Nelson Mandela's legacy must be carried forward:UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador Annie Lennox

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Annie Lennox in South Africa

Scottish musician Annie Lennox, International Goodwill Ambassador with UNAIDS, was in South Africa for a conference on AIDS when news broke that the country's former President Nelson Mandela had died.

She said because Mandela's legacy of human rights and justice resonated with many people worldwide, it must be carried forward.

Three mothers work to rebuild their lives after deadly Philippines typhoon

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It's approaching two months since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines and the UN and its humanitarian partners have launched an updated appeal to help the nearly 15 million people affected by the storm.

For three mothers, displacement has meant a disruption to their lives and dreams of stability. Nerina Penzhorn of the UN children's fund (UNICEF) reports on how they are getting by in evacuation shelters in the city of Tacloban.

UNICEF urges countries to improve birth registration process

A mother registers her baby. Photo: UNICEF

A UNICEF report finds roughly 230 million youngsters under the age of five officially do not exist because their births were never registered with the authorities in their countries.

For UNICEF, having a birth certificate means having a passport to protection. Not only does it establish a child as a citizen with a name and identity, it allows them to go to school, to get access to health services and, when they're older, to be eligible to vote or even obtain a driver's license.

Producer: Dianne Penn
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10’00″

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