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Key issues for the future of the Internet will be focus of next week’s Ninth Internet Governance Forum

More than 2,500 participants representing governments, inter-governmental organisations, private sector, the technical community and civil society are expected to examine cross-border Internet governance issues at the Ninth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), to take place from 2-5 September, in Istanbul, Turkey.

 

“This is an exciting and critical time for Internet governance with policy makers in the midst of determining the future of the Internet through many different approaches on surveillance, network neutrality, domain names, human rights and much more,” Assistant Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Thomas Gass said.

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Ban alarmed by ‘dangerous escalation’ in Ukraine crisis; Security Council holds emergency talks

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he is alarmed by what seems to be a “dangerous escalation” in the crisis in Ukraine with reports of intensified fighting in the country south-east near the border with Russia, as the Security Council held emergency talks on the latest developments.

 

“The international community cannot allow the situation to escalate further nor can a continuation be allowed of the violence and destruction that the conflict has wrought in eastern Ukraine,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement.

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Syria’s brutal war threatens international peace and security, says UN rights panel

Mass atrocities by Government forces and non-State armed groups continue to take place in Syria, causing immeasurable suffering to civilians and contributing to a spillover of violence affecting international peace and stability, a United Nations-appointed panel said today.

 

The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria emphasized that with the continuous influx of foreign fighters and the success of extremist groups, “risks of the conflict spreading further are palpable.”

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FAO appoints new head of office for Central Asia, based in Ankara

A senior United Nations official with field experience in Central Asia takes up duties this week as head of FAO’s Sub-regional Office for Central Asia, the Organization announced today.



Yuriko Shoji has been appointed as FAO’s Sub-regional Coordinator for Central Asia and FAO Representative for Turkey, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan, succeeding Mustapha M. Sinaceur who held the position for five years.

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