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WORLD MALARIA DAY / ADVANCER

On World Malaria Day April 25, the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership will kick-start its “Counting malaria out” campaign. This 2-year campaign will intensify global efforts to reach the first important malaria milestone by 2010 and to strengthen systems in endemic countries for the long haul of sustained malaria control and elimination. UNTV/ WHO/ RBM

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WASHINGTON D.C. / ZOELLICK

Speaking at the start of the IMF and World Bank’s spring meetings, World Bank President Robert Zoellick says the global economic crisis demands more investment in safety nets and infrastructure to protect the poorest. Zoellick also expressed concern about G20 nations continuing with trade restrictions. WORLD BANK

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UN / SRI LANKA WRAP

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is concerned by the deteriorating security situation in Sri Lanka and plans to send a humanitarian team there. Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Catherine Bragg provides an update on the humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka. EBS / UNTV

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BRUSSELS / SOMALIA DONORS CONFERENCE

Donors pledge more than 213 million U.S. dollars to boost security for Somalia and help fight piracy off its shores. As the international donors conference on Somalia wrapped up in Brussels, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the pledges but warned that peace and stability could not be expected “tomorrow morning”. EBS / WFP / UNICEF

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