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September 26, 2013
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Security Council continues negotiating Syria resolution
The United Nations Security Council has reached agreement on the central components of a Syrian chemical-weapons resolution, according to Western envoys, while Russia said that level of progress had not been met. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with envoys Wednesday and urged them to reach an agreement. Reuters (9/25), France 24/Agence France-Presse (9/25), The Guardian (London) (9/25), ABC News/The Associated Press (9/25)
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"A major focus of this year's [Social Good Summit] was youth and the next generation of global leaders for social good. Whether it was the mobilizing power of philanthro-teens in next generation philanthropy or the change young girls are already bringing to their communities through social action, panel after panel made it clear that youth will be a central component of the post-2015 development framework." UN Dispatch (9/25)
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EU envoy presses Security Council over humanitarian aid for Syria
EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is asking the United Nations Security Council to speed humanitarian aid access to those inside Syria. Georgieva wants a binding resolution passed by the Security Council. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Reuters (9/26), ABC News/The Associated Press (9/26)
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Health & Development
UN Foundation's McArthur: MDGs are a test of world's commitment
The home stretch of the Millennium Development Goals will be a chance for world governments to display their commitment to solving global problems, writes John McArthur of the United Nations Foundation, even as the UN pursues post-2015 development goals based on gender equality, human rights and the rule of law. "The operative question is not whether the end-2015 data will matter. The real question is how much the data will motivate sustained global co-operation efforts in the future," McArthur writes. The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (tiered subscription model) (9/25), The Guardian (London) (9/25), (free registration) (9/26), The Guardian (London)/Poverty Matters blog (9/25)
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Climate and Energy
IPCC is still negotiating ahead of deadline for climate report
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change scientists meeting in Sweden continue to work on projections about the threat from greenhouse-gas emissions, writes Fiona Harvey. "The details are crucial, because this report is the first for nearly seven years and will be used as the ultimate authority on climate science, which will in turn guide critical negotiations on emissions policy," she argues. The Guardian (London) (9/26)
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Peacekeeping and Security
Tribal, anti-government violence rock Sudan, South Sudan
Fuel-subsidy cuts are being blamed for violence protests in Sudan that have led to 27 deaths. Meanwhile, tribal clashes in South Sudan's Jonglei region are exacerbating a difficult humanitarian situation. Reuters (9/26), The InterDependent (9/25)
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Somali militants attack Kenyan police post on border
Members of Somali's al-Shabab militant group attacked a Kenyan police station near the countries' shared border, killing two police officers. The group said that the attacks are in retaliation for the presence of Kenyan soldiers in Somalia. Al Jazeera (9/26), The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (9/26), The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (9/25)
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