Katy Perry appointed newest Goodwill Ambassador with UNICEF

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Katy Perry Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2013-0167/Holt

Pop superstar Katy Perry this week became the latest Goodwill Ambassador with the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).

The American singer will focus on engaging young people in the agency's work to improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable children and adolescents.

UN forum assesses impact of MDGs on women and girls

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Ambassadors and activists were at the UN for a two-day meeting to review the impact of the eight Millennium Development Goals on the lives of women and girls.

While there has been significant progress in achieving MDGs which affect women's and girls' access to education and water, they say critical shortfalls remain in meeting other targets.

Community health workers: A lifeline for pregnant women living with HIV in Côte d'Ivoire

Women with babies in hospital waiting room

The West African country of Côte d’Ivoire has reported remarkable progress in decreasing the number of new HIV infections among children.

However, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) reports more than two-thirds of eligible pregnant women in the West African country who are living with HIV are not receiving antiretroviral treatment.

Producer: Dianne Penn
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