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UN / AFGHANISTAN

As the Security Council debated Afghanistan today, the UN envoy to the country said that while it is moving forward in the transition to greater ownership and responsibility for its affairs, Afghanistan still faces a number of challenges. UNTV

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GENEVA / SIERRA LEONE CHOLERA

The World Health Organization (WHO) today (20 September) said that as of 17 September 2012, a total of 18,900 cases including 273 deaths had been reported in the ongoing cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone since the beginning of the year. WHO IFRC

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IMF / KOREA

In its latest assessment of the South Korean economy, the International Monetary Fund says that the Korean financial system has become less vulnerable since 2008 due to the concerted efforts of the authorities. External buffers have been strengthened, with higher foreign reserves and bilateral swap lines, while short-term debt has been reduced. IMF

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UN / IRAN

Western nations warnedIrantoday (20 September) that time was running out for diplomacy on its nuclear programme, while other countries told the Security Council the "growing rhetoric" surrounding the issue risked further destabilizing the region. UNTV

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UN / MDG

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (20 September) urged a stronger global partnership to advance progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)  world leaders have pledged to achieve by 2015, as a new United Nations report finds declining aid has put some targets at risk. UNTV

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JORDAN / SYRIAN REFUGEE'S HEALTHCARE

Syrian refugees in the Za'atari camp  in neighbouring Jordan now number more than 28 thousand, a number that is climbing daily the UN Refugee Agency  (UNHCR) reported today (20 September). UNHCR

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