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UN General Assembly accords Palestine Non-Member Observer State status

  The General Assembly on Thursday voted to accept the State of Palestine as a Non-Member Observer State. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 138 nations in favour, to nine against with 41 abstentions. In the resolution, the Assembly affirmed its determination to contribute to the achievement of the inalienable rights of the [...]

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A Centre in Ghana trains people for peacekeeping operations

Major-General Christian Edem Kobla Dovlo

  • Seven of the 16 United Nations peacekeeping operations deployed around the world are in Africa. At the same time, the continent is contributing to the training of peacekeepers at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre based in Accra, Ghana. The Centre provides training in research and practical aspects of peacekeeping operations. A [...]

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UN Radio News 29 November 2012

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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UN agencies to promote the rights of people living with HIV

United Nations agencies in Geneva have launched a campaign to promote the rights of people living with HIV. The "Getting to zero at work" campaign is in recognition of the role of the workplace in the global struggle to limit the spread and effects of the HIV epidemic. The campaign is supported by the World [...]

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Syria using landmines to target civilians fleeing the country

Syrian refugee woman holds her child

The Syrian government is laying landmines along its  borders with Lebanon and Turkey, according to a report by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). The landmines are targeted at civilians seeking to cross the border to flee violence in Syria. The report says Syria was the only state using landmines this year, although, non-state [...]

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A Centre in Ghana trains people for peacekeeping operations

Major-General Christian Edem Kobla Dovlo

Seven of the 16 United Nations peacekeeping operations deployed around the world are in Africa. At the same time, the continent is contributing to the training of peacekeepers at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre based in Accra, Ghana. The Centre, which began its work in 2003, is headed by Christian Edem Kobla Dovlo, [...]

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