News Quiz: Are you up to speed on what's happening at the UN?


Take a minute to test your knowledge of the events, issues and people making the headlines over the past week.

1. Amid escalating violence in northern and central ____, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned an attack on civilians and peacekeepers at a UN peacekeeping mission where a mob of armed civilians opened fire on displaced persons.

2. The Security Council marked the 20th anniversary of the genocide in ____ by calling on all countries to recommit to prevent and fight such serious crimes, as Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson warned that many of today’s conflicts reveal that protection of populations from atrocities remains “lagging and elusive.”

3. Marking the Global Day of Action on Military Spending, the UN independent expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order called on all governments to do what?

4. The UN this week commended citizens of what West African country for their orderly and peaceful participation in presidential and legislative elections.

5. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced this week that PepsiCo has joined the Coca-Cola Company in giving its official support to a set of global guidelines that protect the rights of poor and vulnerable people to ____, livelihoods and food security.

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