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GENEVA / AHMADINEJAD WRAP

At the Durban review conference, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad responds to the walkout by western nations as the actions of, “a minority who want to impose themselves on the world.” US Ambassador Alejandro Wolff calls Ahmadinejad’s speech, “vile and hateful.” UNTV

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KENYA / DROUGHT

UNICEF is working with the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) to alleviate the toll that drought takes on the nomadic Turkana people of northern Kenya. UNICEF

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HAITI / ELECTIONS

Haiti’s senate elections on Sunday are marred by low-level violence and very low voter turnout. MINUSTAH

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INDIA / NUCLEAR POWER

India generates just 80 watts of electricity per capita – that’s one light bulb’s worth per person. With the population projected to hit 1.5 billion by mid-century, the country is turning to nuclear power to meet its rising energy needs. Six new reactors are being built, with another 13 to come. IAEA

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UN / PASCOE

Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe briefs the Security Council and says that continued Israeli settlement activity creates “further obstacles to a viable, contiguous Palestinian state.” UNTV

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GENEVA / DURBAN REVIEW OPENER

A UN conference on racism opens in Geneva, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressing strong disappointment at the non-attendance of many western nations. UNTV

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