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Two peacekeepers freed after 136 days in captivity in Darfur

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• Two peacekeepers of the joint United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) were freed on Wednesday after 136 days in captivity. The police officers from Jordan were abducted on 20 August 2012 while on patrol in the town of Kabkabiya in North Darfur. UNAMID has thanked the governments of Sudan and Jordan for their [...]

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Pakistan outlines Security Council agenda for January

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Counter-terrorism efforts and peacekeeping are among the focus areas for the Security Council in January, incoming president Ambassador Masood Khan of Pakistan told journalists in New York on Thursday. Ambassador Khan previewed a ministerial-level debate on counter-terrorism set for 15 January which his country's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will [...]

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Tears of rape in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Conflict-related sexual violence persists in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where thousands of people were displaced around the city of Goma as a result of the latest attacks by the rebel group M23. Survival of the displaced people presents its many challenges, particularly for the women. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) received reports [...]

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Insecurity hinders aid relief efforts in the Central African Republic

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  Ongoing violence in the Central African Republic has seriously disrupted the delivery of aid to displaced people, according to the UN Humanitarian Affairs Office (OCHA). The agency reports that humanitarian workers have temporarily been evacuated following attacks by the "Séléka" rebel group alliance on several towns while moving towards the capital, Bangui. Abdoulaye Sawadogo, [...]

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Road deaths in Catalonia, Spain are reduced by over 50 per cent

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Strict measures implemented in the Spanish region of Catalonia between 2000 and 2010 helped to reduce the number of people killed in road accidents by over 50 per cent. That's according to a study published this month in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization. The study says the measures not only save people's lives [...]

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Spain study shows how reducing road accidents saves money and lives

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Road safety policies implemented in Catalonia, Spain, have helped save both lives and money, according to a study published this month in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO). The study looked at measures aimed at reducing road traffic deaths by half during the period from 2000 to 2010, including increased police surveillance, fines [...]

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I, the Diplomat – Part 2

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British actors Michael Redgrave and James Mason, as well as director Orson Welles, narrate this drama about the history of diplomacy. Part 2 – Duration: 28’20″

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Career opportunities at the UN

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The world looks to the United Nations for solutions to complex problems everywhere; from ending conflict and alleviating poverty, to combating climate change and defending human rights. The issues on our agenda are manifold and diverse as are the careers we offer. Among our ranks you will find staff members who monitor elections, disarm child [...]

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I, the Diplomat – Part 1

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British actors Michael Redgrave and James Mason, as well as director Orson Welles, narrate this drama about the history of diplomacy. Part 1 – Duration: 29’19″

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Humanitarians outline bleak picture for Afghanistan in 2013

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  Reinforcing civilian protection will be the main objective of the humanitarian community in Afghanistan this year. That assessment comes from the UN Humanitarian Affairs Office (OCHA) in its 2013 Common Humanitarian Action Plan for the country. OCHA says despite significant international development assistance over the past decade, the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is worsening. [...]

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Ecotourism key to eradicating poverty and protecting the environment

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The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has welcomed the adoption of what it calls, a landmark resolution recognizing ecotourism as key in the fight against poverty, the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development. UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai said "The remarkable support that the resolution has received, from all regions and across [...]

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