Tag archive for ‘UN’
Peace pledges signed by students. Image courtesy of Chidinma Nwokoro.
By Millie Kidson On Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

LGoS celebrates International Peace Day

Last week students and staff gathered at Liverpool Guild of Students to celebrate International Peace Day, a worldwide movement to promote peace and understanding. Students were welcomed by deputy president Tom More...

By Robert Simpson On Friday, July 6th, 2012

Timor-Leste prepares for key election

The people of Timor-Leste will head to the polls tomorrow for parliamentary elections that represent a fork in the road for the country’s future. 2012 marks a decade of independence for the small southeast More...

By Robert Simpson On Friday, July 6th, 2012

1º education gender parity MDG achieved

Parity between boys and girls in primary education enrollment has been achieved, according to the 2012 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) report. The report highlights that 97 girls are enrolled for every 100 boys, More...

By Rosie Butler On Friday, April 13th, 2012

North Korea rocket fails to reach orbit

Confirmation has been received by scientists in North Korea that the closely watched rocket launched Friday morning has failed. The rocket, due to place a satellite in orbit, was deemed by many as a test for More...

Image courtesy of the New York Times
By Rosie Krzyzanowska On Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Syrian Ceasefire Draws Closer

Syrian state television has announced a ceasefire due to be put in place across the country tomorrow. The civil war, which has raged in the country since the spring of 2011 between the Bashar al-Assad-led government More...

By James Margeson On Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Terror on the Streets of Homs

Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad bombarded opposition neighborhoods in the city of Homs on Wednesday, killing at least 80 people. Photographer Remi Ochlik and Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin More...

Image courtesy of the Egyptian Gazette
By Rosie Krzyzanowska On Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Crisis in Syria escalates

The Syrian crisis has today escalated as the US embassy announced its closure in Damascus, due to the security threat posed to diplomats and others working at the embassy. The Syrian’s protests originally More...

By James Margeson On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Tens of Thousands Flee Tribal Violence in South Sudan

Lise Grande, UN humanitarian coordinator for South Sudan. Source: UN Radio webside Up to 50,000 civilians are fleeing brutal violence in a remote border region of South Sudan. Armed fighters from the Lou Nuer and More...

By Jennifer Kee On Monday, December 5th, 2011
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Prosperity and Preservation

In 2004 Liverpool finally got the recognition it was both craving, deserved and needed, being awarded World Heritage Status, ranking it alongside the Taj Mahal and Stonehenge. Now the U.N is looking at stripping More...

By LSMedia Web Team On Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

University Council approves £9k fees for UoL

Plans to treble tuition fees to £9000 at the University of Liverpool have been approved by University Council and will start being charged from 2012-13.    Also approved was a financial package offering More...