UN AND AFRICA: Children in conflict in South Sudan, UNESCO and Juventus Football club in CAR and people with albinism in Tanzania

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Children in South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS/Ilya Medvedev

• Children are not soldiers. That's the message coming out of South Sudan on the Day of the African Child, celebrated on 16 June. The day honours the memory of schoolchildren killed during a demonstration for better education in Soweto, South Africa, in 1976. It was designated by the African Union in 1991. A Child Protection Officer at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), explains how conflict has affected children in the country.

UNESCO and Juventus score a goal for children in CAR

David Trézéguet (centre). Photo: UN/MINUSCA Nektarios Markogiannis

• A partnership between a UN agency and one of the world's top football clubs is improving the lives of children in the Central African Republic. A joint delegation from Juventus Football Club and the UN cultural organization (UNESCO) visited the country recently to see how a project they've developed is having an impact on youngsters affected by more than two years of violence between Muslim and Christian militias. One hundred boys and girls are receiving education and training at the project.

Tanzania makes progress in protecting people living with albinism

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• The Government of Tanzania has taken important steps to tackle the problem of ritualistic violence against people living with albinism, but challenges remain. That's according to the United Nations Resident Coordinator in the East African country. The International Albinism Awareness Day was observed for the first time at a big event in the city of Arusha in northern Tanzania on 13 of June this year.

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Studio Engineer: Shalako Gordon
Duration: 10'00"

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