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Vladimir Putin was awarded the World Russian People’s Congress’ Prize

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Vladimir Putin became the first laureate of the World Russian People’s Congress’ Prize for the Preservation of Russian Statehood. Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill presented the President with the prize’s medal and certificate.

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Reception to mark National Unity Day

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At a  reception to mark National Unity Day at the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin presented state decorations to a number of foreign citizens for their great contribution to strengthening friendship and cooperation and developing cultural ties with Russia. Lyudmila Lashchenova, chairwoman of the Russian community in Moldova and Mariana Papic, director of Pavel Rovinski general school (Montenegro) […]

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DR Congo: UN envoy welcomes end of M23 rebellion, commitment to peace talks

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Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Mary Robinson. Photo: MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti 5 November 2013 – The United Nations special envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes region today joined other senior diplomatic officials in welcoming the announcement by the M23 rebel group that it is ending its bloody insurgency against the Government of the Democratic Republic […]

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‘Now is the time for action,’ UN chief says in key address at start of Sahel visit

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Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon (right) and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim in Bamako, Mali. Photo: World Bank/Dominic Chavez 5 November 2013 – “We are here for you,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told people of the Sahel today, kicking off a visit to the region with international development leaders to listen to local priorities and to link […]

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UN Goodwill Ambassador Nicolas Cage lends support to victims of human trafficking

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UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov (right) with Goodwill Ambassador for Global Justice Nicolas Cage. Photo: UNODC 5 November 2013 – Renowned United States actor, filmmaker and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Global Justice Nicolas Cage today called for greater efforts to assist human trafficking victims, stressing the international community cannot “stand quietly on the sidelines” […]

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Syria: top envoys brief on latest UN efforts to tackle worsening Syria crisis

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Lakhdar Brahimi, Joint Special Representative for Syria and Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator of the OPCW-UN Joint Mission. UN Photo/Violaine Martin/Paulo Filgueiras 5 November 2013 – International efforts to bring about a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria continue apace, with two United Nations officials reporting today on their work towards convening a political conference […]

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Senior UN political official heads to Maldives ahead of this week’s presidential poll

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Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras 5 November 2013 – A senior United Nations political official will begin a two-day mission to the Maldives on Wednesday to meet with key actors and government officials prior to the presidential election scheduled for 9 November. The visit by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs […]

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Myanmar: UN adviser lauds peace talks in Kachin

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Two Kachin soldiers stand guard opposite a Chinese dam in northern Kachin state, where more than 85,000 people have been displaced by conflict. Photo: IRIN/Steve Sandford 5 November 2013 – A United Nations envoy today commended the parties to the Kachin peace talks, calling their meeting this week “a significant move forward” in Myanmar’s national […]

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New UN-backed initiative to drive advances in high seas fisheries management

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FAO estimates that about one third of the world’s seven major tuna species are currently overexploited. Photo: FAO/A. Urcelayeta 5 November 2013 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today hailed a multi-partner project focused on improving global sustainable tuna fisheries by reducing illegal catch and supporting biodiversity in the common oceans. “High-seas […]

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Deputy UN chief urges greater national ownership, funding for security sector reform

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Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard 5 November 2013 – United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson has urged greater national ownership and more funding towards security sector reform as part of an effort to strengthen the links between peace and security, development, and human rights. “Security sector reform has become central to the work […]

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