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Kofi Annan to Yale crowd: reforming United Nations ‘is absolutely essential’ (video) | The New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — The United Nations must change with the times, the world peacekeeping group’s former leader told a Yale University audience Thursday. That includes expanding the U.N. Security Council and bringing pressure to bear on corporations that do harm to impoverished nations. “I think reform is absolutely essential,” said Kofi Annan, the U.N.’s Secretary-General from 1997 to 2006. “The ...

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World must unite to eliminate proliferation of nuclear weapons, Latvian leader tells UN | United Nations News Centre

The international community must be united in its commitment to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons, Latvia’s President Andris Berzinš told the United Nations General Assembly today. “The proliferation risk of weapons of mass destruction is one of the most serious global threats,” President Berzinš said, adding that Latvia is seriously concerned about potential stockpiles of chemical weapons in Syria ...

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Humanitarian situation in West Bank and Gaza remains a concern: UN official | UN News Centre

18 January 2012 – The United Nations humanitarian chief today reiterated her concern over the impact of Israel’s continued settlement activity in the West Bank and its adverse effects on economic development and Palestinians’ access to basic services. “I also spoke about zoning and planning regulations on Area C,” Valerie Amos, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, told reporters after briefing ...

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UN chief urges end to Israeli occupation | Yahoo! News

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Sunday called for an end to Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, saying the illegal building of settlements worked against a two-state solution. “The Israeli occupation of Arab and Palestinian territories must end. So must violence against civilians,” Ban said in a keynote address at a conference in Beirut on democracy in the Arab world. ...

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