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GENEVA / U.S. CIVILIAN DEATHS

The UN Special Rapporteur on unlawful executions, Philip Alston calls for the United States government to set up an independent investigation into the killing of civilians by military personnel, private contractors and civilian intelligence agents in other countries and to improve transparency and accountability on civilian casualties. UNTV

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GENEVA / KENYA

UN Human Rights Council’s Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Philip Alston urges Kenya to adequately acknowledge and address “a major problem” with extrajudicial killings. Kenya says it does not condone unlawful executions and is taking legislative action to combat them. UNTV

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PAKISTAN / DISPLACED EDUCATION

The large majority of the two and a half million people displaced by the conflict in northern Pakistan are staying with increasingly over-burdened relatives and friends and in makeshift shelters in schools and other government buildings. A big part of UNICEF’s emergency response is to ensure that their right to be educated is not disrupted. [...]

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GA / CLIMATE CHANGE

The UN General Assembly adopts a resolution linking climate change to international peace and security. Introducing the resolution on behalf of a group of Pacific Small Island Developing States, Nauru Ambassador Marlene Moses reminds delegates that some Pacific countries “are in danger of losing their populations and land as a whole” due to rising sea [...]

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MOLDOVA / REMITTANCES

Moldova is being hard hit by a decline in remittances caused by the global financial crisis. Despite recent economic reforms, Moldova remains the poorest in Europe and it’s clear that declining remittances could have a large impact on families trying to cope with the economic downturn. WORLD BANK

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