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Sri Lanka; UNFPA; The SC; DRC

Sri Lanka: The Internal Review Panel report on Sri Lanka was released today, raising a number of significant issues including the UN response to the terrible situation facing civilians in the north of Sri Lanka during the war in 2009.

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The SG; HRC Elections; Syria; Gaza; Haiti

The SG: The SG is at Yale today, delivering a lecture to students entitled “Shaping Solutions for a World in Transition.”

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SG on Sandy; GA Program; Syria; DSG; The SC; Next week at the UN

SG on Sandy: The SG briefed the GA today on how the UN handled Hurricane Sandy, noting such emergency situations help to identify where the UN “may have been operating on flawed assumptions.”

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Guatemala Earthquake; The SC; Aid to Cuba; Mali; Rule of Law

Guatemala Earthquake: The SG is saddened by the loss of life, and the damage to Guatemala as a result of the earthquake that struck off the coast of the country yesterday.

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Obama Victory; The SC; CERF Funds; UN Relief Fund; Lebanon

Obama Victory: Both the SG and President of ECOSOC congratulated President Obama on his victory last night.

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Syria; Israeli-Syrian Violence; Haiti; Sustainable Development; Bahrain

Syria: Jeffrey Feltman, USG for Political Affairs, briefed the SC this morning in consultations on Syria and the efforts by Lakhdar Brahimi. Speaking to the press after the meeting, Mr. Feltman said that the overriding message was one of “grave concern.”

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