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Syria: UN humanitarian and human rights chiefs urge immediate safe passage for civilians, wounded trapped in Al-Qusayr

Listen / Newly arrived Syrian refugees in Jordan after crossing the border. [Photo: UNHCR/J. Kohler]

Top UN officials have called for immediate safe passage for civilians in Al-Qusayr in Syria. UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay have both expressed extreme alarm "by reports that thousands of civilians are trapped amidst the heavy fighting that has engulfed the besieged Syrian town of [...]

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We must address the links between peace, security and development for Africa: Ban

Listen / UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressing the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V).

Africa has achieved great progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), but millions of Africans still lack jobs, health care and food. And, too many suffer in conflicts. That's what UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday in opening remarks to the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V). The Secretary-General pointed out that [...]

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