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Forests and climate change in the Mediterranean

New partnership established to address threats to forests

The new partnership will help to protect Mediterranean forests in the face of climate change, Dar Fatma Forests, North Tunisia.6 April 2011, Rome/Avignon (FAO) - A new partnership for Mediterranean forests has been established to address major threats to the region's forests being exacerbated by the severe impact of climate change. The partnership was announced at the Second Mediterranean Forest Week, which is taking place in Avignon, France (5-8 April).

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General Assembly President holds wide-ranging talks with UK officials

General Assembly President Joseph Deiss4 April 2011 – The President of the General Assembly held talks today with British officials in London on issues such as United Nations reform and the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as well as recent developments in several global hotspots.

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UN chief proposes stock-taking meeting with Cypriot leaders in June

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders Dervis Eroglu (right) and Demetris Christofias4 April 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has proposed holding a meeting with the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders in mid-June to review developments in the United Nations-backed negotiations aimed at reunifying the Mediterranean island.

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Draft asylum law in Austria sparks concern from UN refugee agency

Map of Austria1 April 2011 – The United Nations refugee agency voiced concern today about a proposed law in Austria that it said would further restrict the rights of asylum-seekers in the Central European nation.

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Cypriot leaders discuss security issues in UN-sponsored reunification talks

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders Dervis Eroglu (right) and Demetris Christofias30 March 2011 – Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders today discussed internal security aspects in continuing United Nations-sponsored talks that seek to reunify the Mediterranean island, which has been split for almost 50 years.

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