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Mladic to appear before ICTY on Friday, WFP expresses concern over food security in Mistrata, new report on HIV prevention released and more from UN Direct
The SG is in Rome today, where he met with Berlusconi and Foreign Minister Frattini, discussing Libya, Somalia, Lebanon, the Middle East/North Africa and nuclear safety, among other issues.
SG condemns attack on peacekeepers in Lebanon, urges G8 leaders to continue support for women’s and children’s health, PGA briefs press and more from UN Direct
DSG Asha-Rose Migiro is heading to Haifa, Israel, as the Guest of Honor at the International Women Leaders’ Conference on “Women, Science, and Technology,” co-hosted by the government of Israel and UNESCO.
SG arrives in Ethiopia, underlines importance of health workers and midwives in saving women’s and children’s lives, UNOCI defends work in Duekoue, and more from UN Direct
Last night, the SG spoke with Al Baghdadi Ali Al-Mahmoudi, PM of Libya, on the phone, to reaffirm the need for an immediate and real ceasefire to conduct negotiations.
SG urges Nigerian governors to prioritize polio eradication, High Commissioner condemns Abyei violence, World Health Assembly concludes with adoption of 28 resolutions, and more from UN Direct
“…1.1 million people, or 70% of the population, depend on humanitarian aid in Gaza…”
SG highlight’s Nigeria’s commitment to the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, UNMIS, Security Council condemn violence in Abyei and more from UN Direct
The SG also condemned the escalating violence in the region that has injured peacekeepers in addition to civilians, and called on both parties to stop their military operations, and withdraw all forces and armed elements from Abyei.
SG to travel to Nigeria and Ethiopia to highlight implementation of Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, Council leaves for Africa, and more from UN Direct
In Nigeria, a country with one of the highest maternal mortality burdens in Sub-Saharan Africa, the SG will visit a hospital and a primary healthcare center to see major improvements underway.
The SG: In Ethiopia over the weekend, the SG is now in the United Arab Emirates. Today he met with Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, where the two discussed developments in the region, including Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan, and in the Middle East Peace Process.