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Former Somali officers attend UN-backed meeting to help beef up security
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Friday, 31 July 2009
Former Somali officers attend UN-backed meeting to help beef up security
A United Nations-backed meeting of former high-ranking officials from Somalia's military, police, prison system and intelligence services kicked off today in the latest bid at bolstering the war-wracked country's security institutions.Read Full Article ...
 
Civilian casualties in Afghanistan keep rising, finds UN report
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Thursday, 30 July 2009
Civilian casualties in Afghanistan keep rising, finds UN report
The ongoing conflict in Afghanistan continues to take a heavy toll on the country's civilians, according to the United Nations mission there, which recorded ov...
 
Funding gap could ground UN air service for aid workers in Africa
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Thursday, 30 July 2009
Funding gap could ground UN air service for aid workers in Africa
The United Nations air service, shuttling aid workers to remote locations to provide life-saving assistance to vulnerable people in Africa, is in danger of bei...
 
Latest wave of violence in DR Congo uproots 56,000 people - UN agency
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Thursday, 30 July 2009
Latest wave of violence in DR Congo uproots 56,000 people - UN agency
The United Nations refugee agency said today that an estimated 56,000 people have been uprooted by the latest wave of violence in the eastern Democratic Republ...
 
High-level talks could help shore up peace in Nepal, says top UN envoy
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Thursday, 30 July 2009
High-level talks could help shore up peace in Nepal, says top UN envoy
The top United Nations envoy to Nepal said today that she is encouraged by the South Asian leaders' willingness to discuss issues to push the peace process for...
 
UN mission urges Ivorians to resolve difficulties, stick to electoral timetable
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Thursday, 30 July 2009
UN mission urges Ivorians to resolve difficulties, stick to electoral timetable
The identification and voter registration process for the upcoming elections in Côte d'Ivoire has encountered some difficulties, including strikes in some par...
 
Millions of Nigerian children to be immunized during UN-backed health week
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Thursday, 30 July 2009
Millions of Nigerian children to be immunized during UN-backed health week
Some 30 million youngsters will receive immunizations during Nigeria's first-ever National Child Health Week, launched today by the head of the United Nations ...
 
UN Economic and Social Council well-situated to enhance public health, says official
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Thursday, 30 July 2009
UN Economic and Social Council well-situated to enhance public health, says official
The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is uniquely placed to address the world's most pressing development issues, including public health, a ...
 
Child soldiers: UN official welcomes action plan by Philippine rebel group
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Thursday, 30 July 2009
Child soldiers: UN official welcomes action plan by Philippine rebel group
The Secretary-General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict today welcomed news that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the Islamic r...
 
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