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2010 October International Issues

Pakistani Veteran Human Rights activist Asma Jehangir won the election for President of the Supreme Court Bar Association.

A powerful earth quake triggered a three-meter Tsunami that pounded remote Island villages in the Western Indonesia on October 26, 2010 killing at least 113 people and more missing.

India was ranked 87 out of 178 countries in Transparency International’s corruption perception index report. India fell by three positions from its rank of 84 in 2009.
India was elected as non permanent member in UN Security Council. After a Long gap India was elected council member ship.

India, which won by a record 187 votes (98 percent of the UN member ship), joined south Africa, Colombia, Germany and Portugal as the fifth new member of the 15 nation body. Their two years term begins from January 1, 2011.

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf announced his new party, the All Pakistan Muslim League from London.

The IAEA Board of Governors has elected the Governor of Pakistan, Mr. Ansar Parvez, as its Chairman for 2010-2011 (one year mandate) at a meeting held in Vienna.
UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon inaugurated UN summit on Millennium Development Goals. The development of a Global Partnership for Development, GPD was stated in the Millennium Development Goal 8 adopted in 2000.
Targets: To eradicate poverty by 2015. Stop spreading of AIDS.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to head a new U.N. body that will seek to improve the lives of women and girls around the world. The body will be known officially as the U.N. Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, but officials say it will be referred to as U.N. Women

The morning the Census Bureau released the poverty rate for 2009. According to the report, 14.3 percent which means 43.6 million Americans are living in poverty which is the largest number of poor people in the United States in the 51 years that records have been kept.



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