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Ban Ki-moon’s latest announcement urging support for Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government could not have come at more desperate time with hundreds of thousands continuing to face vulnerability due to displacement, violence and drought…

Source: United Nations News Service

Date: 31 Jan 2011

31 January 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need to assist Somalia’s transitional Government in its effort to initiate reconciliation with other political and armed groups that renounce the use of violence in favour of the formation of local civil administrations. (more…)

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November 09, 2010

Associated Press
By Frank Jordans

GENEVA — Major private security companies signed a code of conduct Tuesday, pledging to respect human rights and the rule of law in conflict zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan, where some have been accused of abuses against the local population and reckless behavior.

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