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UNICEF supports child friendly schools in Sri Lanka

A programme aimed at improving the quality of primary schools was launched Tuesday in Sri Lanka.

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IOM Black Sea Region is at crossroads of smuggling and trafficking

The International Organization for Migration says the Black Sea region is at the crossroads of several smuggling and trafficking routes towards the European Union.

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UN refugee agency renews appeal for fund to help Iraqi refugees

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is again calling for help for Iraqi refugees and internally displaced persons.

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Somalia in Crisis

Press Conference by Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia

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UNHCR works with government to help displaced people in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, is working with other relief agencies and the Government to provide urgently needed assistance to hundreds of thousands of people who have fled the former conflict zone in the last several months.

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Daily Noon Briefing by the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

Daily noon briefing by Ms. Michelle Montas, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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Somalia in crisis

The crisis in Somalia of fighting and displacement of civilians has been called a long-running “genocide in motion” in that Horn of Africa country. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for that country, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, says that more international attention should be paid to the tragic situation there: Ould-Abdallah 1: It is very sad to [...]

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2009 UN Population Award goes to two winners

The United Nations Population Award was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981 in recognition of individuals and organizations outstanding contributions to the awareness of population issues and their solutions. This year’s laureates are a renowned Egyptian doctor, Mahmoud Fathalla and a Nicaraguan Non-Governmental Organization, Movimiento Comunal Nicaraguense. UN Radio’s Jocelyne Sambira reports. [...]

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Eleven countries to receive over $500,000 for conserving food seeds

Eleven developing countries will receive over half a million dollars to support efforts to conserve food and other genetic material from major crops.

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Sudanese refugees in Chad receive identity cards

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) announced on Tuesday that more than 100,000 Sudanese refugees over the age of 18 in eastern Chad will receive identity cards.

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UN weather agency ready to help search for missing jet

An official from the United Nations weather agency on Tuesday says it is highly unlikely that lightning or inclement weather alone caused the crash of the Air France jet that disappeared in a storm Sunday night.

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UN expert says economic crises pose risk to economic and social rights

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Business and Human Rights has stressed the need to protect human rights in the face of the current financial and economic meltdown.

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Displaced Pakistanis arrive at camps in North West Frontier Province

More people fleeing fighting between Pakistani troops and militants in the Swat Valley are arriving at a newly established camp in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan, according to the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR.

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