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GENEVA / WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY

Speaking at the high-level consultation on pandemic influenza A(H1N1), WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan says obtaining reliable information on the different aspects of the influenza A(H1N1) infection is critical to make informed decisions on how to manage the outbreak and prepare for a possible global pandemic. WHO

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UN / INDIGENOUS

Speaking at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, GA President Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann says that “despite significant progress” indigenous peoples continue to suffer marginalization and human rights violations that threaten their ways of life and “their very survival.” UNTV

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THE HAGUE / DARFUR REBEL

JEM rebel leader Bahr Idriss Abu Garda, who is suspected of having committed war crimes in Darfur appears before the International Criminal Court (ICC). Abu Garda is charged with three war crimes allegedly committed during an attack on 29 September 2007 against the Haskanita military site of the African Union Peacekeeping Mission (AMIS) in North [...]

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UN / HOLMES SRI LANKA

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes says that now that the fighting seems to be over in Sri Lanka, the key questions will be resettlement of IDPs and how fast any kind of reconciliation process can start. UNTV

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LATIN AMERICA / HOMOPHOBIA

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says that stigma, discrimination and violence against homosexuals threaten efforts to fight the HIV epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean. The International Day Against Homophobia was observed worldwide on Sunday. PAHO

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