The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) applauded this week the decision by the British Government to grant children seeking asylum, migrant children and those trafficked into the country the same rights as British children, including their right to education, health care and social services.
Japanese banking giant Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group announced Monday it will buy a stake in troubled Wall Street investment bank Morgan Stanley. The firm said the stake will account for 10% to 20% of Morgan Stanley's common shares.
Gordon Brown has admitted he had made mistakes as Britain's Prime Minister and promised: I will do better. In an interview ahead of the crucial conference speech on which his future as Prime Minister may depend, Mr Brown insisted he remained the right man to shepherd Britain's economy through global financial turmoil.
German chancellor Angela Merkel said that the United States and British governments are partly responsible for the current international financial crisis for having supported markets' resistance to be submitted to voluntary regulations.
A United Nations-supported meeting opening Monday in Bangkok is closely looking at the impact of migration in Asia and the Pacific – where the number of international migrants has skyrocketed from 28 million to 53 million in just under half a century – on socio-economic development in the region.
Reflecting uncertainties about the US government 700 billion US dollars bail out plan and its consequences on the US dollar, oil prices on Monday jumped briefly 25 US dollars before falling back to 120.97 US dollars a barrel
Gibraltar pays tribute to one of its main industries, tourism with a set of stamps dedicated to cruise vessels. The last of the series of the Gibraltar Cruise Ships set of stamps is comprised of 4 stamps, Miniature Sheet and a Special Folder.
He is one of the last people Gibraltar – less still the Falkland Islands – would have hoped to have seen nominated. Jorge ArgÃ¼ello, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations, is the new chairman of the Fourth Committee, the Special Political and Decolonization Committee. He is set to be addressed in a fortnight's time by both Chief Minister Peter Caruana and Opposition Leader Joe Bossano.
The United Nations, which currently deploys some 110,000 personnel in 18 peace operations worldwide at a price tag of 7.2 billion US dollars, remains the most cost-effective option for global peacekeeping, the senior official leading those efforts said this week.
Gordon Brown has pledged to clean up the financial system following the rescue of Britain's biggest mortgage lender HBOS by Lloyds TSB. The prime minister said he had taken quick action to maintain the stability of the financial system.