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UN welcomes U.S. appoval of ratification of nuclear arms reduction treaty

The approval by the United States Senate of the ratification of a new nuclear arms reduction treaty between Russia and the United States has been welcomed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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Political stalemate continues in Côte d'Ivoire

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UN and Africa – a weekly 10-minute radio programme on political, social, economic and other developments related to Africa.

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Journalists in conflict areas need better protection: UNESCO chief

Governments in countries where there is conflict or social unrest have been urged by the head of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, to improve security for journalists and other media workers.

22 Dec 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

All sides in Afghanistan realize that there is no military solution: UN envoy

All sides in Afghanistan, including the Taliban, realize that there is no military solution to the conflict in the country, according to the top United Nations envoy there, Staffan de Mistura.

22 Dec 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

US Patent Office supports human innovation by championing IP laws

There is no shortage of innovative people in the world. But perhaps some of them are not aware of the importance of safeguarding ownership of their creations: the music, poems and stories they have written, or the devices they have invented, collectively known as intellectual property. For example, we have all heard tales about musicians [...]

22 Dec 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

African Union is authorized to increase peacekeepers in Somalia

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The Security Council has authorized the African Union (AU) to maintain the deployment of its mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until the end of September next year.

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UN Daily News 22 December 2010

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Firing of rockets and mortars at Israel is condemned by UN envoy

The indiscriminate firing of mortars and rockets at Israel by militant groups in Gaza has been condemned by the top United Nations envoy in the Middle East, Robert Serry.

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Killing of people because of sexual orientation is condemned by UN

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Extrajudicial killings of vulnerable people, including those who are killed because of their sexual orientation, have been condemned by the United Nations General Assembly.

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UN mission is being strangled and provoked in Côte d’Ivoire: UN official

Incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo and his supporters are strangling and provoking the United Nations mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), according to the head of United Nations peacekeeping Operations, Alain Le Roy.

22 Dec 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Security Council hears the voices of youth

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“What is the most vital challenge to international peace and security facing your generation?” That question was posed to young people around the world in a new initiative to get youth more involved in the work of the United Nations. Gerry Adams reports: Duration: 2’43″ Narrator: Young people responded by e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and other [...]

22 Dec 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

South Sudanese head home before historic vote

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Thousands of South Sudanese living in the North of Sudan are going home to South Sudan ahead of a referendum scheduled for January 9 to vote for secession or unity with North Sudan. Using any means possible; road, rail, barge and plane, many Southerners have already reached their destination. The displaced people in sprawling camps [...]

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UN agency purchases wheat locally to feed 500,000 Afghans

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A potentially critical shortage of wheat in Afghanistan will be staved off following an agreement between the World Food Programme (WFP) and the government to purchase 13,000 tonnes of wheat locally.

22 Dec 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

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