Australia Canberra Places to Visit
Oceania

Australia 2007

Yearbook 2007 Australia. To combat the perennial drought in Australia and increase water levels, Prime Minister John Howard in January allocated the equivalent of SEK 58 billion over a ten-year period that would go to the country’s most important rivers, Murray and Darling, among others. Control of this over-exploited river system, which is used to […]

Fiji Suva Places to Visit
Oceania

Fiji 2007

Yearbook 2007 Fiji. Commander Frank Bainimarama re-elected Ratu Josefa Iloilo as President on January 4. Iloilo had been president until December 5, 2006, when Bainimarama took power in a coup – the fourth in the country in two decades – and declared himself transition president. Bainimarama overthrew Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase, who he accused of […]

Kiribati Tarawa Atoll Places to Visit
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Kiribati 2007

Yearbook 2007 Kiribati. According to CountryAAH, Tarawa Atoll is the capital city of Kiribati. President Anote Tong and his party Boutokaan Te Koaua (BTK) took home the victory in both the parliamentary and presidential elections. In the parliamentary elections, which were held in two rounds on August 22 and 30, respectively, those entitled to vote […]

Marshall Islands Majuro Places to Visit
Oceania

Marshall Islands 2007

Yearbook 2007 Marshall Islands. The November 19 parliamentary elections became chaotic because of a new electoral system where voters could vote for their local candidates in any polling station. Some polling stations opened late and the vote therefore went on until midnight. In some places, the ballots ended. The large number of postal votes meant […]

Micronesia Palikir Places to Visit
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Micronesia 2007

Yearbook 2007 Micronesia Federation. In the March 6 parliamentary elections, 35 candidates competed for the 14 seats in Congress. There are no actual parties in the Micronesia and all who were elected to Congress were independent candidates. On May 11, the newly-elected congress appointed the country’s president. According to CountryAAH, Palikir is the capital city […]

Nauru Places to Visit
Oceania

Nauru 2007

Yearbook 2007 Nauru. According to CountryAAH, Yaren District is the capital city of Nauru. President Ludwig Scotty announced parliamentary elections until August 25. The reason is believed to have been that he sought support for the tough economic reforms that he was beginning to implement to remedy the poor government finances. The election was a […]

New Zealand Wellington Places to Visit
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New Zealand 2007

Yearbook 2007 New Zealand. In May, Parliament passed a new law banning child labor. The law was controversial in some conservative circles. Economy Inflation rate 1.90% Unemployment rate 4.7% Gross domestic product (GDP) 189,000,000,000 USD GDP growth rate 3.00% GDP per capita $ 39,000 GDP by sector Agriculture 5.70% Industry 21.50% Service 72.80% State budget […]

Palau Melekeok Places to Visit
Oceania

Palau 2007

Yearbook 2007 Palau. In October, President Tommy E. Remengesau urged the nation to take active action to reduce the effects of climate change. His appeal came after he and Palau’s other top politicians had seen US former Vice President Al Gores mentioned the climate film An Inconvenient Truth on a Special Screening. According to CountryAAH, […]

Papua New Guinea Port Moresby Places to Visit
Oceania

Papua New Guinea 2007

Yearbook 2007 Papua New Guinea. According to CountryAAH, Port Moresby is the capital city of Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea’s severe HIV epidemic received tragic attention during the year when it was reported that people with HIV and AIDS were buried alive in remote villages. The relatives must have explained their actions because they […]

Samoa Apia Places to Visit
Oceania

Samoa 2007

Yearbook 2007 Samoa. According to CountryAAH, Apia is the capital city of Samoa. The world’s oldest head of state, Samoa king Malietoa Tanumafili II, passed away in May 94 years old. He had ruled Samoa since New Zealand independence in 1962. The deceased king, who was called Samoa’s father, was followed to the last rest […]

Solomon Islands Honiara Places to Visit
Oceania

Solomon Islands 2007

Yearbook 2007 Solomon Islands. In January, an Australian in the Solomon Islands was charged with murder plans against Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. Australian press reports claimed that the Australian government should have offered a large sum of money to the person who murdered Sogavare. The relationship between the Solomon Islands and Australia was long overdue […]

Tonga Nuku'alofa Places to Visit
Oceania

Tonga 2007

Yearbook 2007 Tonga. At the beginning of the year, more than 600 people had been arrested in connection with the violent demonstrations in the capital Nuku’alofa in November 2006, when seven people died and a large part of the shops and public buildings in the center were destroyed. According to CountryAAH, Nuku’alofa is the capital […]

Tuvalu Funafuti Places to Visit
Oceania

Tuvalu 2007

Yearbook 2007 Tuvalu. According to CountryAAH, Vaiaku is the capital city of Tuvalu. The countries that emit the most greenhouse gases must compensate Tuvalu for the effects of warming. This was stated by the country’s deputy prime minister, Tavau Teii, at the UN Climate Summit in New York in September. Tuvalu is only an average […]

Vanuatu Port Vila Places to Visit
Oceania

Vanuatu 2007

Yearbook 2007 Vanuatu. According to CountryAAH, Port-Vila is the capital city of Vanuatu. Three people were killed and nearly 200 were arrested in March after ethnic strife broke out in Blacksands, an area on the outskirts of the capital Vila where thousands of people who have moved from other islands in Vanuatu have settled. The […]

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WHO Structure

The WHO governing body is the World Health Assembly, which meets in May each year, usually at the organization’s headquarters in Geneva. The World Health Assembly appoints the director general and decides on the budget and the direction of the activities and more. Each member state has one vote. The countries’ delegations to the World […]

Oceania Countries and Regions
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Oceania Countries and Regions

Oceania (Prehistory & History – War & Bombing) World War II reinforced the strategic and economic importance of Oceania. The populations of the colonies of Melanesia and Micronesia were involuntarily involved in the fighting between Japan and the Allied forces led by the United States, while the southeastern Melanesian and many of the Polynesian islands […]

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The top 10 most expensive hotel suites in the world

If you are looking for unusual accommodations, this is the place for you, but it’s not that cheap. In the world of the rich and beautiful, the greenback is still the hot currency, so all prices are given in US dollars. The Royal Penthouse Suite at the President Wilson Hotel, Geneva The 1800-square-foot suite costs […]