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UN / PEACEKEEPING

Speaking at an open debate on UN peacekeeping, UNAMID’s Force Commander Major General Martin Luther Agwai tells the Security Council that from its early days, UNAMID has had to deal with a “lack of critical strategic enablers” including helicopter and communication resources. UNTV / FILE

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KENYA / GUTERRES

High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres tours Dadaab camp in Kenya. The continued violence in Somalia is impacting neighbouring states. In Kenya it’s estimated that upwards of 5,000 Somalis a month are seeking refuge there and Dadaab refugee camp is now massively overcrowded. UNHCR

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HIROSHIMA / ANNIVERSARY ADVANCER

On the occasion of the 64th anniversary this week of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on the world to “convince leaders, once and for all, of the waste, futility and dangers posed by weapons of mass destruction.” UNTV / FILE

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GENEVA / GLOBAL MODEL UN

Nearly 400 students from 57 countries of the existing Model United Nations attend the first Global Model United Nations Conference in Geneva. UNTV

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SUDAN / ELECTIONS

UN Chief Electoral Officer Ray Kennedy says a stable and secure environment is crucial for Sudan’s first multi-party elections in 20 years. The elections are expected to take place in April 2010. UNMIS

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