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UN / STATE OF THE WORLD’S CHILDREN REPORT LAUNCH

Actress Lucy Liu and former child soldier Grace Akalla joined UNICEF Executive Director Ann M Veneman at UNICEF House today to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of a landmark achievement-the Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF

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UN / CLIMATE CHANGE

Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Yvo de Boer says that the political leadership promised at the UN Climate Change Summit in September, “is alive, it is well, and will lead to success in Copenhagen.” UNTV / FILE

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DOHA / DARFUR PEACE TALKS

Civil society groups from Darfur and Khartoum are meeting in Qatar to participate in the ongoing Darfur peace process. Traditional administrators, religious leaders, women, youth and intellectuals are expected to inject views in the peace process in areas such as reconciliation, voluntary returnees of IDPS, land disputes and compensation, human rights and justice among others. [...]

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TANZANIA / RWANDA AQUITTAL

The UN appeals court overturns the conviction of the former Rwandan President Habyarimana’s brother-in-law Protais Igiranyirazo, who was sentenced to 20 years for organizing a massacre during the 1994 genocide which left 1,000 people dead. UNICTR

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UN / CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD ADVANCER

On Friday (20 Nov), UNICEF will celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the first legally binding international instrument that incorporated the full range of human rights for children. UNICEF

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UN / GLOBAL RECESSION

At a parliamentary meeting at UN headquarters, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that the global recession threatens every society, the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and undermines security. “Markets may be going up, but so, too, is unemployment. An additional one hundred million people could fall into poverty by the end of this year.” UNTV

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