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MYANMAR / FUNDING

World Bank president Jim Yonk Kim visited Myanmar for the first time, where he announced plans for US$2 billion multi-year development program. The majority of Myanmar's poorest citizens don't have access to basic services such as healthcare and electricity. World Bank

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GA / HOLOCAUST SPIELBERG WRAP

In an interview with UNTV following a special event commemorating the victims of the Holocaust, filmmaker and founder of the "Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation", Steven Spielberg, said "bystanding is almost the worst one can do" when "something that we could take action against is happening right before our eyes." UNTV/ ARCHIVE

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GENEVA / BRAHIMI

UN Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said that Syria’s opposition and government are due to discuss the fine details of the Geneva Communiqué on Tuesday. CH UNTV

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IRAQ / UNEP AGREEMENT

In an effort to set in motion robust action to restore Iraq’s fast deteriorating environment, the Government of Iraq signed  a landmark agreement with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) that aims to speed up recovery and support national development goals. UNEP

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UN / KIDNAP RANSOM

The United Nations (UN) Security Council adopted unanimously today (27 Jan) its first standalone Resolution tackling terrorists kidnapping for ransom. It calls on all Member States to prevent terrorists from benefiting directly or indirectly from ransom payments. UNTV

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GENEVA/ BRAHIMI PRESSER

The Syrian  government has agreed to allow women and children to leave  the old city of Homs. UN  and Arab League negotiator  Lakdhar Brahimi told journalists in Geneva  that the government had also asked for a list of men who want to leave the city to see that they are civilians and not armed. CH [...]

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GENEVA / BRAHIMI SAFI PRESSER

UN peace negotiator Lakhdar Brahimi began face to  face negotiations with Syrian government and opposition representatives in Geneva. He said discussing humanitarian issues would get the two sides used to talking to each other before moving on to the implementation of last year’s Geneva agreement and called the first day’s talks “a good beginning.” CH UNTV

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SOUTH SUDAN / MALAKAL UPDATE

Malakal, the capital city of  oil-rich Upper Nile State, was recaptured from the rebels after violent clashes on Monday January 20. Thousands of civilians however, remain homeless, and in need of assistance. UNMISS

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SOUTH SUDAN / BENTIU UPDATE

A United Nations mission (UNMISS) delegation lead by Deputy Chief Raisedon Zenenga travelled to Bentiu over the weekend. The town was recaptured by government forces on January 9 after more than three weeks of fierce fighting with anti–government forces loyal to former Vice-President  Riek Machar. UNMISS  

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