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After 'very successful' MDG summit, Ban flags key issues on UN agenda in months ahead
6 Oct 2010 -    United Nations, New York, 6 October 2010 – In a review of global crisis flashpoints, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Israel to restore a settlement moratorium in occupied Palestinian territory and warned that mishandling of the independence referendum in Southern Sudan could spark renewed conflict. He also stressed the independence of the United Nations-backed tribunal entrusted with uncovering the truth behind the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others in 2005, and denied that a human rights report on massacres in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) had been toned down to save face for neighbouring countries cited in the report who also contribute troops to UN peacekeeping forces. Web link http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=36356&Cr=palestin&Cr1=