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AFGHANISTAN / PILLAY

Wrapping up her first visit to Afghanistan, UN high commissioner for human right's Navi Pillay said there have been some "distinct" human rights achievements during the past 12 years, "but they are fragile, and many Afghans are expressing fears that the overall human rights situation is deteriorating on several fronts." UNAMA

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GA / 68TH GA OPENING WRAP

Opening the 68th session of the General Assembly, GA president John Ash said his focus would be on the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon briefs delegates on Syria. UNTV

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UN / SYRIA BAN

 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calledSyriathe “biggest peace, security and humanitarian challenge we face” adding that the use of chemical weapons, “was only the tip of the iceberg." UNTV

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JORDAN / ZAATARI CAMP FOOD AID

Just over one year and Zaatari Camp has become one of the largest refugee camps in the world, with more than 110,000 Syrian refugees. WFP is currently assisting up to half a million Syrian refugees inJordan. WFP

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UN / MIDDLE EAST

The Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert H. Serry, told the Security Council that “despite scepticism from their domestic bases” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have shown “demonstrable seriousness” to resume direct talks. UNTV

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GENEVA / COI DPRK

A UN panel set up to investigate human rights abuse inNorth Koreasaid widespread and systematic violations by the state "may constitute systematic and gross human rights violations." CH UNTV  

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