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5 February 2010
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The economic slowdown had weakened the world’s social safety net, but delegates of countries from Nicaragua to Kenya, speaking during the Commission for Social Development’s forty-eighth session today, reported some progress in improving the socio-economic situation of their most vulnerable and marginalized citizens thanks to a range of social integration programmes.

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15 March 2011

The UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination team in Japan is supporting the Japanese Government’s efforts to deal with the aftermath of last Friday’s earthquake and tsunamis. The Government has asked the International Atomic Energy Agency to send a technical support team to the area affected by the recent developments at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

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16 March 2011

The Secretary-General has remained closely abreast of the situation in Libya and the critical discussions under way in the Security Council. His Special Envoy departed Libya today, stressing the need for a firm and unambiguous commitment on the part of the Libyan Government to cease hostilities immediately.

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18 February 2010
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Expressing concern over the continuing deadlock in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, a senior United Nations political official today urged both sides to embrace a recent proposal to begin indirect talks mediated by the United States.

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9 August 2011

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that 2,000 tons of humanitarian aid was dispatched to Somalia in July. Today, the World Food Programme started a series of nine airlifts to Kenya, carrying a total of 800 metric tons of high-energy biscuits for delivery throughout the Horn of Africa.

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7 October 2011

In the 10 years since its creation, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) had helped countries improve their agriculture, infrastructure and health sectors, and future priorities now centred on working with regional economic communities to further increase the continent’s engagement with the international community, top United Nations and regional officials said today at a Headquarters press briefing.

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11 October 2011

Despite the prevailing global financial woes, the financial situation of the United Nations had undergone an overall improvement in 2011, with all its funds enjoying positive cash balances and a drop in the debt it owed to Member States expected by year’s end, the world body’s top management official said at Headquarters today.

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12 January 2012

With climate change promising to be one of the biggest factors in global investment for the foreseeable future, investors were changing the way in which they did business and catalysing new energy solutions along the way, experts said at Headquarters today.