Syria, refugees and Ban Ki-moon, Obama’s farewell in UN spotlight

Obama and Ban Ki-moon16/09/2016 (Ahram Online – Egypt): With a fragile truce holding in Syria, world leaders will set their sights on ending the five-year war and easing the refugee crisis when they meet next week for their annual gathering at the United Nations. US President Barack Obama and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be making their farewells at the UN General Assembly meeting, offering parting words at a time of global turmoil. Before the marathon of speeches begins on Tuesday, the first-ever UN summit on refugees and migrants is set to agree on an international response to the largest displacement crisis since World War II. Some 65 million people are on the move worldwide, fleeing wars such as the carnage in Syria, repression and poverty, including 21 million refugees competing for too few resettlement opportunities…,-refugees-and-Ban-Kimoon,-Obamas-farewell-in.aspx



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