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UN / WOMEN’S DAY

On the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that “violence against women is an attack against all of us; on the foundation of our civilization”. UNTV / MONUC

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UN / SUDAN

Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Catherine Bragg says that the 13 non-governmental organizations expelled from Sudan following the ICC’s decision to indict President Bashir have been covering at least half of the humanitarian needs in Darfur. UNTV

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UN / AFGHANISTAN WOMEN

Afghan women talk about their situation eight years after the fall of the Taliban. In its annual human rights report released today, the UN notes a dramatic increase in threats and intimidation against Afghan women in public life and those who work outside the home. UNTV / UNICEF / WHO

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BENIN / POLIO

Benin, along with several neighboring countries, is witnessing a resurgence of wild poliovirus. After no polio cases were reported between 2003 and 2007, there have been at least eight within the last 12 months. The 2009 National Immunization Days (NIDs) campaign aims to vaccinate about 2.7 million Beninese children against the debilitating disease. UNICEF

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UN / WOMEN’S DAY

On the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that “violence against women is an attack against all of us; on the foundation of our civilization”. UNTV / MONUC

5 Mar 2009 | Read More »

UN / SUDAN

Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Catherine Bragg says that the 13 non-governmental organizations expelled from Sudan following the ICC’s decision to indict President Bashir have been covering at least half of the humanitarian needs in Darfur. UNTV

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GENEVA / HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay presents her annual report to the Human Rights Council. She calls for safe passage for civilians trapped in the conflict zone in northern Sri Lanka, and expresses dismay at the “harrowing accounts” of members of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority who fled their country by sea. UNTV

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