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Syria; Myanmar; World of Work Report; SG Report on HIV/AIDS

During a historic address to Myanmar’s parliament, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today emphasized the importance of partnerships – amongst the country’s political leadership as well as with the international community – in helping the Asian country advance its process of national reconciliation and democratic transition. In his speech to the parliament – the first ever by an outside guest – the UN chief also outlined a four-point agenda for action to advance national reconciliation and the democratic transition at “this historic moment.”

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Jazz at the UN

There is a concert tonight at the United Nations that will go down in history.

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Chen Guangcheng And the Coming Crisis of US-China Diplomacy

The blind Chinese dissident deserves asylum. And the USA will probably grant it to him. The only question is how to contain the coming diplomatic fallout.

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Top of the Morning: Sectarian Violence in Nigeria; The Coming USA-China Row

Top stories from DAWNS Digest.

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Syria; the Sahel; SG in India; ICJ election; International Jazz Day; and more

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed a Norwegian general and adviser to international envoy Kofi Annan to head the new U.N. monitoring mission in Syria. The U.N. deputy spokesman  announced today the appointment of Maj. Gen. Robert Mood, who will also serve as chief U.N. military observer in Syria.

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Map of the Day: Syria as a Humanitarian Crisis

One measure of the international community’s commitment to the welfare and well being of vulnerable people in Syrian will be the extent to which this appeal will be filled — and how long that will take.

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