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Addressing antisemitism: The UK supports education and projects that address anti-Semitism and all other forms of hatred.

Mr President, We welcome today’s timely debate. Next week we will meet in this hall to remember the Holocaust, in which at least 6 million Jews were murdered; a dark stain on human history. But even as we remember these terrible events, 70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Bergen-Belsen...
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On International Day, Ban says indigenous peoples can be ‘powerful agents of progress’

Marking the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said indigenous peoples have a central interest in development and can act as “powerful agents of progress.” “In order for them to contribute to our common future, we must secure their rights,” said Mr. Ban...
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Afghanistan: Ground combat taking ‘devastating’ civilian toll, says UN, reporting sharp rise in casualties

The nature of the Afghan conflict has added yet another grim dimension as ground combat among the warring parties surpassed improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as the leading cause of conflict-related death and injury to Afghan civilians in the first six months of 2014, the United Nations reported today. This “disturbing...
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After latest Lampedusa tragedy, Ban calls for action to protect human rights of migrants

Following reports of a second ship capsizing off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to protect the rights of migrants and take action to prevent such tragic incidents.   “The Secretary-General is deeply saddened to hear reports of the loss of...
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