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UN / BAN KI-MOON

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon outlines his expectations for the “crucially important” 64th session of the General Assembly, opening today. World leaders, including US President Barack Obama, are set to focus on climate change, nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation and other issues such as the Middle East during next week’s high-level segment. UNTV / FILE

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ZIMBABWE / TEXTBOOKS

UNICEF and its partners launch an ambitious $70 million dollar program to get a textbook into the hands of every primary school child in Zimbabwe. UNICEF

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UN / WORLD DEVELOPMENT REPORT ON CLIMATE CHANGE

A new World Bank report says a climate smart world is achievable for developing countries, but only with financial and technical support from the developed world. WORLD BANK

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GENEVA / NAVI PILLAY KEYNOTE

In a key note speech to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says that combating the scourge of discrimination and tackling impunity for attacks on civilians during armed conflict are her top priorities. UNTV

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UN / GOLDSTONE

Richard Goldstone, head of the UN fact-finding mission on the Gaza conflict says that there is “strong evidence” to establish that numerous serious violations of international law amounting to war crimes which could amount to crimes against humanity were committed by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) during the January invasion of Gaza. UNTV/ FILE

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GENEVA/ ITALY MIGRANTS

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay criticises Italy, Malta and Libya for violating international law by ignoring the plight of thousands of migrants attempting to reach their shores by boat. UNTV/ FILE

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