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UN / CHILD MARRIAGE

As the UN today (11 October) marked the first "International Day of the Girl Child" with calls for the end of child marriage, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was also joined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu in denouncing the Taliban's "abhorrent and cowardly" attack on Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yusufzai. UNTV / FILE

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MALAWI / BIRTH REGISTRATION

UNICEF is supporting birth registration to help in access to social services and combat such abuses as child trafficking and early marriage. UNICEF

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AFGHANISTAN / STABILIZING RURAL COMMUNITIES

The UN is assisting thousands of dairy farmers to form cooperatives that are not only helping them earn more money, but also are uniting and stabilizing the communities they live in. IFAD

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TOKYO / JIM YONG KIM

The World Bank President said today (11 October), “Our job at the World Bank Group now is to make sure that the growth over the last five years in the developing countries of Africa and Latin America andAsia, is not destroyed by further worsening in this situation." WORLD BANK

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TOKYO / LAGARDE

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Thursday urged world leaders to quickly confront growing risks to global economic stability. IMF

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