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Top UN envoy deplores deadly attack on Somali hotel
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Monday, 23 August 2010
Top UN envoy deplores deadly attack on Somali hotel
The top United Nations envoy for Somalia has strongly condemned today's attack on a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, which reportedly killed at least 30 civilians, including Members of Parliament.Read Full Article ...
 
UNICEF brings safe drinking water to displaced families in Tajikistan
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Monday, 23 August 2010
UNICEF brings safe drinking water to displaced families in Tajikistan
More than 3,000 people displaced by last year's severe flooding and mudslides in southern Tajikistan now enjoy the benefits of safe drinking water, thanks to t...
 
Urgent solutions needed for Bosnia's displaced, says UN advocate Angelina Jolie
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Monday, 23 August 2010
Urgent solutions needed for Bosnia's displaced, says UN advocate Angelina Jolie
Hollywood actress and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie used her recent visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina to call for practical and urgent steps ...
 
UN voices outrage at mass rape by rebels in eastern DR Congo
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Monday, 23 August 2010
UN voices outrage at mass rape by rebels in eastern DR Congo
The United Nations is dispatching a senior staff member to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as senior officials express outrage at the recent rape an...
 
Experienced Senegalese general appointed adviser to UN peacekeeping operations
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Monday, 23 August 2010
Experienced Senegalese general appointed adviser to UN peacekeeping operations
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Lieutenant General Babacar Gaye as military adviser for United Nations peacekeeping operations.Read Full Article ...
 
Troubled camp for displaced in Darfur focus of talks between UN, AU officials
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Monday, 23 August 2010
Troubled camp for displaced in Darfur focus of talks between UN, AU officials
The situation in one of the largest camps for people uprooted by the conflict in the war-ravaged Sudanese region of Darfur has topped talks between top United ...
 
NEWSMAKER: UNESCO chief stresses key role in dealing with globalization
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Monday, 23 August 2010
NEWSMAKER: UNESCO chief stresses key role in dealing with globalization
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has a vital role to play in ensuring that globalization is not a two-speed proces...
 
Number of Somalis needing humanitarian aid falls, UN agency reports
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Sunday, 22 August 2010
Number of Somalis needing humanitarian aid falls, UN agency reports
The scale of the humanitarian crisis in Somalia has eased this year, with the number of people needing aid falling by 25 per cent to 2 million, the United Nati...
 
Tragedy of slavery should give rise to respect of cultural diversity - UN
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Sunday, 22 August 2010
Tragedy of slavery should give rise to respect of cultural diversity - UN
Marking the day dedicated to the remembrance of the tragedy of the slave trade and the abolition of servitude, the head of the United Nations agency tasked con...
 
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