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16 May 2002

Asbestos victims win landmark case [UK]

Author: BBC News

Three people affected by asbestos cancer have won a groundbreaking case for compensation in the House of Lords...They were appealing against previous rulings by the Court of Appeal and the High Court denying them compensation on the basis that they...

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16 May 2002

UN Chief Calls for Urgent Action on "Digital Divide"

Author: Glen Tarman, OneWorld

Annan is urging both the public and private sectors to take action to "bridge the digital divide" that exists between the world's rich and poor

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16 May 2002
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Author: Kintto Lucas, IPS, La Hora [Ecuador]

El accidente de una avioneta en que murieron hace seis días tres dirigentes del pueblo shuar enfrentados con la compañía petrolera Burlington, en el suroriente de Ecuador, pudo ser consecuencia de un sabotaje, advirtieron organizaciones indígenas.

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16 May 2002

Ecuador reinstates OCP's environmental license

Author: Reuters

Ecuador's Environment Ministry yesterday said it reinstated a license for OCP Ecuador SA to build an oil pipeline near a protected forest after area damage was mitigated

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16 May 2002

Panama and Netherlands partnership to cut greenhouse gases

Author: U.N. Development Programme

Under the agreement, Panama is to carry out 13 projects involving the private sector to promote energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources

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15 May 2002

Sector report - Advertising

Author: World Federation of Advertisers, European Association of Communications Agencies

Sector Reports - UNEP DTIE is facilitating the preparation of a series of sector reports [for World Summit on Sustainable Development], whereby international, industry organisations and associations take stock of progress towards sustainable...

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15 May 2002

Sector report - Aviation

Author: Air Transport Action Group

Sector Reports - UNEP DTIE is facilitating the preparation of a series of sector reports [for World Summit on Sustainable Development], whereby international, industry organisations and associations take stock of progress towards sustainable...

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15 May 2002

Saipan judge certifies suit as class action: Ruling in dispute over garment factories a rebuff to Gap, Levi

Author: Jenny Strasburg, San Francisco Chronicle

...Defendants opposing the settlement included more than a dozen Saipan factory owners and nine retailers: Lane Bryant, the Limited, Abercrombie & Fitch, Target, J.C. Penney, and Talbots, in addition to Gap and Levi...However, with Munson's class...

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15 May 2002

Garment workers granted class action status in sweatshop suit [USA-Saipan]

Author: AP

Foreign garment workers have gained class action status in a federal racketeering lawsuit alleging sweatshop conditions in factories here that supply U.S. retailers, including the Gap.

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15 May 2002

Sector report - Accounting

Author: Association of Chartered Certified Accountant

Sector Reports - UNEP DTIE is facilitating the preparation of a series of sector reports [for World Summit on Sustainable Development], whereby international, industry organisations and associations take stock of progress towards sustainable...

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