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ASEAN: Burma Not Fit for Chairmanship

05/11/2011

Last Friday, Burma applied for the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The chairmanship rotates between member countries, and as a military dictatorship, Burma has been prohibited from holding the position in the past.

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Whose bad intentions?

05/04/2011

Last week, the government of Bangladesh blocked a $33 million UN project aimed at poverty alleviation in Cox Bazaar district, near the Burma border.?

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In Zimbabwe, Cholera Remains Major Threat

04/20/2011

The World Bank in Zimbabwe is piloting a new project aimed at averting another cholera crisis like the massive outbreak the country experienced in 2008.

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Derek Mitchell to Become First US Special Envoy to Burma

04/06/2011

Derek Mitchell, the current Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific affairs, is set to become the first US special envoy to Burma according to sources at foreignpolicy.com.

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PHR Welcomes US Commitment to the UN Human Rights Council

04/06/2011

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) joined partner organizations in applauding the United States government's announcement to pursue a second term on the UN Human Rights Council.

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