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  Water Forum Discusses “Greatest Challenge of the Twenty-First Century”

  More than 20,000 delegates from 160 countries discussed global water resources at the third World Water Forum, held in Japan from March 16-23, 2003. The World Water Council, an international water policy think tank established in 1996 organized the …

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  SARS’s Global Spread Demands International Collaborative Containment Efforts

  The pilot of American Airlines Flight 128 en route to San Jose, California from Tokyo on April 1, 2003 radioed authorities on the ground and requested permission to land in a remote location on the tarmac. Once on the …

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  World Summit on Sustainable Development Fails to Live Up to Expectations

Published on :12-16-2002 At the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), held in Johannesburg, South Africa from August 26 to September 4, 2002, participants pledged to halve the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation …

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  World AIDS Summit Warns of Challenges Ahead

The Fourteenth International Conference on AIDS, held in Barcelona, Spain from July 7-12, 2002, warned that the HIV/AIDS epidemic is the greatest threat to global health today. According to figures released at the summit, 60 million people have been infected …

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  Developed Countries Agree to Increase Access to HIV/AIDS Drugs for Poor Nations

In an effort to launch a new trade round, developed countries lead by the EU and US, made a significant concession to the developed world on patent issues by agreeing that developing countries could bypass patent rights and obtain cheap …

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