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UN / ARMS TRADE TREATY

On the last day of month-long negotiations at the United Nations on an international arms trade treaty, arms control activists today (27 July) said that whatever the outcome on the treaty itself, “tremendous” progress had been achieved.

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UN / BAN OLYMPIC TRUCE

“We believe in peace. That is why we proclaim an Olympic Truce.” said the United Nations Secretary-General in a message delivered at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. UNTV

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GENEVA / SYRIA

The spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville today said the increasing use of heavy weapons, tanks, attack helicopters and, reportedly, even jet fighters in urban areas of Syria, as well as the reported build-up of forces in and around Aleppo, “bodes very ill for the people of that city”. CH [...]

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TIMOR-LESTE / OLYMPIC RUNNERS

For Juventina and Augusto – the only athletes representing Timor-Leste in the summer Olympic Games – winning a medal is a long shot, but they are proud to show the world that their young nation “lives in peace and harmony”. UNMIT

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IMF / SPAIN

The International Monetary Fund says that key goals for Spain include making the economy more competitive to boost growth, cleaning up the financial sector, and putting public finances on a sustainable footing. IMF

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GENEVA / MYANMAR HRC

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Navi Pillay, has raised serious concerns about the ongoing human rights violations in Myanmar's Rakhine state after the violence that took place between the Buddhist and Muslim communities there. She's calling for a "prompt and independent investigation.” CH UNTV

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GENEVA / WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2012

In the run up to World Hepatitis Day on 28th July, the World Health Organization (WHO) says that millions of people are living with viral hepatitis and millions more are at risk of infection. CH UNTV

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