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UN / ECONOMIC PROSPECTS 2014

The latest UN World Economic Situation and Prospects report says that global economic growth should increase over the next two years with continuing signs of improvement. The global economy is expected to grow at a pace of 3.0 per cent in 2014 and 3.3 per cent in 2015, compared with an estimated growth of 2.1 [...]

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IRAQ / AIRLIFT SYRIA AID

The UN refugee agency on Tuesday began airlifting relief items from Iraq into northeast Syria's Al Hassakeh governorate to help more than 50,000 extremely vulnerable and displaced Syrians cope with the sudden arrival of winter following an agreement with both the Iraqi and Syrian authorities to open new aid routes. UNHCR

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UN / WEST AFRICA DRUG TRAFFICKING WRAP

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council that drug trafficking presents "an enormous challenge to peace, stability, economic and social development in West Africa and the Sahel." Ban said the latest estimates indicate that $1.25 billion of cocaine transits through West Africa each year. UNTV / FILE

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SOUTH SUDAN / UNREST UPDATE

The United States began evacuating non-essential embassy staff and families fromSouth Sudan on Wednesday following a foiled coup in the capital. Fighting that began in Juba on Sunday has spread near the flashpoint town of Bor where hundreds are reported to have been killed. Meanwhile, the UN resident and humanitarian coordinator said that large numbers [...]

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UN / SOUTH SUDAN UPDATE

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed today his deep concern about the current situation in South Sudan, adding in that the UN Mission (UNMISS) in the African country has received reports of many people being killed and injured. Around 20,000 civilians have taken refuge in two Mission compounds in Juba. UNTV

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