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GENEVA / H1N1 INFLUENZA PHASE 5

Seeing the H1N1 influenza virus spread within a raft of countries, the United Nations health agency raises the international alert to Phase 5 on a six-point scale, signaling an imminent pandemic and urging all countries to intensify preparations. WHO

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UN / SWINE FLU WRAP

Mexican Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa tells the UN Security Council that Mexico will act with “responsibility and transparency” in dealing with the swine flu outbreak that has sparked fears of an international pandemic. The UN Special Advisor on the Millennium Development Goals, Jeffrey Sachs warns that the virus may be more difficult to control if [...]

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UN / HOLMES

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes to brief on his recent trip to Sri Lanka. To date, more than 171,000 people have crossed out of the conflict zone, including almost 3,000 wounded and caregivers in hospitals. The UN says that 50,000 people remain in the conflict zone. UNTV

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UN / CHILDREN IN ARMED CONFLICT

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon tells the Council that he has witnessed scenes of unbearable suffering when he has seen children affected by wars. “Never have I been so outraged as when I recently spoke with girls who had been sexually victimized during the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.”UNTV / FILE

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