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UN / CAMERON-SYRIA

Talking to journalists today at the United Nations on the situation in Syria, United Kingdom's Prime Minister David Cameron says that if there is no engagement with the opposition, "then we shouldn't be surprised if extremist elements in that opposition grow". UNTV

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UN / CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Briefing the Security Council today, Margaret Vogt Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations (UN) Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the Central African Republic (CAR) says that "there is an urgent need to restore security stability in the CAR." UNTV

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UN/ POST 2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

United Kingdom's Prime Minister David Cameron, one of the Co-Chairs of the Secretary-General's High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, briefs journalists on the steps to take after the U.N. Millennium Development Goals expire in 2015.  UNTV

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GA / SYRIA VOTE

The United Nations General Assembly today approved a resolution condemning the Syrian Government and giving recognition to the Syrian National Coalition by 107 votes in favour, 12 votes against and 59 abstentions. UNTV

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UNISDR / NATURAL DISASTERS

Jerry Velasquez, Head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) for in Asia-Pacific Regional says that the good news is that less people are dying, but he warns that "the bad news is economic losses are going through the roof”. UNISDR / LINX PRODUCTIONS

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UN / DISASTER RISK REDUCTION REPORT LAUNCH

The United Nations today (15 May) warns that economic losses from disasters have spun out of control and has called on the world's business community to incorporate disaster risk management to their investment strategies in order to avoid further losses. UNTV

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WHO / WORLD HEALTH STATISTICS

Ties Boerma, Director of the Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems at WHO says that although enormous progress in the battle against infectious diseases, child mortality and maternal mortality has been made, "still it is far from enough. The world is still an inequitable place; a very inequitable place." WHO

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