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High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay travelled to Zimbabwe this week to discuss that nation’s upcoming elections. Zimbabwe, ruled for 36 years by reformer turned autocrat Robert Mugabe, was beset by controversy following its previous elections in 2008, when current Prime Minister and vocal Mugabe opponent Morgan Tsvangirai withdrew his bid for the presidency despite appearing to have defeated Mr. Mugabe.

A tragic milestone was met this week when the United Nations announced there are 1 million registered child refugees fleeing the violence in Syria.

17 November 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday welcomed the conclusion of the run-off of the presidential election in the Maldives, and urged everyone in the country to work together to advance the democratic process.

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