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The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is the process established in 2003 to prevent conflict diamonds from entering the mainstream rough diamond market. The African Union (abbreviated AU in English, and UA in its other official languages) is a union consisting of 54 African states. 2.3/5

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Zambia calls on NEPAD to promote food security, regional integration New York, Monday, October 22, 2012 – Zambia has called on the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency to continue promoting agriculture and food security, regional integration and infrastructure development, human development and ICTs. Zambia made the call at the United Nations General Assembly plenary session discussing NEPAD’s progress in implementation and international support, causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa and the 2001-2010 decade to Roll Back Malaria in developing countries, particularly in Africa. NEPAD is an African Union (AU) programme adopted in Lusaka in 2001 meant to pursue new priorities and approaches to the political and socio-economic transformation of the 54-member continent to enhance development and participation in the global economy. Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Development Cooperation and International Organisations (DCIO) Assistan ...
Rwanda Wins UN Security Council Seat for 2013-14 New York -- The United Nations General Assembly this morning elected Rwanda to one of five rotational seats on the UN Security Council for the term 2013-14. Along with Argentina, Rwanda was elected on the first ballot. The remaining three positions continue to be contested through subsequent ballots, and will be resolved in the coming hours. Rwanda’s Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo thanked UN members for the faith they have shown in Rwanda.“We are grateful to have won the support of so many of our fellow member states who responded to our message Rwanda Values Peace, and we are honored to serve. We particularly thank our friends and allies throughout Africa for their overwhelming support,” Mushikiwabo said.Rwanda, which enjoyed unanimous backing of the African Union, last served on the Security Council in 1993-94 during which period the country endured a genocide against Tutsis that saw more than one million victims. In eighteen years of focus ...
On 23 September 2009, Muammar Gaddafi addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York, making his first appearance despite 40 years in power.[Gaddafi was introduced in the General Assembly Hall as the “leader of the revolution, the president of the African Union, the king of kings of Africa,” and made speech that lasted for 90 minutes rather than the allotted 15. During his speech, Gaddafi criticized the United Nations' inability to prevent wars, saying that "sixty-five aggressive wars took place without any collective action by the United Nations to prevent them.” Gaddafi noted the Iraq War in particular as being the "mother of all evils" and suggested that those who caused the “mass murder” committed there be tried, and also defended the right of the Taliban to establish an Islamic emirate. Gaddafi raised the point of whether swine flu was made in a laboratory as a weapon, saying "The swine virus may have gotten out in the open after escaping from a laboratory. It may have been put t ...
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