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SOUTH SUDAN / RWANDA GENOCIDE

Hundreds of Rwandans and others gathered at a somber ceremony at the UNMISS base in South Sudan to mark the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the 100-day genocide that left almost a million people in the country dead. UNMISS

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GENEVA / KUWAIT FUNDING SYRIA

The government of Kuwait has made available $300 million to humanitarian agencies working inSyriaon the humanitarian crisis. CH UNTV

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WORLD BANK / AFRICA'S PULSE

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to rise from 4.7 percent in 2013 to a forecasted 5.2 percent in 2014. This performance is boosted by rising investment in natural resources and infrastructure, and strong household spending, according to the World Bank's new Africa's Pulse, a twice-yearly analysis of the Africa's economic prospects. WORLD BANK

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UN / ELIASSON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said that major progress has taken place since the landmark Cairo population conference in 1994, but that major challenges remain. He said that gender equality and the empowerment of women are gaining ground worldwide "yet, in the midst of this human progress, the continued exclusion of some groups and the potential for [...]

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UN / DISARMAMENT

At the opening of the 2014 session of the Disarmament Commission, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson stressed that not even the Cold War prevented progress on vital issues in this area. However, he added that "the General Assembly still remains moved by anxiety at the general lack of confidence plaguing the world." UNTV

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