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UN calls to maintain open border access for fleeing Syrians

Antonió Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), launches the organization's “State of the World’s Refugees” publication, now in its sixth edition. 31 May 2012 United Nations, New YorkUN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Tuesday urged countries against restricting cross-border access for Syrian refugees while warning that immediate measures must be taken to mitigate the enormous risks of spill-over and to stabilize Syria’s neighbours. “I reiterate my call to all states, in the region and further afield, to keep borders open and Continue reading

Politics in tough places: UN diplomacy in today’s crises

Jeffrey D. Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, briefs journalists on a range of issues, including the situations in Mali, Somalia, Syria and Madagascar. 08 February 2013 United Nations, New YorkRemarks by Jeffrey Feltman, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs at a Brookings Institution function on 15 July, in Washington, USA.
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Syria peace conference doubtful in July

Joint Special Representative of the UN and the League of Arab States for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, speaks to journalists following talks between senior United States, Russian and UN officials. Photo: Jean-Marc FerréAn international conference to find a political solution to the Syria crisis is not likely to be held in July, the Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria,  Lakhdar Brahimi said. “Frankly now, I doubt whether the conference will take place in July,” Mr. Brahimi said ahead of talks in Geneva Continue reading