Bosnian Serb cousins convicted by UN tribunal over horrific burnings

Milan Lukic (left) and his cousin Sredoje Lukic21 July 2009 – The United Nations tribunal set up in the wake of the Balkan conflicts in the 1990s today convicted two Bosnian Serb cousins of war crimes, including the burning alive of scores of Muslim women, children and elderly men, an act the court said ranks among “the worst acts of inhumanity that a person may inflict upon others.”

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New UN-backed report finds declining funding levels for HIV vaccine research

20 July 2009 – A new United Nations-backed report on investment in HIV prevention research in 2008 finds that funding levels for a possible vaccine for the virus have decreased for the first time since investment trends have been tracked.

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Former Ghanaian leader takes helm of UN efforts to fight schoolchildren’s hunger

Children at Enguike Primary School in the Masai lands of northern Tanzania, enjoy their morning porridge20 July 2009 – The former president of Ghana, John Kufuor, today was named a Global Ambassador against Hunger – with a focus on the need to provide good nutrition for the 66 million children who go to school hungry every day – for the United Na

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Mandela embodies UN's highest values, Ban says

Nelson Mandela18 July 2009 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon celebrated the 91st birthday of Nelson Mandela today, calling the founding president of post-apartheid South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize laureate an “exemplary global citizen.”

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Security Council and Ban deplore deadly hotel bombings in Indonesian capital

Skyline of the Indonesian capital Jakarta17 July 2009 – The Security Council and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have strongly condemned this morning’s bombings of two hotels in central Jakarta that have reportedly killed at least nine people and injured dozens of others.

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