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UN / CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

The United Nations top peacekeeping official briefed the Security Council on the current situation in the Central African Republic and the upcoming Brazzaville Forum which seeks to pull the country out of the current crisis.

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GENEVA / UNAIDS GAP REPORT

A new report released by the United Nations today said the spread of the HIV/AIDS could be halted by 2030 if prevention and treatment measures are stepped up. The "Gap Report" also said more than half of HIV positive people in the world – some 19 million do not know their HIV status.  UNAIDS

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UN / SUDAN – SOUTH SUDAN

The United Nations top humanitarian official told the Security Council that the situation in Sudan and South Sudan continues to deteriorate for hundreds of thousands of people in both countries. Valerie Amos also warned the Council that "if we don't take urgent action now, we will see a major humanitarian crisis unfolding in South Sudan [...]

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LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES

Syrians have long been known for their artisan skills, and with over a million Syrian refugees now residing in Lebanon, their unique skills can now be put to good use. UNHCR along with its partners are training around 60 mostly Syrian and Lebanese women in traditional fabric printing techniques.  UNHCR

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GENEVA / PILLAY PRIVACY SURVEILLANCE

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned that studies by her office and others have revealed a lack of transparency about governmental surveillance policies and practices, which “may not only infringe on the right to privacy, but also on a range of other vital human rights. " UNTV CH

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WHO / GUINEA EBOLA

The World Health Organization (WHO) has activated a Sub-regional Outbreak Coordination Centre in Conakry, Guinea in response to growing number of Ebola infections in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. WHO

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