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8 April 2008

FIJI Water Becomes First Bottled Water Company to Release Carbon Footprint of Its Products

Author: Fiji Water

FIJI Water [part of Roll International] announced today that it had joined the Carbon Disclosure Project Supply Chain Leadership Collaboration to fully disclose the carbon footprint of its products. The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)...will work with...

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10 March 2008
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Author: ONU

Le Groupe de Travail des Nations Unies sur l'utilisation des mercenaires a déclaré...sa préoccupation sur les sociétés militaires et de sécurité privée qui agissent régulièrement sans surveillance effective ni obligation de rendre compte de leurs...

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17 February 2008

Bottled water a £2bn drain on nation's pockets [UK]

Author: Lucy Cockcroft, Telegraph [UK]

Britons are wasting £2 billion a year on bottled water when the kitchen tap provides a safe alternative…a BBC Panorama programme will claim on Monday night…The environment minister, Phil Woolas, tells the programme it is also a moral issue that bottled...

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9 January 2008
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9 January 2008
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Author: Grupo de Trabajo de la ONU sobre la utilización de mercenarios

En 2007 el Grupo de Trabajo visitó el Perú, Fiji y Chile...El Grupo de Trabajo recibe cada vez más informaciones de gobiernos, ONG y particulares sobre situaciones en que intervienen...empresas militares y de seguridad privadas...En América Latina y en...

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8 January 2008

Report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of people to self-determination [document A/HRC/7/7, click on "E"]

Author: UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries

The Working Group visited Peru, Fiji and Chile during 2007...The Working Group has increasingly received information from Governments, NGOs and individuals concerning situations involving...private military and security companies...An emerging trend in...

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8 January 2008

UN working group on mercenaries concerned about insufficient oversight & regulation of private military & security firms

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3 December 2007

Support prevention effort, Vete urges [Fiji]

Author: The Fiji Times

The business sector has been urged to provide fair wages and a workplace policy for its employees and their families to help prevent the spread of HIV/ AIDS. Addressing the Fiji-Australia Business Council in Nadi yesterday, Steven Vete of UNAIDS said...

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16 October 2007

UN report describes new mercenary activity

Author: Associated Press

Private contractors like those implicated in the shootings of civilians in Iraq are part of a global trend of hiring recruits from one country to perform military jobs in another, in what a UN expert called a growing new form of mercenary activity......

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17 May 2007

UN mercenary experts call on Fiji to regulate private security activities

Author: UN News Service

Concerned that many Fijians have been recruited as mercenaries, experts on the issue today urged the authorities of [Fiji] to ensure that private security companies operate in full accordance with international human rights standards, as they concluded...

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