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UN / HUMAN RIGHTS WRAP

The UN special envoy on human rights and business, John Ruggie announces that a group of countries including China has signed up for a brainstorming session on preventing corporate human rights abuses in conflict zones, where companies can become embroiled in forced labor and genocide. The UN envoys on human rights in Myanmar and North [...]

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UKRAINE / IMMUNIZATION

An unprecedented vaccination crisis that started in May 2008 is putting many Ukrainian children at risk of contracting deadly diseases. Parents’ fear of immunizing their children could be the result of negative reporting in the media, rumors and misinformation. UNICEF

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AFGHANISTAN / ELECTION RUN-OFF WRAP

The UN Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA) reports that preparations by Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) for a second round are now in full swing. Ballot papers have been printed and delivered, polling stations kits have been packed and distribution will begin today. UNAMA

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UN / HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterates calls to alleviate poverty, underdevelopment and lack of equal opportunity, which make people, especially women and children, vulnerable to trafficking. UNTV/ FILE

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SUDAN / FORCE COMMANDER MEMORIAL

The Deputy Force Commander of UNMIS Peacekeeping troops Brigadier Ahmad Moin Uddin, is killed by unknown gunmen in Pakistan. UNMIS

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PHILIPPINES / STORM AFTERMATH

The head of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) pledge the agency’s full support to the government and people of the Philippines as they seek to deal with the effects of the violent storms that devastated parts of the country last month. WFP

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