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Syria; Fifth Committee; South Sudan; DRC; WFP

Syria: On Sunday, Lakhdar Brahimi met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
and the SG of the League of Arab States, Nabil El-Araby, in Cairo. Speaking to press after the meeting, Mr. Brahimi said that there was no military solution to the Syrian crisis, and that the only possibility was a political solution.

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Hurricane Sandy; Somalia; Bahrain; IDPs in Mali; Next week at the UN

Hurricane Sandy: The SG today offered his condolences to those currently suffering the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The UN building itself suffered extensive damage from the hurricane, much of its basement flooded during the storm.

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SG’s Travels; Afghanistan; Myanmar; Next week at the UN

SG’s Travels: The SG will travel to the Republic of Korea on Saturday, where he will meet with Korean dignitaries as well as receive the Seoul Peace Prize, which he welcomes as a recognition of the UN’s efforts.

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Syria Ceasefire; DSG; OCHA

Syria Ceasefire: The SG welcomes the reported announcement of the ceasefire in Syria that will hopefully start tomorrow.

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UN Day; Syrian Ceasefire; Human Rights; Polio; Internal Displacement

UN Day: In honor of UN Day, the SG called on individuals and the international community to reaffirm their commitment to building a better world.

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Syria; Lebanon; Pakistan; FDI; Darfur

Syria: Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi has ended his trip to Damascus and is now in Cairo. Negotiations for the potential cease-fire this week are still underway, yet President Assad suggested that he would only agree if Western powers stopped supporting the opposition during his meeting with Brahimi.

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