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The Clear Sound of Bell Resonates in Melbourne for the Victims of State Violence

The 63rd United Nations DPI/NGO Annual Conference was held in Melbourne from August 30 to September 1, 2010. The Bell of Peace came back to Australia together with the Cultural Goodwill Group of Love and Peace after last visit to Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. The Bell has traveled around the globe with consolidation of good thoughts and good wishes from 152 bell-ringers, including heads of states and world leaders.

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UN condemns killing of peacekeepers in Darfur

7 May 2010 – The United Nations has voiced outrage after two peacekeepers serving with the joint African Union-UN force in Sudan's war-scarred Darfur region were killed and three others seriously wounded in an ambush earlier today.

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Ban urges nations to make nuclear disarmament targets a reality

Ban urges nations to make nuclear disarmament targets a reality
Monday, May 03, 2010

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses High-Level Review Conference
The world is looking to the more than 100 nations gathered at United Nations Headquarters today for a major nuclear non-proliferation conference to take decisive action to build a safer world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at the event’s start.

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Hong Kong Moves to Ban Pro-Independence Political Party

Authorities in Hong Kong have begun the unprecedented step of outlawing a political party that advocates the territory's independence from China.

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US, NATO-led Coalition Officials Refute Report of Direct US Talks with Taliban

U.S. and NATO-led coalition officials are pushing back on a report that U.S. President Donald Trump has instructed "top diplomats" to pursue "direct talks" with the Taliban in an effort to "jump-start" negotiations with the militant group in the hope of bringing an end to the 17-year war in Afghanistan.

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Eritrea Reopens Embassy in Ethiopia

Eritrea has reopened its embassy in Ethiopia.The reopening Monday came a week after the two countries declared an end to two decades of a military stalemate over a border war in which tens of thousands of people died.

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UN chief condemns violence against civilian protesters in Nicaragua

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Thousands of Nicaraguans have protested since April. More than a hundred people have died in clashes with authorities.

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Progress has been made, but 'not at a sufficient speed to realize the SDGs': UN ECOSOC President

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left to right: Keynote Speaker Michelle Yeoh, USG Liu Zhenmin (DESA), UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, General Assembly President Miroslav Lajčák, ECOSOC President Marie Chatardová, USG Catherine Pollard (DGACM) and UN Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake at the opening of the Ministerial segment of 2018 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

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Saudi Arabia triples yearly contribution of dates for refugees living in camps in Algeria

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) received a contribution of dates from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia worth US$1.5 million to support refugees residing in camps in Algeria.

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In Gaza, UN envoy urges Israel, Palestinian factions to step back from brink of a war that ‘everybody will lose’

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Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process.