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UN Marks 'World Refugee Day'

With more than 68 million people worldwide displaced due to conflict or persecution - roughly equivalent to the population of Thailand- the head of the United Nations has called for unity and solidarity as a first step to support them.

SOP newswireDarfur, UN food agency warns Violence will impede relief effort - Condemning a sharp escalation in attacks on humanitarian staff and relief convoys in Sudan's Darfur region, the United Nations World Food Programme
SOP newswireUN mission helps train Sierra Leonean election officials - The United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL) and the National Electoral Commission have finished training nearly 50 district officers, ahead of next month’s presidential
SOP newswireEU Presidency Statement on Probe into So Called Litvinenko Case - The day before, the European Union leadership expressed disappointment over the position taken by Russia with respect to the probe into the murder in London of former Russian special services agent Alexander Litvinenko.
SOP newswireSituation Surrounding Consideration of Kosovo Problem in UN Security Council - On July 20, in New York, the western cosponsors of a draft UN Security Council resolution on Kosovo decided to recall it. We consider that this decision is a step in the right direction and attests to their consideration for the concerns expressed by the Russian
SOP newswireWorld Leaders List by the CIA - The CIA publishes and updates the online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments regularly. The directory is intended to be used
SOP newswireUN Agencies Join Forces to Help Yemen Battle Locust Outbreaks - Two United Nations agencies are facilitating the donation of pesticides from Mauritania to Yemen in a bid to help the country deal with its worst locust outbreak in nearly 15 years.
SOP newswireBan Ki-moon urges release of abducted persons in Afghanistan - Concerned at the abduction of a number of Koreans and Germans in Afghanistan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the country's Government to work to secure their
SOP newswireBaghdad forests burned by Turkish bombs - Iraq has sent a note to Ankara following Turkey’s bombardment of a PKK camp in Northern Iraq on Wednesday.
SOP newswireVerification of Maoist army personnel – to ensure no minors are serving - The senior United Nations envoy to Nepal and the leader of the Maoists today agreed on the resumption of the second phase of registration and verification of Maoist army personnel – to
SOP newswireCôte d’Ivoire: UN suspends contingent suspected of sexual exploitation - Acting on the findings of an internal investigation conducted by the United Nations Mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) which revealed
SOP newswireCrisis in Eastern DR Congo Needs to End - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for action to resolve the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) volatile eastern region, where some 700,000 people have been internally displaced.
SOP newswireAfrican nuclear security and European contributions - Africa’s nuclear and radiological safety will be reinforced thanks to a €7 million contribution form the European Union (EU) to the United Nations International Atomic Energy
SOP newswireCash for honours: Statement from Assistant Commissioner John Yates. - The Metropolitan Police began this investigation on 21 March 2006. It followed the receipt of allegations that honours were being sought or offered for gain in contravention
Krzys WasilewskiVatican Goes Online - Vatican City, the residence of the Pope and Catholic Church administration, has launched its new website.
SOP newswireItalian police to train Iraqi National Police - BAGHDAD " Italian Army Maj. Gen. Alessandro Pompegnani, Deputy Commander of NATO Training Mission-Iraq spoke about his country"s efforts to help
SOP newswireUN Law of the Sea Tribunal hears case of Japanese fishing vessels - The United Nations International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea today commenced a hearing on cases involving two Japanese fishing vessels.
SOP newswireTurkey protests to Austria for allowing wanted PKK rebel to fly to northern Iraq - Turkey's foreign minister on Thursday criticized Austria for allowing a wanted Kurdish rebel to fly to northern Iraq instead of being returned to Turkey and accused European allies of undermining
SOP newswireDecline in 2007 crop yield could lead to food shortages for 28 countries - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports that a predicted decline in the rate of cereal production this year in many low-income food-deficit
SOP newswirePakistani Government Praised for Confronting Extremists - Washington – The Pakistani government’s efforts to confront extremist forces have drawn praise from a senior U.S. diplomat, who also pledged support in upgrading Pakistan’s military capabilities
SOP newswireThe Russian Federation War on terrorism - At present terrorism has become a permanent damage factor of modern political life and social development. Terrorist and extremist actions have spread worlwide.
SOP newswireBan Ki-moon pledges to press for action on Darfur - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged to push for action to facilitate the speedy deployment of peacekeepers to the troubled Darfur region of Sudan, while at the same time
SOP newswire10 days of beheading by the Taliban, 7 Afghan Spies killed - SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban insurgents have beheaded seven Afghan civilians accused of spying for foreign and Afghan government
SOP newswireIran pipes gas to Europe via Turkey - Providing a major boost to Iran-Turkey ties, the transit deal will open a new export market for the country's massive reserves.
SOP newswireNorth Korea -- Shutdown of Yongbyon Facilities - The U.S. has been informed Saturday that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea shut down its nuclear facilities at Yongbyon.
Krzys WasilewskiBeing Rich in Zimbabwe - With rampant inflation running more than 4,500 percent a month, everyone can feel like a millionaire in Zimbabwe.
SOP newswireSurgeries, Eyeglasses Bring New Outlooks, Change Self-Perceptions - Yukeicha Newell knows exactly what she wants to do when she finishes school. Her dream is to open a beauty salon. But for the past two years, this 15-year-old Panamanian girl has felt anything but beautiful.
SOP newswireSecurity Council Welcomes Planned Continuation of Western Sahara Talks - The Security Council today welcomed news that United Nations-sponsored talks on Western Sahara between Morocco and the Frente Polisario.
SOP newswireWorkshops for young Latin American Londoners - Metropolitan Police Service officers will hold a series of community workshops for young Latin American people.
SOP newswireAnniversary of Klebnikov Murder - July 9 marks the third anniversary of the murder of American citizen Paul Klebnikov, who was the editor of Forbes Russia magazine. The U.S. Government recognizes the
SOP newswireSierra Leone election campaign approaches - On the eve of the start of election campaigning in Sierra Leone, a senior United Nations official in the country today urged democratic conduct by the parties.
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