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UN / ARAUD GENEVA II

French Ambassador Gérard Araud, said today that there is a "strong" general agreement, that the Geneva II conference will have to be organized on the basis of Geneva I, with the stated objective "to set a transition authority with full executive power." UNTV

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SOUTH SUDAN / SIMONOVIC BOR

Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonovic today visited the town of Bor in South Sudan  and said the UN will continue to support efforts to end the conflict which has left thousands of its citizens killed and displaced over 400 000.  UNMISS

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UN / MALI

The United Nations top official in Mali told the Security Council  that the country "is at a crossroad" and urged the international community to continue to support efforts "to steer the country in the right direction and avoid relapsing into old habits that gave rise to the unprecedented crisis a year ago." UNTV

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UN / PALESTINE SOLIDARITY

The United Nations launched the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, with senior officials urging that the observance be used to redouble efforts to achieve a durable peace between Israel and Palestine. UNTV

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GENEVA / GING CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

UN operations director for humanitarian affairs John Ging saidCentral African Republicis in a “mega-crisis” and called the humanitarian situation in the country "tragic". He said the communities he spoke to during his four-day mission have no confidence that the situation is going to get better anytime soon. CH UNTV

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GENEVA / SYRIA EXECUTIONS

As reports continued to emerge of a succession of mass executions in northern Syria, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned armed opposition groups that executions and unlawful killings are in violation of international human rights and humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes. UNHCR

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