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UNESCO / HERITAGE SITES

The head of UNESCO today appealed for a stop to the destruction of historic landmarks at the World Heritage Site of Timbuktu in northern Mali, saying the acts were a “tragedy for the whole of humanity”. Meanwhile the World Heritage Committee announced the last of twenty-six new sites added to the list of World Heritage [...]

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UN / ECOSOC

A ministerial- level meeting of the Economic and Social Council is drawing some 500 diplomats and experts from all over the world to discuss ideas and plans for confronting the worldwide job crisis. (UNTV)     

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UN / SYRIA

UN’s Human Rights chief asks the Security Council to call on the International Criminal Court to investigate both sides in the Syrian conflict for possible crimes against humanity.  The French ambassador says the move is unlikely to get full council support. (UNTV)

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WORLD BANK/ JIM YONG KIM

Korean-American physician Jim Yong Kim becomes president of the World Bank Group, promising to tackle, "the twin aims of boosting prosperity and eradicating poverty."  (World Bank)

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