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AFGHANISTAN / ELECTION SECURITY

The top United Nations envoy in Afghanistan Kai Eide appeals to all groups threatening violence in Afghanistan on Election Day (20 August) to allow their fellow Afghans to choose their future leader. UNAMA

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UN / HUMANITARIAN DAY ADVANCER

The first World Humanitarian Day will be observed on 19 August 2009 to increase understanding of humanitarian activities and honor humanitarian workers who have lost their lives or been injured in the course of their work. The date was chosen in memory of the 22 people, including Sergio Vieira de Mello, killed in an attack [...]

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TAJIKISTAN / DRINKING WATER

Nowadays, the water in Tajikistan’s capital runs mostly clean and clear out of the city’s taps. Fresh, drinkable water is a new thing for the residents of Dushanbe who, until very recently, had to boil their water, which was thick with mud and a source of disease. WORLD BANK

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WORLD WATER WEEK / WASH

The Convention on the Rights of the Child calls access to clean water a right of all children. It also enshrines a child’s right to education. But all too often these two fundamental rights don’t meet in the classroom. Around the world, UNICEF is helping to change that by promoting water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) [...]

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