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GENEVA / TROPICAL DISEASES

A  UN report launched today (16 January) by the World Health Organization   in Geneva highlights momentum in controlling, eliminating and eradicating some of the longest-term scourges faced by humankind, especially the poor, and says the world is closer to the elimination of many of them. WHO

16 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / AIDS

  African leaders gathered on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly today embraced shared responsibility and called for innovative solutions to accelerate the response to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said with African leaders now “stepping up”, the birth of an AIDS-free generation could soon be within reach. UNTV [...]

26 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UN / FGM

The First Lady of Burkina Faso, Chantal Compaoré, told a press conference in New York today (24 September) that the idea behind a push for a General Assembly resolution banning female genital mutilation (FGM) "is to have a world instrument available as an expression of the highest political will to put an end to this [...]

24 Sep 2012 | Read More »

BENIN / HIV (IWD)

At 1.2 per cent, HIV prevalence in Benin is one of the lowest in Africa but the entrenched stigma against people living with HIV has prompted UNICEF and the government to find innovative ways to combat the disease and support those affected by it. Women are often not empowered to refuse sex or demand protection [...]

8 Mar 2012 | Read More »

SOWC / BENIN TRAFFICKING

UNICEF is supporting the work of organisations in Benin aimed at rehabilitating children from the streets, those who have committed crimes, suffered abuse or are victims of child trafficking. The State of the World’s Children (SOWC) report will be launched Tuesday 28 February in Mexico City, Mexico and in New York City. UNICEF

24 Feb 2012 | Read More »

BENIN / FLOODS UPDATE

UNICEF continues to provide humanitarian aid to Benin, where some of the worst flooding in history has affected nearly 680,000 people, leaving over 120,000 children displaced. UNICEF

28 Dec 2010 | Read More »

BENIN / FLOODS

In the past two months, Benin has experienced one of the worst floods since the 1960s. In the villages that were hardest hit schools were destroyed along with teaching materials. UNICEF

16 Dec 2010 | Read More »

BENIN / EDUCATION

Despite Benin’s worst flooding in recent history, which inundated two-thirds of the West African country this past fall, UNICEF-supported education initiatives here continue to thrive. In 1994, UNICEF and the Government of Benin created a community-based pre-school initiative to provide children with a strong foundation for entering primary school. UNICEF

4 Dec 2010 | Read More »

BENIN / FLOODS UPDATE

Benin families struggle to find shelter and keep themselves healthy in the wake of massive flooding in the country which has displaced about 600,000 people. UNICEF

5 Nov 2010 | Read More »

BENIN / FLOODS EDUCATION

UNICEF is helping to supply thousands of school kits to children in flood-affected Benin. UNICEF reports that 278 schools have been completely destroyed by the floods. Today, the UN and the government of Benin launched a joint $47 million emergency appeal to help those affected. UNICEF

3 Nov 2010 | Read More »

 

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