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UN / EDUCATION IN EMERGENCIES

The UN General Assembly holds a thematic debate on access to education in emergency situations. Of the 75 million children out of school worldwide, more than half live in countries affected by armed conflict. UNTV / UNICEF / UNHCR

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UN / AU PEACEKEEPING

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon tells the Security Council that many of the challenges facing African Union (AU) peacekeeping are due to a lack of resources. Former Italian prime minister Romano Prodi today presented the proposals of a panel on bolstering peacekeeping efforts by the AU. UNTV

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SUDAN / NGOS

Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) spokesman Yien Mathew condemns the expulsion of 13 foreign aid groups from Darfur and promises to protect humanitarian organizations working in southern Sudan. UNMIS

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WASHINGTON D.C. / PROTECTIONISM

World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick warns countries not to opt for protectionism in the wake of the financial crisis, after briefing members of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the implications of the crisis. A recent Bank study has shown a “worrisome rise” in protectionism since the beginning of the crisis. WORLD BANK

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UN / BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

Whoopi Goldberg moderates a retrospective of the science fiction TV series “Battlestar Galactica” at UN headquarters. In interviews with UNifeed, the show’s Oscar-nominated actors Mary McDonnell and Edward James Olmos, and UN Assistant Secretary-General Robert Orr talk about the portrayal of UN themes like human rights, terrorism and reconciliation among civilizations and faiths. UNTV / [...]

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