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General Assembly grants EU higher participation status and designates friendship day

UN General Assembly 3 May 2011 – The General Assembly today voted to upgrade the status of the European Union’s (EU) participation at the United Nations 192-member body, and to designate 30 July as International Day of Friendship in an effort to strengthen amity between peoples and cultures.

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Growing numbers of unaccompanied minors seek asylum in Belgium

STEENOKKERZEEL, Belgium, May 2 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency and the Belgian government are increasingly alarmed at the rising number of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the Western European country and at how young many of them are.

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Ban urges world to recall terrorism’s victims in wake of Osama bin Laden’s death

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the press on the death of Osama bin Laden2 May 2011 – The death of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind some of the world’s most notorious terrorist attacks, represents a “watershed moment” in the fight against the scourge of terrorism, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

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Press Briefing on Disaster Risk Reduction

UN Photo / John McIlwaineWhat? Press Briefing on the importance of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction: “Invest today for a safer tomorrow: Increase investment in local action,” that will take place in Geneva on 08-13 May. 

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Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

Global Platfrom on Risk Disaster - full page ad published by European Voice 28 april 2011The Third Session of the Global Platform will include the first World Reconstruction Conference (hosted by the World Bank). The sessions of the World Reconstruction Conference have been integrated into the overall Global Platform programme and schedule. Joint efforts by UNISDR and the World Bank to organize the event are a reflection of our continued collaboration and recognition of the importance of disaster risk reduction. Participants will find a rich array of events and topics on which to engage.

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