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Context Update, October 6, 2000

Context Update, October 6, 2000


Conflict Zones:

Sierra Leone

Two of the United Nations' latest — and most dismal — peacekeeping failures are in Sierra Leone and Timor.

The UN’s military commander accuses Nigerian troops of corruption

25 Sierra Leonese and a British paratrooper were killed

BBC audio coverage

BBC text coverage

A map

East Timor

Two of the United Nations' latest — and most dismal — peacekeeping failures are in Sierra Leone and Timor.

A virtual visit to a refugee camp

East Timor media site

General News:

Olympic Dreaming

Express your opinion on the "Maori holocaust"

World Affairs:

Koffi Annans address to the Millenium summit

UN Reform: An Analysis

UN Reform? Not Anytime Soon, But....

UN Incorporated

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology:

How much do you know about GM food? A short quiz.

Euros Bracing for a Food Fight

The Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) today released safety assessment reports for three genetically modified varieties of potato for public comment.

Tender for research to contribute to the Sustainable Biotechnology strategic objective for NZ Government

"Well, boys, we don't want your GMO corn."

The Hot Pants awards


Free Trade/WTO:

Singapore will get cheaper New Zealand beer while New Zealand will get cheaper textiles

Reneging on earlier statements that the public will be able to have any real input on the agreement

Various opinions on the Singapore Free trade Agreement

The Press

The Southland Times

Jane Kelsey

A face-saving way for National to back the free trade agreement with Singapore

Global Institutions, Democracy and Accountability:
the WTO after the MAI and Seattle

Initiative Against Economic Globalisation, Prague 2000

The Whirled Bank

Defence Policy:

Will the Unipolar Moment Pass?


Shot in the arm for public transport

SECRETS AND LIES, book review

Kyoto Climate Treaty Loopholes

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