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World No Tobacco Day; Senior UN appointments; UN Refugees 2012 report; and more

Today marks the annual World No Tobacco Day.  Top UN officials called on governments around the world to promote resistance against tobacco, which kills over 6 million people every year.  WHO’s theme for this year’s World No Tobacco Day is “tobacco industry interference,” which focuses on exposing the tobacco industry and its products.


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World Health Organization Warns of Tobacco Industry Malfeasance

It’s World No Tobacco Day, and the World Health Organization is taking the opportunity to push back against the tobacco industry and its nefarious influence over policy in parts of the world.


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Top of the Morning: Syria Stalemate; Sahel Crisis Getting More Expensive; Ethnic Clashes in Kenya

Top stories from DAWNS Digest.


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Programing Note: Join a WFP Google+ Hangout on the Sahel Food Crisis

At 3 PM EST today, the World Food Program is hosting a Google+ HangOut on the Sahel food crisis.


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Why Diplomacy is the Only Option for Syria

The Washington Post editorial board sneers at the current diplomatic efforts on Syria in a scathing unsigned editorial today. Of course, they do not suggest an alternative solution, other than an amorphous appeal for more “US Leadership.”


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Top of the Morning: Charles Taylor Gets 50 Years; Big Day for Syria Diplomacy

Top stories from DAWNS Digest. 


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