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"These heinous criminal acts will not prevent us from pursuing cooperation and standing united to combat terrorism so as to maintain security, stability and peace in the world", he said, urging all international efforts to root out this dangerous scourge , which poses a threat to international security and peace.
Participants also called upon AMU Secretariat General to organise study days on agricultural scourges and highlight the role played by professional associations and structures.
I observed that there were no health systems in place, no money, and no good, management expertise to confront these modern scourges.
Unemployment remains a scourge in the Balkans, the Caucasus countries and much of Central Asia, with jobless rates (especially among youth) ranging from 20 to 30 percent, and in some cases much higher.
The realities of inferior educational resources, the scourges of drugs and AIDS, the cycles of welfare and poverty, the lack of strong positive male role models, and the specter of prison all take their toll on black communities, destroying the solid values in families and neighborhoods.
What concerns Epstein, a researcher and clinician at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, is that many millions of uninitiated people will endure similar lessons, as cholera, malaria, and other scourges spread in the coming decades.