Stories for November 24th 2012

Saturday, November 24th 2012 - 21:59 UTC

Why the Qatar Summit could bring new direction for action on climate change

Lord Hunt is Visiting Professor at Delft University, and former Director-General of the UK Met office.

By Lord Hunt & Terry Townshend - We have learnt to expect surprises at UN climate change summits. At Durban, a year ago, there was the unexpected, but welcome, agreement to begin negotiations on a new legally binding instrument involving all major emitters of greenhouse gases, to be finalised by 2015, and to take effect in 2020.

Saturday, November 24th 2012 - 15:42 UTC

Unasur envoy leaves with “a good impression” of the Paraguay electoral process

 Salomon Lerner met Paraguayan leaders and gave a press conference at the end of his visit to Asuncion

Unasur special envoy Salomon Lerner said he returns to Peru with “a good impression” of the Paraguayan electoral process and the overall situation of the country.

Saturday, November 24th 2012 - 15:34 UTC

Argentina insists with Malvinas during UN ceremony with Ban Ki-moon

Ambassador Perceval will be sitting at the UN Security Council starting January

Argentina is strongly committed with multilateralism and trusts in the UN to reach a fair, peaceful and long lasting solution to the sovereignty dispute in the Malvinas issue, said Ambassador Maria Cristina Perceval during her Friday credentials presentation ceremony with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Saturday, November 24th 2012 - 15:28 UTC

Brazilian Navy has its first woman two-star Rear Admiral

Dalva Maria Carvalho Mendes joined in 1981 when the Brazilian Navy was open to women

The Brazilian navy has its first woman two-star Rear Admiral, following the signing on Friday by President Dilma Rousseff of her promotion to the rank of Officer General of the Navy.

Saturday, November 24th 2012 - 04:25 UTC

OAS will send more than 50 international observers to Paraguay’s election

Sannemann and Insulza at the signing ceremony

The Organization of American States (OAS) and Paraguay signed an agreement this week to send observers to the April 2013 elections. OAS contrary to Unasur and Mercosur did not describe Paraguay political events of last June as “a rupture of the democratic process” or a congressional coup and has been supportive of the country.


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