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GA / IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS

The General Assembly third committee which focuses on human rights abuses passes a Canadian sponsored resolution calling on Iran to end human-rights violations. The resolution received the support of 74 members of the 192-member General Assembly, with 48 voting against it and 59 abstaining. UNTV

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INDONESIA / EARTHQUAKE UPDATE

World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan visits health facilities devastated by the 30 September earthquakes that struck West Sumatra Province, assessing first-hand health needs and efforts to restore life-saving health care services. WHO

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SENEGAL / NUTRITION

As the world marks International Children’s Day, malnutrition among children and babies is a major problem in developing countries. Experts predict the global financial crisis could push more than 1 billion people into chronic hunger. But a program in Senegal is showing there’s a way to improve nutrition levels. WORLD BANK

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UN / CRC ANNIVERSARY

Marking the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that children’s human rights, “need special protection that adults’ do not” and that the challenge is to build, “a world that is fit for children.” UNICEF / FILE

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