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UN / SOMALIA

The United Nations Security Council today (12 November) authorized a temporary boost for the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia of over 4,000 troops and an expanded logistical package so it can maintain basic security and respond to the evolving threat from Al-Shabaab insurgents.  UNTV

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UN / LATIN AMERICA HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT

Latin America remains the most unequal and most insecure region in the world, the United Nations reported today (12 Nov), calling for inclusive economic growth and enhanced security and justice institutions as the most efficient ways to reduce insecurity. UNTV

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UNICEF / PHILIPPINES TYPHOON HAIYAN

UNICEF's Director of Emergency Programmes, Ted Chaiban, said that with 4 million are children affected by the typhoon, UNICEF wants to "put children at the centre of the response and address their immediate needs in a way that increases resilience, reduces vulnerability and looks towards a hopeful future." UNICEF

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UN / BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

The Security Council  voted to extend the mandate of the European Union Stabilization Force (EUFOR) for another year. UNTV

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GA / HRC ELECTION

The General Assembly elected  Algeria, China, Cuba, France, Maldives, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, FYR of Macedonia, United Kingdom and Vietnam as new members of the Human Rights Council,  to replace those whose term expires at the end of the year. UNTV

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WORLD BANK/ FINANCIAL INCLUSION

As mobile banking and other technological innovations fuel the expansion of financial services in many developing countries, a new World Bank report urges policy makers to focus on products that benefit the poor, women and other vulnerable groups the most. The “Global Financial Development Report 2014: Financial Inclusion” report stays no-frills savings and payment accounts, [...]

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GENEVA / PHILIPPINES TYPHOON APPEAL

The United Nations is appealing for 300 million dollars to help typhoon-ravaged Philippines. Humanitarian Affairs Office spokesman, Jens Laerke told journalists in Geneva Tuesday the money is needed to help an estimated 11.3 million people  in 9 regions in the centre of the country. CH UNTV

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IMF/ MIDDLE EAST

The near-term economic outlook for the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan region has weakened, the IMF said in its latest Regional Economic Outlook for the region, which projects growth to decline to 2¼ percent this year and to pick up in 2014 as global conditions improve and oil production recovers. IMF

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UNDP / HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT LATIN AMERICA

Insecurity is a shared challenge that obstructs social and economic development in every country in Latin America, says a new UN Development Programme (UNDP) report launched on Tuesday November 12th. UNDP

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