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In final stop on Sahel visit, Ban pledges ongoing UN support for Chad, wider region
8 November 2013 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has wrapped up his visit to the Sahel with a final stop in Chad, where he discussed with senior Government officials the country’s efforts to tackle the serious security and development challenges at home and in the wider region.
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UN expert decries ‘unacceptable’ number of child victims of abuse in Benin
8 November 2013 – A United Nations independent expert today urged the Government of Benin to make child protection a priority in its agenda, following a visit to the country which revealed that violence and exploitation of children is of serious concern.
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In Burkina Faso, Ban urges cooperation to help Sahel countries tackle climate change impacts
7 November 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored the importance of preparing for extreme weather patterns in Burkina Faso, which as has much of the Sahel region, been impacted by climate change, and urged national leaders to work with the United Nations and the international community to obtain the necessary resources to mitigate and adapt to the impacts.
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UN, World Bank boost support for women’s health, girls’ education in Africa’s Sahel
6 November 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim pledged today to support an initiative to improve women’s reproductive health and girls’ education in Africa’s Sahel region, and to invest $200 million in a new project to achieve these goals.
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Nigeria: UN rights office condemns attack on wedding convoy which killed dozens
5 November 2013 – The United Nations human rights office today strongly condemned the attack on a wedding convoy in Nigeria, which killed more than 30 people.
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‘Now is the time for action,’ UN chief says in key address at start of Sahel visit
5 November 2013 – “We are here for you,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told people of the Sahel today, kicking off a visit to the region with international development leaders to listen to local priorities and to link political, security, development and humanitarian efforts there.
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Over $8 billion pledged for Africa’s Sahel region as global leaders begin UN-led visit
4 November 2013 – Global leaders have pledged over $8 billion to boost economic growth in the Sahel region of West Africa as they begin a United Nations-led visit to an area that has suffered for decades from devastating poverty, hunger and instability.
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Security Council, UNESCO strongly condemn killing of French journalists in Mali
3 November 2013 – The Security Council and the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom have strongly condemned the kidnapping and assassinations of two French journalists in northern Mali, and called on the Government to bring the perpetrators to justice.
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Piracy ransoms amount to more than $339 million over seven-year period – UN report
1 November 2013 – Pirates off the coast of Somalia and the Horn of Africa have made between $339 million and $413 million in ransom profits, fuelling a wide range of criminal activities on a global scale, according to a United Nations-backed report released today.
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UN chief, World Bank President announce joint visit to help Sahel region tackle ‘cycle of crises’
1 November 2013 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced today they are teaming up for a trip to the Sahel next week to address pressing issues in the vast African region such as pervasive poverty, food insecurity and conflict.
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