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SG briefs Council, press on recent travels, UNDP’s Clark travels to Indonesia and more from UN Direct

Last year, Indonesia and Norway signed a letter of intent for over $1 billion in funding to help protect Indonesia’s forests.

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Civil War In South Sudan?

New fighting in South Sudan raises the specter of a civil war in the world’s youngest state.

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The UN Sri Lanka Report Describes Some Awful, Awful Scenes

It is well past time that member states step up and demand some justice and accountability from Sri Lanka.

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Chernobyl at 25 and Thinking of Fukushima

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster struck 25 years ago today. Here’s a message from UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Maria Sharapova, who’s parents were Chernobyl refugees.

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SG condemns violence against demonstrators in Syria, calls for investigation, UN commemorates World Malaria Day and more from UN Direct

“he noted that while close to $5 billion has been used to fight malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa, this disease has cost roughly $40 billion of the region’s GDP, making these efforts well-worth the investment”

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Sri Lanka War Crimes Report to Go Public Today

Back in July, government-sponsored protesters blockaded the UN building in Colombo and burnt Ban Ki Moon in effigy after he merely announced he was forming a panel to look into the war crimes allegations. So, if that was the reaction back then, expect something even more unhinged this time around.

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