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June 6, 2014
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UN: Evidence shows both sides committed war crimes in CAR
There is "ample evidence" that Muslim Seleka groups and Christian anti-balaka groups committed crimes against humanity and war crimes during the ongoing conflict in the Central African Republic, says a United Nations report. However, the report says, it's premature to categorize the conflict as ethnic cleansing. The Guardian (London) (6/6), The Associated Press (6/5), BBC (6/5)
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@MelindaGates: Great look at the women who helped #endpolio in India from @WomenInWorld: gates.ly/1pRBfS9 pic.twitter.com/NuM0uOBjp3
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UN Dispatch
"Egypt After the Counter Revolution" UN Dispatch (6/5)
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UN re-emphasizes need for sustainable energy
The United Nations held a Sustainable Energy for All Forum this week to provide momentum for its 2011 initiative to ensure sustainable energy is available throughout the world by 2030. "The benefits will be felt throughout society in all countries. That is why we must continue to build our initiative and bring more partners and stakeholders aboard," says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. GlobalPost.com/Xinhuanet (6/5)
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Health & Development
G7 confirms support for key development issues
The Group of Seven confirmed its support of Millennium Development Goals and post-2015 framework during this week's meeting in Brussels, including maternal, newborn and child health, food security, governance and growth for Arab states in transition, and growth in Africa. Devex.com (free registration) (6/6)
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Women & Girls
Health of women, children to be first focus of UN energy initiative
The United Nations's Decade of Sustainable Energy for All initiative will focus on clean and affordable energy, starting with improving the health of children and women. Thomson Reuters Foundation (6/6)
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Technology
Drug verification phone apps are saving lives
Mobile verification applications can help combat counterfeit drugs in the developing world, writes Tina Rosenberg. The New York Times (tiered subscription model)/Opinionator blog (6/4)
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Peacekeeping and Security
Nigerian militants launch fourth attack in a week
Alleged members of the Boko Haram attacked villages in northeastern Nigeria for the fourth time this week, killing dozens of villagers. Voice of America (6/5), BBC (6/5)
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Modern energy services "key" to changing people's quality of life UN Radio (6/5)
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