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November 21, 1997 | LISA ADDISON
James Lemoyne, principal advisor to the United Nations Development Program on Latin America and the Caribbean, will discuss the peace process in that region during a free public lecture Dec. 4 at UC Irvine. "UNDP's Experience in Promoting Governance in Central America" will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room 1100 of Social Science Plaza A. Lemoyne is a graduate of Harvard, Oxford and the London School of Economics.
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January 2, 1991 | From Reuters
Forces loyal to Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre were locked in fierce battle with rebels in the East African country Tuesday with no clear sign of who was gaining the upper hand. United Nations staff evacuated from Somalia's embattled capital, Mogadishu, to Nairobi said chaos and anarchy reigned as Siad Barre fought to preserve his 21-year rule.
WORLD
January 20, 2007 | Maggie Farley, Times Staff Writer
Concerned that North Korea may be siphoning millions of dollars in U.N. money for illicit purposes, the United States is demanding that the U.N. Development Program in North Korea be revamped and submit to external audits. In response to the U.S. pressure, the UNDP will halt the transfer of hard currency to the government, local staff and vendors by March 1 and will stop reimbursing North Korean government officials' travel to the U.N. after next week.
BUSINESS
November 22, 1999 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
NetAid, the philanthropic organization launched with three international concerts last month by the high-tech industry and the United Nations as a joint response to world poverty, is facing a major reorganization in the wake of figures showing that public contributions have amounted to only $1 million and that visits to its Web site have been only a fraction of what was anticipated.
WORLD
August 1, 2004 | Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer
After a three-year retirement from walking the seediest neighborhoods here, Thai Sen. Mechai Viravaidya is back, greeting passersby with a firm handshake and a packet of brilliantly colored condoms. "Take it, don't be shy," he says. "It can save your life."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1994 | From Reuters
The United Nations said Friday it had settled one of its most protracted sex discrimination cases, awarding American Catherine Claxton $94,000. In addition, she will be reimbursed $110,300 for legal fees and $6,500 for costs in the case she brought against Luis Maria Gomez, an Argentine official, who was second in command in the U.N. Development Program (UNDP) before he resigned.
NEWS
June 14, 1994 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 20th Century, an era of unparalleled economic progress and improved living conditions, may ultimately be judged instead by a starkly different trend: the staggering gap between rich and poor. The latest numbers reveal painful divisions. At the close of the century, the richest 1 billion people--or 20% of world population--control almost 85% of global wealth, while the poorest 1 billion command less than 2%, according to the new Human Development Report, a survey by the U.N.
WORLD
January 4, 2005 | Maggie Farley, Times Staff Writer
After a year of scandal and political attacks that marginalized and demoralized the United Nations, Secretary-General Kofi Annan named a new chief of staff Monday in a bid to invigorate the organization. Mark Malloch Brown, head of the U.N. Development Program and the world body's No. 3 official, is known as a troubleshooter and activist who Annan hopes can drive change at the United Nations. He is also seen as someone who may help mend frayed relations with Washington.
BUSINESS
September 5, 1995 | From Reuters
In the last two decades, Albania has exported thousands of square yards of carpets to Western traders who sold them for many times their initial price but never credited their origin to the poor Balkan country. Now, with the aid of advanced computer software and Western expertise, makers of Albanian-brand pile carpets are ready for some recognition.
WORLD
March 6, 2007 | Maggie Farley, Times Staff Writer
The U.N. Development Program said Monday that it had suspended its operations in North Korea after the nation rejected conditions it set to ensure U.N. money was not being diverted to Kim Jong Il's regime. The move came as North Korea's top nuclear negotiator and American envoys held talks Monday about renewing diplomatic relations if the Pyongyang government scraps its nuclear weapons program in exchange for U.S. aid. The two countries have been foes since the 1950-53 Korean War.
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