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GA/ SYRIA IAEA

Responding to recent comments by the IAEA nuclear watchdog Yukia Amano that Syria was not fully cooperating with the IAEA on unresolved issues with their nuclear programme, Syrian Ambassador Bashar Ja' afari said that "the credibility of the national commitment to the NPT cannot be questioned," after citing the introduction in 2003 by his government [...]

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NIGERIA/ MEASLES

Measles remains a leading cause of death of children under five years old in Nigeria. In the first half of this year, close to fifty thousand children have been affected by the disease. The Nigerian Government and UNICEF, with funding provided by the GAVI alliance, are supporting a campaign to reach more than 13 million [...]

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UNEP / ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME

Environmental crime – from the illegal trade in wildlife and timber and the smuggling of ozone depleting substances to the illicit trade in hazardous waste and illegal fishing – is a serious and growing international problem, whose impacts transcend national borders. UNEP

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UN / DRC

Security Council members  welcomed the announcement by the M23 rebel group that it is ending its bloody insurgency against the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which for nearly two years has exacerbated humanitarian strife in the country's restive east. UNTV/ RECENT

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MALI/ SAHEL/ TIMBUKTU

 On Tuesday Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim met with officials in Bamako, then travelled to Timbuktu. Later, Kim said the people want peace, development and jobs and that having the opportunity to visit the people "doubles and triples my own resolve at delivering just those things for the people of [...]

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WMO/ GREENHOUSE GAS

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high last year, with a 32 percent increase in radiative forcing between 1990 and 2012. CH UNTV / FILE

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