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GA / PLENARY WRAP 2

The Democratic People Republic of Korea's (DPRK) Foreign Affairs Minister said today (1 October), "the abuse of the United Nations Security Council as a tool for pursuing strategic interests by a handful of countries should never be overlooked." UNTV

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UN / CHEMICAL WEAPONS

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (1 October) highlighted the continuing global threat posed by chemical weapons, voicing particular concern with statements by the Syrian Government regarding the existence and possible use of these tools of mass destruction. UNTV

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WASHINGTON / JOBS

In developing countries, jobs are a cornerstone of development, with a pay off far beyond income alone. They are critical for reducing poverty, making cities work, and providing youth with alternatives to violence, says a new World Bank report. WORLD BANK

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GENEVA / WORLD REFUGEES

The head of the UN refugee agency, Antonio Guterres, warned today that UNHCR and other humanitarian actors are under increasing strain from a combination of simultaneous major new conflicts and unresolved old ones. UNHCR

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UN / SMALL STATES

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the Forum of Small States (FOSS) today (1 October) that none of challenges such as a global financial crisis, climate change, or transnational crime "can be solved by three or four big countries sitting around a table." UNTV

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GA / PLENARY WRAP 1

The United Nations must focus on achieving results rather than process, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, John Baird, told the UN General Assembly today (1 October) UNTV

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SOMALIA / KISMAYO

Somali Government forces with the support of troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) advanced to within 5 kilometres of the port city ofKismayoSunday (30 September), a day after they pushed Al Qaeda-affiliated militants from the southern Somali town of Canjeel. AMISOM / UNPOS

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UNFPA / AGING REPORT LAUNCH

A new UN report released today (1 October) on the International Day of Older Persons says there will be one billion people over the age of 60 within this decade, with populations aging fastest in developing countries. UNFPA  

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