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UN / SOMALIA WRAP

Mohamed Abdullahi Omaar, Foreign Minister of Somalia, and Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the UN special envoy for Somalia, hold press conferences on the situation in the country. UNTV

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MYANMAR / RECOVERY

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, Hilde Johnson visits Myanmar one year after Cyclone Nargis, making a strong appeal to donors to finance the people of Myanmar’s recovery efforts, especially on issues of housing, livelihoods and income generation. UNICEF

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UN / PEACEKEEPERS DAY WRAP

At a solemn observance of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers in New York, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon notes that in 2008 the highest number of fatalities in the history of UN peacekeeping was recorded – a “terrible milestone”. UN missions around the world mark the Day with ceremonies and parades. UNTV / UNIFIL / [...]

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DR CONGO / PEACEKEEPING VOLUNTEER

James Barnett experienced the war in his native Sierra Leone and the UN’s efforts to bring peace. Now he finds himself deployed as a UN Volunteer at MONUC’s forward operating base in remote Dungu, part of an overall effort to secure and assist the populace against LRA attacks. MONUC

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TIMOR-LESTE / UN POLICE

Jo Turner is an Australian Federal Police Officer who works as the head of the Vulnerable Persons Unit in the UN Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT). An experienced police officer in her home country, she supports the local police in reaching out to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. UNMIT

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UN / PEACEKEEPERS DAY ADVANCER

The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers will be marked on 29 May with a special focus on women peacekeepers, as the United Nations tries to move towards gender equity in its ranks. UNTV / UNAMID / UNMIT / ONUCI / UNMIL / MONUC

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