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April 18, 1990 | Times Wire Services
The United States will stay out of UNESCO because of the same poor management and political bias that prompted Washington to leave the United Nations organization in 1984, the State Department said Tuesday. "It is obvious that the time is not yet ripe to reopen the question of renewing United States membership in UNESCO," the department said in a report to Congress on U.S. involvement with the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
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April 6, 2001 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In preparation for the United Nations' biggest global campaign ever against a single disease, Secretary-General Kofi Annan persuaded six major drug companies Thursday to cut further and faster the prices of AIDS treatments they supply to developing countries. The move followed Wednesday's unveiling of a massive plan spearheaded by U.N. agencies to prevent and treat the epidemic.
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December 16, 1989 | Reuters
The United Nations' largest food agency said Friday it had approved about $125 million in food aid for more than 2 million refugees in the Third World. The World Food Program, part of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, said 346,000 tons of grains and other foods would be used to feed 2.6 million refugees and 830,000 people displaced by civil strife in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
NEWS
July 18, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
The United States on Thursday agreed for the first time that nations from the Third World should be allowed to become permanent members of the powerful U.N. Security Council. Ambassador Bill Richardson and Princeton Lyman, assistant secretary of State for international organizations, said the United States would vote to add as many as three developing countries, along with Germany and Japan, to the council's permanent membership.
NEWS
April 6, 2001 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In preparation for the United Nations' biggest global campaign ever against a single disease, Secretary-General Kofi Annan persuaded six major drug companies Thursday to cut further and faster the prices of AIDS treatments they supply to developing countries. The move followed Wednesday's unveiling of a massive plan spearheaded by U.N. agencies to prevent and treat the epidemic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1990
A United Nations conference to promote breast-feeding denounced last week the practice of distributing baby formula free to new mothers, particularly those in developing nations. The conference urged closer regulation of the marketing of baby formula to encourage breast-feeding, which is considered a key to lowering infant mortality. Doctors said even mothers who have tested positive for the AIDS virus should breast-feed.
NEWS
March 24, 1990 | From United Press International
The misery of the world's 42 poorest countries can be reversed only if financial aid is doubled, debt is reduced or written off and the nations slash their soaring birthrates, a U.N. report said Friday. The birthrates in the poorest nations exceed, and therefore negate, whatever economic growth is achieved, it said. "It will be of the utmost importance for the governments of the least-developed countries to turn around in the 1990s the alarming trend in high population growth," the report said.
NEWS
July 18, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
The United States on Thursday agreed for the first time that nations from the Third World should be allowed to become permanent members of the powerful U.N. Security Council. Ambassador Bill Richardson and Princeton Lyman, assistant secretary of State for international organizations, said the United States would vote to add as many as three developing countries, along with Germany and Japan, to the council's permanent membership.
NEWS
September 9, 1990 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United Nations is expected to announce today that it will commit $150 million to begin development of a universal "children's vaccine" that would provide protection against all major childhood infectious diseases with a single dose. "We have taken a giant step toward harnessing the biotechnology revolution for the child survival revolution," said James P. Grant, executive director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), one of three U.N. agencies sponsoring the project.
NEWS
January 13, 1990 | Reuters
Narcotics traffickers are turning their attention from affluent consumer countries to the developing world, the head of a U.N. anti-drugs agency said Friday. "Latin America could explode. We are in a situation that is very close to total collapse," Giuseppe di Gennaro, executive director of the U.N. Fund for Drug Abuse Control, said.
NEWS
September 9, 1990 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United Nations is expected to announce today that it will commit $150 million to begin development of a universal "children's vaccine" that would provide protection against all major childhood infectious diseases with a single dose. "We have taken a giant step toward harnessing the biotechnology revolution for the child survival revolution," said James P. Grant, executive director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), one of three U.N. agencies sponsoring the project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1990
A United Nations conference to promote breast-feeding denounced last week the practice of distributing baby formula free to new mothers, particularly those in developing nations. The conference urged closer regulation of the marketing of baby formula to encourage breast-feeding, which is considered a key to lowering infant mortality. Doctors said even mothers who have tested positive for the AIDS virus should breast-feed.
NEWS
April 24, 1990 | DON SHANNON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Namibia joined the United Nations on Monday as its 160th member state and promised, as a small nation, to do "do our little bit" toward maintaining world peace. The admission of the former German colony, ruled by South Africa for the past 75 years, coincided with the opening of a five-day special session of the General Assembly called to seek ways to lift the burden of poverty and a $1.3-trillion debt from the developing world.
NEWS
April 18, 1990 | Times Wire Services
The United States will stay out of UNESCO because of the same poor management and political bias that prompted Washington to leave the United Nations organization in 1984, the State Department said Tuesday. "It is obvious that the time is not yet ripe to reopen the question of renewing United States membership in UNESCO," the department said in a report to Congress on U.S. involvement with the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
NEWS
March 24, 1990 | From United Press International
The misery of the world's 42 poorest countries can be reversed only if financial aid is doubled, debt is reduced or written off and the nations slash their soaring birthrates, a U.N. report said Friday. The birthrates in the poorest nations exceed, and therefore negate, whatever economic growth is achieved, it said. "It will be of the utmost importance for the governments of the least-developed countries to turn around in the 1990s the alarming trend in high population growth," the report said.
NEWS
January 13, 1990 | Reuters
Narcotics traffickers are turning their attention from affluent consumer countries to the developing world, the head of a U.N. anti-drugs agency said Friday. "Latin America could explode. We are in a situation that is very close to total collapse," Giuseppe di Gennaro, executive director of the U.N. Fund for Drug Abuse Control, said.
NEWS
April 24, 1990 | DON SHANNON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Namibia joined the United Nations on Monday as its 160th member state and promised, as a small nation, to do "do our little bit" toward maintaining world peace. The admission of the former German colony, ruled by South Africa for the past 75 years, coincided with the opening of a five-day special session of the General Assembly called to seek ways to lift the burden of poverty and a $1.3-trillion debt from the developing world.
NEWS
January 31, 1992 | STANLEY MEISLER and JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As President Bush and a dozen other world leaders converged on New York on Thursday for a lustrous summit of the U.N. Security Council, the event lost a bit of its glitter when their ambassadors failed to agree on a vital nuclear non-proliferation clause for the final declaration that will come from the meeting.
NEWS
December 16, 1989 | Reuters
The United Nations' largest food agency said Friday it had approved about $125 million in food aid for more than 2 million refugees in the Third World. The World Food Program, part of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, said 346,000 tons of grains and other foods would be used to feed 2.6 million refugees and 830,000 people displaced by civil strife in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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