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23 August 2001

Cisco helps Democratic Republic of the Congo get online

Author: U.N. Development Programme

Through a partnership between UNDP and Cisco Systems, a new National Cisco Academy at the University of Kinshasa is helping the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo move into the digital age.

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17 July 2001

DIGITAL DIVIDE: UN To Test Pilot Project In Four Countries

Author: UN Wire

Poor countries can raise their living standards by building communications infrastructures, training workers to use the Internet and adopting business-friendly laws, according to a report issued yesterday by the Digital Opportunity Initiative, a...

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10 July 2001

JORDAN: UNIFEM Technology Program Aims To Empower Women

Author: UN Wire

The UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) is collaborating with Cisco Systems and the Cisco Foundation on a $2 million project to empower women in Jordan's technology sector.

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8 July 2001

Vocational school teaches job cred [UK]

Author: Nick Mathiason, The Observer [UK]

Cred is in an initiative that chimes perfectly with the educational zeitgeist. It involves a private-sector company, Lattice - an offshoot of the old British Gas - funding a school for disaffected schoolchildren that puts the emphasis on vocational...

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1 July 2001

Where's the money? G8 promises, G8 failures

Author: Oxfam International Briefing Paper

The richest countries of the world promised to help developing countries halve poverty, reduce child mortality by two thirds, and ensure every child gets a free and good quality primary education. All by 2015. There remains a huge gap between promises...

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21 June 2001

TRANSCO - Community involvement [UK]

Author: Ethical Performance magazine

Transco [gas pipeline operator] has applied fresh thinking to long-standing concerns for health and safety with an initiative that has dramatically reduced accidents in the workplace, saved money and demonstrated the company's social responsibility...

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3 June 2001

Big Oil and an Activist's Death: Family Sues to Probe Role Played by Shell in Nigerian's Execution

Author: Elizabeth Neuffer, Boston Globe

No one questions that a tribunal appointed by Nigeria's dictator, General Sani Abacha, found Saro-Wiwa guilty of murder in a sham trial. No one questions that on Nov. 12, 1995, an executioner hanged him - transforming a man into a martyr. What Saro...

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11 May 2001

Poverty, child labour and education: The apparent link [Bangladesh]

Author: Prof. M.A. Bari, President, Dhaka City Committee of Bangladesh College-University Teachers Association, in The Daily Star [Bangladesh]

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1 March 2001

A Human Rights Framework for Trade in the Americas

Author: Diana Bronson and Lucie Lamarche, Rights & Democracy

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1 March 2001
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Author: Diana Bronson and Lucie Lamarche, Derechos y Democracia

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