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GA/ AMANO

IAEA nuclear watchdog Yukia Amano told delegates that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) statements concerning a third nuclear test and its intention to restart its nuclear facilities at Yongbyon, together with its previous statements about uranium enrichment activities and the construction of a light water reactor, are deeply regrettable." UNTV

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JORDAN / POLIO VACCINATION

Mansour is one of 120 community health volunteers vaccinating nearly 19,000 children against polio in the Za'atari Refugee Camp inJordan.  The polio outbreak inSyria, the first confirmed cases in the country in 14 years, has made this campaign drive to protect the Syrian refugee children a priority.  UNICEF    

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MALI/SAHEL ARRIVALS

UN chief Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim arrived in Bamako, Mali on Monday,  kicking off a visit to the region with international development leaders to listen to local priorities and to link political, security, development and humanitarian efforts there. MINUSMA/WORLD BANK

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UN / SYRIA OPCW

Special Coordinator of the UN-OPCW Joint Mission Sigrid Kaag told reporters that the joint mission is operating in a war zone and security is "a daily concern." US ambassador Samantha Power dispelled a myth about the chemical weapons agreement "it has not changed the position on Assad, this is not something he wanted and it [...]

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GENEVA / BRAHIMI TALKS

UN Arab League Special Representative Lakhdar Bramhimi met with Russian and American diplomats inGenevaaimed at discussing details of the Geneva II conference. CH UNTV

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MALI/PEACEKEEPERS

A ceremony was held on Monday for three peacekeepers who died in the past two weeks. Two Chadian soldiers were killed in a suicide attack at a checkpoint in northern Mali, while a Nigerien soldier died in Gao from an illness.

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UNEP/ EMISSION GAP REPORT

If the global community do not immediately embark on wide-ranging actions to narrow the greenhouse gas emissions gap, the chance of keeping global temperature rise below 2°C in this century will swiftly diminish and open the door to a host of challenges, according to the report of the United Nations Environment Programme. UNEP /FILE

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GENEVA / BRAHIMI ARRIVALS

Officials from the United Nations, Russia and the United States are holding talks in Geneva to try to pave the way for Geneva II, an international conference focused on ending the 31 month conflict in Syria. CH UNTV

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