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UN / WAR AND PEACE

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman told the Security Council that while outside forces play roles in the conflicts in Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, these are "are essentially internal" and the "physical end to war, while urgently needed, will not produce lasting peace and security." UNTV

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UN / OLYMPIC TRUCE

With a little over a week to go before the Winter Olympics open in Sochi, Russia, General Assembly President John Ashe today urged United Nations Member States to observe the historic tradition of ceasing hostilities ahead of the Games. UNTV

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SOUTH SUDAN / AMOS PRESSER

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos wrapped up a three-day visit to South Sudan. She said that so far, aid agencies had assisted over 300,000 displaced people but while this had saved many lives, humanitarians had not been able to provide assistance to many others due to the continuing insecurity. UNMISS  

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GENEVA / BRAHIMI

The UN Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said he does not expect to achieve “anything substantive” in the first round of Syria peace talks before they end on Friday. CH UNTV

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UN / UNESCO EDUCATION REPORT

A UNESCO report on education reveals that one in four young people in poor countries are unable to read a single sentence. The report says that a global learning crisis is costing governments $129 billion a year and that ten per cent of global spending on primary education is being lost on poor quality teaching [...]

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SOUTH SUDAN / MALAKAL AMOS 2

During a visit to Malakal, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos witnessed the devastation of the town, the “dire” circumstance of the displaced and a vandalized WFP warehouse. The agency lost food that would have fed over two hundred thousand people for a month.  UNMISS

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SOUTH SUDAN / FUNDING

The World Food Programme announced it was in urgent need of funds to help refugees from South Sudan. WFP

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