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    US to Increase Military Aid to Syrian Rebels, in Response to Chemical Weapons Use

    by  • June 13, 2013 • Peace and Security, Secretary-General, Uncategorized • 
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    The United States will be increasing the “scope and scale” of its help to the main opposition group fighting in Syria against the country’s regime, based on recent assessments that the Syrian government used chemical weapons on several occasions in the last two months against the rebels and others. After a “confident” assessment made...

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    Ban Ki-moon Backs Emergency Steps for Women Raped in Conflict

    by  • April 19, 2013 • Africa, Secretary-General, Uncategorized, Women's Issues • 6 Comments
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    With the issues of emergency contraception — the “morning after” pill — and abortion still topics of tremendous controversy among United Nations members, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has recommended that both should be offered as part of an international response to the rape of women in conflict situations. Writing in his first report on the...

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