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News in Brief 08 January 2018

Listen / Mothers and their children in a queue waiting to receive measles vaccinations as part of a UNICEF-supported immunization campaign at the Beerta Muuri camp for internally displaced persons in Baidoa, Somalia. UN Photo (file)

Millions of children vaccinated against measles in Somalia Millions of Somali children have been vaccinated against the deadly disease measles during the past five days, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). The agencies partnered with Somalia's Ministry of Health, to deliver the vaccines to a million children in [...]

8 Jan 2018 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Podcast: UN "will save the world": still passionate for peace at 90

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He was one of the UN's very first staff members, and 72 years on, Robert Kaminker is still advocating for peace and the power of the organization to ultimately "save the world". Although he retired in the early 1980s, his enthusiasm for explaining how the UN works and can help people everywhere lead better lives, [...]

8 Jan 2018 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

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