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News / DT 16 / 2009

Nordics struggle to attract more professionals to a UN career

 
The Nordic countries are struggling to recruit nationals to a UN career. The best recruitment base is the Nordic UN junior experts. But these young professionals tend to move back home after a few years abroad to establish families. Nordic welfare benefits seem to be more attractive than a long-term UN career.
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New audit says Tanzania should refund TZS 2.5 billion to Norway

 
A new audit recommends repayment of billions of Tanzanian shillings to Norway from a corruption-tainted natural resources programme funded by Norwegian aid. The report was at first stamped secret. Following a complaint from Development Today, Norway has released a redacted copy.
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Vaccine dispute. GAVI brushes aside criticism

 
The vaccine alliance GAVI, which administers the G8-sponsored AMC project on pneumococcal vaccine, is at loggerheads with experts critical to the initiative over how many lives can be saved and what the real costs will be.
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UN road show. Recruitment drive coming to Norway

 
The UN Secretariat has in an unprecedented move called for “an outreach mission" in Norway aimed at recruiting Norwegian staff to the United Nations.
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Nordics aim for multi-year humanitarian grants

 
In keeping with Good Humanitarian Donorship, Nordic donors are shifting their funding practices to make support for humanitarian work more predictable. The exception is Finland.
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Sweden Nr 1 in Commitment to Development Index 2009

 
In the Center for Global Development’s yearly donor index, three Nordic countries took top positions with Sweden given the highest overall score.
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Declassified. ‘Secret’ report released to DT

 
The Norwegian Foreign Ministry admits it used the wrong paragraph in the Freedom of Information Act to justify keeping secret an audit of the corruption-ridden MNRP programme Tanzania, funded by Norwegian aid.
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