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13 Stories That Will Drive the Global Agenda in 2013

Want to know what people, places and things will be driving the global agenda in 2013? The UN Dispatch team has you covered. A 2013m listicle for the discerning global set.

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Malaysian police officers, formerly serving with UNMIT, say goodbye as they board their return flight home. Dili, Timor-Leste.  13 November 2012 © UN Photo/Bernardino Soares

Timor Leste: A 2012 Success Story

A little appreciated success story of 2012 is the end of the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Timor Leste.

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How Philanthropy Got Its Groove Back

Nick Kristof says: Look at Ted Turner

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Cold Winter Means Added Suffering for Syria’s Displaced (Video)

Winter has set in, which for the estimated 515,000 people made refugees in Syria means added hardship. A new video from UNICEF shows refugee families in Lebanon struggling to get by in the cold.

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Mali; UNMISS; Syria; New HQ

Mali: The SC authorized the deployment of an African-led International Support Mission in Mali, to be known as AFISMA, for an initial period of one year to assist the authorities in recovering rebel-held regions in the north and restoring the unity of the country (though it is not likely that the force will be deployed until Fall 2013).

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4 Big Challenges for Secretary of State John Kerry

It’s official: John Kerry has been nominated to become the next Secretary of State. Here are four great challenges facing the incoming Secy State (and one not so great challenge.)

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