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UN / CHILDREN IN ARMED CONFLICT

A number of UN Member States add their names to the 'Paris Commitments’ to protect children from recruitment and use by armed forces or armed groups. Eighty-four States have endorsed the commitments now including Albania, the Central African Republic, Eritrea, Guinea, Jamaica, Liechtenstein, Panama and Senegal. UNICEF

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NAMIBIA / AIDS

A new report by UNICEF and WHO says that more than four million people in low and middle-income countries were receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) at the close of 2008. This represents a 36 percent increase in one year and a ten-fold increase over five years. UNICEF

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UN / WOMEN PEACE AND SECURITY

The Security Council unanimously approves a resolution demanding that all parties to armed conflict immediately take appropriate measures to protect civilians, including women and children, from all forms of sexual violence. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says that violence against women is, “not cultural but criminal.” UNTV / FILE

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TURKEY/ EARTHQUAKE PROTECTION

The first of five special reports from Turkey ahead of the World Bank/IMF annual meetings in Istanbul tells how the Turkish government, with the help of the World Bank, is trying to protect the city’s inhabitants and its antiquities from the North Anatolian Fault, a center of earthquake activity that runs right under the city. [...]

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