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GA / HUMAN RIGHTS

At a human rights conference on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, President and CEO of the International Crisis Group and former UN human rights chief Louise Arbour said that "we had more success in the eradication of smoking in the UN building than finalizing the question of gender equality." UNTV

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GA/ ARMS TREATY WRAP

The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) moved from negotiations to implementation today as more than half of the member states signed on to this unprecedented landmark treaty aimed at reducing the flow of arms around the world. UNTV  

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GA/ END VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN

On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the Social Good Summit had the cache of being the event for the digitally hip and socially conscious. Representatives from UNICEF took part in a talk titled, "Making the invisible visible. Using innovation to #ENDViolence Against Children." UNICEF

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GA / P5 SYRIA

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held a luncheon with the foreign ministers of the five permanent members of the Security Council. It had been agreed that the discussion on this occasion would focus entirely on Syria.  UNTV

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GA / KERRY PALESTINIAN AID

US Secretary of State John Kerry told a special meeting on the sidelines of the general debate, that if Israel makes peace with Palestine, "it and the countries around it that take part in that will be the richest countries in the region and the world" as "there will be an enormous economic benefit that [...]

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GA / DRC WRAP

The Democratic Republic of Congo's president Joseph Kabila told delegates that "without peace we cannot contemplate progress", adding that without a "minimum of security conditions for individuals, development is simply hypothetical." UNTV/FILE

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GA / MALALA GLOBAL EDUCATION

Dignitaries, activists and education leaders gathered today (25 September) at the United Nations in New York stressed the need for stronger leadership and financing to deliver on the pledge made a year ago to provide all children with quality education. UNTV

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GENEVA / CAR HRC

A UN report on the human rights situation in theCentral African Republics aid that serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, including sexual violence and in grave violations against children, which took place during the conflict between December 2012 to 23 March 2013 constitute gross human rights violations and may amount to war [...]

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GA/ ARMS TREATY KERRY

US Secretary of State John Kerry signed a landmark United Nations treaty on arms regulation today during the annual General Assembly meeting inNew York. UNTV / FILE  

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GA / MDGs

World leaders meeting at the General Assembly agreed to take bolder action against extreme poverty, hunger and disease, and called for a summit to take place in 2015 to adopt the next set of anti-poverty goals, which will heavily focus on achieving sustainable development.  UNTV/ FILE

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