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Helping regions in Myanmar which are wracked by conflict move away from opium production is good for the economy and will help solidify the country’s peace process.
UN rights chief “appalled” by mass execution in Iraq
UN Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said he is “appalled” at the mass execution of prisoners in Iraq over the weekend.
Arab States and UNHCR sign agreement to address refugee crisis
UN Office on Drugs and Crime celebrates 20 years
Denying terrorists access to weapons “goes to the heart” of the UN chief’s efforts “to make prevention the core mission” of the world body.
Ishmael Beah, former child soldier, helps amplify Syria youth voices
Recent attacks on commercial vessels off Somalia indicate that the issue of piracy has never gone away despite a five-year lull in activity.
UN chief “deeply disturbed” by reports of chemical weapons use in Syria
UN anti-drug chief details efforts made to rein in narcotics