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Secretary-General meets with top officials in Czech Republic at start of European visit

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meeting with President Václav Klaus of the Czech Republic in Prague15 April 2011 – The recent unrest and pro-democracy protest movements across North Africa and the Middle East topped the agenda during talks today in Prague between Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and senior officials from the Czech Republic.

Mr. Ban met President Václav Klaus (photo) and will meet with Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg later today, according to a spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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UN Youth Champion Monique Coleman in Greece

Monique Coleman in ThessalonikiIn February 2011 Disney’s “High School Musical” Star, TV host and first ever United Nations Youth Champion for the International Year of Youth, Monique Coleman, embarked on a world tour to give voice to young people, raise awareness about some of the most serious challenges they face and highlight the positive contributions they make in their communities. From 13 to 15 April, Monique Coleman is on a three day trip to Greece at the invitation of the UNESCO Youth Club of Thessaloniki.

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Libya: UN chief calls for concerted efforts to address ‘grave’ humanitarian crisis

Map of Libya14 April 2011 – While swift and decisive global action saved thousands of lives in Libya, the humanitarian situation is deteriorating and requires concerted efforts by the United Nations and the international community, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today at a meeting in Egypt.

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Candidates for next chief of UN food and agriculture agency to outline agendas

FAO logo13 April 2011 – The six candidates who have been nominated to serve as the next head of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) will today outline their programmes and plans if they are selected to the post.

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First annual UN celebration marks 50 years since human space travel began

UN commemorates 50th anniversary of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s first flight in space at the Monument to the Explorers of Space12 April 2011 – The United Nations today celebrated the first annual International Day of Human Space Flight, marking 50 years since Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin made history by becoming the first human to travel into outer space.

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