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[RED DEMOCRATICA] Ban: Peace in South Sudan depends on prioritizing citizens


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Ban: Peace in South Sudan depends on prioritizing citizens
The warring leaders of South Sudan's government and rebels must focus on the people, not their own power, to end the conflict, says Ban Ki-moon, United Nations secretary-general. Ban "urges them to prepare for the next round of talks with the intent to expeditiously end the conflict," says Stephane Dujarric, a UN spokesman. Reuters (2/3), Voice of America (2/3)
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UN's Zeid using diplomacy, advocacy as new rights chief
Jordan's Zeid Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein, the United Nations human rights chief, is bringing his diplomatic and advocacy skills to bear, writes Nick Cumming-Bruce. Zeid's experience in Bosnia gave him "a view that if the U.N. was to stand for anything, it would have to stand for the victims of aggression," said Nader Mousavizadeh, onetime adviser to former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (1/30)
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Eliasson: Development is critical to preventing reoccurring conflicts
Providing development assistance after a conflict is resolved is crucial to helping countries recover and preventing new conflicts, says Jan Eliasson, United Nations deputy secretary-general. "There is no peace without development, and there is no development without peace, and none of the above without respect for human rights and the rule of law," he says. EurActiv.com (2/4)
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Study: Ebola funding is slow to reach stricken countries
Only 40% of the $2.9 billion pledged for Ebola relief by year-end 2014 had reached the worst-affected countries, says a study by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. "The problem has not been the generosity of donors but that the resources have not been deployed rapidly enough," writes Karen Grepin of New York University, lead author of the study. The Guardian (London) (2/3), BMJ (London) (2/3)
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Rural communities are key to off-grid power development
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Security Council urges increased action against Boko Haram
Expressing "deep concern," the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday urged Nigeria and its neighbors to continue combating Boko Haram militants. ABC News/The Associated Press (2/3), Voice of America (2/3)
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