"Passport to the Future
- a programme to
encourage young people
between the age group of
7 to 14 to demonstrate
their commitment to
global citizenship, was launched by the
United Nations Information Centre in collaboration with the Rajiv Gandhi
Foundation and UNICEF in New Delhi on
October 10. The passports given to -each
student contains a declaration for a united
world and a series of pledges in key areas
such 08 human rights,
protection, sustainable development and
Developing countries are upset over the precarious state of the UN's finances. A major defaulter is the US which is estimated to have run up arrears to the tune of nearly US $L4 billion. Typifying the stand of developing nations, Prakash Shah, India's permanent representative to the UN complained: "The entire budget discussions will have a sense of unreality if major contributors continue to remain major defaulters."
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