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UN chief warns of triumphalism in wake of end of Sri Lankan conflict

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the Sri Lankan government to keep its promise to provide humanitarian assistance to the more than 300,000 people displaced by the just-ended conflict between government forces and Tamil Tiger rebels.

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UNAMID Force Commander visit scene of recent fighting in Darfur

General Martin Luther Agwai, the Force Commander of the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on Friday visited the North Darfur town of Umm Barru to assess the situation there.

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Secretary-General condemns bombing of mosque in Pakistan

The UN Secretary-General on Friday condemned the bomb attack in a mosque in the Upper Dir district of Pakistan, which reportedly killed at least 30 people.

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Actress Mia Farrow says Darfuris support indictment of Sudanese President

Actress Mia Farrow told reporters on Friday that the people of Darfur overwhelmingly support the indictment of President Omar Al Bashir of Sudan by the International Criminal Court.

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ICC Prosecutor says Sudanese government must arrest suspects

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said on Friday that the government of Sudan has the responsibility to arrest people accused of committing crimes against civilians in Darfur. Briefing the Security Council on the situation in Darfur, Luis Moreno Ocampo said the warrant of arrest for President Omar Al-Bashir has been sent to the [...]

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Atomic Bomb Survivors Call For Complete Nuclear Disarmament

It’s been more than 60 years since the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed by atomic bombs. The Japanese word for the survivors of those attacks is “Hibakusha” which literally translates as “a person who has been bombed.” Toshiko Tanaka, Hiro Iso and Takehisa Yamamoto were very young when their hometown, Hiroshima, was [...]

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Sudanese ambassador criticizes prosecutor of the ICC

The representative of Sudan on Friday criticized the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court Luis Moreno Ocampo for his report to the Security Council.

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Secretary-General is dismayed by killing of candidate in Guinea-Bissau

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of a candidate for the forthcoming presidential elections as well as a member of parliament and others in Guinea-Bissau.

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India's Barefoot College lights the way to decent work

Climate change is a global concern.

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UN celebrates World Environment Day 2009

Fix that leaky faucet, don't drive if you can walk, and stop using plastic bags.

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IOM helps 10,000 people migrate from Guatemala to Canada

A programme to facilitate temporary migration of workers from Guatemala to Canada reached a milestone of 10,000 people this week.

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World leaders brainstorm on managing grain supply

The World Food Programme is sending a high level delegation to St. Petersburg, Russia, where world leaders will brainstorm this weekend on how to manage grain supply.

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Daily Noon Briefing by the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

Daily noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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ICC Prosecutor says Sudanese government must arrest suspects

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said on Friday that the government of Sudan has the responsibility to arrest people accused of committing crimes against civilians in Darfur.

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Thousands of people walk on Sunday to end hunger

Thousands of people in some 70 countries are expected to join the World Food Programme and its major corporate partners in a walk against hunger on Sunday.

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Over 90,000 Somalis have fled homes in Mogadishu

More than 90,000 Somalis have fled their homes since the conflict between government forces and militants started at the beginning of May, according to the United Nations refugee agency, UNCHR.

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General Assembly calls for an intensification of efforts to assess the security challenges of climate change

Caribbean News Round-Up: a weekly 15-minute news magazine on developments at the United Nations concerning the Caribbean.

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Pacific Islands Spearhead UN Effort on Security and Climate Change

UN Calling Asia – a weekly magazine programme, in English, that keeps you in touch with UN developments covering Asia and the Pacific

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