Damascus/New York, 27 August 2013 – Further to the visit by the Chemical Weapons Team led by Professor Sellstrom to investigate alleged chemical weapons use in the area near Damascus, the Team was to continue their investigation in a different site today.
SYRIA – The team of United Nations inspectors probing the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria spent its first day in the suburbs of Damascus at the site of the alleged incident, interviewing witnesses, survivors and doctors, and collecting samples, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today.
UNESCO – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today denounced the deaths of three Egyptian journalists and called for a thorough investigation into these incidents.
SOMALIA – The top United Nations envoy in Somalia today stressed that collective and coordinated efforts from the Government as well as regional and international organizations are needed to achieve progress in the east African country.
UNIC Pretoria participated in an inner-city festival called “Feast of the Clowns” in the centre of Pretoria on 24 August 2013, attended by over 5,000 participants, including the City and various NGOs.