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First of 33,000 Congolese Refugees Relocated to New Settlement

  New York, N.Y. More than 1,500 Congolese refugees who have fled violence and ethnic tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been relocated from reception centres in northern Angola to a newly established settlement, the United Nations refugee agency today said. Addressing journalists in Geneva, Adrian Edwards, a spokesperson for the […]

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Veteran Journalist Becomes South Sudan MP

  New York, N.Y. A veteran South Sudanese journalist says he has joined the SPLM-in Opposition (SPLM-IO) Taban Deng faction to speak out on behalf of the people of Yei River state. Alfred Taban Lo Gune, who was appointed a member of parliament in South Sudan’s Translational National Legislative Assembly earlier this week, said he […]

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In Haiti, Security Council Spotlights Opportunities for Country’s Reform Towards Stability and Development

  New York, N.Y. Wrapping up a three-day visit to Haiti, a Security Council delegation today stressed that it has accomplished the objectives of the mission, including a first-hand look into how best the United Nations could contribute to the country’s lasting stability and development. “I am glad to report that the objectives of the […]

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More Than $350 Million Pledged for Refugees in Uganda; ‘A Good Start, We Cannot Stop,’ says UN Chief

New York, N.Y. A ‘Solidarity Summit’ for refugees hosted by Uganda has raised some $358 million in pledges, the United Nations announced today. UN Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, that it was a “good starting point” although the international conference was looking to raise $2 billion. Hosted by President Yoweri […]

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UN Security Council Welcomes Deployment of Regional Force to Restore Stability in the Sahel

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Security Council today welcomed the deployment by the so-called Group of Five (G5) – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – of a joint force to tackle the threat of terrorism, as well as the serious challenges posed by transnational organized crime in Africa’s restive Sahel region. Unanimously adopting […]

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In Uganda, UN chief meets with South Sudanese refugees, urges world to show solidarity

New York, N.Y.  With Uganda hosting almost one million South Sudanese refugees “as sisters and brothers and sharing with them their land and everything they have,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged the international community to show solidarity with those that had fled their homes, as well as with the Ugandan Government and people. […]

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My First Trip to Haiti: Fear and Empowerment (2001)

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I was afraid of Haiti due to the images of overwhelming poverty, the countless coups and endless violence. But I did choose Haiti – and others joined me in this effort. Together we set off to Haiti to try to organize a Haitian committee to build the project using many of our ideas and much of our funding. […]

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Marking World Toilet Day, U.N. urges ‘Open, Frank’ Discussion

New York, N.Y. On World Toilet Day, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging broad action to renew efforts in providing access to adequate sanitation for all and work to comprehensively address the “vicious cycle” connecting poor sanitation and malnutrition, the theme of this year’s observance of the Day. Children are using toilet facilities […]

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