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Monthly Archives: January 2010

In an effort to reduce biodiversity loss, the United Nations has named 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which is hosted by the UN Environment Program (UNEP), advances that heightened...

By Record on Jan 26th, 2010

On January 12, Mexican officials announced the capture of alleged Tijuana drug trafficker Mr. Eduardo Teodoro ‘El Teo’ Garcia Simental. The drug lord’s arrest marks the third high-profile takedown in less than a month, and a significant...

By Record on Jan 20th, 2010

With UN organizations pushing to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, a project comprised of numerous self-help groups (SHGs) in India is also scaling up its efforts. The Andhra Pradesh Rural Poverty Reduction Project, a micro-financing initiative,...

By Record on Jan 19th, 2010

On Tuesday January 12, at approximately 4:53pm, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the small Caribbean island of Haiti, leaving the capital city of Port-au-Prince and outlying areas in ruins. On Thursday, January 14, the Haitian Red Cross estimated...

By Record on Jan 17th, 2010

On December 30, 2009, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper requested the temporary prorogation of the Canadian Parliament in a political move that ended the current parliamentary session. Mr. Harper made the request to Michaëlle Jean, the...

By Record on Jan 15th, 2010

With the countdown towards the UN Millennium Development Goals’ (MDGs) 2015 deadline heating up, the release of the 2009 World Malaria Report is boosting confidence that halting the incidence of malaria and other major diseases by 2015 can...

By Record on Jan 14th, 2010

Throughout the latter half of 2009, the Australian Labor Party introduced several Senate bills to reform the Australian immigration system, particularly policies regarding refugees and asylum seekers, which have revived political debate on the...

By Record on Jan 11th, 2010

On December 23, 2009, the UN Security Council extended the UN Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (MONUC) mandate until May 31, 2010, through the adoption of UN resolution 1906. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...

By Record on Jan 6th, 2010