South Africa: UN agency hails mining giant for committing to generate jobs

Anglo American, one of the world’s largest mining companies, today unveiled a new project to create more jobs, support entrepreneurship and boost local economies in South Africa, a move welcomed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Malaysian envoy elected to lead UN Economic and Social Council for 2010

The Malaysian diplomat Hamidon Ali was elected today to serve as the next President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), making him responsible for leading the world body’s principal organ for coordinating work in those two fields.