The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, the United Nations' principal judicial organ, informed that it will hold public hearings in the case concerning the two Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Argentina v. Uruguay) from Monday 14 September to Friday 2 October 2009, at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the seat of the Court. After the hearings, The ICJ will have to suggest measures to stop the conflict between both countries.
Trade in developed countries continued to fall in the first three months of this year but the rate of decline moderated, the OECD said this week.
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) leaders approved this week the admission of Argentina and the World Peace Council (WPC) as observers at the its 15th summit currently held in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
Falkland Islands Courts will begin operating under the new Constitution of the Falklands as of next August 8th according to the Amendment Order 2009, approved by Her Majesty with the advice of the Privy Council.
Honduras' interim president has agreed to step down on the condition that Manuel Zelaya, the country's ousted president, is not allowed to regain power. Roberto Micheletti made the offer on Thursday as a means to end the nearly three-week-old political standoff in Honduras
The Pan American Health organization, OPS, announced Wednesday it had changed its monitoring system for the A/H1N1 virus because figures released by the different countries do no really reflect the transmission of the pandemic.
The World Bank could lend up to 17 billion US dollars to Latinamerican countries in the fiscal year that began this month, the organization’s vice-president for Latinamerica said on Wednesday.
The United States Department of State has sent out a travel alert to US citizens travelling to or residing in Argentina on the health risks associated with the World Health Organization (WHO)-declared 2009-H1N1 influenza pandemic, which has resulted in illness in numerous countries. The current outbreak in Argentina has caused federal, provincial, and municipal authorities to announce several measures to prevent the illness from spreading.
Finnish paper firm UPM-Kymmene Corp. said Wednesday that it plans to take over the Fray Bentos pulp mill and forest plantations in Uruguay from Finnish forest co-operative Metsaliitto Group in an asset-swap arrangement.
General Motors announced Wednesday it will invest a billion US dollars to develop two new car models in Brazil. GM Brazil and Mercosur operations president said it was the corporation’s biggest investment since the onset of the global financial crisis.