extensive experience in humanitarian and development coordination, to serve as Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process ... More >>

World Bank Issues US$3.2 Million Grant To Solomons

Thursday, 13 September 2007, 9:20 am | Andreas von Warburg

Andreas von Warburg reports: The International Development Association (IDA), a branch of the World Bank Group, has approved a US$3.2 million grant to strengthen the rural economy of the Solomon Islands by increasing access for rural communities to infrastructure ... More >>

Australia Increases Contributions To Timor-Leste

Wednesday, 12 September 2007, 9:12 am | Andreas von Warburg

Andreas von Warburg reports: The Australian Government is scaling up its cooperation aid to Timor-Leste and has signed a AUS1.5 million agreement with the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) aimed at supporting the country’s new National Parliament. More >>

UN Postpones Once Again Security Council Reform

Wednesday, 12 September 2007, 9:11 am | Andreas von Warburg

Andreas von Warburg reports: What is the future of the Security Council and its membership? The reform process is about to stall despite the efforts of the outgoing President of the United Nations General Assembly, Sheika Haya Rashed Al Khalifa of Bahrain, ... More >>

UN Appoints Staffan De Mistura To Top Iraq Post

Thursday, 6 September 2007, 5:14 pm | Andreas von Warburg

Andreas von Warburg reports that United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced his intention to appoint Staffan de Mistura of Sweden as his Special Representative in Baghdad and head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), as ... More >>

Swedish Diplomat To Be Named Top UN Envoy To Iraq

Wednesday, 5 September 2007, 7:02 pm | Andreas von Warburg

Scoop UN News: Andreas von Warburg reports that Staffan de Mistura, the Swedish national currently at the helm of the United Nations System Staff College in Turin, Italy, is tipped to be the next top envoy of the Secretary-General in Iraq. More >>

Australia Scores Victories At The United Nations

Wednesday, 5 September 2007, 6:59 pm | Andreas von Warburg

Scoop UN News: Andreas von Warburg reports that Australia’s foreign policy has been scoring several victories at the United Nations lately. Since the beginning of August, Canberra was able to secure two high level positions within the world ... More >>





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