Friday 24 March, 2017
Edition: English (US)
Monthly Archives: December 2009

As different strategies for ensuring universal primary school enrollment continue to be explored, the World Bank and the UN World Food Program (WFP) believe that the implementation of free meal programs in schools is showing an increase in sustained...

By Record on Dec 30th, 2009

On December 1st the Lisbon Treaty officially entered into force after nearly a decade of negotiations on reforming the central power structure of the European Union. The Czech Republic, the last EU member state to cast its support for the alterations,...

By Record on Dec 29th, 2009

As the amount of space debris orbiting the Earth continues to increase, issues pertaining to sustainable space usage are rising on both international and national agendas worldwide. Amongst the latest actions aimed towards bolstering space sustainability...

By Record on Dec 27th, 2009

On Friday 20th November, the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), a rebel group in southern Sudan, signed up to a United Nations-sponsored action plan that reaffirms the commitment made by the SPLA, when they signed the Comprehensive...

By Record on Dec 8th, 2009

A referendum presented to Swiss voters on 29 November passed with 57 per cent of the votes, thus prohibiting further construction of Islamic minarets throughout Switzerland. The referendum was initiated by the Swiss People’s Party (SVP), which...

By Record on Dec 7th, 2009

On Tuesday, 1 December, US President Barack Obama announced a decision to send 30,000 additional American troops to Afghanistan, bringing the total to nearly 100,000. Mr Obama had considered various troop increase proposals by the top US commander...

By Record on Dec 6th, 2009

As the economic crisis continues enveloping the world, the UN News Service reports that developing countries already dealing with severe debts face a 17 per cent debt-rise this year. According to Mr Supachai Pnithchpakdi, the Secretary-General...

By Record on Dec 4th, 2009