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UN DAY / CITIZEN AMBASSADOR

Five “Citizen Ambassadors” selected as the winners of a groundbreaking online contest on the UN’s YouTube channel, visit the United Nations headquarters and meet with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. UNTV

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UN / SILVAN SHALOM

Israel’s Minister of Regional Cooperation and Development Silvan Shalom says that the Goldstone Report should stay in Geneva and not go to the Security Council because the report is, “so unfair and so biased that it should remain there in the hands of Iran, Cuba and Saudi Arabia.” UNTV

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AFRICA / DISPLACED

A ground breaking convention that would offer protection to millions of uprooted Africans has been adopted by heads of State at an AU Special Summit in Kampala. Across the continent, there are an estimated 11.6 million people who’ve been forced from their homes because of violence- but remain in their own country. UNHCR

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ICTY / KARADZIC

The Registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), John Hocking talks about the genocide trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžic set to begin on Monday. ICTY / UNTV

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MALI / SPACE STATION

Children from a catholic school in the village of Gao speak with the commander of the International Space Station Frank De Winne from space. UNICEF

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SOMALIA / IDPS

Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, DR Congo, Cote d’Ivoire and Chad have the largest numbers of internally displaced people- – these are citizens who are forced to flee because of war or persecution, but stay within the borders of their own country. In Somalia more than 1.5 million people are internally displaced. UNHCR

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