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日内瓦试图夺回世界“和平资本”称号

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AS IT IS 2015-12-30 Geneva Tries to Regain1 World’s 'Peace Capital' Title 日内瓦试图夺回世界“和平资本”称号

The Swiss city of Geneva is planning activities to regain the title of “peace capital” of the world.

Geneva is home to the United Nations European headquarters. Many peace negotiations2 have taken place in the city. The United States and the Soviet3 Union met there to talk about controlling nuclear weapons. Other talks included ways to end wars in Afghanistan and Lebanon.

?Other talks in Geneva included Balkan nations that were at war. Talks to end those wars took place in Geneva throughout the 1990s. They were led by the United Nations.

Michael Moller leads the UN office in Geneva. He said he believes his agency, and the city of Geneva, will act as a center for peace in 2016.

He says talks to end the fighting in Yemen will begin January 14. And he says Syrian peace negotiations will begin later that month.

Staffan de Mistura is the UN representative to the Syrian peace talks. He is meeting with people who will take part in the talks. Moller says, “Everybody, almost everybody, wants these talks to be successful so that we can finally get a political solution to this really unacceptable problem.”

?The United Nations led two Syrian peace negotiations in 2014. Both failed. Last week, the UN Security Council approved a plan for the talks to start again.

Moller says Geneva is a center for conflict resolution because of its reputation as a neutral place. People can focus on what he called the “business of peace.”

Moller notes that there were 10,000 meetings and conferences led by the United Nations this year at its European headquarters in Geneva and in Switzerland.

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reputation – n. the common opinion that people have about someone or something; the way in which people think of someone or something

neutral – adj. not supporting either side of an argument, fight, war, etc.

focus on – v. to direct your attention or effort at something specific


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1 regain YkYzPd     
vt.重新获得,收复,恢复
参考例句:
  • He is making a bid to regain his World No.1 ranking.他正为重登世界排名第一位而努力。
  • The government is desperate to regain credibility with the public.政府急于重新获取公众的信任。
2 negotiations af4b5f3e98e178dd3c4bac64b625ecd0     
协商( negotiation的名词复数 ); 谈判; 完成(难事); 通过
参考例句:
  • negotiations for a durable peace 为持久和平而进行的谈判
  • Negotiations have failed to establish any middle ground. 谈判未能达成任何妥协。
3 Soviet Sw9wR     
adj.苏联的,苏维埃的;n.苏维埃
参考例句:
  • Zhukov was a marshal of the former Soviet Union.朱可夫是前苏联的一位元帅。
  • Germany began to attack the Soviet Union in 1941.德国在1941年开始进攻苏联。
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