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UN / SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

The UN special rapporteur on torture Juan Mendez said that his main concern about US prisons was the use of solitary confinement. The latest official request to gain access was dated 18 May and "it's still pending." UNTV

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CAR / CONFLICT EDUCATION

 Conflict in parts of Central African Republic (CAR) has led to widespread insecurity for school age children.  UNICEF is re-supplying and repairing schools, and helping teachers return to their posts whenever possible, but the most recent wave of violence in the north-west of the country is again putting more strain on an already fragile education [...]

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SYRIA / KAAG UPDATE WRAP

Head of the OPCW-UN Joint Mission Sigrid Kaag said the timeframes "are challenging" given the goal of the elimination of Syria's chemical weapons programme in the first half of 2014. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said that the UN is working hard to convene the Geneva conference in mid-November. POOL / UNTV

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UN / MIDDLE EAST

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said he welcomed the intensification of negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians but added that there have been worrisome developments on the ground that cannot be ignored. UNTV

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UNEP / LEAD PAINT LAUNCH

More than 90 years after theLeague of Nationscalled for a ban on lead in paint, and despite the existence of many safe alternatives, young children and pregnant mothers in the developing world are still exposed to high levels of the dangerous toxin through unsafe paints. UNEP / FILE/ARCHIVE

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IAEA / FUKUSHIMA

In a preliminary report, a group of UN experts said that good progress has been made by Japan in remediation efforts in areas affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, while encouraging the Government to better communicate its decontamination goals to the public. FILE

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