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UN and AU Envoys Call Peace Talks in Libya a Turning Point in Search for Political Solution to Darfur Conflict

The United Nations and the African Union envoys say the Darfur peace talks they are chairing in Libya mark a turning point in the search for a political solution to the crisis in the Sudanese region.

31 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

General Assembly to Call for Olympic Truce Ahead of Beijing Summer Games

The UN General Assembly is set to adopt a resolution calling for an “Olympic truce” during the Olympic and Paralympic summer games in Beijing next year.

31 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Joint UN-African Union Force in Darfur Launched Today

The UN and African Union hybrid peacekeeping operation for Darfur, known as UNAMID, today began operations at its headquarters in the strife-torn Sudanese region.

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UN Votes to End US Embargo on Cuba

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AU Envoy Says Talks on Darfur Will Continue in Sirte, Libya

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Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari Returns to Myanmar This Weekend

UN Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari will travel to Myanmar on Friday in connection with his meeting with the government in the wake of the recent crisis in the country.

31 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Experts Hold Global Summit to Address Proper Sanitation for 2.6 Billion People

A conference is underway in India to examine how to provide the world’s poorest people with basic sanitation facilities.

31 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Official to Travel to DRC in Efforts to End Crisis in the East

A senior official from the UN’s Department of Political Affairs will travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in efforts to solve the ongoing crisis in the eastern part of the country.

31 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNESCO Condemns Killing of Iraqi Media Workers; Kidnapping of Foreign Journalist

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has condemned the recent murders of an Iraqi editor and the driver of a foreign correspondent who has been missing for over a week.

31 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Microsoft Promotes Information and Communication Technology in Africa

30 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

IAEA Chief Calls for New Framework for Nuclear Energy Use

30 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Sudanese Government and Factions in Darfur Peace Talks Agree to Put Off Direct Negotiations for 3 Weeks to Allow for Consultations Among the Factions

On the fourth day of the Darfur peace talks in Sirte, Libya, the United Nations and African Union envoys continued their separate consultations with the government of Sudan and the Darfur factions participating in the peace process.

30 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR Says More Are Displaced From Somali Capital after Worst Fighting in Months

The UN Refugee agency reports that the worst fighting in months in the Somali capital Mogadishu has set off another wave of displacement from the city.

30 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

General Assembly Votes on Need to Repeal US Embargo on Cuba

For the 16th consecutive year the UN General Assembly today voted overwhelmingly to end the US embargo on Cuba.

30 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Human Rights Expert Calls for More Protection of Asylum Seekers and Closing of Guantanamo Bay

A UN human rights expert is urging countries to adopt more protections for asylum seekers in the face of various measures to counter terrorism.

30 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Africa Connect Summit Concludes with Pledge to Connect African Cities in Five Years

Africa has managed to expand information and communication services throughout the continent, but leaders and information technology giants have now pledged to ensure that all capitals and major cities are connected by 2012 and that the entire population has access to basic voice communication networks.

30 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • 7th Anniversary of Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security
  • Women Speak Out to End Obstetric Fistula
  • Progress in Protecting Women in Darfur
  • 29 Oct 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    UN Official Says Information and Communication Technology is Crucial for Development

    29 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Darfur Peace Talks Enter Third Day

    The Sudanese government and representatives from various Darfur movements have entered the third day of talks to bring peace to the province.

    29 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Summit to Bring Universal Internet Access to Africa Opens in Rwanda

    The notion of a digital divide is being replaced by a digital revolution, and it is happening in Africa.

    29 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    IAEA Chief Urges Iran’s Cooperation to Verify the Nature of its Nuclear Programme

    The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed Elbaradei, says Iran’s transparency and cooperation with the agency on a work plan to resolve outstanding verification issues would be crucial towards building confidence in its claim of the peaceful nature of its nuclear programme.

    29 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Talks to end the Darfur Crisis Start in Libya

    29 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Darfur Movements Invite UN and AU Envoys to Hear Their Concerns

    The UN and African Union envoys to Darfur have been invited to the Sudanese province as peace talks on Darfur continue in the Libyan city of Sirte.

    29 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Humanitarian Chief Alarmed by Forced Relocation of IDPs in Darfur

    The UN’s top humanitarian official is alarmed by reports of the forced relocation of internally displaced people from a camp in south Darfur on Sunday night.

    29 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Mission Calls for an End to Convoy Attacks in Afghanistan

    The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has called on warring factions in the country to allow the safe passage of humanitarian workers now that winter is approaching.

    29 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Palestinian Rocket Attacks on Israel and “Punitive Measures” against Gaza by Israel

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated his call for the cessation of indiscriminate rocket attacks by Palestinian militants targeting Israel.

    29 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    WHO Backs Drive for Civil Registration of All Births and Deaths

    The World Health Organization is backing a global initiative to encourage all births and deaths to be registered by government authorities.

    29 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Weekend Update-Darfur Talks in Libya Continue Despite Absence of Two Major Rebel Movements

    It’s day two of the Darfur Peace Talks taking place in Sirte, Libya where the country’s leader, Moumar Gaddafi, addressed the opening session on Saturday. UN Radio’s Reem Abaza is attending and filed this report:

    28 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Darfur Peace Talks: Interview with SPLM Representative Edward Lino

    28 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Darfur Peace Talks: Interview with SPLM Representative Edward Lino

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    Darfur Peace Talks: Interview with SPLM Representative Edward Lino

    28 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Weekend News Update-Darfur Peace Talks Open in Libya

    A peace conference aimed at ending four years of conflict in Darfur opened in Sirte, Libya Saturday.~UN Radio’s Reem Abaza filed this report. ~

    27 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • Antigua and Barbuda says foreign direct investment remains the bedrock of development finance for many countries
  • The Bahamas says increased international technical cooperation is the most critical need for developing countries
  • Jamaica calls for collective action to ensure the global economic environment is of benefit to all countries
  • 26 Oct 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Talks to end the Darfur Crisis Are Set to Start in Libya

    26 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Preparations Underway for the Next Major Flu Pandemic

    26 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Ban Concerned About Reports of Continued Human Rights Violations in Myanmar

    The tragic events of recent weeks in Myanmar clearly constituted a serious setback for the country.

    26 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Humanitarian Situation in Somalia the Worst in 10 years: UN

    Never before in the past 10 years has the humanitarian situation in Somalia been so bad.

    26 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Nepal’s Peace Process Facing its Most Critical Moment: UN Envoy

    Nepal’s peace process faces its most critical moment since the end of a ten-year armed conflict.

    26 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNICEF Condemns Attempts to Take 103 Children Out of Chad

    The UN children’s agency, UNICEF, has strongly criticized attempts by a French non-governmental organization to fly more than 100 children out of Chad to France, saying it took place in violation of international rules.

    26 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Full Interview with Ian Martin

    LISTEN TO UN PROGRAMS IN:
  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • The UN celebrates its 62nd birthday
  • Ban Ki-moon says UN should use its anniversary to build better understanding of what it can do in the world
  • Tokelau loses its bid to change its political status by 16 votes
  • Ian Martin highlights public security and the future of young people in cantonments as important issues in Nepal’s peace process
  • Full Interview with Ian Martin

    LISTEN TO UN PROGRAMS IN:
  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 26 Oct 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

  • Darfur Talks in Libya Set to Start as Some Rebels Say They Won’t Attend
  • Congolese Refugees in Uganda Are Reluctant to Settle Inland
  • Africans Continue to Die as They Cross the Gulf of Aden to Yemen
  • 25 Oct 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    The UN Human Rights expert on Myanmar Calls for the Release of Protesters Detained by the Government

    25 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Rapporteur on Rights of Palestinians Likens Discriminatory Measures to Apartheid

    25 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Security Council Warns of Action Against Any Party Seeking to Undermine Darfur Peace Process

    The UN Security Council has called on all rebel groups in Darfur, to attend this weekend’s peace talks with the Sudanese government in Libya and “engage constructively” in the process.

    25 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Envoy for Darfur Says Peace Talks Will Go Ahead

    Meanwhile, the UN will press ahead with the Darfur peace talks even though leaders of the main rebel groups are refusing to attend.

    25 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    World’s Scarce Resources Being Depleted at Unsustainable Rate: UNEP

    Major threats to the planet such as climate change, the rate of extinction of species, and the challenge of feeding a growing world population are among the many that remain unresolved and all of them put humanity at risk.

    25 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    OCHA Concerned Over Effects of Israel’s Economic Blockade on Gaza

    There’s great concern among humanitarian organizations over the difficulties they face in getting aid to Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.

    25 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Outlines New UN Budget for Next Two Years

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has outlined a $4.2 billion dollar two-year budget for the work of the Organization over the next two years, saying it reflects strict budgetary discipline.

    25 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • The Jamii Bora Trust of Kenya Helps Poor Women Out of Poverty
  • Progress in Slowing Maternal Deaths Still Too Slow
  • Enhancing the Prospects for a Nuclear-Free World
  • 25 Oct 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Campaign to End Obstetric Fistula">Women Speak out in Campaign to End Obstetric Fistula

    24 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

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    24 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    The World is Changing in the United Nations Favor: Ban

    More people and governments understand that multilateralism is the only path in our interdependent and globalizing world.

    24 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Security Council Deeply Concerned about ‘Pervasive’ Gender-based Violence

    The UN Security Council has expressed deep concern that despite its repeated demands for an end to violence against women caught up in armed conflicts, rape and other forms of sexual abuse, as well as other forms of violence remain pervasive.

    24 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    H5N1 Virus Reported in More than 60 Countries as of End of August: WHO

    There will be a human influenza pandemic at some stage in the future.

    24 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Security Situation in Sudan Likely to be Volatile in Coming Months: Report

    The security situation in Sudan is likely to remain volatile in the coming months.

    24 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Concerned by Socio-economic Conditions in West Bank

    Socio-economic conditions for Palestinians in the West Bank remain a source of serious concern.

    24 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

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    23 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Relief Coordinator Speaks About the Challenges of Working in Somalia

    23 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    World Food Programme Welcomes Release of Officer in Somalia

    The World Food Programme has welcomed the release of Idris Osman, the Officer-in-Charge of its office in Mogadishu, who was detained by authorities in the Somali capital last Wednesday.

    23 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Calls for More Financial Aid to Developing Countries

    The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for more assistance to developing countries to enable them to meet the millennium development goal of reducing poverty.

    23 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Envoy to Visit Myanmar in First Week of November

    The Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Myanmar, Ibrahim Gambari is expected to visit Myanmar in the first week of November, as the Myanmar Government has agreed to bring forward his standing invitation to the country.

    23 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Congolese Refugees in Uganda Are Reluctant to Move Inland

    The United Nations refugee agency says that Congolese refugees who have crossed the border into Uganda to flee the latest fighting in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo are reluctant to move away from the border areas.

    23 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Peacekeeping Chief Calls for More Participation of Women in Peacekeeping

    The head of UN peacekeeping, Jean Marie Guehenno, has called for more participation of women in peacekeeping operations.

    23 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Better financing for gender equality key to reaching development goals

    23 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Close to 8,000 Congolese Refugees Flee into Uganda

    22 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Study: More Protection Needed for Children in Conflict

    22 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Overall Security Situation in Cote d’Ivoire Stable but Fragile: UN

    The continued commitment of the Ivorian leaders to take ownership of the peace process in Cote d’Ivoire has yielded some progress in performing the key tasks contained in the Ouagadougou Political Agreement.

    22 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Eight Thousand Congolese Refugees Flee to Uganda to Avoid Army/Rebel Clashes

    Nearly 8,000 Congolese refugees have fled to neighbouring Uganda following clashes between the Congolese army and rebel forces of dissident general Laurent Nkunda.

    22 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Security Council Condemns Suicide Bombings in Pakistan

    The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the bomb attacks in Karachi, Pakistan last Thursday, October 18th, which caused numerous deaths and injuries.

    22 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Agencies to Launch Major Polio Immunization Campaign in Sudan

    Two United Nations agencies,the World Health Organization and the UN Children’s agency,UNICEF, nounced Monday that they will launch, together with the Sudanese government, a major polio immunization campaign in all of Sudan this week and again next month.

    22 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Full Interview with Noeleen Heyzer
  • A young man living in a poor community in the Phillipines about his efforts to assist his community to overcome poverty.
  • Conference looking at maternal deaths opens in London with the goal of delivering better health systems for women, especially those in Africa and Asia.
    LISTEN TO UN PROGRAMS IN:
  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • ESCAP – observes the 20th anniversary of the International Day of Poverty.
  • Full Interview with Noeleen Heyzer
  • A young man living in a poor community in the Phillipines about his efforts to assist his community to overcome poverty.
  • Conference looking at maternal deaths opens in London with the goal of delivering better health systems for women, especially those in Africa and Asia.
    LISTEN TO UN PROGRAMS IN:
  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 19 Oct 2007 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    UNICEF is doing to support female teachers in conflict situations
  • A report from the UN Population Fund about maternal health in Bolivia
  • What Israel is doing to combat trafficking in women">
  • What UNICEF is doing to support female teachers in conflict situations
  • A report from the UN Population Fund about maternal health in Bolivia
  • What Israel is doing to combat trafficking in women
  • 19 Oct 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    International Organization for Migration assists Haitians reeling under the effects of severe flooding">
  • Jamaica says there’s been hardly any change in the challenges faced by the international community
  • Dominica urges the international community to muster the political will to grant self-government to non-self-governing territories
  • The International Organization for Migration assists Haitians reeling under the effects of severe flooding
  • 19 Oct 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Condemns Bomb Attacks in Pakistan

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the "terrorist" bomb attack that targeted the convoy carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto shortly after her arrival in Karachi.~UN Spokeswoman Michele Montas (pictured). ~

    19 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    WFP Chief Condemns Detention of the Head of Its Operations in Mogadishu

    The UN food agency (WFP) has strongly condemned the ongoing detention of its staff by Somali security forces.

    19 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Iraq Faced with Complex Overlapping Sectarian, Political and Ethnic Conflicts: UN

    Strong international efforts to counter the unfolding crises in Iraq are critical.

    19 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Fears More Internally Displaced People Trapped by Fighting in North Kivu

    Displaced people are still continuing to arrive at sites around Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    19 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Experts Urge the Disarming of Combatants and Dismantling of Militias in Cote d’Ivoire

    A group of experts on Cote d’Ivoire has recommended that the UN mission in the country require the armed forces to provide an inventory of all the arms in their possession.

    19 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Women Deliver’ Conference: Saving Mothers and Babies

    19 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Women Deliver’ Conference: Saving Mothers and Babies

    19 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Envoy Stresses the Need for Libya Talks on Darfur to Go Ahead

    19 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

  • “Towards an International Arms Trade Treaty” – we take a closer look at the devastation and destruction caused by small arms and light weapons and the campaign being waged by governments, civil society organizations, humanitarian and human rights activists, military experts and journalists to secure a legally binding international treaty to end the irresponsible trade in arms world wide. The figures are startling – there is one gun for every 10 people on the planet and a thousand people die each day from gun violence. In this edition, we hear the views of supporters of campaign to control all conventional arms worldwide including former UN force commanders, a war reporter, and a representative of one of the member States leading the international efforts to secure an international treaty.
  • 18 Oct 2007 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

  • UN Envoy Says Libya Talks on Darfur Must Go Ahead
  • Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa Grow Faster than Global Economy
  • A Rare Vaccine-derived Polio Virus Paralyzes Children in Northern Nigeria
  • 18 Oct 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Women Deliver Conference Urged To Invest in Women

    The first major conference in 20 years on maternal health opened in London Thursday with a call to invest in women because it pays.

    18 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    London Conference Told A Woman Dies Every Minute in Child Birth or Pregnancy

    UN Radio’s Bissera Kostova is at the London Conference and filed this report.

    18 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNICEF Receives Nearly 80 Per Cent of a $14 million Flash Appeal For Floods in North Korea

    The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it will take years for North Korea to recover from the recent flooding that killed more than 600 and left at least a million in need of humanitarian assistance.

    18 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Ban Calls For Strengthened Global Partnership to Help Africa Meet Its Challenges

    The United Nations has a crucial role to play in helping Africa meet its challenges and realize its full potential.

    18 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Envoy Discuss Strategies With Indonesian Leaders For Long-Term Solution on Myanmar

    UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari met with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his Foreign Minister in the ongoing effort to seek the active support of regional partners on the next steps at dialogue and national reconciliation in Myanmar.

    18 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Women Deliver Conference Opens in London

    18 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UNICEF Representative Says Investment in Congolese Children is the Key to Their Future

    18 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Three WFP Truck Drivers Killed in Darfur

    The UN food agency (WFP) has condemned the killing of three truck drivers who were shot to death while working in Sudan's Darfur region.

    17 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Chief Condemns Illegal Entry of Somali Security Forces into Mogadishu Compound

    Meanwhile, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the forceful and illegal entry of government security forces into the UN compound in Mogadishu, and the detention of a United Nations official.

    17 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Ban Urges Myanmar Authorities to Implement Plan for Democracy

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the authorities in Myanmar to fully implement the seven-point road-map to democracy.

    17 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Three Out of Ten Pregnant Women in South Africa HIV Positive: UNICEF

    Nearly three out of every 10 pregnant women turning up at medical clinics in South Africa are HIV positive.

    17 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Report Notes Blurring of Lines Between Armed Conflict and Youth Criminal Activities

    The nature of conflict has changed over the last decade, and this has increasing significance for how children are dealt with in the context of armed conflict.

    17 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Campaign Urges People to Stand Up and Speak Out Against Poverty

    17 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Progress in Slowing Maternal Deaths Still Too Slow

    17 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    News Update-Ban Urges the World to “Stand-Up” to End the Scourge of Poverty

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the world to “stand-up” and demonstrate the political will to end the scourge of poverty once and for all. In remarks at the “stand-up” event on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty at the United Nations, the Secretary-General says “we join millions of people around the world in staning up for the millennium development goals, the common vision for building a better world in the Twenty-first Century.”

    17 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Messenger of Peace Urges People to Stand-Up Against Poverty

    16 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    More Than 850 Million Suffering From Chronic Hunger: Ban

    Today, Tuesday October 16th, is World Food Day. It’s being observed under the theme “The Right to Food”.

    16 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Sub-Saharan Africa Making Gains In The Fight Against Malaria: UNICEF

    Significant gains are being made in the fight against malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.

    16 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Decent Work And Poverty Reduction: Key To Improving Women’s Health: ILO

    A new report by the International Labor Organization due out this week has thrown the spotlight on how action in the work place could help reduce maternal deaths.

    16 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Appeals For Funding To Repatriate Mauritanian Refugees

    One of Africa’s most protracted refugee situations is likely to continue unless the UN refuge agency (UNHCR) receives donations to its $7 million appeal to help return Mauritanian refugees.

    16 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    2007 Antarctic Ozone Hole Relatively Small: WMO

    The World Meteorological Organization reports that the 2007 Antarctic ozone hole is relatively small.

    16 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    World Food Day: The Right To Food

    16 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Food Agency Warns of Looming Disaster for Flood Victims in Uganda

    16 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Envoy Urges Myanmar To Stop Arresting Pro-Democracy Activists

    A UN envoy has demanded that Myanmar’s rulers immediately stop arresting pro-democracy activists.

    15 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Chief Concerned By Decision of Sudan People’s Liberation Army To Suspend Participation In Government of National Unity

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over the decision by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement to suspend its participation in the Government of National Unity.

    15 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Lebanese Authorities Arrest Terrorists Planning Attack On UN Troops

    UN officials in Lebanon have confirmed reports that the Lebanese army has arrested a group of non-Lebanese planning to attack troops of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

    15 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    The Right To Food Needs A Paradigm Shift From Charity To Rights: FAO Chief

    Despite some progress, putting the right to food into practice still remains a challenge for countries and development practitioners.

    15 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Envoy Cites 30% Increase In Violent Incidents In Afghanistan

    Suicide bombings and other attacks increased by 30 per cent in Afghanistan over the last year leading to a significant increase in the number of civilian deaths to at least 12,000.

    15 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Envoy Meeting With Asian Countries Before Returning To Myanmar

    15 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Sustainable Management of Natural Resources Could Help End Rural Poverty In Sudan

    15 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

  • How One Woman has Realized her Dream of Bringing Water to Ethiopia
  • A Programme that Teaches Indigenous Women in Guatemala about Nutrition while at the Same Time Raising their Self-esteem. It’s Called “Creciendo Bien,” which is Spanish for “Growing Well”
  • 12 Oct 2007 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    One of Sudan’s “Lost Boys” Speaks Out for Peace

    12 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    The UN Envoy in Nepal Calls on Nepalese to Use the Election Delay to Address Outstanding Issues

    12 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Secretary-General Hails Awarding of Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore and International Panel of Scientists

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has hailed the awarding of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the IPCC).

    12 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Myanmar Government Rejects Security Council Call for Negotiations with Opposition

    Myanmar’s government has reportedly rejected a UN Security Council statement calling for negotiations with the opposition, even as the country’s opposition party urged the ruling generals to comply with the UN demands.

    12 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Maternal Mortality Not Declining Fast Enough: UNFPA

    The UN Population Fund says the proportion of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth is declining too slowly to reach the UNs Millennium Development Goal of reducing maternal mortality by 75 per cent before 2015.

    12 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • UN Food Agency Warns of Looming Disaster for Flood Victims in Uganda
  • Senior UN Official Says Deployment of Hybrid Force for Darfur on Track
  • Africa is Becoming a Transit Point for Illicit Drugs to Western Europe
  • 11 Oct 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

  • The Bahamas urges the UN to stay the course in Haiti
  • St. Kitts-Nevis renews its call for Taiwan to become a member of the United Nations
  • Barbados says developed countries are not honoring their commitments to developing countries
  • 11 Oct 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    UN Mission Reports Widespread Human Rights Abuses in Iraq

    11 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Global Youth Activists on the Importance of Educating Peers on HIV and AIDS

    11 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Special Advisor Gambari to Return to Myanmar

    The UN Security Council is expected to adopt a non-binding statement Thursday deploring the military crackdown in Myanmar, after the text was allegedly watered down to accomodate China and Russia.

    11 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Concerned about Rising Tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea

    The Secretary-General has expressed concern about the rising tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea, including a recent shooting incident and the building up of military forces in the border area. According to UNMEE, the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea, the shooting incident took place on October 8th.

    11 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Mission in Iraq Says Security Contractors Should Be Held Accountable for Civilian Deaths

    The United Nations mission in Iraq, UNAMI, has called for private security firms to be held accountable for unjustified killings of Iraqis.

    11 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Right to Food Remains Elusive: UN Human Rights Rapporteur

    The right to food continues to be elusive for millions of people across the globe, says Jean Ziegler, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.

    11 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General to Discuss Climate Change in Washington, D.C.

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Washington, D.C. today to meet with the heads of organizations dealing with climate change issues at the United States Chamber of Congress.

    11 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Global Spending on Education Concentrated in Handful of Countries

    The education budget of a single country like France, Germany, the United Kingdom or Italy, outweighs education spending across the entire sub-Saharan region of Africa, says a new report from UNESCO.

    11 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Security Council Adopts Non-Binding Statement

    The United Nations Security Council has adopted a non-binding statement deploring the military crackdown in Myanmar and calling for the release of political prisoners.

    11 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

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  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
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  • The Security Council prounouces itself on Myanmar
  • UN Secretary-General sends Special Envoy back to Myanmar for talks with regional partners
  • The UN Envoy in Nepal calls on Nepalese to use election delay to address outstanding issues
  • Drug trade in Myanmar cause for concern says UN chief of office on Drugs and Crime
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    International Day of Natural Disaster Reduction Observed

    Today is International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction–a day dedicated this year to children at risk because they attend schools in unsafe buildings or don't know what to do when disasters happen.

    10 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Envoy Says Darfur Needs Healing and Social Reconstruction

    The United Nations Envoy for Darfur, Jan Eliasson, has said that Darfur and Sudan need a healing process after going through a traumatic period.

    10 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Fighting in Eastern DRC Leaves Thousands of People without Help

    Hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the latest outbreak of fighting in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are not receiving relief assistance they need.

    10 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    IPU Accuses Myanmar Authorities of Targeting Law Makers

    The Inter-Parliamentary Union, the IPU, has accused the government of Myanmar of targeting members of Parliament during its recent crackdown, arresting up to thirteen of them. UN Radio’s Patrick Maigua reports from Geneva.

    10 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Habitat Celebrates Reconstruction in Pakistan

    On the second anniversary of the earthquake which struck Pakistan-administered Kashmir two years ago, the UN agency responsible for human settlements, UNHABITAT, and Pakistani officials are this week celebrating the reconstruction and recovery programme in which more than 150,000 houses have been rebuilt. A further 200,000 are under construction.

    10 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Resumed Fighting in Eastern DRC Displaces Thousands Who Rely on Food Aid

    10 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    International Day for Disaster Reduction

    10 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Nepal Delays Elections

    Members of the UN Security Council have expressed disappointment at the delay to Constituent Assembly elections in Nepal.

    10 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Ugandan Food Crisis Looms Following Floods

    The World Food Programme is warning that disaster is looming in Uganda as food stocks for flood victims run low.

    9 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Fire Sweeps through Palestinian Refugee Camp for Third Time in Less than a Year

    The UN refugee agency UNHCR has expressed concern over conditions in a Palestinian refugee camp in Iraq after fire swept through the camp for the third time in less than a year.

    9 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Repatriation of Congolese from Central African Republic Ends

    The good news from the Central African Republic is that the repatriation of refugees to the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been completed.

    9 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Red Cross Continues to Treat Victims of Conflict in Somalia

    Dozens of people injured by mines, shrapnel or bullets continue to flock into two hospitals in the Somali capital of Mogadishu for surgery.

    9 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    FAO Issues Guide for Nutrition Education in Primary Schools

    The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today issued a new guide on teaching about good nutrition in primary schools.

    9 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Deployment of UN – AU Darfur Force is On Track Despite Lack of “Vital” Transport Equipment

    9 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Military, War Reporters And Governments Call For Arms Treaty As UN Disarmament Committee Begins Its Discussions

    9 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UNICEF Provides Education to Displaced Children

    8 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Special Envoy Hopeful for Progress in Myanmar

    8 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Envoy Stresses Need for Leaders of Myanmar to Talk

    The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Adviser, Ibrahim Gambari has stressed the need for the authorities and the opposition in Myanmar to engage in dialogue to resolve the crisis in their country.

    8 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Successful Negotiations in Darfur Require Peace:Guehenno

    With less than three weeks to go before the start of negotiations on deployment of a UN peacekeeping force in Darfur, UN Under-Secretary-General Jean-Marie Guehenno briefed correspondents on how the mission will be deployed.

    8 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Viruses from Tropical Countries Moving to Temperate Zones:FAO

    Transboundary animal diseases that were originally confined to tropical countries are now on the rise around the globe, according to FAO, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

    8 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Handbook on Convention on Disabilities Launched

    A new handbook launched on Monday will help lawmakers become more familiar with the newly adopted Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

    8 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Brazilian Writer Pledges to Promote Understanding among Peoples

    World renowned Brazilian author, Paulo Coelho, has said that artists around the world should mobilize themselves to help promote understanding among peoples of different cultures and religions.

    8 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • The UN General Assembly wraps up debate after hearing more than 180 nations speak on matters of regional and global concern
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines has declared war on chronic non-communicable diseases
  • Guyana says some developed countries are withdrawing trade preferences from developing nations
  • 5 Oct 2007 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Security Council Discusses Situation in Myanmar after Briefing by UN Envoy">Security Council Discusses Situation in Myanmar after Briefing by UN Envoy

    5 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Special Envoy Reports to Security Council on his Mission to Myanmar

    The situation in Myanmar remains tense with “continuing and disturbing” reports of abuse including arbitrary arrests, beatings and disappearances, UN Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari told the Security Council today.

    5 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Secretary-General Is Disappointed by Political Deadlock in Nepal

    The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is disappointed by the decision of the Interim Government of Nepal to postpone the Constituent Assembly election, which had been scheduled for November 22.

    5 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Tens of Thousands Flee Fighting in Eastern DRC

    Recent fighting between government forces, renegade troops and rebels in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has forced some five thousand people to flee from their homes.

    5 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Refugee Agency Asks Syria to Reopen Border for Iraqis

    The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, has asked Syria to reopen its border to Iraqis fleeing violence in their country following reports that Syrian authorities are processing visas for commercial and business purposes only.

    5 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Agriculture Agency Says Wheat Prices Have Hit Record High

    The Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO says international wheat prices have increased sharply since June.

    5 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    A Declaration on the Advancement of South-North Korean Relations, Peace and Prosperity

    5 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Brad Adams Interview
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  • SG urges Myanmar to respond positively to the new window of opportunity
  • SG’s Special Adviser returning from Myanmar says he’s cautiously optimistic about the government’s offer to meet Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Paulo Pinheiro says countries who refuse human rights representatives should pay a price
  • Bangladesh organization wins 2007 UNEP Sasakawa environmental prize
  • Brad Adams Interview
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    News Updated: UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser Will Return to Myanmar Soon

    The United Nations envoy to Myanmar, Ibrahim Gambari will return to the Asian country soon to follow up on his latest mission.

    5 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • Security Council Condemns Killing of African Peacekeepers in Darfur
  • UN Envoy Says Drug Trafficking Undermines Stability in Guinea Bissau
  • UN Rapporteur on Arbitrary Detention talks about Angola’s Judicial System
  • 4 Oct 2007 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    WHO Promotes Basic Surgery Skills to Save Lives and Prevent Disability">WHO Promotes Basic Surgery Skills to Save Lives and Prevent Disability

    4 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    The First Formal High-level Dialogue on Issues of Inter-religious and Inter-cultural Understanding and Cooperation

    4 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Secretary-General Commends Joint Declaration by North and South Korea

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed today’s signing of a landmark declaration between North and South Korea.

    4 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Envoy to Brief Secretary-General on Recent Mission to Myanmar

    The Secretary-General is expected to discuss new steps to address human rights violations in Myanmar when he meets with his Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari on Thursday.

    4 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Envoy Says Drug Trafficking Threatens Democracy in Guinea Bissau

    The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Guinea Bissau, Shola Omoregie, has expressed concern that drug money may be involved in next year’s elections in the country.

    4 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    General Assembly Holds Dialogue on Inter-religious Understanding

    The United Nations General Assembly today began its first high-level dialogue on inter-religious and inter-cultural understanding and cooperation for Peace.

    4 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    World Habitat Day Focuses on Safer Cities">World Habitat Day Focuses on Safer Cities

    3 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Human Rights Watch Comments on the Situation in Myanmar">Human Rights Watch Comments on the Situation in Myanmar

    3 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Sudan Calls on All Rebels in Darfur to Join Forthcoming Talks in Libya

    As the general debate entered its final day on Wednesday, the Foreign Minister of Sudan Dr. Lam Akol Ajawin has called on all the rebel movements in Darfur to join the forthcoming peace talks in Tripoli, Libya at the end of the month.

    3 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Armenia Calls for an End to Tension between “The Big Powers”

    Meanwhile, Armenia’s Foreign Affairs Minister appealed to the world’s major powers to put aside their differences and tackle problems that affect humanity.

    3 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Barbados Calls for More International Support for Haiti

    A stable, peaceful and prosperous Haiti is essential for the effective functioning of the Caribbean region, according to Barbados’ Foreign Minister Dame Billie A. Miller.

    3 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Iran Says Its Nuclear Issue Belongs to the UN Nuclear Agency

    The Foreign Minister of Iran, Manouchehr Mottaki, has said that the issue of his country’s nuclear programme belongs to the International Atomic Energy Agency and not the Security Council.

    3 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health">
  • Migrant Vietnamese Brides in Korea
  • Climate Change and Women;
  • Norway Supports the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
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    UN Envoy Meets with General and Opposition Leader in Myanmar

    In Myanmar today, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General, Ibrahim Gambari, met with Senior General Than Shwe and other senior leaders in the new capital of Myanmar, Naypyitaw then returned to Yangon to meet with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for the second time.

    2 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Myanmar Foreign Minister Blames Crackdown on “Political Opportunists”

    In New York, as the General Assembly continued its general debate, the Foreign Minister of Myanmar, U Nyan Win, blamed the current crisis on what he called “political opportunists”, who wanted to exploit recent protests against fuel and rice prices.

    2 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Human Rights Council Holds Special Session on Myanmar

    Still on Myanmar, in Geneva, the United Nations Human Rights Council has strongly deplored the continued repression of peaceful demonstrations in the country. Patrick Maigua reports.

    2 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Attacks Continue in Darfur following Saturday’s Attacks on African Union Peacekeepers

    Following Saturday’s attack on Africa Union peacekeepers in Darfur, the UN mission in Sudan is reporting further attacks in North, South and West Darfur.

    2 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Refugee Agency Short of Money for Operations in South Sudan

    The United Nations refugee agency says it is facing a critical shortfall of more than 11 million dollars for its operations to repatriate and resettle Sudanese refugees in South Sudan.

    2 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    The United Nations Human Rights Council Holds a Special Session on Myanmar

    2 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    First International Day of Non-violence Honoring the Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi">UN Marks First International Day of Non-violence Honoring the Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi

    2 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Mission Condemns Killing of African Peacekeepers in Darfur

    The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has strongly condemned the killing of 10 African Union peacekeepers in Sudan by unidentified perpetrators over the weekend.

    1 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Israeli Foreign Minister Calls for Universal Democratic Code

    The Foreign Minister of Israel has called on the international community to adopt a universal set of standards for participation in genuine democratic elections.

    1 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Foreign Minister of Syria Says Tensions Are Escalating in Middle East

    Another country in the region, Syria, says that the Middle East continues to be an arena of daunting challenges and heightened tensions as a result of the continued Israeli occupation of Arab territories.

    1 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Helps Nearly 33 Million Refugees and Displaced People

    The United Nations refugee agency says it is providing humanitarian assistance to close to 33 million refugees and displaced people worldwide.

    1 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    African Union Peacekeepers in Darfur">UN Condemns Deadly Attack on African Union Peacekeepers in Darfur

    1 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    International Day of Older Persons Celebrated">International Day of Older Persons Celebrated

    1 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    News Update: UN Health Agency Issues “Age-Friendly Cities” Guide

    The World Health Organization has issued a guide for age friendly cities to mark the International Day for Older Persons, observed today.

    1 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update: Governments Urged to Uphold Commitments to Prevent Recruitment of Child Soldiers

    Governments are being urged to strengthen efforts to stop children from being recruited into conflict.

    1 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update: Israeli Foreign Minister Calls on Arab Countries To Support Peace Conference on The Middle East

    After a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Israel’s Foreign Minister told reporters that they had spoken about the need to reach a solution to the issues in the Middle East.

    1 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    News Update: UN Secretary-General Pledges Support for North-South Korean Dialogue

    The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has pledged to spare no efforts to facilitate negotiations between South and North Korea.

    1 Oct 2007 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

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