UNITED NATIONS Air Huarache Sale , April 16 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday announced the appointment of Cindy Smith of the United States as director of the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI).
"Ms. Smith will succeed Jonathan Lucas of Seychelles to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service and commitment to the United Nations," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said at a daily news briefing here.
"Smith has a wealth of experience in the field of criminology and justice issues, policy making and education," he said.
Cindy Smith is currently senior coordinator for International Programs in the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the United States Department of State.
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WASHINGTON, July 1 (Xinhua) -- A top U.S. trade official said Wednesday that he hoped to finalize a trade deal with 11 other countries in the Asia Pacific "in the near term" and send it to Congress for ratification before the end of this year.
"We're in the final stages of negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership," U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said at an event organized by Politico, referring to a trade deal covering about 40 percent of global economy and nearing completion after more than five years of negotiations.
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"The first order of business" was to complete those negotiations and bring that agreement to Congress for approval by the end of the year, after getting trade promotion authority, also known as fast-track authority, from Congress last week, the U.S. trade official said.
Other TPP participants had signaled that they would like to put their best offers on the table and conclude the trade deal only after the Obama administration secured the fast-track authority from Congress, which would allow the president to submit trade deals to Congress for an up-or-down vote Air Huarache Shoes , not amendments.
The United States will have conversations with other TPP participants in the coming days and prepare for a chief negotiators meeting and a ministerial meeting to bring this deal to a close, Froman said, but declined to give a specific timetable.
Froman downplayed the differences between the U.S. and Japan over market access negotiations, which was crucial to the conclusion of the broader TPP negotiations, noting that the two sides had "made a very good progress in the last year and a half" despite of some outstanding issues.
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SHARAN, Afghanistan, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- At least 10 people were killed and 30 others wounded after a suicide bomb attack shocked a cricket ground in Yayakhil district of Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday evening Air Huarache , an official source confirmed.
URUMQI, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Xinjiang saw sharp declines in imports and exports with Russia and countries in Central Asia as a result of weakening currencies, slowing growth and slumping demands, according to data released by the local customs office.
Foreign trade volume for the region totaled 19.7 billion U.S. dollars in 2015, down 28.9 percent year on year. Exports shrank by 25.4 percent at 17.5 billion dollars, while imports plunged by 48.2 percent at 2.2 billion dollars.
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A weak economy in neighboring Kyrgyzstan has resulted in a substantial depreciation of its currency and sluggish domestic demand. Moreover, a hike in tariff rates after Kyrgyzstan joined the Eurasian Economic Union has not helped the trade downturn.
Economists say a similar situation is occurring in Kazakhstan, which is also a member of the union that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2015.
Leaders of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia signed an agreement to establish the economic union in 2014. The accession of Armenia and Kyrgyzstan became official in 2015.
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