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UN purchases canned mackerels from Xiamen Gulong

    The United Nations recently purchased hundreds of tons of mackerel cans from the Gulong Food Co., Ltd., a local canned food company in Xiamen, to use in humanitarian assistance to poor countries. Founded in 1954 in Xiamen, Gulong canned food got its name partial from “Gulangyu”. It is presently the only canned food brand that has the title of "Top China Export Brand". It is a Point of pride for Xiamen people and their products can be found in almost every household. As one of the first 20 Chinese enterprises to register with the United

UN purchases hundreds of tons of Gulong cans for humanitarian use

    The United Nations recently purchased hundreds of tons of mackerel cans from the Gulong Food Co., Ltd., a local canned food company in Xiamen, to use in humanitarian assistance to poor countries. Founded in 1954 in Xiamen, Gulong canned food got its name partial from “Gulangyu”. It is presently the only canned food brand that has the title of "Top China Export Brand". It is a Point of pride for Xiamen people and their products can be found in almost every household. As one of the first 20 Chinese enterprises to register with the United

Killer robots to be debated during UN convention

Autonomous killer robots do not currently exist but advances in technology are bringing them closer to reality     Killer robots will be debated during an informal meeting of experts at the United Nations in Geneva. Two robotics experts, Prof Ronald Arkin and Prof Noel Sharkey, will debate the efficacy and necessity of killer robots. The meeting will be held during the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW). A report on the discussion will be presented to the CCW meeting in November. This will be the first time that the issue of killer

India set to overtake China as world's most populous country from 2028: UN

India's population is forecast to continue to grow until 2050, according to the United Nations   India looks set to overtake China as the world's most populous country from 2028, according to the United Nations. At that point, both nations will number 1.45 billion people each. Subsequently India's population will continue to grow until the middle of the century, while China's slowly declines. The UN also estimates that the current global population of 7.2 billion will reach 9.6 billion by 2050. That is a faster rate of growth than previously estimated.

U.N Ban Ki-moon effigy burned, UN compound in Colombo seized by protesters

Sri Lankan police officials assist United Nations staffers exiting the UN office during a protest rally in Colombo.   Protesters led by a Sri Lankan cabinet minister laid siege to the United Nations compound in Colombo on Tuesday, demanding that the world body drop a probe into alleged human rights abuses in the final stages of the separatist war that ended last year. Staffers were prevented from leaving as a crowd of about 1,000 surrounded the compound and burned an effigy of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Their placards told the United Nations to stop interfering in
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