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UN / AFGHANISTAN REAX

Comments from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes and the Security Council condemning the attack on a guest house in Kabul that claimed the lives of at least five UN staff members and injured several others. UNTV

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GA / CUBA

The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly for the 18th year in a row to end to the 47-year-old United States imposed trade embargo on Cuba. US ambassador Susan Rice defends the embargo and says that “cold war rhetoric” must be left behind. UNTV

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KOSOVO / SCHOOLS

Kosovo, a country still recovering from civil conflict, is busy improving its schools with grants from the World Bank. The money is being used to buy essential teaching tools with local communities deciding themselves what improvements are most needed. WORLD BANK

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WASHINGTON D.C. / KENNEDY NANSEN AWARD

The legacy of Senator Edward Kennedy’s work on behalf of refugees will be recognized on Wednesday as he receives posthumously the Nansen Refugee Award. The wife of the late Senator, Vicky Kennedy, will accept the award on his behalf at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. UNHCR

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UN / BAN KI-MOON

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon comments on security for UN staff in Afghanistan, the IAEA talks with Iran, the special envoy to Iraq, the upcoming climate change conference in Copenhagen and the latest on the Goldstone report. UNTV

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NAMIBIA /BIRTH REGISTRATION

The Namibian ministry on immigration sets up an office in a maternity ward at a hospital in the country’s capital Windhoek to make sure every child born gets a birth certificate. In Namibia, 80 percent of women deliver in the hospital, but only four out of every ten children have a birth certificate. UNICEF

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