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UN / AUTISM RON SUSKIND

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind spoke at the UN about his family's 20-year journey with their son Owen's autism. In an interview with UNIFEED, he stressed that this is a global issue and "governments cannot afford not to put money into it." Today is World Autism Awareness Day. UNTV

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JOHNS HOPKINS / LAGARDE

In a speech delivered at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde reviewed the state of the global economy and gave her assessment of the current economic situation. "I believe that the global economy is turning the corner of the great recession", she said, but "growth remains too slow [...]

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UN / CONNIE BRITTON

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) appointed American actress Connie Britton as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, with a special focus on poverty eradication and women's empowerment. UNDP

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UN / PALESTINE MANSOUR

Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour said that the State of Palestine was exercising its "legal right as a state" by joining more than a dozen international conventions and instruments. UNTV

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SOUTH SUDAN / JUBA TONGPING IDP CAMP

The heads of the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Refugee agency (UNHCR) visited Tuesday the Tongping Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Juba, South Sudan, where living conditions are dismal. UNHCR

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UN / ARMS TREATY ANNIVERSARY

Marking the first anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), UN officials called on all States that have not yet done so to sign and/or ratify the instrument without delay to facilitate its entry into force. UNTV

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