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SOMALIA / UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY

In Mogadishu, children from a camp for internally displaced people were invited by the Somali Women's Development Centre to commemorate Universal Children's Day on 20 November 2012. AU-UN IST

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UNAIDS / AUNG SAN SUU KYI

UNAIDS has announced the appointment of Nobel peace prize winner Daw Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar as a Global Advocate for Zero Discrimination. UNAIDS

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UNAIDS / 2012 REPORT LAUNCH

UNAIDS today released a new report ahead of World AIDS Day (1 December), which shows a more than fifty percent drop in new HIV infections across 25 countries. UNAIDS

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GENEVA / GOMA

UN humanitarian agencies said today they have temporarily suspended their operations in parts of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo as fighting escalates around the city of Goma. Meanwhile the M23 advance on Goma has prompted “significant new displacement” of civilians over the last few days. CH UNTV

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DR CONGO / GOMA FIGHTING

Humanitarian workers from the UN and NGOs, along with their families, took shelter in the World Food Programme’s compound in Goma today as eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s main city was attacked by ‘M23′ rebels. WFP

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WMO / GREENHOUSE GASES

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2011, according to a new UN report released today, ahead of the start next week of the latest round of global climate change talks. CH UNTV

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UN / GAZA

The UN Security Council continued to debate a statement on the escalating violence in Gaza behind closed doors today. Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour told reporters Monday that the Security Council should not "remain on the margin" and must "shoulder its responsibility and to stop this aggression against our people. UNTV

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GENEVA / GAZA HUMANITARIAN

The UN’s human rights chief pressed Israel on Tuesday to avoid strikes on civilian structures in Gaza, and UNICEF said children in the enclave were showing signs of severe trauma after direct hits on dwellings that have killed dozens of civilians. CH UNTV

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GAZA / INJURED

The Director of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Gaza Operations, Robert Turner on Monday visited Shifa Hosptial in Gaza City “to see, at first hand, the dreadful price this conflict is exacting on the people of Gaza”. UNRWA

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UNAIDS / 2012 WORLD AIDS REPORT ADVANCER

UNAIDS launches the "2012 World AIDS Day Report, and the UNAIDS Report on the global AIDS epidemic in Geneva on Tuesday 20 November. UNAIDS

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