The Danube River: Shared Water – Joint Responsibilities

International Danube Day, 29 June 2009

26 June 2009 – The joint responsibility for the river’s water and resources by all countries and communities sharing the Danube Basin is the focus of the 6th annual International Danube Day on 29 June.

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Spiraling violence claims hundreds of lives in Somalia – UN refugee agency

Aerial view of Somalia's capital Mogadishu26 June 2009 – The United Nations refugee agency today voiced its grave concern over the escalating violence and worsening displacement crisis in the Somali capital, where local hospitals report that over 250 civilians have been killed and nearly 1,000 others wounded since fighting erupted last month.

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United Nations Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development

The United Nations is convening a three-day summit of world leaders from 24 to 26 June 2009 at its New York Headquarters to assess the worst global economic downturn since the Great Depression. The aim is to identify emergency and long-term responses to mitigate the impact of the crisis, especially on vulnerable populations, and initiate a needed dialogue on the transformation of the international financial architecture, taking into account the needs and concerns of all Member States.

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World Drug Report 2009 Highlights Links between Drugs and Crime

OPIATES, COCAINE AND CANNABIS MARKETS FLAT OR DECREASING, SYNTHETIC DRUGS ON THE RISE

UNODC DIRECTOR CALLS FOR GREATER INVESTMENT IN DRUG TREATMENT AND CRIME CONTROL

24 June 2009 – The World Drug Report 2009, launched today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), shows that global markets for cocaine, opiates and cannabis are steady or in decline, while production and use of synthetic drugs is feared to be increasing in the developing world.

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Let Us Join Together to Help People Suffering from Drug Addiction

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonMessage of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 26 June 2009

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