By UN Secretary General, Ban Ki moon - As a boy growing up in post-war Korea, I remember asking about a tradition I observed: women going into labor would leave their shoes at the threshold and then look back in fear. “They are wondering if they will ever step into those shoes again,” my mother explained.
The United Kingdom and Uruguay are implementing a program in science education and innovation, part of an ambitious umbrella project which consists of a series of training opportunities offered by British experts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for almost 100 teachers of primary and secondary school and teacher trainers, due to an agreement with CFE.
Argentina's state-controlled energy company YPF will cut capital expenditure by at least 20-25% this year to mitigate the impact of the global oil price rout — leading to growing concerns among union leaders, who claim up to 2,000 workers would be laid off because of the company’s decision.
China faces a tough battle to keep its economy growing by at least 6.5% over the next five years while creating more jobs and restructuring inefficient industries, Premier Li Keqiang said as he opened China's annual parliament.
Soccer's law-makers gave the green light this weekend to the use of video technology to aid referees in live matches starting no later than the 2017-18 season. The International Football Association Board (IFAB), the games law-making body, approved a two-year trial period allowing technology to be used in four questionable cases: to determine if a goal has been scored, sending off, penalties and mistaken identity.
Panama is holding tough negotiations with cruise lines hoping they will return to the country, using local facilities as Home Port, but government authorities admit that the demands from the companies are too high.
Uruguay's former president Luis Lacalle Herrera said that an air bridge between Montevideo and the Falklands/Malvinas Islands is 'viable' and was optimistic about such an opportunity in the near future.
United Kingdom and Uruguay signed a convention to avoid double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion related to taxes on income and on capital. British Ambassador Ben Lyster-Binns and the Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa signed the agreement in a ceremony at the Palacio Santos in Montevideo.
With five months to go before the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian organizers are struggling to sell tickets for South America’s first games. The IOC president Thomas Bach said the locals will buy up tickets at the last minute.
United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention wants Argentine President Mauricio Macri to explain why social leader Milagro Sala has been in jail for almost two months. The request comes two weeks after the UN Group accepted a filing submitted by the Centre of Legal and Social Studies (CELS), Amnesty International and Andhes, a group of lawyers from the northern area of the country.