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Security Council to take up draft resolution on Syria

A major diplomatic effort is due to get underway at the UN Security Council on Tuesday to try to stop an ongoing conflict in Syria.

The UN estimates up to 5,000 people have been killed in a struggle to oust incumbent president Bashar al-Assad.

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Sustainable development planet’s best chance for survival

A group of global policy makers examining ways to combat challenges such as climate change, water scarcity and human consumption patterns, has presented its findings to the UN Secretary-General.

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UNDP’s “Energy Plus” approach brings power and progress to rural areas

It’s 2012 and still roughly 800 million people in Asia and the Pacific lack access to electricity.

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Holocaust teenager film goes global

 

A documentary film celebrating the life of the late Jewish prodigy, Petr Ginz, murdered during the Holocaust, will soon go global.

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UN flag returns to Somali capital

After 17 years, the United Nations flag is flying again in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

The United Nations Political Office for Somalia on Wednesday officially relocated from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi to Mogadishu. 

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Piracy attacks off Somalia down

Increased anti-piracy measures by shipping companies and the intervention by navies have led to a drop in the number of successful pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia in 2011.

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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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North Korea, a “humanitarian basket case”

North Korea has been described as a humanitarian basket case by a senior UN official.

The isolated Asian country has recently undergone a change in leadership with the international community hoping that it will open up and address human rights issues.

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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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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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