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GA / LATIN AMERICA WRAP 2

President Cristina Fernández of Argentina, in her address to the General Assembly  asked, "what's the difference between death through machine gun, anti-personnel mine, a missile, a grenade, and a chemical weapon?" UNTV

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GA / IRAN

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani  said his country "seeks constructive engagement with other countries based on mutual respect and common interest, and within the same framework does not seek to increase tensions with the United States." UNTV

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GA / SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT

More than half of the Member States endorsed a high level declaration toward eliminating sexual violence.  The declaration, launched on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, was endorsed by 113 countries and contains a set of practical and political commitments to end the use of rape and sexual violence as a [...]

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GA/ SYRIA WRAP

Addressing delegates at the General Assembly, King Abdullah of Jordan said that the flow of Syrian refugees in Jordan could reach one million or 20 percent of the population by next year. Not even the strongest global economies could absorb this demand on infrastructure and resources, let alone a small economy and the fourth water-poorest [...]

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GA / LATIN AMERICA WRAP 1

In her speech to the General Assembly's high-level debate President Dilma Roussef of Brazil urged the United Nations to play a leading role in protecting Internet users from illegal interception of communications and data, and decried recent allegations of electronic information spying by the United States Government. UNTV

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GA / OBAMA

Addressing delegates at the General Assembly on Syria,  United States President Barack Obama said that “the rockets were fired from a regime-controlled neighborhood, and landed in opposition neighborhoods.  It is an insult to human reason – and to the legitimacy of this institution – to suggest that anyone other than the regime carried out this attack." UNTV

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GENEVA/ SOMALIA AL SHABAAB

The United Nations (UN) envoy for Somalia called for additional African troops to counter al Shabaab, the Islamist insurgent group thought to be responsible for the deadly attack on Kenya's Westgate shopping mall. CH UNTV  

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GENEVA / SOMALIA HRC

The Somalia Prime Minister said that he was working closely with Kenyan authorities and called for international support to combat al Shabaab militants who have claimed responsibility for the deadly attack onNairobi’s Westgate mall. CH UNTV

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