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UN / CUBA

The UN General Assembly voted again overwhelmingly, for the 22nd year in a row to condemn the United States embargo against Cuba. UNTV

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DRC / MEMORIAL SERVICE

The special representative for the Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo Martin Kobler travelled to Rutshuru to attend a memorial ceremony for the peacekeeper killed last week in renewed clashes. MONUSCO

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SYRIA / POLIO LAKE

UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake ended a two-day visit to Damascus, where he said that the Syrian Government and UNICEF had agreed on the importance of reaching hundreds of thousands of children in some of the worst-affected parts of Syria with life saving vaccines, including those against polio. UNICEF

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UN / DPRK HUMAN RIGHTS

The Chair of the Commission of Inquiry on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) , Michael Kirby, told reporters that the best way for the DPRK to respond to allegations of human rights violations, would be "to open those parts of North Korea which are said to contain [...]

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BOSINA / ROMA TEEN PREGNANCY SWOP ADVANCER

Almost half of young Roma women are married before 18 and nearly one third become pregnant while still adolescents. Motherhood can end their education, diminish their job prospects, and keep them from becoming  productive members of society. The State of the World's Population Report will be launched Wednesday inGeneva. UNFPA

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GENEVA/HRC ISRAEL

Israel defended its record before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva,  marking an end to its 18-month boycott of the body over scrutiny of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories. CH UNTV

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UN / GING

Just back from the Central African Republic, OCHA director of operations John Ging said there was "extreme concern" about the breakdown of the country and that the humanitarian needs are "dire" – over half of the country is all ready in need of aid "but the number one issue today is protection, the atrocities are [...]

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IAEA / IRAN TALKS

In a joint statement, the UN atomic energy agency and Iran said they held "very productive” talks.  Iranian Ambassador Reza Najafi said that the new proposals by Iran has opened "a new chapter of cooperation.”  The next meeting will be held  in Tehran on 11 November. IAEA  

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WORLD BANK / DOING BUSINESS

According to the latest World Bank and IFC publication Doing Business, governments around the world significantly stepped up their pace of improving business regulations in 114 economies last year – an 18 percent jump from the previous year – laying the groundwork for local entrepreneurs to expand their work. WORLD BANK

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UNEP / YAYA TOURÉ

International football star Yaya Touré today (29 October) joined the roster of Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), pledging to combat the illegal ivory trade that sees thousands of African elephants slaughtered each year. UNEP

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AFGHANISTAN / LAKE EDUCATION

UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake visited a school in Kabul, Afghanistan which he said "unfortunately" was extraordinary in Afghanistan, because there are many millions of girls who are not in school across the country. UNICEF

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SOUTH SUDAN / DDR SUPPORT

UNMISS and the National Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Commission funded two new facilities—a Primary Health Care Center and a school— in Eastern Equatoria State providing a boost to a community that has been shattered by war. UNMISS  

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GENEVA / SYRIA POLIO UPDATE

The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed ten cases of polio in Syria, the first outbreak in the country in 14 years. CH UNTV

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