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Migiro to make official visits to Republic of Korea and Chile

Ms. Migiro will attend the World Leaders Forum, which commemorates the 60th anniversary of the founding of the ROK, and deliver remarks on international cooperation for so-called “green growth,” UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters today.The Deputy Secretary-General will also address 100 of the country’s female leaders on climate change and the role of women worldwide in combating the phenomenon, and she is scheduled to give a lecture to Kyunghee University on the financial crisis and its implications for the UN’s development work.Ms. Migiro is also slated to hold a series of bilateral meetings with senior Government officials, including Prime Minister Han Seung-soo.Next Monday the Deputy Secretary-General travels to Santiago, Chile, to open the regional coordination meeting of UN agencies operating in Latin America and the Caribbean.The focus of the discussions during the meeting will be on the impact of the financial crisis and climate change on regional development, as well as a review of progress on key inter-agency activities and an examination of future work.Ms. Migiro is also expected to meet with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, Ms. Montas said. 27 October 2008Environmental cooperation, the impact of the global financial crisis on United Nations efforts to slash poverty and the role of women in tackling climate change will be on the agenda when Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro heads to Seoul tomorrow for an official visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK). read more

Quebec finance minister to table 201516 budget March 26

Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao makes a financial declaration before question period Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the legislature in Quebec City. Leitao will table the provincial budget on March 26. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot Quebec finance minister to table 2015-16 budget March 26 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao will table the provincial budget on March 26.Leitao has said he will balance the books when he delivers the 2015-16 budget.He announced in an economic update in December that Quebec was imposing an additional $600 million in tax increases and other revenue-generating measures in its zero-deficit drive.He also warned the government had reached only 85 per cent of its cost-cutting goal and that he had to find another $1.1 billion in savings before the 2015-16 budget was tabled.Last spring, Philippe Couillard’s Liberals said that without a strict cost-cutting plan, Quebec’s deficit would have reached $7.3 billion by 2015-16.The government action has not gone down well with everyone, particularly unions and other groups feeling the brunt of the cuts.Quebec has been beset by street protests, with demonstrators demanding the government reverse its cost-cutting measures. by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 11, 2015 9:45 am MDT read more