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UN / UGANDA ANTI-GAY-LAW

UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky read statements by both Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and human rights chief Navi Pillay spoke against the anti-homosexuality law signed into force in Uganda, saying it violates basic human rights and endangers lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the country. UNTV

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UN / UKRAINE SERGEYEV

Ukraine's ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev said that no one knows where the country's president Viktor Yanukovych is, and that people are not fighting for accession to the European Union, but for dignity and human rights.  UNTV

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UN / SMALL ISLANDS WRAP

On the day of the first-ever launch of the International Year of Small Islands Developing States, UN Environment Programme Executive Director Achim Steiner said that climate "vulnerabilities are growing exponentially" over which small islands have no influence, "an extraordinary prospect for a nation, for a culture, for a people to be confronted by this prospect, [...]

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UN / SYRIA VOTE UPDATE

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is trying to get aid into Yarmouk camp in Syria following the adoption of a Security Council Resolution that called for improved humanitarian access in Syria. UNTV

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UN / OSCE UKRAINE

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) announced a proposal for a contact group for the Ukraine and will send an assessment mission in the coming days to rebuild trust among the parties and to assess human rights violations. UNTV

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