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Symposium attempts to identify appeal of terrorism

It takes more than traditional security approaches to counter terrorism.

The warning came from the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as a symposium on dialogue, understanding and countering the appeal of terrorism opened at the United Nations on Wednesday.

Gerry Adams reports.

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Reviewing implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

How well countries have implemented the UN Counter-Terrorism Strategy is under review by the General Assembly.

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Sanctions Committee focuses on Al-Qaida threat, says coordinator

Following the 1998 bombings of the American embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the UN Security Council adopted a sanctions regime directed against al-Qaida and the Taliban.

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Mortalities from H1N1 underestimated:WHO

The number of deaths caused by the influenza virus H1N1 has been underestimated, says the World Health Organization (WHO).

The virus reached pandemic proportions in 2009-2010.

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Drugs and crime are a threat to development:UNODC

Organized crime and illicit drugs are impeding development, says the head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

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Violence against women reaching alarming proportions: Special Rapporteur

The killings of women, whether in the family, the community, or perpetrated by the state, are reaching alarming proportions, according Rashida Manjoo, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women.

Gerry Adams reports.

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Voluntary commitments by countries, corporations and citizens secure Rio+20 legacy

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the world that although the Rio+20 forum has ended, the work to bring about a sustainable planet was only just beginning.

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Cherie Blair talks to UN Radio about her support for widowed women

June 23 is annually observed as International Widows' Day. Cherie Blair, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, is president of the Loomba Foundation, a staunch supporter of the rights of widowed women.

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Rio+20 concludes with $513 billion in sustainable development commitments

Rio+20 wrapped up on Friday Representatives from the UN member states arrived in Brazil nearly two weeks ago with a simple charge from Sha Zukang, the Secretary-General of the Rio+20 conference. He told them “Come to Rio, ready to commit.”
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UN Secretary-General encouraged by Rio+20 outcome

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he’s encouraged by the strong political commitment to the Rio+20 Outcome Document.

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