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News / DT 5 / 2012

Norway mobilises donor support for Burmese pilot peace villages

 
Kyaukgyi is the first pilot village in a Norwegian-led initiative to shore up the peace process in Burma. Donors are lining up to give their support. But little concrete information has been made public, and humanitarians worry that Oslo’s rush to bring aid into ceasefire areas can put vulnerable communities at risk.
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SADEV evaluation agency under fire

 
Since it was established six years ago, the Swedish aid evaluation agency SADEV has not produced a single evaluation of the effects of aid. Blame should be shared by SADEV’s boss and the Foreign Ministry.
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‘Energised, homework done’. Eliasson takes on Nr 2 post in UN

 
In a few weeks, the experienced Swedish diplomat Jan Eliasson will take over as number two at the United Nations. In an interview with Development Today, he says the UN must be a catalyst and bring different players together to take action, rather than engaging in turf battles.
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Danish-Brazilian dialogue on trialteral aid

 
Denmark is the first Nordic country to enter into a dialogue on trilateral development cooperation with Brazil.
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Leading Finland’s cross-party aid watchdog

 
The Finnish multi-party aid committee will be led by the veteran Christian Democrat politician Jouko Jääskeläinen.
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Draft document outlines risks of peace initiative

 
Aware that the lack of informationhas caused confusion, the Foreign Ministry is working on documentation that will clarify the nature of its mission in Burma, Norwegian Ambassador Katja Nordgaard says to DT.
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Mona Sahlin misses the mark

 
Guy Ryder, British citizen, was elected the new Director General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva.
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