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UN-Multi-Donor programme launches resource and learning center for peace advocates

PAGADIAN CITY, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR -- A wide-ranging program jointly undertaken by the Philippine Government and the United Nations Multi-Donor Group will launch here today a resource and learning center for peace and development workers in the province.
The Knowledge Center Project for Peace and Development Advocates Alliance, an initiative of the GOP-UN Multi Donor Programme Phase 3 (MDP-3), will be formally opened at the Provincial Capitol Compound by Zamboanga del Sur Gov. Aurora Cerilles, along with GOP-UN MDP3 officials and representatives.

"The Knowledge Center Project is

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Philippines aims for 2004 peace pact with Muslim rebels

MANILA, April 15 (AFP) - Philippine negotiators are hoping for a peace treaty with Muslim separatists by the end of the year that will deny sanctuary to Al-Qaeda-linked militants allegedly hiding in rebel camps in the south, an official said Thursday.
"I believe we can finish these negotiations within the year," Silvestre Afable, the head of the government peace panel, told reporters.

Afable said he and his team of negotiators would fly to Kuala Lumpur, which is hosting the negotiations, to begin formal peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the

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Philippines: Landslides and Floods Appeal No. 03/04 Operations Update no. 1

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.
In Brief

Appeal No. 03/04; Operations Update no. 1; Period covered: 07 January 2004 to 31 March 2004; Appeal coverage: 42%; Operations Update no.2 due on 30 April 2004 (click here to go directly to the attached Contributions List, also available on the website).

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