UNESCO to consider 27 new sites for World Heritage List

Pitons Management Area in St. Lucia which was included on the World Heritage List in 2004

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Ban urges end to arrests, use of force amid post-election violence in Iran

Iranian police on motorbikes patrol a street in Tehran22 June 2009 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged an immediate end to the arrests, threats and use of force taking place in Iran amid the post-election violence that has already claimed a number of lives.

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Problems besetting Central African Republic can be overcome – UN official

Clashes still occur in the Central African Republic (CAR), despite peace accords22 June 2009 – The top United Nations political official today voiced his conviction that the various challenges facing the peace process in the Central African Republic (CAR) can be overcome with the continued help of the world body and the country’s international partners.

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Vienna Energy Conference Calls for Shift Towards Low-Carbon Green Industries

22 June 2009 – Ways to secure sustainable policies and investments to allow a shift towards a low-carbon “green economy” driven by “green industry” are the focus of the Vienna international energy conference that opened in the Austrian capital today.

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Top UN envoy deplores latest suicide bomb blast in northern Iraq

Staffan de Mistura, the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Iraq21 June 2009 – The top United Nations official in Iraq today strongly condemned a massive suicide truck bomb attack, killing over 70 people and wounding more than 180 others in the oil-rich, ethnically mixed north of the strife-torn country.

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