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UN / CHILDREN IN ARMED CONFLICT

Despite progress to protect children living in countries affected by wars, the evolving character and tactics of war are creating unprecedented threats for children, particularly in Syria, Mali and the Central African Republic, a top United Nations envoy today (12 June) said. UNTV

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WASHINGTON / GLOBAL ECONOMIC PROSPECTS

Risks from advanced economies have eased and growth is firming, despite ongoing contraction in the Euro Area. However, the pick-up in developing countries will be modest because of capacity constraints in several middle income countries, says the World Bank in the newly-released Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report. WORLD BANK (EMBARGOED UNTIL JUNE 12 AT 7:00 [...]

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UN / CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT

United Nations officials today highlighted the need to recognize the vital role of culture in poverty reduction and sustainable growth, and to ensure that it is integrated into the post-2015 development agenda. UNTV

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MALI / RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

The United Nations says it has documented various incidences of human rights violations committed by the Malian security forces in their operation to defeat rebel forces which had taken control of the northern parts of the country. CH UNTV

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KABUL / CASUALTIES

Ahead of next week's Security Council meeting on Afghanistan, Ján Kubiš the Secretary-General's Special Representative in the country, told a news conference in Kabul Tuesday (11 June) that civilian casualties are on the rise. UNAMA

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UN / ICTY AND ICTR

With nine men linked to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda still on the run, the Prosecutor who would help to try them is today (12 June) urging Member States to cooperate with the United Nations war crimes tribunal and its successor body to track down and arrest the fugitives. UNTV

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