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UN chief urges meeting anti-poverty, sustainability goals and accord on climate change

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Participants at the Women’s International Forum in New York. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe 13 September 2013 – Ahead of next week’s opening of a new General Assembly session, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon detailed an agenda for Member States that includes achieving the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), shaping a shared vision for a […]

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Moldova: UN expert urges greater social inclusion of people with disabilities, Romas

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Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Magdalena Sepúlveda. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré 13 September 2013 – A United Nations independent human rights expert today urged Moldovan authorities to urgently adopt measures for greater social inclusion and take more efforts to integrate people with disabilities and Romani communities into society. At the end of her […]

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Election Period in review: September 7-13, 2013

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     Period in review: September 7-13, 2013 Norway (Sep 09, 2013) Voters in Norway elected 169 members to the Parliament (Storting) on Monday. Parliamentary elections in Norway are contested in 19 multi-member districts under an open-list proportional system, with seats allotted using the Sainte-Laguё method. Incumbent Prime Minister Jens STOLTENBERG’s Labour Party / Arbeiderpartiet (A) […]

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Who are Canada’s top 1%?

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The average income enjoyed by members of the one per cent club was $381,300, according to the latest edition of the National Household Survey. That level of income can buy a lot of luxury. (iStock) Membership in the exclusive 1% club tops 272,000 The National Household Survey released this week provides an intriguing look into […]

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UN-Arab League joint envoy says US-Russia talks on Syria ‘extremely important’

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Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (centre), US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov hold joint press conference in Geneva. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferreé 13 September 2013 – Pressing ahead with his efforts secure a diplomatic solution that would end to more than two years of bloodshed in Syria, […]

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World saved some 90 million children but likely to miss global target, UN agency reports

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  Photo: UNICEF 13 September 2013 – Global and national efforts to end preventable deaths of children under-five years of age saved some 90 million lives in the past two decades, but at the current rate, a universal promise to reduce child mortality by two-thirds by 2015 will not be reached, the United Nations Children’s […]

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Philippines: senior UN official calls for end to violence, urges opening of humanitarian corridor

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Black smoke from burning houses rises in the background as a military cargo plane bearing relief goods arrives in the besieged city of Zamboanga in Mindanao, Philippines on 12 September 2013. Photo: IRIN 13 September 2013 – A senior United Nations official in the Philippines, on behalf of the UN humanitarian team and its partners, […]

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Syria: UN humanitarian chief urges pause in fighting to allow access to trapped civilians

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Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos talks to refugee children living in a school in Damascus during a visit to Syria in August 2012. Photo: OCHA/Ben Parker 13 September 2013 – As fighting between Syrian Government and opposition forces continue to intensify, the United Nations humanitarian chief today called on all sides to agree to a […]

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Overburdened truth commissions risk becoming ‘victims of their own success’– UN expert

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Special Rapporteur on transitional justice Pablo de Greiff. Photo: Jean-Marc Ferré 13 September 2013 – While “truth commissions” – independent panels set up in the aftermath of conflict to resolve tensions and promote reconciliation – are vital to many countries trying to rebuild their societies, a United Nations independent expert today warned that the mechanisms […]

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Meeting with President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev

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Vladimir Putin met with President of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev. PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: Mr Atambayev, once again, thank you for giving us this chance to work here. This always involves a lot of effort. At the same time, the very fact that such a big international event with so many countries […]

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