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John Lennon’s sons and Yoko Ono revive ‘Give Peace a Chance’ to help UN

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono recording the anti-war anthem Give Peace a Chance with the Plastic Ono Band, the United Nations announced today that the proceeds from the release of a commemorative single will garner funds for its peacebuilding efforts in countries emerging from conflict.
"I am delighted to see that a song so closely identified with the pursuit of peace, will shine a light on the United Nations’ peacebuilding efforts and financially support PBF projects."
- Heraldo Muñoz, UN peacebuilding official

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John Lennon’s sons and Yoko Ono revive ‘Give Peace a Chance’ to help UN

Source: UN News Centre, Fri November 06, 2009
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono recording the anti-war anthem Give Peace a Chance with the Plastic Ono Band, the United Nations announced today that the proceeds from the release of a commemorative single will garner funds for its peacebuilding efforts in countries emerging from conflict.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Refugees living in Zambia will receive continued assistance, UN official pledges

Source: United Nations News Centre, Wed August 22, 2007
Kala, Zambia - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres has assured refugees from several African countries living in Zambia that his agency will continue to assist them in their efforts to either return to their homes, or to settle in local communities.

Belgium to increase aid to eradicate poverty

Source: Irin News, Fri July 07, 2006
Bujumbura - Belgium has pledged to increase its aid to Burundi by 15 million euros (US $19 million) per year, the Belgian cooperation and development minister, Armand de Decker, has announced.

Burundi: Work With U.N. on Justice and Reconciliation

Source: Human Rights Watch, Sun April 02, 2006
New York City - Burundian authorities and United Nations experts, due to meet Monday, should ensure the speedy establishment of mechanisms to address grave violations of international law committed in political and ethnic conflicts in this central African nation, Human Rights Watch said today.

‘Breakthrough’ for Burundi peace

Source: BBC, Thu May 12, 2005
Bujumbura, Burundi - A new interior minister has been appointed in Burundi - removing a major obstacle to the peace process.

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