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General Assembly hears calls for global solidarity to help flood-hit Pakistan
20 Aug 2010 -  United Nations, New York, 20 August 2010 - United Nations officials and representatives of Member States on Thursday stressed the need for generous support to help flood-hit Pakistan, as the General Assembly held a special meeting to discuss the country's worst disaster in living memory. "Make no mistake: this is a global disaster, a global challenge. It is one of the greatest tests of global solidarity in our times," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated, drawing attention to the almost 20 million people in need of assistance. Full Story: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=35670&Cr=&Cr1=