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Friday, May 13, 2005
[Media Source*] (Hat Tip: U.N. Dispatch)
Four Central Asian countries which have suffered a dramatic increase in HIV infection rates in recent years today launched a nearly $27 million project to lessen the human and economic impact of the pandemic, the World Bank said....
At a project launch workshop, whose organizers included the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Bank, representatives of the four countries signed agreements for a $25 million grant from the Bank's International Development Association (IDA) and a 1 million pound sterling grant from the Department for International Development (DfID) in the United Kingdom.
With all of the Sex-for-food and Oil-for-food scandals going around, it is great to hear that the United Nations is performing "good deeds" throughout the world. Such reporting shows that this organization is not entirely evil, although the previously mentioned scandals do put it in the categories of "generally corrupt" and "incompetent." Most of this can be placed at the helm, i.e. leadership of the U.N., but despite the focus on the U.N.'s blunders, news like this sparks hope that the U.N. is on the path towards regaining it's lost reputation.
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