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SOMALIA / INTERIM AGREEMENT

Somalia has taken another step towards establishing inclusive federal states key to the country's political processes, with warring factions in the South West regions of Somalia reaching an interim agreement. AMISON

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UN / OPCW

In a statement read by the Secretary-General's Spokesperson, the Joint Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations (OPCW-UN) announced that the removal of Syria's chemical weapons material is now complete. UNIFEED-UNTV

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KENYA / UN ENVIRONMENT ASSEMBLY OPENER

The first UN Environment Assembly, UNEA, was launched in Nairobi, Kenya, where hundreds of high profile delegates convened for this historic event. UNEA is a newly constituted world body for decision-making on the environment tasked with looking at new ways in which the international community addresses environmental sustainability issues. UNEP

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UN / EGYPT SENTENCES

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN human rights chief  Navi Pillay expressed “shock” and  "deep concern" over recent court decisions in Egypt, including confirmation of 183 death sentences as well as heavy jail sentences for three Al Jazeera journalists and 11 other defendants who were tried in absentia.  UNIFEED-UNTV

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UN / SMALL ISLANDS

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are meeting in New York this week ahead of an international conference being held in September in Samoa. The conference will go a long way to defining what role SIDS, which number around 50, can play in the post-2015 development agenda. UNIFEED-UNTV / FILE

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UN / ISRAEL-PALESTINE

UN political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman reported that intensive search operations in the West Bank for the three Israeli students abducted nearHebronon 12 June are ongoing with a corresponding increase in violence in theWest Bank.  Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour said that under international lawIsraelcannot "collectively punish the entire nation ofPalestine." UNIFEED – UNTV

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AFGHANISTAN / ELECTION UPDATE WRAP

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) acknowledged the resignation of the country's chief electoral officer, the Head of the Secretariat of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), Zia-ul-Haq Amarkhil. UNIFEED-UNTV / UNAMA / FILE

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IRAQ / ERBIL DISPLACED

Around 100,000 people, who fled Mosul and have sought refuge in northern Iraq's Kurdistan region, have temporarily settled in Erbil governorate. Many of them are sheltering in the city's hotels where they quickly exhaust what funds they have. UNHCR

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