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UN needed more than ever after ‘remarkable and extraordinary year’ – Ban
14 Dec 2011 -  The United Nations has “never been so needed” to deal with the planet’s most pressing challenges, from the impact of climate change to growing demands for human rights to helping people facing humanitarian crises, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a year-end press conference today. “This has been an extraordinary and remarkable year,” Mr. Ban told journalists at UN Headquarters in New York, citing the so-called Arab Spring, the birth of South Sudan as a new nation and UN Member State, and promising political developments in Myanmar as examples. Full article: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=40728&Cr=Ban+Ki-moon&Cr1=d
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