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History of UN told in interviews

An archive of interviews with some of the personalities behind crucial moments in UN history is now available online.

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Record number of refugees crossing Gulf of Aden and Red Sea

A record number of African refugees made the perilous journey across the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea in 2011.

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Agreement “possible” at Cyprus talks

An agreement over the future reunification of Cyprus could move a step closer at talks that are due to get underway on Monday outside New York City.

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Eastern and Southern Africa makes progress in fighting HIV

Eastern and Southern Africa is making good progress in fighting HIV and AIDS, but challenges still remain.

That’s according to the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

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Report highlights important work of home-grown think tanks in developing economies

Over the past six years there has been a rise in the number of think tanks in developing countries, including some African nations.

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Tanzania claims 350 miles in the Indian Ocean

Tanzania has submitted an application to add 150 miles to the 200 miles of the area that is under its control in the ocean.

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Blast hits Somali refugee camp shortly after UN-escorted visit

An explosion at a refugee camp in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on Thursday has killed up to 7 people according to initial reports.

The blast came just hours after the UN had escorted a group of local and foreign journalists to view a feeding centre there.

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Earthquakes claimed more lives in 2011 natural disasters

Earthquakes were the biggest killers in natural disasters last year, according to a report published on Wednesday.

According to statistics released by the UN, there were 302 major disasters in 2011.

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International community making progress on protecting people

The international community is making progress on protecting people from genocide and other crimes.

That’s according to the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect.

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Economic global recovery faltering

An increasing amount of economic data is being published which is showing that economic global recovery is faltering at least in the developed world.

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