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UN / RES. 1820 ANNIVERSARY — VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Friday, 18 June marks one year since the 15-member Council unanimously adopted resolution 1820 (2008), which noted that, “rape and other forms of sexual violence can constitute war crimes, crimes against humanity or a constitutive act with respect to genocide.” FILE

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UN / FALKLANDS (MALVINAS)

Argentina’s foreign minister Jorge Taiana tells a UN meeting on decolonization that full Argentine sovereignty over the Falklands (Malvinas) and surrounding maritime areas responds to “a collective yearn, permanent and un-relinquishable, of the people of the Argentine nation.” UNTV

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CHINA / FORECAST

In its latest forecast, the World Bank has raised its economic growth forecasts for China but says it’s too early to say a robust sustained recovery is on the way. WORLD BANK

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UN / IRAQ

Briefing the Security Council for his last time as the head of the UN mission in Iraq (UNAMI), Staffan de Mistura says the mission has “contributed to Iraq assuming a new standing among the world community as an increasingly stable and sovereign nation.” UNTV

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GEORGIA / MINE RISK AWARENESS

UNICEF’s Mine Risk Education programme aims to teach nearly 50-thousand young people in the Gori region about the risks mines in war-affected areas. UNICEF

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