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Monthly Archives: November 2009

On 23 October, Paul and Rachel Chandler, aged 59 and 55 respectively, were taken hostage by Somali pirates operating in the Indian Ocean. The Chandlers, who are experienced sailors from England, were asleep when the pirates boarded their yacht,...

By Record on Nov 27th, 2009

At the beginning of November, the Uganda Law Reform Commission brought a new set of proposed gender-related laws before the Ugandan Parliament for debate in response to increased pressure from civil society groups. If passed, the proposed bills...

By Record on Nov 26th, 2009

The region of Central America is aflutter with political instability this November as a series of diplomatically precarious events are rapidly unfolding. On 6 November, the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights accused Nicaraguan President...

By Record on Nov 21st, 2009

With five years left to fulfill the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the United Nations has stepped up its fight for environmental sustainability by creating an agency specially tasked with protecting the world’s forests, namely the...

By Record on Nov 16th, 2009

With the 25 October suicide bombings in Baghdad drawing the world’s attention to Iraq’s precarious security situation, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has called for the international community to assist in improving security conditions...

By Record on Nov 16th, 2009

While the news that childhood vaccinations reached an unprecedented high in 2009 seemed to be solid progress towards achievement of the fourth UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG), which calls for a two-thirds reduction in child mortality rates...

By Record on Nov 4th, 2009

On 29 September the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) convened in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss findings from an investigation into the events in Gaza during Israel’s January 2009 incursion, Operation “Cast Lead.” The central...

By Record on Nov 3rd, 2009

According to a report presented to the United Nations in Geneva on 30 September, almost half of people in need of treatment for HIV and AIDS in low- and middle-income countries are now receiving it. More than 4 million people in low- and...

By Record on Nov 1st, 2009