Terrorism kills more Afghan civilians than any military action – UN mission

13 July 2009 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has spoken out against the use of suicide bombings and other terrorist activities, which it says kills more civilians than any other military action.

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Together, Let us Advance the Rights of Women and Girls

Message of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on World Population Day

11 July 2009 – In the midst of the worst global economic crisis in generations, we must find the most effective ways to continue progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. There is no better path than the focus of this year’s World Population Day: investing in women and girls.

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Proposed climate change measures insufficient, Ban tells major economies

9 July 2009 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the cuts in greenhouse gas emissions proposed by the world’s largest economies are not deep enough, and warned that much more effort is needed if governments are to reach a meaningful agreement on climate change by the end of the year.

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Security Council condemns latest missile tests by DPR Korea

Foto - Reuters6 July 2009 – The Security Council today condemned the ballistic missile tests conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) over the weekend, saying they violate Council resolutions and pose a threat to regional and international security.

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Advances in tackling HIV at risk from economic downturn, warns UN agency

6 July 2009 – The well-being of millions of people could be put at risk as HIV prevention and treatment programmes fall victim to funding cutbacks as a result of the global economic crisis, warns a new report released today by the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Bank.

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