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KENYA / MAU FOREST

A multimillion dollar appeal to save East Africa’s Mau Forest Complex in Kenya is launched by the government and UNEP, aimed to mobilize resources for the rehabilitation of the Mau, the largest closed-canopy forest ecosystem in Kenya covering over 400,000 hectares. UNEP

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UN / CHILD MORTALITY

New figures released by UNICEF show that the numbers of children who die before their fifth birthday continues to decline. Report features an interview with UNICEF Chief of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Renee Van de Weerdt. UNICEF

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UN / SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY

Suicide Prevention Day raises awareness that suicide is often a taboo issue and relevant to all levels of society. Every year, approximately one million people commit suicide, around 3,000 deaths a day or one death every 40 seconds. UNTV

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LEBANON / RADIATION

An IAEA mission to get powerful radioactive sources out of Lebanon was completed last month after a plane carrying the high-activity cargo safely touched down in Russia, where the sources are now securely and safely stored. IAEA

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UN / PIRACY SOMALIA

The Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia meets to discuss ways for more effective and concerted anti-piracy efforts by the international community. Somali Ambassador Elmi Ahmed Duale says he wishes the “costs and human resources” spent on combating piracy could have been diverted to the humanitarian needs of Somalia. UNTV / FILE

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MEXICO / BAN KI-MOON

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opens the 62nd Department of Public Information’s Non-Governmental Organization Conference dedicated to the theme of disarmament in Mexico City. UNIC MEXICO

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