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UN / AFGHAN OPIUM SURVEY

The 2009 Afghan Opium Survey by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says that opium cultivation and production is down more than expected, but that a marriage of convenience between insurgents and criminal groups is spawning narco-cartels in Afghanistan linked to the Taliban. UNODC

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ARCTIC / BAN KI-MOON

The Secretary-General wraps up his visit to Norway after ending a boat trip that took him to the Arctic Circle Tuesday, where he stood on the ice and urged world leaders to take action against climate change. UNTV

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UN / RICE

US Ambassador Susan Rice says that virtually, “every American has been offended” by the reception accorded to Abdel Baset al-Megrahi upon his return from the UK. “This is a very raw and sensitive subject for all Americans.” UNTV

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HAITI / HURRICANE RELIEF UPDATE

The French Government is helping drain a lake in the city of Miragoane which flooded during last year’s hurricane season, destroying farmer’s crops and cutting most of the road access in the southern region. MINUSTAH

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DR CONGO / VENEMAN PANZI HOSPTIAL

On of her five-day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman visits Panzi Hospital – a haven for women suffering from the effects of traumatic sexual violence – it treats nearly four thousand women a year. UNICEF

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