UN reform must not stall long-term budget planning, Annan says
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan called on Member States of the United Nations to divorce the urgent consideration of reform of the Organization from the equally critical need to pass a biennium budget by the end of the year, without which ongoing operations would be straight-jacketed.
Regional-UN, Politics, 12/5/2005
Egypt to develop mineral resources
"Geological studies pointed out that Egypt has big reserves of different minerals such as gold, marble, granite, black sand and phosphate which could be exported to different countries," a government report noted.
Egypt, Economics, 12/5/2005
Treasury's snow says trade protection a risk to global economy
Stating that "the potential rise of (trade) protectionism is the most significant risk to the global economy," US Treasury Secretary John Snow on December 3 said he has urged the European Union and Japan to "make significant moves" on agricultural market-access proposals during upcoming trade talks in Hong Kong.
Regional-USA, Economics, 12/5/2005
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