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LEBANON / PALESTINIAN REFUGEES

The Shatila camp for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon is a harsh place to grow up, but for thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria, displaced by violence for a second time now, this is the only shelter they can call home. UNICEF

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HYDERABAD / PAVAN SUKHDEV

Indian banker and long-standing environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev has pledged to use his profile and influence to further the goals of the UN Environment Programme as the organization's newest Goodwill Ambassador. UNEP

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UN / AFRICA

Speaking at a General Assembly (GA) meeting on the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa, GA President Vuk Jeremić said that "encouraging trends’ are being seen in Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, and elsewhere in the continent, but "the grave security and humanitarian situation" in the Sahel is "alarming" and requires "urgent [...]

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UN / RULE OF LAW

During a Security Council meeting on the rule of law, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told members states that both the Security Council and International Criminal Court “should explore the many ways in which they can complement and leverage each other’s work, from prevention to enforcement”. UNTV

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GENEVA / TB

An estimated 20 million people are alive today as a direct result of tuberculosis (TB) care and control, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Report 2012.But a funding gap threatens to interrupt progress. WHO

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