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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY / ADVANCER

Mexico will be the main venue for this year’s global observance of World Environment Day (5 June), which is dedicated to climate change as part of the Secretary-General’s campaign to “seal a deal” on a follow-on agreement to the Kyoto Protocol by the end of the year. UNEP / UNIC MEXICO / UNTV

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HAITI / HURRICANE SEASON

Hurricane season began on 1 June and while experts predict that this year will be less fierce than last year, UNICEF and The European Commission Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) are stepping up their efforts to provide support for the people of Haiti. Nearly 800 people were killed and about 800,000 people displaced in the storms [...]

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SUDAN / HUMAN RIGHTS

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Sudan, says that despite some positive developments, she remains concerned about cases of arbitrary arrests, detention and ill-treatment and torture by security forces, and urges the Government of National Unity and the international community to help southern Sudan deal tribal conflict. UNMIS

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IAEA / MEDICAL RADIATION

Advances in medical imaging are allowing doctors to detect hidden disease and make more accurate diagnoses. But experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) say that over use of high-tech scanning procedures may unnecessarily expose patients to increased radiation. IAEA

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UN / ICC WRAP

Ahead of his briefing to the UN Security Council Friday, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno-Ocampo talks about the impact of the ICC’s indictment of Sudanese President al-Bashir. Omer Ismail of the NGO Darfur Peace and Development tells reporters at UN headquarters that ”the victim is not Bashir” but the people of [...]

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GENEVA / NAVI PILLAY

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay updates the Human Rights Council in Geneva on the conditions of civilians in armed conflicts around the world. She calls for an independent investigation into the high rate of civilian casualties in Afghanistan and also urges “unfettered access” to internally displaced people in Sri Lanka. UNTV

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UN / ICTY

The President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) tells the Security Council that if fugitive war criminals Ratko Mladic and Goran Hadzic are not brought to justice, this “will leave a stain on the Security Council’s contribution to peacebuilding in the former Yugoslavia”. ICTY Prosecutor Serge Brammertz and the Prime Minister [...]

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