WHO Structure

WHO Structure

Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Central America, Oceania, South America
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 Health Assembly are usually led by the Minister of Social Affairs or Health. The WHO also has a board that, among other things, must ensure that the parish's decisions are enforced and provide advice to the secretariat on medical matters. The board also prepares various proposals for the World Health Assembly's meetings and also has the right to decide on emergency measures in the event of disasters. The board consists of 34 members who are…
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The top 10 most expensive hotel suites in the world

The top 10 most expensive hotel suites in the world

Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania
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 a whopping $ 67,000 a night. It offers twelve feudal bedrooms with 12 marble bathrooms and a terrace that runs along the entire hotel front and offers panoramic views of Geneva, Lake Geneva and the Alps - including Mont Blanc. There is a Steinway grand piano, a Bang & Olufsen sound system and exclusive works of art. Bill Clinton, Michael Jackson and Bill Gates already lived here. The Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons…
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Vanuatu 2007

Vanuatu 2007

Oceania
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 government announced a two-week state of emergency when public meetings in and around the capital were banned. It was also prohibited to travel from the smaller islands to the main island of Éfaté. The otherwise unarmed police force was allowed to carry weapons. The brawl should have started with a magician accused of using black magic to kill a rival. People from the islands of Tanna and Ambrym were beaten with machetes and knives. According…
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Tuvalu 2007

Tuvalu 2007

Oceania
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 of two meters above sea level and the islands are disappearing into the sea. According to some studies, the country is gone in 30-40 years. Tuvalu signed an agreement in 2001 with New Zealand, which promised to receive 75 tuvaluans a year threatened by homelessness. However, the fact that the islands are decomposed depends not only on global warming but also on human environmental impact, for example. tree shredding and the removal of sand from…
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Tonga 2007

Tonga 2007

Oceania
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 city of Tonga. Most suspects were released, but some of them, including elected MPs, were charged with incitement and more. In October, the Supreme Court released six of seven men charged with, among other things, participation in riots, arson and injury. The seventh person was found guilty, but only for burglary. The state of emergency, which was introduced after the riots in 2006, was repeatedly extended until September 2007. During the year, the destroyed business…
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Solomon Islands 2007

Solomon Islands 2007

Oceania
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 because the Solomon Islands government refused to extradite the country's prosecutor, Australian citizen Julian Moti, who in Australia was charged with rape a 13-year-old girl in 1997. According to CountryAAH, Honiara is the capital city of Solomon Islands. The Australian government denied all involvement in the alleged murder plot against Sogavare, and according to the arrested lawyers, the charges against him were baseless. Sogavare in turn accused Australia of undermining the sovereignty of the Solomon…
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Samoa 2007

Samoa 2007

Oceania
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 by thousands of residents of the small island nation. Chiefs in traditional mourning costume attended the celebration together with foreign dignitaries. New Zealand's Prime Minister Helen Clark described King Malietoa as "the personification of Samoa's peace and unity". King Malietoa ruled for life but was behind the constitution which states that the head of state will in future be elected by Parliament for a term of five years. In June, the new head of state…
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Papua New Guinea 2007

Papua New Guinea 2007

Oceania
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 were afraid of being infected by the disease themselves. According to the government's National AIDS Council, many people believe that HIV and AIDS are caused by magic and witchcraft. Hundreds of women have been tortured to force confessions, according to an Australian report. A radio reporter described how he saw HIV-infected people being banned from home and forced to spend his remaining days outdoors or in a pigsty. Land area 462,840 km² Total population 7,259,456…
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Palau 2007

Palau 2007

Oceania
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, Melekeok is the capital city of Palau. Remengesau specifically addressed congressmen and urged them to participate in environmental work, in particular through the so-called The Micronesia Challenge, which the president himself initiated in 2005. Through the initiative, Remengesau challenges leaders in neighboring Micronesia Federation, Marshall Islands and the US territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. work with Palau to protect the environment. The goal is to preserve 30 percent of the coastal marine…
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New Zealand 2007

New Zealand 2007

Oceania
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 Revenue 45.04 billion Expenditure 40.98 billion Proportion of the population below the national poverty line - Distribution of household income Top 10% k. A. Lower 10% k. A. Industrial production growth rate 2.60% Investment volume 20.1% of GDP National debt 31.70% of GDP Foreign exchange reserves $ 18,320,000,000 Tourism 2014 Number of visitors 2,772,000 Revenue $ 8,400,000,000 New Zealand weather in March, April and May According to Bridgat.com, average daily temperatures between 12 ° C…
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Nauru 2007

Nauru 2007

Oceania
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 victory for the government, which got 15 of the 18 seats in parliament. Scotty and all his ministers retained their mandate. Over 80 candidates competed for the 18 parliamentary seats. The only opposition member to be re-elected was former President René Harris, who was allowed to leave the government after a declaration of confidence in 2004. On August 28, Scotty was re-elected president of the new parliament. He retained his former ministers. In November, three…
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Micronesia 2007

Micronesia 2007

Oceania
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 of Federated States of Micronesia. Joseph Urusemal from the island of Yap, who has been in power since 2003, was defeated in the vote by Manny Mori of Chuuk. In May 1999, Nena's Vice President, Leo A. Falcam was named President. In September, he issued a statement reiterating Micronesia's strong condemnation that countries such as the United Kingdom, France and Japan ship ships of plutonium through the Pacific and especially through Micronesia's territorial waters. At…
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Marshall Islands 2007

Marshall Islands 2007

Oceania
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 that the vote counted out on time. The turnout was only around 50 percent, a sharp decline compared to the 2003 election. According to CountryAAH, Majuro is the capital city of Marshall Islands. One of the questions was whether the Marshall Islands would move to China as a close ally, instead of Taiwan. Parliament Speaker Litokwa Tomeing said that the recognition of Taiwan in 1998 was a mistake that the government should now rectify by…
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Kiribati 2007

Kiribati 2007

Oceania
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 could choose from 146 candidates competing for the 42 seats in Parliament. Education and the lack of jobs were major issues. The turnout was around 80 percent. BTK received the most votes and a majority of the mandate, but still formed an alliance with the small Maurin Kiribati Party (MKP). Maneaban Te Mauri (MTM) lost many of its former parliamentary seats. In the October 17 presidential election, incumbent President Anote Tong is re-elected. Parliament appoints…
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Fiji 2007

Fiji 2007

Oceania
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 being corrupt. After Iloilo regained power, he gave his support to the coup and swore in turn to Bainimarama as interim prime minister on January 5. Temporary Prime Minister Jonah Senilagakali, whom Bainimarama had appointed, resigned. According to CountryAAH, Suva is the capital city of Fiji. The influential Great Chiefs Council, which Bainimarama failed to get support from in connection with the coup, accepted his appointment as prime minister after Iloilo regained executive power. The…
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Australia 2007

Australia 2007

Oceania
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 irrigate over 70 percent of the country's crops, would be taken over by the federal authorities. Howard would also invest SEK 41.5 billion on, among other things, new water pipes to reduce water leakage. According to CountryAAH, Canberra is the capital city of Australia. The annual climate report from the country's meteorological institute showed in January that global warming is affecting Australia more than any other continent. Ever since 1910, Australia's temperature rise had been…
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Oceania Countries and Regions

Oceania Countries and Regions

Oceania
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 served as supply and base areas. For the first time, the inhabitants of Oceania became acquainted with an incredible material wealth and met with mutual respect and sympathy with the many foreign soldiers, which stimulated the desire for independence. After World War II, the United States, Britain and France conducted more than 250 nuclear weapons tests on coral islands in Micronesia and Polynesia. In 1963, the United States and Britain stopped the trials, while France,…
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