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UN / RWANDA GENOCIDE KWIBUKA 20

"Kwibuka 20" remember – unite – renew", is a series of events around the world marking the 20-year anniversary of genocide in Rwanda – when nearly 1 million people were killed in 100 days. The Secretary-General called the genocide in Rwanda an "epic failure." UNTV/ FILE

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UN / 12 YEARS A SLAVE

The Academy Award nominated film Twelve Years a Slave was presented at the United Nations by its director Steve Mc Queen. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the film was hard to watch, but there can be no turning away "from the horrors of slavery as it was practiced then and not from the forms of slavery [...]

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IMF / UKRAINE

The International Monetary Fund confirmed Thursday that it had received a request for support fromUkraineand that it would send a fact-finding team to the country next week. IMF

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WORLD BANK / FOOD WASTE

The world loses or wastes a shocking one-quarter to one-third of all food produced for human consumption, according to a World Bank report citing FAO estimates. Bank President Jim Yong Kim says that given widespread hunger and malnutrition, the world must take quick action to combat the problem. WORLD BANK

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SYRIA / YARMOUK CAMP

UNRWA – the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, succeeded on Wednesday for a second time in a week to distribute food parcels to suffering and isolated civilians in the Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus, Syria. UNWRA  

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