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Romania is a sovereign state located in Southeastern Europe. It borders the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. It has an area of 238,397 square kilometres (92,046 sq mi) and a temperate-continental climate. With almost 20 million inhabitants, the country is the seventh most populous member state of the European Union. Its capital and largest city, Bucharest, is the sixth-largest city in the EU, with 1,883,425 inhabitants as of 2011; other major urban areas include Cluj-Napoca, Timișoara, Iași and Constanța.
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Capital Bucharest
Government Parliamentary Republic
Currency leu (RON)
Area 237,500 sq km
Population 19,942,642 ( 2015 estimate.)
Language Romanian
Callingcode +40
Tld .ro
Timezone UTC +2
Electricity 220V/50Hz (European plug)

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Wednesday, 16 September 2009

AMURT Romania - Romanian homeless youth with a purpose in life (AMURT)

AMURT Romania, to infuse Romanian homeless youth with a purpose in life, empowering them to become responsible, mature, contributing members of the society, and attain personal socio-economic independence. On 16th September 2009 AMURT ..→


Gradinita Rasarit AMSAI - Romania (WWD)

We give fundamental importance to creating a loving, warm, creative environment where each child will feel special and appreciated. At Rasarit, learning is a joyful discovery experience using “play-way method”. Teachers use progressive, creative methods to stimulate the children’s interest and love of ..→

Master Unit Establishment

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Jamaica, 2012 Report on Gender Equality

For Jamaica, 2012 Report on Gender Equality and Development focuses on men
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Thursday, 26 September 2013 (New York Sector) On Tuesday the World Bank released the 2012 World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development. For Jamaica the report highlights a number of negative gender issues for the nation's men.

The report claims that getting an education in Jamaica is viewed as primarily a female activity. This cultural attitude encourages males to leave school early. In 2008, girls outnumbered boys in secondary school by a ratio of 1.04:1. At the same time, boys were more likely to have to repeat a year of school. Only 16% of boys passed five or more Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate exams compared to 30% of girls. Boys outperformed girls only in vocational subjects and physics. The report cites four key challenges in boys' development ..→

Syria profile

Syria overview
Country profile

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 (Kahira Sector) Once the centre of the Islamic Empire, Syria covers an area that has seen invasions and occupations over the ages, from Romans and Mongols to Crusaders and Turks. A country of fertile plains, high mountains and deserts, it is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Kurds, Armenians, Assyrians, Christians, Druze, Alawite Shia and Arab Sunnis, the last of who make up a majority of the Muslim population.

Modern Syria gained its independence from France in 1946, but has lived through periods of political instability driven by the conflicting interests of these various groups.

From 1958-61 it united with Nasser's Egypt, but an army coup restored independence before the pan-Arab nationalist Baath (Renaissance) party took control in 1963.

Soon coming under the control of a mainly Alawite faction of military leaders, it has ruled ever since, ..→

Naples rubbish crisis

Naples rubbish crisis: EU warns Italy of big fines
Country profile

Friday, 26 November 2010 (Berlin Sector)
Italy faces big fines if it fails to clean up thousands of tonnes of rubbish still lying around the city of Naples, according to the EU. European inspectors who visited the region this week found that none of the measures demanded by a top European court in March have been implemented. The Campania region has suffered poor waste management for years.

European Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik said the inspectors who had visited this week believed the rubbish crisis would take years to bring under control. In a statement, he stressed that this was a "matter of urgency".

"In the absence of an effective waste management plan for Campania, the danger to human health and damage to the environment... will continue," said Mr Potocnik.

Naples residents have reported a rise in the numbers of rats, pigeons and ..→

Ivory Coast internal strife

Ivory Coast has slipped into an internal strife

Wednesday, 1 December 2010 (Nairobi Sector)
Once hailed as a model of stability, Ivory Coast has slipped into the kind of internal strife that has plagued many African countries. An armed rebellion in 2002 split the nation in two. Since then, peace deals have alternated with renewed violence as the country has slowly edged its way towards a political resolution of the conflict.

For more than three decades after independence under the leadership of its first president, Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Ivory Coast was conspicuous for its religious and ethnic harmony and its well-developed economy. All this ended when the late Robert Guei led a coup which toppled Felix Houphouet-Boigny's successor, Henri Bedie, in 1999. Mr Bedie fled, but not before planting the seeds of ethnic discord by trying to stir up xenophobia against Muslim northerners, including his main ..→

Buenos Aires is noisiest city

Buenos Aires is 'noisiest city' in region, study says

Wednesday, 29 December 2010 (George Town Sector)
The study, which reflects previous findings by the World Health Organisation, also claims the city is the fourth loudest in the world. The other noisiest cities are, respectively, New York, Tokyo and Nagasaki, it found. Despite stringent laws to combat noise pollution, the situation in Buenos Aires is not improving, the study says.

There are many reasons why Buenos Aires is so noisy. Roughly one-third of Argentina's 40 million inhabitants live in or near the city, which is a lot of people in a relatively small space. They live largely in high-rise blocks of flats on long, straight streets which channel the sound. Meanwhile, a thriving Argentine economy has resulted in more cars on the city's already crowded roads, and an increase in construction work.

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