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UN / SOMALIA

The United Nations Security Council reiterated its calls on the international community to fight piracy and armed robbery at sea, which continue to pose a threat to the delivery of humanitarian aid to the country. In its resolution, the Council urged Member States to work in conjunction with relevant international organizations to adopt legislation to [...]

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POLAND / BAN AUSCHWITZ

Visiting the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland, where millions of Jews and members of other minorities perished during the Second World War, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged that its victims be honored by ensuring dignity and fundamental freedoms for all. CH UNTV

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WORLD BANK/ CLIMATE CHANGE

The President of World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, said today (18 November) that Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines "should be another wake up call for us" and noted that extreme weather events “hit hardest for the poorest.”  WORLD BANK

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LITHUANIA / BAN

The arrival to Lithuania of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon coincided with the International Day of Tolerance and marked the first visit of the UN’s Secretary General to the Baltic republic since it’s independence in March 11, 1990.  LRT

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UNHCR / PHILIPPINES TYPHOON EMERGENCY RELIEF

The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos requests airlifts for more relief supplies, UNHCR has increased its total requirements to USD 15 million. UNHCR

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UN/ SOUTH SUDAN

Beset by enormous challenges in extending the Government's authority, deadly inter-communal conflict, and human rights abuses by the security forces, South Sudan is "travelling a bumpy road" despite some positive signs, the top United Nations envoy for the world's youngest nation warned today. UNTV

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WFP / PHILIPPINES TYPHOON COUSIN

Meeting with survivors in Tacloban Sunday (17 Nov), WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin acknowledged the strength of the local people, who are working shoulder-to-shoulder with WFP and other relief organizations to respond to the disaster. WFP

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