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BURUNDI / CHILD PROTECTON

As part of the "ENDViolence Against Children campaign", UNICEF profiles a pilot project that brings light and safety to the most vulnerable. The LED light, called Nuru, a Swahili word which means 'to brighten,' is bringing safe and affordable energy source to families in Burundi, and helping women and children safely navigate their world. UNICEF

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UN / SYRIA CHEMICAL WEAPONS PLAN

Nearly 100 United Nations and chemical weapons experts will be deployed over the coming months in a joint mission overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles, with many members of the team to be based in Cyprus due to the dangers on the ground in the war-torn country, under a proposal submitted by Secretary-General [...]

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IMF/ WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK PRESSER

The IMF downgraded its outlook for the global economy Tuesday at the beginning of the Annual Meetings taking place inWashington,DC. IMF  

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GENEVA/ SPORT AND RACISM

Speaking at an event on sport and racism organised by the United Nations Human Rights Office inGenevayesterday, the President of the European Football governing body, UEFA, President Michele Platini observed that societal pressures and prejudices have filtered into Football creating discrimination challenges. OHCHR

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IMF / WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK PREVIEW

Global growth is still in low gear and the drivers of growth are shifting, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) report. The IMF forecasts global growth to average 2.9 percent in 2013—below the 3.2 percent recorded in 2012—and to rise to 3.6 percent in 2014. IMF

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