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  • 7 December 2011 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 07 Dec 2011
  • UN enhancing cooperation with regional blocs to improve crisis response – Ban UN News Centre 07 Dec 2011 -- Regional organizations are often better placed to detect potential crises early and to mobilize a coordinated international response, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, noting that the United Nations has strengthened or established conflict prevention and mediation partnerships with such blocs over the past five years.
  • UN urges better protection for world's forcibly displaced, stateless people UN News Centre 07 Dec 2011 -- The United Nations refugee chief today called on the international community to assume its shared duty to protect and assist millions of forcibly displaced and stateless people around the world, as he opened the largest-ever conference on the issue in Geneva.
  • Syria's Assad denies ordering to kill protesters RIA Novosti 07 Dec 2011 -- Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has denied his responsibility for the bloody crackdown on dissent and said he did not feel guilty for the crimes committed by 'extremists' and 'terrorists' in his country.
  • Assad Denies Responsibility for Syrian Protest Deaths VOA 07 Dec 2011 -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has denied he ordered the killing of thousands of anti-government protesters, telling a U.S. journalist he does not control the forces implementing his country's brutal crackdown.
  • Burundi consolidating peace despite challenges – UN envoy UN News Centre 07 Dec 2011 -- Burundi is making steady progress in consolidating peace after years of conflict, the United Nations top official in the country told the Security Council today, noting that considerable socio-economic challenges remain.
  • Cooperation of States vital as UN war crimes tribunal press ahead with completing work UN News Centre 07 Dec 2011 -- The cooperation of States, whether in tracking and arresting fugitives or providing information, is vital to the ability of the United Nations war crimes tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda to complete their mandates, top officials said today.
  • Unemployment in Gaza remains high despite improved economy – UN UN News Centre 07 Dec 2011 -- The rate of unemployment among refugees registered with the United Nations in the Gaza Strip in the occupied Palestinian territory stands at 33.8 per cent, indicating that their participation in the labour market has declined despite growth in the construction industry, a new report unveiled today indicates.
  • MYANMAR: Landmine survivor needs outstrip aid IRIN 07 Dec 2011 -- Myanmar has one of the world's highest casualty tolls by landmines, but for years the country has received little international aid for survivor assistance, risk education and other mine action. The numbers are changing, however.
  • YEMEN: Taiz facing a humanitarian crisis IRIN 07 Dec 2011 -- Yemen's southern city of Taiz – scene of mass protests demanding the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh - is facing an increasingly serious humanitarian situation, with dozens killed and injured, and limited access to water, health and education after several days of fierce fighting.

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