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Darfur: UN security officer assaulted by Government personnel
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Tuesday, 22 July 2008
Darfur: UN security officer assaulted by Government personnel
A security officer working with the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has been assaulted by Sudanese Government military personnel, the mission reported today.Read Full Article ...
 
Secretary-General congratulates first President of Nepal
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Tuesday, 22 July 2008
Secretary-General congratulates first President of Nepal
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated Ram Baran Yadav on his election as the first President of the Republic of Nepal, and called on all parties in...
 
Karad
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Tuesday, 22 July 2008
Karad
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the arrest of former Bosnian Serb leader and fugitive war crimes suspect Radovan KaradRead Full Article ...
 
UN war crimes tribunal prosecutor welcomes arrest of Radovan Karad
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Tuesday, 22 July 2008
UN war crimes tribunal prosecutor welcomes arrest of Radovan Karad
The chief prosecutor of the United Nations war crimes tribunal set up to try those responsible for atrocities committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990...
 
Ban welcomes agreement to hold talks aimed at ending crisis in Zimbabwe
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Monday, 21 July 2008
Ban welcomes agreement to hold talks aimed at ending crisis in Zimbabwe
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the announcement by the country's President Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the opposition Movement f...
 
Secretary-General appeals for calm between Cambodia and Thailand
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Monday, 21 July 2008
Secretary-General appeals for calm between Cambodia and Thailand
Expressing concern over the recent escalation of tensions between Cambodia and Thailand, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on both sides to peacefully...
 
Spanish TV presenter becomes Goodwill Ambassador for UN refugee agency
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Monday, 21 July 2008
Spanish TV presenter becomes Goodwill Ambassador for UN refugee agency
The prominent Spanish television presenter JesRead Full Article ...
 
UN joins reference group aiding Zimbabwe mediation process
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Monday, 21 July 2008
UN joins reference group aiding Zimbabwe mediation process
The United Nations has agreed to join a reference group on Zimbabwe, set up by the President of South Africa who has been leading the mediation process to reso...
 
WTO chief says members
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Monday, 21 July 2008
WTO chief says members
The head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) today said he was convinced that the organization's member states would be able to reach agreements on internati...
 
DR Congo: displaced people resume return to their homes in north with UN help
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Monday, 21 July 2008
DR Congo: displaced people resume return to their homes in north with UN help
Displaced people today began returning to their homes in the north of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with the help of the United Nations refugee ag...
 
Efforts to help Myanmar cyclone victims still in relief phase, says top UN official
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Monday, 21 July 2008
Efforts to help Myanmar cyclone victims still in relief phase, says top UN official
The operation to help people affected by Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar is still in the relief phase, despite recent significant progress, the top United Nations hu...
 
Lebanon: UN border assessment team begins second mission
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Monday, 21 July 2008
Lebanon: UN border assessment team begins second mission
The independent United Nations team tasked with assessing the monitoring of the Lebanese border with Syria has begun its second mission to Lebanon, it was anno...
 
DR Congo: UN voices alarm at rising number of prison deaths
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Monday, 21 July 2008
DR Congo: UN voices alarm at rising number of prison deaths
Human rights officials with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have expressed serious concern about the livi...
 
Afghanistan making significant progress in mine clearance, reports UN official
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Monday, 21 July 2008
Afghanistan making significant progress in mine clearance, reports UN official
More than 38,000 anti-personnel mines have been cleared in the past six months across Afghanistan - one of the most heavily mined countries in the world - repr...
 
Norwegian rock and jazz festivals link with UN to become climate friendly
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Monday, 21 July 2008
Norwegian rock and jazz festivals link with UN to become climate friendly
Two music festivals in Norway are both aiming to become a blueprint for a green global music festival movement in partnership with the United Nations Environme...
 
Concerted global action needed for food and energy crises - Assembly President
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Monday, 21 July 2008
Concerted global action needed for food and energy crises - Assembly President
Urgent changes in global agricultural policies are needed to meet the threats of soaring food and energy prices, the United Nations General Assembly President ...
 
Despite progress, over 2 billion people lack access to improved sanitation - UN
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Monday, 21 July 2008
Despite progress, over 2 billion people lack access to improved sanitation - UN
Despite recent progress, more than 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation, while nearly 1.2 billion people defecate without sanitary facilities,...
 
New global soil database can help tackle climate change, food insecurity - UN
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Monday, 21 July 2008
New global soil database can help tackle climate change, food insecurity - UN
A new database on the world's soils offers insights that can be helpful in addressing climate change and food production, according to the United Nations Food ...
 
UN envoy in Pretoria to discuss efforts to resolve Zimbabwe crisis
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Friday, 18 July 2008
UN envoy in Pretoria to discuss efforts to resolve Zimbabwe crisis
Senior United Nations political official Haile Menkerios is in Pretoria, South Africa, to further Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's efforts to help resolve the p...
 
UNICEF to help 150,000 children in Niger with funding from Dubai charity
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Friday, 18 July 2008
UNICEF to help 150,000 children in Niger with funding from Dubai charity
Some 150,000 children in Niger are set to benefit from a $1.2 million donation to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for school equipment from the cha...
 
In Madagascar, UNICEF provides health services to cyclone-hit areas
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Friday, 18 July 2008
In Madagascar, UNICEF provides health services to cyclone-hit areas
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the European Commission's humanitarian wing are working together in Madagascar to provide medicines and other v...
 
UN refugee agency seeks funding to help refugees return to South Sudan
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Friday, 18 July 2008
UN refugee agency seeks funding to help refugees return to South Sudan
The United Nations refugee today launched an appeal for $11.9 million to help assist the return of refugees, mainly from camps in Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia, t...
 
UN warns that Kenya is in danger of losing its largest forest ecosystem
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Friday, 18 July 2008
UN warns that Kenya is in danger of losing its largest forest ecosystem
Kenya stands to lose $300 million in revenue from tea, tourism and energy if the forest of the country's Mau Complex continues to be degraded and destroyed, th...
 
Somalia: recent developments reason for hope despite challenges - Ban
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Friday, 18 July 2008
Somalia: recent developments reason for hope despite challenges - Ban
Last month's peace agreement between the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia (TFG) and an opposition group is an important step towards peace, but the c...
 
Senior UN officials assess peace efforts in eastern DR Congo province
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Friday, 18 July 2008
Senior UN officials assess peace efforts in eastern DR Congo province
Senior officials with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have concluded a visit to North Kivu to assess ongo...
 
Joint UN-African Union mission pays tribute to peacekeeper killed in Darfur
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Friday, 18 July 2008
Joint UN-African Union mission pays tribute to peacekeeper killed in Darfur
The joint United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) today paid tribute to a Nigerian peacekeeper killed two days ago while on patrol in the war-w...
 
Nepal will require continued UN presence to advance peace - envoy
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Friday, 18 July 2008
Nepal will require continued UN presence to advance peace - envoy
The main political actors in Nepal have agreed that a scaled-down United Nations presence is necessary for at least another six months to help advance peace and development in the country, the world body's top official there said today.Read Full Article ...
 
Security Council extends terms of judges on UN's Rwanda genocide tribunal
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Friday, 18 July 2008
Security Council extends terms of judges on UN's Rwanda genocide tribunal
The Security Council today extended the tenure of the judges serving on the United Nations war crimes tribunal set up to deal with the 1994 genocide in Rwanda,...
 
Sweden to head UN Peacebuilding Commission group on Burundi
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Friday, 18 July 2008
Sweden to head UN Peacebuilding Commission group on Burundi
Sweden has been chosen as the new chair of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission group tasked with helping the impoverished African nation of Burundi rec...
 
UN unit on inter-cultural understanding launches online educational tool
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Friday, 18 July 2008
UN unit on inter-cultural understanding launches online educational tool
The United Nations campaign for understanding between faiths and cultures, known as the Alliance of Civilizations, today launched a website designed to foster ...
 
UN expert praises rights progress in Liberia, raises concern at crime levels
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Friday, 18 July 2008
UN expert praises rights progress in Liberia, raises concern at crime levels
Five years after the peace agreement that ended its civil war, Liberia has made accelerated progress on several human rights issues, but there are still seriou...
 
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