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LATEST NEWS | 30 Oct 2014 - FEATURE: Youth activists share unique experiences at UN-backed Global Forum on Youth Policy; 30 Oct 2014 - UN rights expert urges reversal of UK decision to halt Mediterranean migrant rescues; 30 Oct 2014 - At UN-backed forum, countries pledge to develop, implement youth policies; 30 Oct 2014 - South Sudan: Ban condemns renewed violence between opposing factions; 30 Oct 2014 - South Sudan: Ban condemns renewed violence between opposing factions; 30 Oct 2014 - Relief efforts in Syria hampered by lack of access – senior UN humanitarian official; 30 Oct 2014 - Ban urges calm, inclusive dialogue as mass protests sweep Burkina Faso capital; 30 Oct 2014 - Ban urges calm, inclusive dialogue as mass protests sweep Burkina Faso capital; 30 Oct 2014 - Rwanda accelerates move to cashless economy by joining UN-backed alliance; 30 Oct 2014 - Rwanda accelerates move to cashless economy by joining UN-backed alliance; 30 Oct 2014 - UN Ebola response in West Africa to be bolstered by increase in World Bank funding; 30 Oct 2014 - UN Ebola response in West Africa to be bolstered by increase in World Bank funding; 30 Oct 2014 - Asia-Pacific better poised to respond to disasters as experts agree on statistics standards; 30 Oct 2014 - In Kenya, UN chief kicks off global media campaign to end female genital mutilation; 30 Oct 2014 - In Kenya, UN chief kicks off global media campaign to end female genital mutilation; 29 Oct 2014 - South Africa poised to be key player in humanitarian assistance, says UN relief chief; 29 Oct 2014 - South Africa poised to be key player in humanitarian assistance, says UN relief chief; 29 Oct 2014 - Ban pays tribute to late Zambian President Michael Chilufya Sata; 29 Oct 2014 - Ban pays tribute to late Zambian President Michael Chilufya Sata;
 
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UN Secretary-General's press remarks on the occasion of the joint visit to Somalia
Mogadishu, 29 October 2014 – Your Excellency Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, thank you for your warm welcome and hospitality and I highly commend your leadership.
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UNSG & World Bank President arrive in Mogadishu, pledge support for regional peace & development
Mogadishu, 29 October 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, arrived in Mogadishu to pledge support for Somalia’s transition and for efforts to strengthen security and development across the wider Horn of Africa region.
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UN Security Council extends AMISOM mandate, amends sanctions regime
New York, 24 October 2014 – The Security Council today authorized the African Union to maintain deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 30 November 2015, while also amending several aspects of the sanctions regime against the strife-torn east African nation.
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The UN Secretary-General's Message on United Nations Day

New York, 24 October, 2014 – The United Nations is needed more than ever at this time of multiple crises.  Poverty, disease, terrorism, discrimination and climate change are exacting a heavy toll.  Millions of people continue to suffer deplorable exploitation through bonded labour, human trafficking, sexual slavery or unsafe conditions in factories, fields and mines. The global economy remains an uneven playing field.

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The Security Council, decides to establish the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) by 3 June 2013, under the leadership of a Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), for an initial period of twelve months with the intention to renew for further periods as appropriate, and in accordance with the recommendation of the Secretary-General.
[S/RES/2102 (2013)]
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Mogadishu, 29 October 2014
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Somalia's Deputy Prime Minister Ridwan Hirsi Mohamed and AMISOM Force Commander Lt. Gen. Silas Ntigurirwa at Mogadishu's Aden Adde International Airport.
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