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UN / VESAK DAY

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to attend a celebration marking Vesak Day (Buddha’s birthday) at UN headquarters. UNTV

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UN / SOMALIA

The Security Council condemns the recent renewal in fighting in Somalia led by Al-Shabaab and other extremists, which constituted an attempt to remove the legitimate Transitional Federal Government there, and demanded that opposition groups immediately end their offensive, put down their arms, renounce violence and join reconciliation efforts.

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CHINA / QUAKE RELIEF

UNICEF and the Chinese government have set up 40 child friendly centers around the Sichuan earthquake zone, providing safe, protective environments where children can interact and develop through play and creative expression. UNICEF

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DISASTER RISK REDUCTION / ADVANCER

In the face of climate change, the UN is calling for urgent action if a potentially catastrophic increase in the risks and impacts of natural disasters is to be avoided. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will speak at the launch of the 2009 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction on Sunday (17 May) in Bahrain. ISDR

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