UNESCO Executive Director encourages girls in AfghanistanListen /
Throngs of girls welcomed UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova to Afghanistan on 18 May as she began an official three-day visit to the country. After visiting a school and meeting with the minister of education, the Director-General commented on girls' education in Afghanistan.
UN meeting looks at ways to reduce disaster risk and build resilience
Private sector participation in disaster management was among the topics being discussed at a UN-sponsored meeting in Geneva in May. The three-day meeting, known as the Global Platform for Disaster Reduction, looked at ways to invest today for a safer tomorrow. Dianne Penn reports.
World Health Assembly focuses on new avian virus
The 194 Member States of the World Health Organization have begun their annual review of the activities of WHO, discussing topics such as non-communicable diseases, universal health coverage, women and children’s health.
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