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ABU DHABI / NBA

The National Basketball Association (NBA) sends an expert team – made up of coaches and former players including basketball legend Rolando Blackman – to the Middle East to train participants in a “Generations For Peace” camp for youth leaders from nine Asian and African countries troubled by conflict. GENERATIONS FOR PEACE

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DR CONGO / DISPLACED CHILDREN

On a recent visit to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, Hilde Johnson met with children who are still in camps after fleeing conflict last year, and called on rebel groups in the region to immediately demobilize all child soldiers. UNICEF

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UN / GUINEA-BISSAU

The UN Security Council adopts a presidential statement on Guinea-Bissau following yesterday’s assassination of President João Bernardo Vieira. In a recent interview, UN anti-drugs chief Antonio Maria Costa warned that massive drug trafficking through Guinea-Bissau was destabilizing the already fragile West African nation. UNTV / FILE / UNICEF

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UN / SUDAN

The UN Ambassador of Libya reacts to Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s criticism of African leaders over the possible indictment of Sudanese President by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Libya currently holds the chair of the African Union as well as the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of March. UNTV

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UN / LEBANON TRIBUNAL

UN Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, Patricia O’Brien briefs on the recently established Special Tribunal for Lebanon. UNTV

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COTE D’IVOIRE / POLIO

Over a four-day period millions of children in Cote d’Ivoire have been vaccinated against the Wild Poliovirus. 33,000 community volunteers went door to door in a synchronized polio eradication campaign taking place in eight West African countries. UNICEF

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