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GENEVA / SRI LANKA

The Human Rights Council winds up its special session on Sri Lanka by adopting a resolution acknowledging the commitment of the Sri Lankan government to provide access to humanitarian agencies “as appropriate” to ensure assistance to people affected by the just concluded conflict, and urging the government to continue strengthening its activities to ensure there [...]

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UN / WORLD ECONOMIC SITUATION AND PROSPECTS

The UN revises its previous forecast and predicts a steeper economic decline of 2.6 percent for 2009. Launching the mid-year report “World Economic Situation and Prospects 2009″ Rob Vos, Director of the Development Policy and Analysis Division at Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) says that “nearly the whole world has ended up in [...]

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WEST BANK / HEALTH SERVICES

Nestled in a small crook of land, surrounded by the Israeli-constructed barrier, sits the community of Jbara, home to nearly 300 people. For the first time since the barrier enclosed this community in 2002, UNICEF has been able to arrange a long-awaited visit from health workers. It builds upon work with the Ministry of Health [...]

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DR CONGO / SURVEILLANCE CENTER

Col Ranbir is in charge of securing the Kiwanja and Rutshuru areas of North Kivu, scene of some of the heaviest fighting late last year, as well as a massacre of civilians by rebel militia. Short of troops and with a large area to cover, he devised a proactive cellphone and radio network to stay [...]

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NEPAL / RURAL ROADS

Nepal is connecting remote villages to the rest of the globe with a network of all-weather roads financed with the help of the World Bank with the aim of providing greater access to schools and markets. WORLD BANK

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