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UN / SOUTH SUDAN UPDATE

Ivan Simonovic, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights briefed the journalist on his visit to South Sudan, saying it is crucial to provide the population of South Sudan with reliable facts about the conflict in order for communities to understand and reconcile since both sides have been involved as perpetrators as well as victims. UNTV / [...]

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SOMALIA / NEW JUBBA GOVERNMENT

Commenting on the new all-inclusive federal system in Somalia, the head of the Jubba Interim Administration Executive Council said: "The people of Jubbaland and the people of Somalia need us to do something. It is hunger that creates al Shabaab. Problems create enmity. Unemployment fuels clan conflict. A bad economy creates civil war. In order [...]

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UN / IRAN SYRIA PEACE TALKS

A UN spokesman said that the Secretary-General "is deeply disappointed" by Iranian public statements and that given that it has chosen to remain outside that basic understanding Geneva Communiqué, "he has decided that the one-day Montreux gathering will proceed without Iran's participation." UNTV

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GENEVA / CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC HUMAN RIGHTS

The United Nations Human Rights Council today (20 January) adopted a resolution to appoint an independent expert to investigate the human rights situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). UNTV

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UN / SYRIA PEACE TALKS WRAP

A UN spokesperson today (20 January) said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was "dismayed" by the latest developments regarding participation in the Geneva Conference on Syria as "some key participants have conditioned their acceptance to the inclusion or exclusion of other delegations."  Martin Nesirski, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General said Iran, "despite assurances provided orally to the Secretary-General, [...]

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UN / PALESTINE ISRAEL

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the failure of political progress between Israelis and Palestinians could fuel a downward spiral on the ground, adding that "we face possibly the last attempt to salvage the two-state solution". UNTV

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC / FOOD SECURITY

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is running out of food to distribute to growing numbers of displaced people in the Central African Republic because insecurity is blocking supply routes. WFP

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ILO / GLOBAL EMPLOYMENT REPORT

A new report by the International Labour Organization says that the weak global economic recovery has failed to lead to an improvement in global labour markets, with global unemployment in 2013 reaching almost 202 million. ILO

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UN / BAN LEBANON SYRIA

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told members of the Security that violations of Lebanon's border with Syria continue, including a worrying escalation of rocket firing and airstrikes into Lebanon's Bekaa region. UNTV

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