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GA / NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

At a high-level review and assessment by the General Assembly of progress achieved in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, WHO Director General Margaret Chan expressed deep concern about projected trends, especially as poor populations, the least able to cope, will be hit the hardest. UNIFEED-UNTV

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IMF/BRIEFING

During its regular bi-weekly press briefing, Gerry Rice, the International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s Spokesperson, expressed the Fund's views on AIIB and updated the status of the IMF program with Mali. IMF  

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UN / WORLD URBANIZATION REPORT

The UN reported that an additional 2.5 billion people are predicted to live in urban areas by 2050, highlighting the need for a successful urban planning agenda and greater attention to be given to smaller cities where nearly half of all people currently reside. UNIFEED-UNTV  

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UN / SYRIA ENVOY

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon  announced that he has appointed veteran diplomat Staffan de Mistura as the new special envoy tasked with seeking a peaceful resolution of the ongoing conflict in Syria. UNIFEED – UNTV

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UN / MIDDLE EAST

The Secretary-General warned that “we face the risk of an all-out escalation in Israel and Gaza, with the threat of a ground offensive still palpable — and preventable only if Hamas stops firing rockets.” He urged all parties -including Palestinian armed groups- to respect international humanitarian law.  UNIFEED-UNTV

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MALI / LADSOUS ORGANIZED CRIME

UN head of peacekeeping Herve Ladsous and the director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov are visiting Mali in a bid to step up efforts to fight organized crime in the country. MINUSMA

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SOMALIA / LOWER SHABELLE CLASHES

The UN humanitarian agency visited the town of Marka in theLower Shabelleregion in an effort to assess living conditions in the area following ethnic clashes in the last few weeks between two clans in the area. The conflict has led to the displacement of thousands of civilians and the risk of disease and starvation remains [...]

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