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GA / HAGUE BONINO WRAP

Secretary of State William Hague said that Iran could play a constructive role by supporting the Geneva framework for a negotiation between the Assad regime and the opposition and "stopping its direct support for regime forces." Speaking on Iran's involvement in the Syrian conflict, Italy's Foreign Minister Emma Bonino said that since the election of [...]

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GA / DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO WRAP

The Secretary-General told delegates at a Mini Summit on the implementation of Peace, Security and Cooperation for theDemocratic Republic of the Congothat the first priority was to address tensions in the region so that the Framework agreement could be implemented. UNTV

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DRC / SITTING VOLLEYBALL

A team of disabled men from Goma in the DR Congo and another from the Rubavu district of Rwanda played a volleyball match over the weekend, aimed at promoting peace through games like sitting volleyball. MONUSCO  

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ILO / CHILD LABOUR

A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO), "Marking Progress against Child Labour", says that the global number of child labourers has declined by one third since 2000, from 246 million to 168 million. And those in hazardous work has halved, from 171 million to 85 million.  But even the latest improved rate of [...]

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GA / ASHTON IRAN

EU Policy Chief Catherine Ashton said she saw "energy and determination" from Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to move forward with talks and that this meeting was to establish how they work together. UNTV

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UN / AMOS SYRIA

UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos appealed to the international community to keep the humanitarian consequences of the Syria crisis and the impact on civilians high on its agenda as world leaders prepare to gather for the General Debate inNew Yorkthis week. OCHA  

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GA / DISABILITIES WRAP

UN officials at their first-ever high level meeting on disabilities said that the rights of the disabled must be directly addressed by the post-2015 development agenda. An estimated 1 billion people worldwide who live with disabilities are often excluded from access to education, employment, health care, social and legal support systems. UNTV / FILE

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WHO / DISABILITIES AGREEMENT

The World Health Organization welcomed the forthcoming agreement at a High-Level Meeting at the United Nations General Assembly which will further improve access to health care and related services for people with disabilities and ensure that they are able to contribute to the sustainable development of their communities.     WHO

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GA / MDGs WRAP

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said that "Much of the low-hanging fruit has been harvested" in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), but "What remains are the toughest challenges."  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said achieving MDG 5 targets in improving maternal health  "can save hundreds of thousands of lives every year" and "spare lasting [...]

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UN/ UNAIDS 2013 GLOBAL REPORT

A new report from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) shows dramatic acceleration towards reaching 2015 global targets on HIV.  UNAIDS

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