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Secretary-General welcomes conclusion of Maldives presidential run-off

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations stands ready to continue to support democratic progress and prosperity in the Maldives, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in welcoming the conclusion of the country's run-off presidential elections. In a statement issued on Sunday by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban said "Once again, the people of the Maldives have turned out to vote in [...]

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WFP chief meets with typhoon survivors in Tacloban city

Listen / WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin (file photo).

Although logistical challenges persist, more food is arriving each day in areas in the Philippines that were hit by Typhoon Haiyan, according to the World Food Programme (WFP). The agency reports that food for more than 700,000 people has been dispatched to affected communities.  This includes items such as family food packs containing rice, plus [...]

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