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TURKEY / FOREST HEROES

The magic and beauty of forests took center stage during the UN “Forest for People Awards” at the UN Forum on Forests inIstanbul. The awards for Forest Heroes, the International Forest Short Film Festival and the International Forest Photograph Awards focus on the dynamic and unique relationship between forests and the people who depend on [...]

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SOUTH SUDAN / NATIONAL STAFF MEMORIAL

The United Nations Mission in South Sudanpaid their respect and condolences to two national staff colleagues killed in an ambush by armed assailants on Tuesday. UNMISS

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TURKEY / URBAN REFUGEES

Located just over 100 kilometres from the Syrian border, Gaziantep is now home to a steady flow of Syrian refugees, escaping violence and war.  Many arrive in dire need of assistance.  UNHCR

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GENEVA / DARFUR REFUGEES

The United Nations Refugee Agency says that around 50,000 Sudanese refugees fleeing inter-ethnic violence in the troubled Darfur region have crossed into Chadover the last week. CHUNTV

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GENEVA / CHILD SOLDIERS

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has clear evidence of the continuing recruitment and use of children by armed groups in the Central African Republicand is warning leaders that such practices represent a grave violation of international law. CH UNTV

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GENEVA / HURRICANE SANDY

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says that its Hurricane Committee has retired the name Sandy from the official rotating list of Atlantic Basin tropical cyclone names due to the destruction it caused in October last year. CH UNTV

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ECUADOR / DISABILITIES

High up in the Andes, Quito provided the dramatic venue for the 128th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, or IPU, that brought together law makers and elected officials from around the world. UNICEF and the government of Ecuador used this opportunity to bring attention to the rights of children with disabilities.  UNICEF

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