Protect children’s rights - UNICEF Italy
ITALY: The Italian government must implement a
concrete action plan to promote children’s rights in the country,
said Vincenzo Spadafora, President of United Nations Children’s Fund
(UNICEF) Italy, on Thursday.
UN Hunger Summit vows ‘urgent action’
Urged for new funds:
ITALY: The UN Hunger Summit on Monday vowed
“urgent action” to combat food shortages but drew fire for failing
to pledge new funds or set a timetable to beat the scourge affecting
more than one billion people.
Deflation major issue for Japan
JAPAN: Japan’s Finance Minister voiced strong
concern Friday about deflation in the world’s number two economy,
saying it was a major challenge for policymakers.
ASEAN Chief pleas for bloc’s ‘centrality’
INDONESIA: The Association of Southeast Asian
Nations (ASEAN) must remain at the core of regional affairs despite
competing visions for a new Asia-Pacific diplomatic framework, the
bloc’s Chief said Friday.