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SOUTH AFRICA / QUEEN RANIA

UNICEF Eminent Advocate Queen Rania al Abdullah of Jordan visits South Africa, where she spent time with members of the GEM/BEM club at the Phefeni Senior Secondary school in Soweto. UNICEF

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UN / ECONOMIC SURVEY ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

Assistant Secretary-General on Economic Development Jomo Kwame Sundaram briefs the press on the release of the 2009 Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific and says that it comes at a “time of great uncertainty” and highlights what it terms as a “triple threat to development.” UNTV

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RWANDA / PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINES

Rwanda is chosen as one of the first countries to receive pneumococcal vaccines for preventing pneumonia, a disease that affects both children and adults, and is a leading cause of illness and death worldwide. UNICEF

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AFGHANISTAN / POPPY FARMERS

With high wheat prices enticing poppy farmers in Afghanistan to switch from illicit crops to growing food, the UN says that 2009 offers a chance to break the country’s dependency on opium cultivation. More support for legal agriculture could deal a major blow to the drug industry while helping Afghanistan confront serious food shortages. UNAMA [...]

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INDONESIA / CIVIC EDUCATION

As Indonesia gears up for its third democratic elections in April, the United Nations Development Programme is supporting civic education of the marginalized groups of society. UNDP

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SUDAN / INTERETHNIC VIOLENCE

UN Deputy Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Southern Sudan Lise Grande expresses the U.N’s deep regret over the loss of life during the inter-ethnic violence in Pibor County and environs earlier this month that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people and the displacement of an estimated 5,000 residents. UNMIS

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IAEA / VOTE

A vote to elect the next IAEA Director General enters its second day, with neither of the two candidates successful in their bid for the IAEA helm. IAEA

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