General News

Monitoring and keeping the peace in the disputed Abyei area of Sudan

“The history of Sudan’s Abyei region is a history of conflict” says the Force Commander of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNIFSA).

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Peru: The Food Revolution

There's a new revolution happening in Peru... a food revolution. Ancient cuisine is the top choice for top chefs in the capital, Lima, where ancient crops are produced by smallholder farmers.

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Vienna+20 – the future of human rights

A 2-day High-level Expert Conference opened in Geneva Thursday to mark the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Envoy calls for greater cooperation among Sahel countries

UN Special Envoy for the Sahel Romano Prodi is briefing the Security Council  on his strategy for the region.

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World Drug Report 2013

Although the use of drugs such as heroin and cocaine is declining in some parts of the world, there has been a proliferation in the use of prescription drugs and new psychoactive substances.

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Force Commanders share their concerns and experiences at the UN

Heads of the military components of United Nations peacekeeping operations around the world are at the United Nations this week, discussing several sensitive and topical issues, and also sharing their experiences and best practices.

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New HIV infections among children in sub-Saharan Africa slashed in half

A 50% reduction in new HIV infections among children in seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa is the highlight of a new UNAIDS report.

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Sweltering situation in Syria

UN Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said the situation in Syria continues to deteriorate and plans to hold the international peace conference in Geneva in July do not appear feasible.

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Sexual violence can constitute a crime against humanity: Security Council

Sexual violence, wherever and whenever it occurs, is a vile crime, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday at the start of a day-long debate in the UN Security Council on “Addressing Impunity: Effective Justice for Crimes of Sexual Violence in Conflict”

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