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Aboard Italian navy ship, Ban urges collective action to ease plight of migrants crossing Mediterranean

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The Mediterranean Sea has sadly become “a sea of tears, a sea of misery,” said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today aboard an Italian naval ship, where he called on the global community to unite and take action to address the root causes of the migrant crisis. Source: United Nations News Centre – Aboard Italian […]

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At meeting on nuclear disarmament, UN chief warns of ‘dangerous return’ to Cold War mentalities

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Progress in working towards global nuclear non-proliferation has stalled and the trend towards “nuclear zero” is reversing, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today as he called on Member States to urgently ramp up efforts in tackling nuclear disarmament. Source: United Nations News Centre – At meeting on nuclear disarmament, UN chief warns of ‘dangerous […]

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Premier hails Jao, the pride of Hong Kong

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  Updated: Apr 27,2015 7:41 PM     english.gov.cn Premier Li Keqiang meets with Jao Tsung-i, 97, a distinguished member of China’s Central Research Institute of Culture and History and retired professor from the University of Hong Kong in Beijing, April 27, 2015.[Photo/China News Service] Premier Li Keqiang praised the work and contribution to China of Jao […]

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See the New ‘Kailua Blue’ Obama State China | The White House

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First Lady Michelle Obama drops by to present the Obama China service in the China Room of the White House, April 23, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon) Ed. note: This is cross-posted on Medium.  Planning the for the Obama State China began in the fall of 2011, with Mrs. Obama working with […]

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New UN platform aims to bring pastoralists’ voices to global decision-making stage

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A Kenyan camel herder collecting water. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano     Millions of pastoralists – from the Bedouin of North Africa to the Sherpa in Nepal and Navajo in North America – will benefit from a new online knowledge hub launched today by the United Nations that will help them raise their voices in international […]

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